Shels secure services of Evan Caffrey until end of 2025 season

Evan Caffrey has penned a fresh two-year deal to remain at Shelbourne under boss Damien Duff until the end of the 2025 season.

Caffrey was on the books of Shamrock Rovers as a youth, where he worked under Duff as his underage coach.

He then moved to UCD for a spell - and he enjoyed plenty of success at the Belfield Bowl, helping them to top-flight survival.

But he opted to join Shelbourne before the start of the 2023 campaign, following in the footsteps of his legendary grandfather Theo Dunne in playing for the Reds.

His cousin Gavin Molloy is also in the Shelbourne first-team squad.

“It is important that we keep on building for now and for the future hence we have tied Evan down on a longer contract,” Duff said. 

“He has been exceptional for us whilst being played in many positions. Ev was involved in every game last season and played the last two months in a lot of pain, so much so that he went in for surgery after the last game. 

“This shows the character of the man and the desire he had to help his teammates.” 

And Caffrey added: “I’m really looking forward to kicking on and helping to get the club back to the top of Irish football, where we belong. 

“To be playing European football next season is unbelievable and a massive achievement for the club as a whole and I can’t wait to put the Red jersey on in Europe like my grandad did many years ago. 

“I’m really looking forward to the next chapter in the club’s history and can’t wait to be back in Tolka again, a place I’m proud to call my home now.”