Former Dundalk and Shamrock Rovers defender Sam Bone signs for Shelbourne

Sam Bone

Sam Bone in action for Dundalk Credit: John-Paul McGinley (ETPhotos)

Shelbourne have announced the signing of defender Sam Bone, pending international clearance. Bone, 26, will join the team on July 1st, becoming Damien Duff’s second summer signing after Ali Coote.

Bone brings extensive League of Ireland experience, having spent three seasons at Shamrock Rovers and two at Waterford.

An FAI Cup winner with St Patrick’s Athletic in 2021, Bone also had a spell with Dundalk before moving to the UK to play for Maidstone United in 2022.

Expressing his excitement, Bone said, “I’m so excited to join the club. The chance to work with the gaffer was a huge opportunity that I’m really excited for having worked with him when I was younger. I’ve stayed watching the LOI every Friday while I’ve been in England and I love the energy and where this club is going.”

Bone also highlighted his connection with the team and fans, adding, “I’ve played a number of times at Shels and the place has always been electric."

"I know it’s a cliché that everyone tends to say but I’m so excited to be a part of it and represent this club. I can’t wait to get going and I will give my everything to hopefully play a role in being successful.”

Manager Damien Duff expressed his enthusiasm for Bone’s signing.

“We are all delighted that Sam has agreed to come back to his adopted country, like Ali. He had many offers here, but agreed to come to Shelbourne FC very quickly which I love."

"He has tremendous technical ability and can play a host of positions to a very high level. We are all very excited to see Sam represent this Dublin institution,” Duff said.