Shane McEleney


Player Profile

Age: 30 years

Place of Birth: Derry

Nationality: Ireland

Position: Defender

Height: 179 cm

Club History


Start DateEnd DateTeam
Jan 2020 Present Finn Harps
Jan 2018 Jan 2020 Larne
Dec 2016 Jan 2018 Ottawa Fury
Jul 2015 Oct 2016 St. Patrick's Athletic
Jan 2009 Jul 2015 Derry City


Start DateEnd DateTeam

Shane made his debut for Derry City against Drogheda United on 18 September 2009. He made 3 league appearances for the Candystripes that season and stayed with the club after their expulsion from the league at the end of 2009. Readmitted to the First Division in 2010, Shane made 23 league appearances for Derry who went on to win the First Division title and he made a further 33 league appearances in 2011 when Derry returned to Premier Division competition.

In 2012 Shane won an FAI Cup winner's medal when Derry beat St Patrick's Ath 3-2 in the final. He remained a key part of the club's back four with another 26 league appearances as Derry finished fourth in the league. Shane remained with Derry for the 2013 and 2014 seasons and made forty-three appearances over the two seasons, as Derry finished fourth and eighth respectively.

Shane stayed with Derry City for the 2015 season, being ever-present and appearing in all twenty-one league games before leaving for St. Patrick's Athletic near the end of July 2015. He went on to play in eight games for them as they finished in fourth and secured European football for the next season.

Shane was then released from his St. Pats contract a month before the end of the 2016 season. Shane made 24 appearances during his time in Inchicore. Shane then joined Ottawa Fury in December 2016.

In January 2018, Shane joined Larne FC following his spell in America.

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