Date of Birth: 14 Sep 1988
Place of Birth: Limerick
Height: 5' 9"
|Start Date||End Date||Team|
|Apr 2015||Present||Limerick FC|
|Apr 2009||Oct 2014||Limerick FC|
|Mar 2008||Jun 2008||Limerick 37 (Loan)|
|Jul 2007||Apr 2009||Galway United (defunct)|
Shane joined Arsenal after being spotted playing for his local side in Limerick, Wembley Rovers. He joined 'The Gunners' in August 2005 and made more appearances than any other player for the Under-18s, scoring twice from 28 outings. In the 2005-06 season, Shane stepped up to the reserve side making eight appearances at that level.
Shane was released by Arsenal in 2007 and returned home to sign for Galway United. At the start of 2008, Shane went to Limerick on loan, returning to Terryland Park in July of that year. But in April 2009, Shane signed a permanent deal at Limerick FC and made his first appearance as a Limerick player in an EA Cup tie against Wexford Youths on 13 April '09. He went on to make 26 league appearances that year and he added 32 more in 2010, also scoring eight times in the league as Limerick finished fifth in the First Division.
Limerick improved to fourth place in 2011 with Shane scoring four times in 23 league appearances and in 2012 he contributed nine goals in 25 league appearances as the club finally won the First Division to return to top tier football. Deadly from free kicks, Shane scored six times in 22 Premier Division games under new manager Stuart Taylor in 2013.
Shane stayed with Limerick for the 2014 season, his sixth at the club and he made twenty-three league appearances, scoring three times, as Limerick finished sixth in the Premier Division table. He did not return at the start of 2015, a season which saw the club move from Thomond Park to Jackman Park as they waited on the reopening of the Markets Field. However, on 15 April 2015 Limerick announced that Shane had returned to Limerick colours.
Shane went on to make twenty-five league appearances for Limerick, scoring twice, as the SuperBlues secured a relegation play-off spot on the last day of the season. However, he played in both play-off matches as Limerick were relegated to the First Division after being defeated by Finn Harps.
Shane's sister Yvonne, an Irish International and a former Ireland Player of the Year, is a centre-back with the Arsenal Ladies Team.