Shelbourne part company with midfielders James Woods and Dylan Grimes

Mon, Aug 20 2018

Grimes has found gametime hard to come by of late at Tolka Park. Credit: Laszlo Geczo (ETPhotos)

First Division play-off candidates Shelbourne have confirmed Dylan Grimes and James Woods have left the club by mutual consent.

Grimes, 20, a midfielder by trade, departs the Drumcondra having failed nail down a regular place in the Shelbourne first team in 2018.

The 20-year-old playmaker joined the Reds’ under-19 with his former schoolboy coach Anto Kennedy all the way back in 2014 from the renowned schoolboy club Home Farm squad

Grimes made his Shels first team debut back in 2015 under Kevin Doherty in a 2-0 win over the Rams but has since found game time hard to come by in recent seasons.

His final appearance for Shelbourne was in the 5-0 win over Athlone Townin June as he was subbed off in the 62nd minute at the Athlone Town Stadium.

Also departing Shels is Grimes’s teammate James Woods, who departs the Richmond Road outfit after a six-month spell.

The former Dundalk under-19 star failed to make a league appearance for the Reds as he was confined to the bench for much of his time at Shelbourne.

Woods’ last competitive involvement in a matchday squad for the Reds came in the 2-1 win away to Galway United, but the 19-year-old played no role in Owen Heary’s side big win.