Daniel O'Reilly makes Shelbourne move after helping Harps secure survival

Sat, Nov 16 2019

Daniel O'Reilly in action for Finn Harps Credit: John-Paul McGinley (ETPhotos)

First Division league winners Shelbourne have unveiled the signature of defender Daniel O’Reilly from Premier Division Finn Harps.

The 24-year-old played a key role as Harps secured survival in heroic fashion, with an unlikely defeat of Drogheda United in the second leg of the playoff.

Formerly of Longford Town, Bray Wanderers and Fulham as a trainee, O’Reilly told the Reds media team that he was delighted to join the club

“Going forward, what Ian (Morris) was saying about Shels to me, it appealed to me that they don’t want to just cement a Premier Division place, that they want to push on,” he said.

“It’s very promising for me as a player to be a part of that and there’s a lot of good players involved in the squad.

“It’s a nice balance between youth and experience in the squad and there’s a lot of quality.”

Shels boss Ian Morris added; “(He is) fantastic signing for us.

“He is someone we have been tracking all year, and with him winning player of the year it shows what a good year he has had,” he said.

“Daniel brings drive and professionalism to our squad. He is still a young lad, who has bags of experience already. His passing range and physical attributes will add greatly to our squad.”

The defender is the 20th player to sign up for Shelbourne for 2020, joining fellow former Longford Town teammate Jack Brady in making the move to Tolka Park.