Cabinteely FC Press Release

Team News vs Shelbourne 

Tolka Park 

SSE Airtricity League First Division 

Friday 29th February 2019 

7.45 p.m.

After differing fortunes on the opening day of the 2019 season, Cabinteely make the trip across the Liffey to face Shelbourne.

Management Team View

Despite the defeat to Bray Wanderers, first team coach Graham O’Hanlon said the squad took plenty from the match.

“Last week was our first game together as a squad, with a few new faces. We did very well for the majority of the game against Bray. We were disappointed with the overall result, but we took a lot of encouragement out of the performance.”

He continued “We’re going to a very good Shels side on Friday. They have a lot of good, high quality players. But they are new team as well. So, obviously we’re hoping to exploit some of that. And build on the Bray positives from our point of view. And get a positive result.”

Player View

Having made is debut for Cabinteely last week against Bray, Rob Manley is looking to making an impact at his new club.

“I’m really enjoying it. The team has been great. I knew a few of the lads before joining. It’s going well so far.”

The striker is also looking forward to pitting his wits against Shelbourne – considering he lives close to Tolka Park.

“It’s going to be a tough game. I only live up the road from Tolka, so I’m looking forward to it. We have a strong side this year. Some teams might underestimate how good we are. I think we will challenge every team we face. We’ve a good balance to the side.”

Team News

Despite a number of players carrying knocks, Cabinteely hope to have a full squad available for the game.

Referee/Officials 

Andrew Mullally will take charge of the fixture with Adam Tszampel and Patrick O’Connor the assistants. Paula Brady is fourth official.

PREVIOUS MEETINGS

Cabinteely were unbeaten in their three league meetings with Shelbourne in 2018, winning once and drawing twice.

Their last success at Tolka Park came in May 2017 in a 4-1 triumph.

LAST TEN FIRST DIVISION MEETINGS BETWEEN THE CLUBS

2018

Stradbrook, September 14

Cabinteely 1 (Dean Casey 62); Shelbourne 1 (Own Goal 52)

Tolka Park, June 15

Shelbourne 0; Cabinteely FC 0

Stradbrook, April 13

Cabinteely 2 (Conor Keeley 33, Kieran Marty Waters 82); Shelbourne 0

2017

Tolka Park, October 7

Shelbourne 3 (James English 34, Adam Evans 68, 90); Cabinteely 1 (Jason Byrne 90)

Stradbrook, July 21

Cabinteely 1 (Jack Watson 90 + 1); Shelbourne 0.

Tolka Park, May 26

Shelbourne 1 (James English 13); Cabinteely 4 (Joe Doyle 9, Conor Keeley 25, Own Goal 79, Christian Lotefa 90 + 2)

Stradbrook, April 7

Cabinteely 0; Shelbourne 1 (James English 87)

2016

Stradbrook, September 9

Cabinteely 1 (Victor Ekanem 25); Shelbourne 2 (Jamie Doyle 40, James English 88)

Tolka Park, July 16

Shelbourne 2 (Own Goal 15, James English 37); Cabinteely 1 (Mark Slater 69)

Stradbrook, May 7

Cabinteely 0; Shelbourne 4 (Sodiq Oguntola 28, James English 42, Carl Walshe 87, Dylan Grimes 90 + 1)