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Player Profile

Gary Shanahan

17 Defender

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Date Of Birth 15 February 1993
Position Winger
Birthplace Newcastle West, Co. Limerick
Signed 2014
Previous Clubs Dundalk, Mervue United
Sponsor Tommy Shields

PLAYER BIO

Newcastle West native Shanahan made an impact for Dundalk FC in his first season in the SSE Airtricity League, scoring 5 goals in the Premier Division.

The following season, Gary signed for Johnny Glynn’s Mervue United, where he chipped in with an impressive 10 goals tally in the First Division.

Shanahan signed for Galway United in December 2013 and he was an ever present in the side, making 28 appearances in all competitions, scoring some vitals goals, including a goal against UCD in the Play-off final at Eamonn Deacy Park.

Gary was one of the first players to re-sign in the lead up the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division season and he was a mainstay in the team, featuring in every competitive Galway United fixture in 2015.

Shanahan played a pivotal role for United in 2016, featuring in 36 games for the Tribesmen. The Limerick man has scored 16 goals in 106 appearances from the wing and Shane Keegan extended his contract until the end of the 2017 season.

  GALWAY UNITED CAREER STATISTICS
  LEAGUE CUP TOTAL
  APP GLS APP GLS APP GLS
2014 19(7) 5 4 1 30 6
2015 30(3) 4 7 2 40 6
2016 27(6) 4 3 0 36 4
2017 17(9) 2 4(1) 0 31 2
2018 12 0 1 0 13 0
  Correct to 31 May 2018 150 18