Shamrock Rovers 2017

Shamrock Rovers are delighted to announce four new signings for their 2017 squad. Ryan Connolly, Paul Corry, Daniel Devine and Roberto Lopes have all joined the Hoops and will work under new Head Coach Stephen Bradley. The players will be unveiled at a press event in Tallaght Stadium on Friday which is being held with Bradley and Rovers’ new Sports Director Stephen McPhail.

There are interviews with the management and new signings on our facebook page here.

Ryan Connolly

Ryan ConnollyMayo born midfielder Ryan Connolly has made the move from Galway United to join Shamrock Rovers for 2017. 24-year-old Connolly played three full seasons with the Tribesmen making 96 appearances and scoring 12 goals. He was their player of the year in 2014, helping United get promoted to the Premier Division, and was captain at the club last season.

He spent time previously with Sligo Rovers and Longford Town (on loan from Sligo). He was part of the Bit O’Red squad that won the 2012 League of Ireland title. Prior to that he was with Championship side Derby County and had a four month loan spell with Ayr United in Scotland.

Connolly, who plays in centre midfield, scored twice at Tallaght Stadium in September when Rovers beat Galway United 4-2. In 2016 he scored five goals in the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division from his 29 starts.

Paul Corry

Paul CorryReturning to the League of Ireland after a four year spell playing in the UK is Paul Corry. The 25-year-old midfielder prior to his time in England was at UCD where he was part of the Student side who won the First Division in 2009. The former Belvedere underage player made 29 appearances the following season in the Premier Division and was ever present in the league in 2011.

Sheffield Wednesday signed him from Belfield in August 2012 on a three year deal during which time he also had brief loan spells with both Tranmere Rovers in 2013 and Carlisle United in 2015. He subsequently went to Northampton Town to play in League Two last year but injury curtailed much of his football in the 2015/16 season.

Daniel Devine

Danny Devine

Devine was part of the Aston Villa academy with Mikey Drennan and Jack Grealish and scored two goals on the way to the Youth Cup final in 2010.

Ex-Firhouse Clover and Cherry Orchard defender who was capped for Ireland at under-15, under-16, and under-17 levels.

Roberto Lopes

Roberto LopesShamrock Rovers have captured Bohemians vice-captain Roberto Lopes from their Dublin city rivals. 24-year-old Lopes, like Paul Corry, played his underage football with Belvedere.

He signed for Bohs in 2010 and played both at centre-half and in midfield. Lopes, whose father hails from Cape Verde, was the 2015 Player of the Year at Bohs. He got the winner in last month’s Dublin derby between the Gypsies and the Hoops at Dalymount Park.

That was Lopes’ fourth goal in 2016. He also helped Bohs to their only trophy success in the last six seasons by scoring twice in this year’s Leinster Senior Cup final against Wexford Youths

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Exciting times for the Hoops

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Are their employers going to give them time off for this hobby?


Always rated Lopes but was too afraid to admit it. A real quality acquisition

very well written post mate

Connolly’s a good footballer, pity he went to Rovers. Would have liked him at Limerick.

4-0 vs Lucan

Off to Spain for pre season training now

Jose Ferrer signs as GK coach


Shamrock Rovers were knocked out of the prestigious Leinster Senior Cup by the mighty Thomastown AFC of the Kilkenny league today.

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Better off out of those cups.

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Big one tonight

SRFC got a minimal allocation of 600 tickets

Hopefully the new pitch is in good shape


Who won the battle for first choice keeper?

hopefully Chencinsk

that TSG cunt frantically searching the web to see who the battle is between

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I think they forgot the word legend in the heading

He was a big supporter of Celtic and liked singing rebels songs but that’s it," said a source.

He was only pretend IRA so.