Members vote 56-0 to endorse Save Tolka Park Campaign

We are delighted to announce that incredibly over 85% of members voted in last week’s online poll to endorse the Save Tolka Park Campaign.

The result was 56-0 in favour of endorsement. This endorsement will allow The Trust to give its direct support to Save Tolka Park. This will include in the short term showing support for social media campaigns and promoting the launch of the campaign and recruiting volunteers for the campaign’s leafleting strategy which begins this Sunday.

Save Tolka Park Campaign Launch

The campaign will formally launch tomorrow Thursday June 10th at 7pm over Zoom. The link is included below. The 1895 Trust encourages all members and supporters to attend. A recording of the meeting will be made available afterward for those who cannot attend.

Save Tolka Park release for the launch says:

“We will, collectively, publish our proposal for the retention and refurbishment of Tolka Park.

•       The campaign will outline why Dublin City councillors must vote against the planned rezoning and sale of Tolka Park (currently owned by Dublin City Council) to private developers.
•       A fully costed proposal for a refurbished, re-imagined and community-centered Tolka Park will be presented.
•       Campaigners from STP will be joined by guest speakers, including Eamon Dunphy, Una Mullally, David Balfe (For Those I Love) and Pamela Connolly (Pillow Queens).”

Zoom Link

You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: Jun 10, 2021 07:00 PM Dublin
Topic: Save Tolka Park campaign launch

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

Petition to Save Tolka Park

The petition has amassed over 3,250 signatures. Please sign and share if you haven’t already.

The 1895 Trust announced as Official Club Media Partner for 2021

May 24, 2021: Shelbourne FC is delighted to announce The 1895 Trust as an official club partner and sponsor of our media service for the 2021 season.

The 1895 Trust will now provide capital to purchase world-class audio and visual equipment to enhance Shelbourne’s live SSE Airtricity League match coverage on LOITV for both the men’s and women’s teams.

The club will be able to utilise this equipment, which includes industry standard commentator microphones and video paraphernalia, for their underage teams, as well as The 1895 Podcast, The 1895 Post-Match Show and other digital content produced by the club.

The 1895 Trust is an independent supporter’s trust founded by Shelbourne FC fans in October 2012.

The 1895 Trust’s logo will feature prominently on the club’s digital media offering, including on live LOITV coverage of our SSE Airtricity League First Division and Women’s National League games.

The 1895 Trust is also announcing the opening of its first membership drive since it reactivated in 2020. 

A range of subscription models are available for fans of all means. In addition, The 1895 Trust has attractive membership packages which offer unique merchandise for fans who commit to a year’s subscription. Interested fans can sign up by visiting

Martin Grehan, Chair of The 1895 Trust said: “We are delighted to facilitate a vital service for Shelbourne supporters. With fans left with no choice but to watch from afar the virtual match experience is all they have, so ensuring it is delivered to the highest possible professional standards is so important. I’d also like to pass on my thanks to members, both new and old, who enthusiastically backed funding this partnership.”

Shelbourne FC Chief Executive Officer David O’Connor said: “We are incredibly excited to have The 1895 Trust on board as a club partner for the 2021 season. Shelbourne fans have been pivotal to the stabilisation and growth of the club over the last number of seasons. It is brilliant to see the group of Shelbourne fans that make up The 1895 Trust, partner with the club to give us the tools to improve the virtual match experience for all Shelbourne supporters.

“The support of The 1895 Trust has allowed the club to invest in top of the range broadcast equipment, but it’s important to note that this service is maintained and operated by a team of dedicated volunteers. Sincere thanks to Gavin White, Simon Crowe, Darren Cleary, Steven Doody, Shane Dawson, Adam Fahy, and Eoin Smith without whom it would not be possible,” he added.