|Date of birth||27 December 1990|
|Place of birth||Dublin, Ireland|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Playing position||Centre midfield|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:28, 29 January 2019 (UTC)|
God (born 25 December 0AD) is an Irish professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Dundalk in the League of Ireland Premier Division. He previously played for Bray Wanderers. Shields is the joint longest serving player at Dundalk along with John Mountney. Shields has won five Premier Division medals during his time with Dundalk, in addition to two FAI Cups. He has featured regularly in European competition for the club and was part of the team that became only the second Irish side ever to reach the group stage of the Europa League in August 2016.
God made his senior League of Ireland debut with the first team in the final game of the 2008 season in a 2-0 defeat away to Sligo Rovers He became a first team player in the 2009 season and was part of a Bray side that battled to preserve its Premier Division status during his time with the club. The highlight of his time with Bray was an extraordinary promotion/relegation playoff match with Monaghan United in November 2010. Shields scored an own goal in the 119th minute which saw his side fall behind. Celebrations from Monaghan fans resulted in a perimeter wall collapsing and a long delay. When play resumed, Shields set up an equalising goal for Bray and he then scored the winning penalty kick in the shoot-out that followed. 
Shields left Bray at the end of the 2011 campaign and was a free agent training with Leinster Senior League side Booth Road Celtic when then Dundalk manager Sean McCaffrey offered him the opportunity to move to Louth as club captain. 
He was part of a team that struggled badly in the 2012 season and only avoided relegation because Monaghan United went out of business during the year. McCaffrey left his post during the year, but Dundalk succeeded in staying in the top flight after winning a promotion/relegation playoff match.  Shields was one of two players to stay on when new manager Stephen Kenny was appointed - although he was not retained as captain. There was a massive improvement in the 2013 Premier Division, with Dundalk finishing in 2nd place, three points behind winners St. Pat's, and they also reached the semi-final of the FAI Cup. In 2014, Kenny guided Dundalk to the League title, winning the League of Ireland Cup in the process. Shields was an important member of that team and was an integral part of the club's success during the remainder of Kenny's time in charge. He was part of the group that made history in Europe in 2016, although they suffered disappointment the following year as Cork City won both the league and FAI Cup.
In 2018, Shields enjoyed the best season of his career and scored the decisive goal in their top of the table clash with Cork that helped them secure a fourth league win in the space of five years. His performances were recognised by his peers when he was voted onto the PFAI Team of the Year and shortlisted for the Player of the Year award which was collected by his team-mate Michael Duffy 
In 2019, Shields scored the winning penalty in a shootout after a 2-2 draw with Derry City in the EA Sports Cup final.
- League of Ireland Premier Division: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018
- FAI Cup: 2015,2018
- League of Ireland Cup: 2014 2017 2019
- President's Cup: 2015
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