Competition: League of Ireland Premier Division   Venue: Richmond Park    Attendance: 2,065   Referee: Neil Doyle
St. Patrick's Ath
St. Patrick's Ath
Fri 24 Aug 2012

0 - 0


(Full Time)
Sligo Rovers
Sligo Rovers

Mark Quigley - Yellow Card (35')

Alan Keane - Yellow Card (90' + 4')



Team Lineup
Barry Murphy (G)
Ger O'Brien (D)
Conor Kenna (D)
Kenny Browne (D)
Ian Bermingham (D)
Sean O'Connor (M)
Chris Forrester (M)
James Chambers (M)
Jake Carroll (M)
Greg Bolger (M)
Christy Fagan (F)
Darren Meenan (Sub)
Jake Kelly (Sub)
Pat Flynn (Sub)
Vinny Faherty (Sub)
Ryan Coombes (Sub)
Brendan Clarke (Sub)
Aidan Price (Sub)



Game Matchtracker



St. Patrick's Ath 0 - 0 Sligo Rovers
90' + 5' - Full Time - Ball into the box is cleared by Sligo Rovers, and that's it. 0-0 in Richmond Park, and Sligo are left cheering that scoreline as they know they are one massive step closer to winning their first league title since 1977
St. Patrick's Ath 0 - 0 Sligo Rovers
90' + 4' - Yellow Card - Last chance for Pats, Jake Kelly wins a free after Alan Keane fouls. Yellow for Keane
St. Patrick's Ath 0 - 0 Sligo Rovers
90' + 3' - Was that the chance for Pats to win it?! Darren Meenan's cross into the box looked destined to find Jake Kelly at the far post, though with the winger readying himself to volley the ball, the ball is prevented from reaching Kelly. That could be the home side's last chance
St. Patrick's Ath 0 - 0 Sligo Rovers
90' + 2' - Substitution - Final change from Sligo Rovers, Mark Quigley comes off to boos from the home fans. He's replaced by Lee Buchanan
St. Patrick's Ath 0 - 0 Sligo Rovers
90' + 1' - Ger O'Brien's ball into the box tries to find Ryan Coombes at the far post, but he is adjudged to have fouled Alan Keane and Sligo win a free-out
St. Patrick's Ath 0 - 0 Sligo Rovers
90' - Four minutes of injury time. Can either side knick a late goal!?!
St. Patrick's Ath 0 - 0 Sligo Rovers
88' - Pats lose the ball cheaply and Boco is onto the loose ball in a flash. The ball is worked wide to Lee Lynch, and the substitute's ball into the box finds the onrushing Danny Ventre. The Sligo skippers' header is destined for the bottom left corner of Barry Murphy's net, but the keeper somehow gets down low to tip it wide - fantastic save from the keeper
St. Patrick's Ath 0 - 0 Sligo Rovers
87' - Pats trying everything here to break Sligo down, but they seem to lack the penetration required to break Sligo's solid defence
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85' - Pats still pushing, a few ball are hammered into the box, but Sligo are standing firm. They're five minutes away from gaining a big point
St. Patrick's Ath 0 - 0 Sligo Rovers
84' - Substitution - Seamus Conneely comes off after a good performance, he's replaced by Rafael Cretaro
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81' - ALMOST! Ger O'Brien's cross from the right is only headed clear by Gavin Peers to Coombes on the edge of the box, but the youngsters well struck effort is saved by Rogers! What an entrance that would have been!
St. Patrick's Ath 0 - 0 Sligo Rovers
80' - Substitution - Last throw of the dice for Liam Buckley's side; 18 year old midfielder Ryan Coombes is on for James Chambers. Can the teenager become a hero tonight for the Saints?!
St. Patrick's Ath 0 - 0 Sligo Rovers
77' - Sligo are still VERY dangerous though! A few neat passes eventually leads to Danny Ventre playing a cross field ball to Alan Keane and the full-back's first touch sees him go by Saints' defender Ian Bermingham, however after getting to the edge of the box, Keane is brought to an abrupt halt by a combination of Kenny Browne and Conor Kenna
St. Patrick's Ath 0 - 0 Sligo Rovers
75' - Pats really trying to force the issue here. Good build up play from Pats sees the ball worked wide to Ian Bermingham, the full-back's cross is swung to the far post where James Chambers meets the ball, however his headed effort goes wide of Rogers' left hand post. Pats really pushing now for the opener
St. Patrick's Ath 0 - 0 Sligo Rovers
72' - Pats clear the ball forward and as Sligo are caught ball watching, Jake Kelly nips in to burst through the middle. He squares the ball to Pats' top-scorer Christy Fagan, but with just Gary Rogers to beat, Fagan pulls it wide. Best chance of the game to date
St. Patrick's Ath 0 - 0 Sligo Rovers
71' - Ger O'Brien tries to find the run of Greg Bolger into the Sligo box, but the ball is seen out by Jason McGuinness
St. Patrick's Ath 0 - 0 Sligo Rovers
70' - Substitution - Surprising change for Pats, Chris Forrester coming off for Jake Kelly. Forrester looked capable of possibly creating something, but perhaps Jake Kelly is the man to make the difference for the Saints...
St. Patrick's Ath 0 - 0 Sligo Rovers
69' - Sligo again threaten. Boco gets down the right flank, swings the ball in to the edge of the box, where Lee Lynch side steps Conor Kenna, but he can't get a proper shot in and the ball harmlessly falls into the path of Barry Murphy. Sligo look a better side though with Lynch on the field
St. Patrick's Ath 0 - 0 Sligo Rovers
66' - Pats trying to force things here, without really opening up Sligo's defence. James Chambers plays two great cross field balls in one passage of play, the second finding the run of Chris Forrester who nearly steals into the Sligo box, but Alan Keane just about gets his body between Forrester and the ball and clears the danger
St. Patrick's Ath 0 - 0 Sligo Rovers
65' - Substitution - Sean O'Connor is coming off the field of play, he's being replaced by one time Sligo Rovers player Darren Meenan
St. Patrick's Ath 0 - 0 Sligo Rovers
63' - Sligo maintain the pressure, and Mark Quigley teasing inswinging ball into the box is well cleared by Saints' skipper Conor Kenna
St. Patrick's Ath 0 - 0 Sligo Rovers
61' - Substitution - Lee Lynch is on now, he replaces the aforementioned Cawley
St. Patrick's Ath 0 - 0 Sligo Rovers
60' - Joseph Ndo tries to pick out the run forward of David Cawley, but the pass has just too much on it to find the run of the midfielder
St. Patrick's Ath 0 - 0 Sligo Rovers
59' - Lee Lynch looks to be coming on shortly, can he be the spark for Sligo to open the scoring here?
St. Patrick's Ath 0 - 0 Sligo Rovers
57' - It was a tight game in the first 45, and the second is proving even more of a stalemate!
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56' - Danny Ventre wins a free after clashing with Chris Forrester, however the Saints midfielder can feel agrieved as it looked as if Ventre had a hold of the jersey of the Pats man!
St. Patrick's Ath 0 - 0 Sligo Rovers
52' - RED ARMY is the chant, but it's the away end that are the group to be heard as they are the most vocal support here in Inchicore tonight
St. Patrick's Ath 0 - 0 Sligo Rovers
51' - Sligo go down the other end, and after stringing a few passes together, Ross Gaynor creeps forward from his left full position, to fire a shot in. Barry Murphy though is down low to it though, and comfortably claims
St. Patrick's Ath 0 - 0 Sligo Rovers
50' - Pats looking to use the full width of the pitch here in Richmond Park. Ball is spread wide to Ger O'Brien but his high cross is straight into the arms of Gary Rogers in the Sligo goal
St. Patrick's Ath 0 - 0 Sligo Rovers
47' - Ger O'Brien looks to release Christy Fagan, but the ball forward bounces out of play. The lone striker for the Saints needs better service up there if Liam Buckley's side are to win tonight
St. Patrick's Ath 0 - 0 Sligo Rovers
46' - Pats threaten from their first attack - Sean O'Connor getting to the endline and putting the ball across goal, however the ball in is straight at Gary Rogers who does well to hold on to O'Connor's delivery. Positive start from the home side
St. Patrick's Ath 0 - 0 Sligo Rovers
46' - Second Half - And Pats get us back underway for the second half!
St. Patrick's Ath 0 - 0 Sligo Rovers
45' - Half Time - No injury time here in Inchicore, 0-0 at the break. Time for some inspired words from the managers at the break if we're to see one side edge this
St. Patrick's Ath 0 - 0 Sligo Rovers
44' - Pats on top, and James Chambers typifies that view by easing Boco off the ball easily. However as the Saints try to put an attack together, they give the ball away cheaply.
St. Patrick's Ath 0 - 0 Sligo Rovers
42' - Christy Fagan latches onto a long ball from defence down the right channel, he feeds the ball back to Sean O'Connor, but after the midfielder shoots from the angle, the ball is easily claimed by Sligo keeper Rogers
St. Patrick's Ath 0 - 0 Sligo Rovers
40' - Awkward ball into the box after Alan Keane's cross is deflected leaves Murphy having to come off his line again, he nearly makes me regret that 'fantastic goalkeeping' comment as the ball looks to go over his head for a minute, but he adjusts and claims the ball cleanly. Pats clear their lines
St. Patrick's Ath 0 - 0 Sligo Rovers
39' - Great play from Gavin Peers as he halts a Pats attack, before releasing Boco on the counter attack. The move for the away side eventually ends with Ross Gaynor swinging in a teasing cross, but Barry Murphy comes off his line to impressively claim the ball when any mistake would've been pounced on by a number of players. Fantastic goalkeeping
St. Patrick's Ath 0 - 0 Sligo Rovers
38' - Jakes Carroll is caught high from the boot of Joseph Ndo - free-out to Pats
St. Patrick's Ath 0 - 0 Sligo Rovers
37' - Pats looking to raise the tempo, they win their seventh corner as Ger O'Brien's run forward from defence forces Boco to concede the set-piece. Pats pile the bodies into the box again, but the attack eventually breaks down and Sligo win a free-out for pushing in the box
St. Patrick's Ath 0 - 0 Sligo Rovers
36' - The resulting free from James Chambers is blocked however, and Sligo clear their lines
St. Patrick's Ath 0 - 0 Sligo Rovers
35' - Yellow Card - Pats' midfielder Greg Bolger wins a free on the edge of the box, and for protesting too much, Mark Quigley is booked!
St. Patrick's Ath 0 - 0 Sligo Rovers
34' - Great play by Chris Forrester to get free for Ger O'Brien's throw-in. The midfielder gets to the endline and looks to find Christy Fagan in the box, but the striker loses his footing and fails to side foot the ball on goal.
St. Patrick's Ath 0 - 0 Sligo Rovers
32' - Pats fans getting animated in the main stand - want to see their side rewarded for a few 'physical challenges.' Referee Neil Doyle has got most things right tonight so far though in my opinion...
St. Patrick's Ath 0 - 0 Sligo Rovers
29' - Pats slowly get forward, and the impetus in their attack comes from a run forward from defence by skipper Conor Kenna. He joins the attack and helps work the ball through to Greg Bolger. His determined run sees the ball flick up in the air for him, but his attempted volley fails to threaten the target.
St. Patrick's Ath 0 - 0 Sligo Rovers
27' - Sligo pressing Pats as high up the field as possible in order to disrupt their rhythm, Saints' skipper Conor Kenna forced to play the ball back to keeper Barry Murphy after good pressure from Joseph Ndo
St. Patrick's Ath 0 - 0 Sligo Rovers
25' - Christy Fagan finding it hard to hold up the ball tonight against the Sligo centre back pairing of Gavin Peers and Jason McGuinness. Twice in the spell of 30 seconds he fails to hold the ball under pressure from the Sligo defenders.
St. Patrick's Ath 0 - 0 Sligo Rovers
23' - So after Pats initially started the stronger sides, pressing Sligo by getting a few corners, Sligo are now getting more of a foothold in the game. Nothing much between the sides though overall. Romauld Boco proves how tricky a player he is by winning a free in the centre circle after drawing the foul from Greg Bolger
St. Patrick's Ath 0 - 0 Sligo Rovers
21' - You sense that neither side want to make a mistake tonight as tonight's result could determine both sides season - intense stuff here in Richmond Park!
St. Patrick's Ath 0 - 0 Sligo Rovers
20' - Great inswinging ball into the box from Cameroon international Joseph Ndo finds Jason McGuinness at the far post but he can only nod the ball straight at Barry Murphy. Great chance for Sligo that
St. Patrick's Ath 0 - 0 Sligo Rovers
19' - Slick passing from Sligo sees Ross Gaynor find Boco, and the Benin international turns Ger O'Brien sharply to win a free....
St. Patrick's Ath 0 - 0 Sligo Rovers
16' - THAT WAS CLOSE! Pats try to keep possession of the ball, but as James Chambers plays the ball across his back four and midfield, Romuald Boco is only inches away from intercepting the pass and running through on goal. Chambers can breath a sigh of relief!
St. Patrick's Ath 0 - 0 Sligo Rovers
14' - Ger O'Brien intercepts the ball off Boco, but after the ball is given to Sean O'Connor, the Saints midfielder aimlessly kicks the ball straight through to Gary Rogers in the Sligo goal
St. Patrick's Ath 0 - 0 Sligo Rovers
13' - ... as Rogers throws the ball straight out for the run of Boco. However in the race between the Benin international and Saints' left full Ian Bermingham, the Pats player gets to the ball first and then wins a throw by seeing his clearance deflect off Boco. Good defending
St. Patrick's Ath 0 - 0 Sligo Rovers
12' - Gary Rogers flaps at it again, and Chambers nearly steals in for a header at the far post, but Sligo escape as the ball runs out for a Saints corner. Second time round though, Rogers claims majestically at his front post. Relief for Sligo...
St. Patrick's Ath 0 - 0 Sligo Rovers
11' - Forrester causing problems for Sligo again, wins a free on the edge of the box, at an angle.... Sean O'Connor shoots though, but his effort is deflected wide and goes out for a corner. 4th corner for the Saints in 10 mins....
St. Patrick's Ath 0 - 0 Sligo Rovers
10' - From the resulting corner, Gary Rogers is fouled and Sligo win a free-out. Must be said, as an aside, great away support in Inchicore at the shed end.
St. Patrick's Ath 0 - 0 Sligo Rovers
9' - And the sublime nearly occurs! Another corner from Sean O'Connor causes problems for Sligo, and after a scramble in the box, it seemed to be Chris Forrester who swung his boot at a ball and see his attempt on goal deflect just wide of Gary Roger's right hand post
St. Patrick's Ath 0 - 0 Sligo Rovers
8' - It's competitive all over the park tonight! Midfield is crowded, but it needs to be with the stars on show tonight! Chambers, Ndo, Bolger, Boco, etc, a lot of people capable of the sublime...
St. Patrick's Ath 0 - 0 Sligo Rovers
7' - Inswinging corner from Sean O'Connor is floated in, Gary Rogers comes off his line and punches away - not 100% convincing but the danger is cleared
St. Patrick's Ath 0 - 0 Sligo Rovers
6' - Good play from Saints' midfielder Greg Bolger. He wins the ball in midfield and then makes a great run forward from the centre of the field, he wins a corner at the end of the passage of play....
St. Patrick's Ath 0 - 0 Sligo Rovers
5' - Ian Bermingham wins a free on the left flank. Saints' full-back Ger O'Brien swings it in but Conor Kenna can't head it on target. Goal-kick to Sligo
St. Patrick's Ath 0 - 0 Sligo Rovers
4' - The Saints defend the set-piece well though and they win a free at the near post as Gavin Peers is alleged to have fouled. Free-out to Liam Buckley's side
St. Patrick's Ath 0 - 0 Sligo Rovers
3' - Great play from Sligo, patient play leads to Alan Keane and Seamus Conneely working the ball down the right flank, Conneely's cross however is cleared by Kenny Browne for a corner
St. Patrick's Ath 0 - 0 Sligo Rovers
2' - Sligo now trying to control the tempo of the game as they keep possession of the ball
St. Patrick's Ath 0 - 0 Sligo Rovers
2' - Sligo's in-form player of late, former Saint Mark Quigley, is given a 'generous' reception on his first touch of the ball - he's one of many dangermen for Ian Barraclough's side tonight
St. Patrick's Ath 0 - 0 Sligo Rovers
1' - Pats try to get their passing game going early, but after a few passes are put together, Sean O'Connor's ball for Ian Bermingham goes out of play
St. Patrick's Ath 0 - 0 Sligo Rovers
1' - Kick-off - And Sligo wearing blue get us going in a damp Richmond Park!
St. Patrick's Ath 0 - 0 Sligo Rovers
0' - Colman Hanley here in Richmond Park for tonight's huge clash between St. Patrick's Athletic and Sligo Rovers. Can Pats maintain their league title hopes, or will Sligo take a huge step towards claiming the league title?! Kick-off is seconds away
St. Patrick's Ath 0 - 0 Sligo Rovers
0' - The lineups are now available and we are 20 minutes away from kick-off now!




Team Lineup
Gary Rogers (G)
Gavin Peers (D)
Jason McGuinness (D)
Alan Keane (D)
Ross Gaynor (D)
Danny Ventre (M)
Joseph Ndo (M)
Seamus Conneely (M)
David Cawley (M)
Romauld Boco (M)
Mark Quigley (F)
Lee Lynch (Sub)
Jeff Henderson (Sub)
John Dillon (Sub)
Raffaele Cretaro (Sub)
Ryan Connolly (Sub)
Liam Buchanan (Sub)
Richard Brush (Sub)