Dublin Super Cup
Date: 2 p.m. July 31, 2011
Venue: Aviva Stadium
Ref:
Att:

Goal - Anthony Stokes 40'

Penalty - Daryl Murphy 71'

Goal - Gary Hooper 84'

Goal - Gary Hooper 86'

Goal - Anthony Stokes 88'



Airtricity XI 0 - 5 Glasgow Celtic

Sun, Jul 31 2011

Celtic dominated most of the game Credit: Andy McDonnell

Damien Richardson’s Airtricity XI were harshly beaten 5-0 by Celtic after three late goals for the Glasgow team sealed the win. The Airtricity side were not nearly as poor as the scoreline may suggest though.

The Airtricity side started well and produced the first real chance of the game. Daniel Kearns (in his luminous yellow boots) whizzed down the left wing and added a few step-overs. The much sought after Dundalk midfielder then cut inside and let go a powerful shot to the right of Dom Cervi, which he stretched well to save. Celtic had their first opportunity soon after when Victor Wanyama collected a ball from Gary Hooper but his effort was well wide of Ger Doherty’s goal.

A perfectly placed ball from Ger Doherty to Jason Byrne allowed the Dundalk man to show what he’s capable of. He took a fantastic touch and struck the ball from outside the area which drifted wide. Owen Heary and Aidan Price together got in the way of a Celtic attack. There were calls for a handball from Heary but the referee took no notice and let play go ahead. Ger Doherty was forced to pull off a stunning save after Anthony Stokes drilled the ball him from a Celtic corner.

From there on Celtic got themselves on top. Neil Lennon’s men broke the deadlock in the 40th minute. Daryl Murphy flew down the left, spotted Anthony Stokes and crossed for the Irish man to strike it in to Ger Doherty’s net. The Hoops easily could’ve been awarded a penalty when Gary Hooper fell down in the box after Aiden Price and Ryan McBride combined to stop him getting anywhere. Once again referee Neil Doyle waved away the calls.

Victor Wanyama seemed fond of shooting long range efforts and the young Kenyan international tried his luck again at the beginning of the second half but didn’t trouble Barry Murphy, who replaced Ger Doherty at half time. The Airtricity XI gave Celtic a scare six minutes after the restart. Daniel Lafferty played the ball forward for Daniel Kearns, who returned the ball to Lafferty. The Derry City man saw his shot saved by Cervi in the Celtic goals, Daniel Kearns took the rebound and had a pop but Daniel Majstorovic got in the way with a fantastic block.

An excellent sliding challenge from Aidan Price prevented Anthony Stokes from causing danger to Barry Murphy’s goals after he found himself behind the Airtricity defence. Stokes delighted the Celtic support shortly after when he nutmegged Aidan Price and latched on to the ball straight after but his cross was well cleared.

Celtic doubled their lead in the 71st minute when Danny Ventre handled in the box. Ventre, who Sligo Rovers fans often compare to Pele, handled the ball which ironically came from the free which he gave away just seconds before hand. The former League of Ireland player Daryl Murphy calmly took the penalty, sent Barry Murphy the wrong way and gave Celtic a 2-0 lead.

Gary Hooper single-handedly dashed the hopes of the Airtricity side when he notched a brace for Celtic in the space of two minutes. His first goal came on the 84th minute when Kris Commons saw the surge forward of Hooper and played the ball to him. Hooper finished well to make it 3-0. Anthony Stokes’ run down the left wing ended in a pass across the box to Hooper which he slid in to the net. Stokes made it 5-0 to Celtic in the 88th minute after Paddy McCourt played the ball to Stokes who turned inside the box, and with a lovely finish, beat Barry Murphy in the Airtricity goals.

Airtricity XI: Ger Doherty (Barry Murphy, 46), Owen Heary, Aidan Price, Daniel Lafferty, Ryan McBride, Daniel Kearns (James McClean, 74), Joe Gamble, Danny Ventre (Daryl Kavanagh, 80), Dean Bennett (John Russell, 56), Gareth McGlynn (John Dillon, 32), Jason Byrne (Stephen McLaughlin, 70).
Subs not used : Danny Murphy, Ger O’Brien, Eamon Zayed, Ruaidhri Higgins, Barry Molloy, Shane McEleney.

Bookings: Danny Ventre.
Sendings Off: None

Celtic FC: Dom Cervi, Adam Mathews (Cha Du-Ri, 75), Daniel Majstorovic, Darren O’Dea, Filip Twardsik, Paddy McCourt, Victor Wanyama, Richard Towell (Kris Commons, 58), Anthony Stokes, Gary Hooper, Daryl Murphy (Shaun Maloney, 71). < br /> Subs not used: Lucas Zaluska, Glenn Loovens.

Bookings: None.
Sendings Off: None.

extratime.ie Man of the Match : Anthony Stokes.

Referee: Neil Doyle.



Airtricity League XI
Gerard Doherty
Goalkeeper
Aidan Price
Defender
Ryan McBride
Defender
Daniel Lafferty
Defender
Owen Heary
Defender
Danny Ventre
69Booked: 69'
Midfielder
Gareth McGlynn
Midfielder
Daniel Kearns
Midfielder
Joe Gamble
Midfielder
Dean Bennett
Midfielder
Jason Byrne
Forward

Substitutes
John Russell
Midfield
Ger O'Brien
Defender
Barry Murphy
Goalkeeper
Danny Murphy
Defender
Barry Molloy
Midfield
Stephen McLaughlin
Forward
Shane McEleney
Defender
James McClean
Midfield
Daryl Kavanagh
Forward
Ruaidhri Higgins
Midfield
John Dillon
Midfield
Eamon Zayed
Forward
Celtic
Dom Cervi
Goalkeeper
Daniel Majstorovic
Defender
Adam Matthews
Defender
Darren O'Dea*
Defender
Filip Twardzik
Defender
Paddy McCourt
Midfielder
Daryl Murphy
Midfielder
71Peno: 71'
Richie Towell
Midfielder
Victor Wanyama
Midfielder
Gary Hooper
Forward
84Scored: 84'
86Scored: 86'
Anthony Stokes
Forward
40Scored: 40'
88Scored: 88'

Substitutes
Kris Commons
Unknown
Cha Du-Ri
Defender
Glenn Loovens
Defender
Shaun Maloney
Unknown
Lukasz Zaluska
Goalkeeper


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