IRE Prem
Date: 8 p.m. March 9, 2012
Venue: Tallaght Stadium
Ref: Graham Kelly
Att: 2,950

Killian Brennan 56' -
Scored: 56'


Billy Dennehy 62' -
Scored: 62'


Aaron Greene 90' + 3' -
Scored: 90'


Scored: 4'
- William McDonagh 4'

Red: 71'
- Darragh Reynor 71'

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90' + 5'

FULL TIME!

It has finished 3-1 to Shamrock Rovers. The champions completely dominated the second half but the sending off obviously didn't help Monaghan. Good night.

90' + 4'
Steohen Rice played it to Gary McCabe. McCabe played in Greene who finished low to the corner of the net.

90' + 3'

GOAL!

Aaron Greene has wrapped it up for Shamrock Rovers.

90' + 1'
3 minutes of injury time. Ronan Finn shoots just wide.

88'

Substitution

Gary McCabe has come on for Killian Brennan for Shamrock Rovers.

87'
Killian Brennan's corner for Rovers led to nothing.

85'

Substitution

Aaron Greene has come on for Gary O'Neill for Shamrock Rovers.

80'
It was nearly 3 for Rovers. Billy Dennehy crossed it from the left and Killian Brennan hit it on the half volley but it hit the crossbar. The home team are dominant now.

77'
Monaghan have not threatened in the second half yet. They have no more subs left to bering on, but will they get a late chance?

74'
It has been eventful second half to say the least. Gary Twigg played in Ronan Finn. Finn's tame effort was saved by Bennion.

71'

Red Card

Darragh Reynor has been sent off after receiving a second yellow for Monaghan United.

68'

Substitution

Chris Turner has replaced Kerrea Gilbert for Shamrock Rovers.

66'

Substitution

Jason Marks has replaced Anthony Griffiths for Monaghan. No more subs left to bring on for them.

66'

Yellow Card

Billy Dennehy was booked for his goal celebration.

65'

Yellow Card

Keith Quinn was booked for Monaghan.

64'
Stephen Rice played it to the Kerry man. He controlled it and then hit on the half volley and it flew high into the top corner of the net past Chris Bennion. Goal of the season contender already.

62'

GOAL!

Billy Dennehy scored a stunning goal for Shamrock Rovers. 2-1

60'

Substitution

Conor Murphy has come on for Michael Isichei for Monaghan.

59'
Soon after Gary Twigg headed wide for Rovers and a couple of minutes later Ronan Finn hit one well over the top.

58'
Billy Dennehy took the corner and Brennan flicked the corner home past a bemused Chris Bennion.

56'

GOAL!

Killian Brennan has made it 1-1.

55'
Another corner to Rovers.

52'

Yellow Card

Conor Powell has been booked for Shamrock Rovers.

51'
Nice play by Monaghan. McGuinness played it to Griffiths who laid it off for Jordan Keegan. Keegan's shot was straight at Oscar Jansson though.

50'
Killian Brennan took it, Craig Sives headed it goalwards and Stephen Maher cleared it off the line.

48'
Corner to Rovers.

46'

Substitution

Daniel McGuinness has come on for Owen Humphrey for Monaghan.

46'

Second Half

Monaghan have got the second half underway in Tallaght.

45' + 2'

Half Time

Monaghan lead the champions 1-0 at half time thanks to Willo McDonagh's early goal. See you for the second half.

45' + 1'
1 minute of injury time.

43'
Managher Roddy Collins is becoming more animated on the Monaghan bench.

40'

Yellow Card

Willo McDonagh was booked for a foul on Billy Dennehy.

38'
Foul by Ronan Finn on Jordan Keegan. The free kick was wasted by Anthony Griffiths for Monaghan.

36'
The home team are having more of the play now but Monaghan do look dangerous on the counter attack.

33'
It has been a solid performance from Monaghan so far.

32'
A minute later Gary Twigg curled an effort just wide for the champions.

30'
Killian Brennan's shot was going in but Monaghan captain Alan Byrne headed it out for a corner.

27'
Gary O'Neill just aimlessly kicked the ball out of play for Rovers. They are not playing well.

24'
Stephen Rice played it to Kerra Gibert, who played it to Gary Twigg. Twigg then found Ronan Finn. Finn's shot was wide.

22'
Shamrock Rovers haven't offered much threat so far and also look shaky at the back.

19'

Yellow Card

Darragh Reynor of Monaghan has been booked for time wasting.

17'
Rovers are giving the ball away a lot. Keith Quinn had a shot for Monaghan there which ended up well off target.

13'
Gary O'Neill was fouled on the edge of the area. Billy Dennehy took the free kick for Rovers but it was much too high and wide.

11'
Roddy Collins should be delighted with his side's start to the game. Ronan Finn is being crowded out of it in midfield so far for the home team.

9'
How will the champions react to that early blow?

7'
Killian Brennan cut in from the right and hit a left foot shot which troubled the Monaghan defence.

5'
Darragh Reynor floated a free kick into the box and Willo McDonagh was there to head it home to give Monaghan an early lead.

4'

GOAL!

Willo McDonagh has scored for Monaghan.

2'
Early effort from Gary Twigg for Rovers was comfortably saved by Chris Bennion.

1'

GAME ON!

The game is under way. Shamrock Rovers as usual are in green and white hoops. Monaghan are wearing all yellow.

0'
The teams are out. Alan Byrne is the Monaghan captain tonight, while Ken Oman captains the champions. Both players wear number 5. the atmosphere is building on a mild night in Tallaght.

0'
Shamrock Roves manager Stephen Kenny is not expecting an easy game against promoted Monaghan "Every victory this season will be hard fought. The idea that you might have easy games is naive" reveled the former Derry boss.

0'
Roddy Collins was disappointed with his side's 0-0 draw against Monaghan last Friday "Last week, although we got a point, in the end I was disappointed we didn't win" revealed the former Rovers boss.

0'
Roddy Collins' soon, also named Roddy is on the bench tonight for Monaghan.

0'
Good evening. The Roller is in Tallaght tonight for extratime.ie to bring you live updates from Shamrock Rovers v Monaghan United. Team news is on the way.



Photo Gallery for Shamrock Rovers -v- Monaghan United



Shamrock Rovers
Oscar Jannson
Goalkeeper
Craig Sives
Defender
Conor Powell
52Booked: 52'
Defender
Ken Oman
Defender
Kerrea Gilbert
Defender
Stephen Rice
Midfielder
Ronan Finn
Midfielder
Billy Dennehy
62Scored: 62'
66Booked: 66'
Midfielder
Killian Brennan
56Scored: 56'
Midfielder
Gary Twigg
Forward
Gary O'Neill
Forward

Substitutes
Chris Turner
Midfield
Lee Steacy
Goalkeeper
Stephen O'Donnell
Midfield
Gary McCabe
Midfield
Daryl Kavanagh
Forward
Aaron Greene
90Scored: 90'
Forward
Graham Gartland
Defender
Monaghan United
Chris Bennion
Goalkeeper
Darragh Reynor
Defender
19Booked: 19'
71Sent off: 71'
Conor McMahon
Defender
Stephen Maher
Defender
Alan Byrne
Defender
Keith Quinn
Midfielder
65Booked: 65'
William McDonagh
Midfielder
4Scored: 4'
40Booked: 40'
Jordan Keegan
Midfielder
Michael Isichei
Midfielder
Owen Humphrey
Forward
Tony Griffiths
Forward

Substitutes
Bobby Ryan
Midfield
Conor Murphy
Forward
Danny McGuinness
Forward
Jason Marks
Defender
Shane Dunne
Midfield
Roddy Collins Jnr
Defender
Mícheál Schlingermann
Goalkeeper