EA Cup Final
Date: 5:45 p.m. Sept. 22, 2012
Venue: Tallaght Stadium
Att: 3,120
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Killian Brennan 59' -
Scored: 59'


Conor Powell 72' -
Red: 72'


Scored: 33'
- Declan O'Brien 33'

OG: 43'
- Kerrea Gilbert 43'

Scored: 61'
- Eric Foley 61'

Live Updates for Shamrock Rovers -v- Drogheda United

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90' + 3'

FULL TIME!

DROGHEDA UNITED ARE EA SPORTS CUP CHAMPIONS.

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Substitution

Declan O'Brien has been replaced by Sean Brennan.

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Four minutes of added time here as Declan O'Brien is announced as the EA Sports Man of the Match.

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Peter Hynes has been replaced by Tiernan Mulvenna

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Just two minutes left here and Drogheda United holding onto possession here very well winding down the clock. The attendance here this evening is 3,120.

86'
Great move down the right by Drogheda sees Foley, O'Brien and Sean Brennan combine to set up Peter Hynes but he fired his effort high over Jansson's goal.

83'

Yellow Card

Prendergast booked here for a foul on Kavanagh.

82'
Another chance here for Drogheda as Gavin Brennan crosses for brother Ryan but he can't beat Jansson with his header.

81'
Shamrock Rovers beginning to apply pressure to Drogheda now with a raft of corners and crosses into the box but they havent tested Sava.

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Drogheda United certainly controlling this game now and now allowing Rovers any time on the ball. They've looked dangerous all evening and Shamrock Rovers havent been able to deal with their ariel challenge.

73'

Yellow Card

Alan McNally is booked for Drogheda United.

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Red Card

Bad to worse for Rovers Conor Powell is red carded here for dragging down Declan O'Brien as he ran through the Rovers defence.

65'

Substitution

Gary Twigg has replaced the injured Ciaran Kilduff.

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In between those two goal, Gary McCabe an Thomas Stewart have been replaced by Billy Dennehy and Daryl Kavanagh.

61'

GOAL!

Eric Foley scores for Drogheda United to regain their two goal cushion. Gavin Brennan crosses from the right and the ball drops to Foley on the edge of the box and his deflected shot flies past Jansson.

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GOAL!

Stunning goal from Killian Brennan to get Shamrock Rovers right back in this game. Paul Crowley fouls Gary McCabe on the edge of the penalty are and he fires an unstoppable free kick into the top corner.

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Eight minutes into the second half and it remain 2-0 to Drogheda United and they look more likely to add another, with Brian Gannon's run and cross down the right but he couldn't pick out a Drogheda player.

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Good early chance for Drogheda as Eric Foley crosses from the left but Declan O'Brien can't get his header on target.

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Second Half

Second half underway here, both sides unchanged.

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Half Time

And the half-time whistle has gone here in Tallaght Stadium and Drogheda United take a two goal lead into the break. The Drogheda United fans are in full voice, while boos ring out from the Rovers supporters.

45'
One minute to be added here at the end of the first half.

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OWN GOAL!

A bad half has got a lot worse for Shamrock Rovers who now find themselves two goals down as Kerrea Gilbert puts the ball in his own net from a Philip Hand corner.

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And Drogheda have come close to adding a second here. Firstly, Alan McNally's cross met Gavin Brennan and he forced Jansson into a one handed save. From the resulting corner, Foley found Paul Crowley but he headed just wide of the post.

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Peter Hynes with another chance for Drogheda but his flicked header from Eric Foley's free-kick is saved by Jansson.

33'

GOAL!

And Declan O'Brien has given Drogheda United the lead. Gavin Brennan crossed to the near post where Declan O'Brien somehow squeezed the ball past Jansson at the front post.

32'
Drogheda United starting to come more into this now but are yet to seriously trouble Jansson.

23'

Yellow Card

Another booking here as Kilduff is now yellow carded for kicking the ball away.

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Yellow Card

Peter Hynes booked here for kicking the ball away.

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Shamrock Rovers should be in front here. Gary McCabe fed Kilduff who passed to Finn inside the penalty area but he chose power instead of accuracy and Sava made a good save. A great chance for Rovers.

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Drogheda United have just had a chance of their own here. Eric Foley fired in the cross from 40-yards but Gavin Brennan's diving header couldn't beat Jansson.

18'
Shamrock Rovers beginning to take control of this game, having most of the possession.

17'
Another chance for Rovers here as Gary McCabe shapes to take a free kick 30-yards from goal. Stephen Rice instead plays the ball to Killian Brennan but his snap shot was saved well by Sava in the Drogheda United goal.

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Very close to the opener here. Eric Foley fouls Tommy Stewart on the left and Gary McCabe whips in the free kick that flicks the head of a Drogheda defender and narrowly misses the top corner. The resulting the corner comes to nothing.

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Ronan Finn gets a good cross in from the right where Killian Brennan and Ciaran Kilduff both rise but neither can make a good connection with the ball.

10'
Good punch clear from Jansson after Hynes crossed from the left, the ball was played to Declan O'Brien but he over ran the ball and the danger was gone.

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Neither team having any sustained pressure in the opening minutes here, both needing more composure on the ball.

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Ronan Finn looks to have started on the right for Shamrock Rovers with Killian Brennan and Stephen Rice in the centre. Drogheda United have started with Declan O'Brien on the right with Peter Hynes a lone striker.

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GAME ON!

And we're under way here in Tallaght Stadium, perfect day for this EA Sports Cup final

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Our teams are on the pitch and we are minutes away from kick-off.

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Both team lineups are now available. Looking like both teams will play with 4-4-2 formations, though Drogheda United may play with Declan O'Brien as a lone striker with Peter Hynes dropping into a five-man midfield.

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Welcome to Tallaght Stadium for this afternoon's EA Sports Cup final between Shamrock Rovers and Drogheda United. The team line-ups are in hand and are being uploaded now. The sun is shining and the teams are in the pre-match warmups.



Photo Gallery for Shamrock Rovers -v- Drogheda United



Shamrock Rovers
Oscar Jannson
Goalkeeper
Craig Sives
Defender
Conor Powell
72Sent off: 72'
Defender
Colin Hawkins
Defender
Kerrea Gilbert
43OG: 43'
Defender
Stephen Rice
Midfielder
Gary McCabe
Midfielder
Ronan Finn
Midfielder
Killian Brennan
59Scored: 59'
Midfielder
Thomas Stewart
Forward
Ciaran Kilduff
23Booked: 23'
Forward

Substitutes
Gary Twigg
Forward
Reyaad Pieterse
Goalkeeper
Gary O'Neill
Forward
Stephen O'Donnell
Midfield
Daryl Kavanagh
Forward
Aaron Greene
Forward
Billy Dennehy
Midfield
Drogheda United
Gabriel Sava
Goalkeeper
Philip Hand
Defender
Brian Gannon
Defender
Alan McNally
Defender
73Booked: 73'
Derek Prendergast
Defender
83Booked: 83'
Eric Foley
Midfielder
61Scored: 61'
Paul Crowley
Midfielder
Gavin Brennan
Midfielder
Ryan Brennan
Midfielder
Peter Hynes
Forward
21Booked: 21'
Declan O'Brien
Forward
33Scored: 33'

Substitutes
Shane Finnegan
Goalkeeper
Alan Byrne
Defender
Sean Brennan
Midfield
Cathal Brady
Midfield
Tiarnan Mulvenna
Forward
Conor O'Keeffe
Defender
Stephen Quigley
Defender