IRE Prem
Date: 7:45 p.m. March 15, 2013
Venue: United Park
Ref: Graham Kelly
Att: 716

Declan O'Brien 10' -
Peno Scored: 10'


Declan O'Brien 50' -
Peno Miss: 50'


Declan O'Brien 87' -
Peno Scored: 87'


Scored: 45'
- Aaron Brown 45'

Red: 50'
- Aaron Brown 50'

Peno Scored: 57'
- Shane Tracy 57'

Red: 76'
- Axel Bossekota 76'

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90' + 3'

FULL TIME!

It's over. An epic encounter. And a point a-piece. 

90'

There will be THREE added minutes

90'

The corner comes to nothing at all. No twist there. Or a red card. Which is nice.

90'

Drogheda United have a corner... is there another twist?

89'

Substitution

Graham Rusk replaces David Cassidy for Drogheda United.

87'

PENALTY SCORED!

Declan O'Brien scores for Drogheda United from the penalty spot.

86'

PENALTY FOR DROGHEDA!!!

85'

Shane Grimes sends a great ball into the box but the Drogheda attacker heads it just wide 

82'

Philly Hand fires in a shot but Barry Ryan is equal to it. Drogheda United are now throwing everything forward. 

80'

Limerick win a corner and there are timewasting tactics afoot! 

79'

Substitution

Stephen McGann replaces Danny Galbraith for Limerick FC.

76'

Axel squared up to David Cassidy and chested Cassidy. The midfielder went  down holding his face. It didn't seem to me like a straight red at all.

76'

Red Card

Axel Bossekota is sent off for Limerick FC.

73'

Drogheda United have been wasteful of possession as Limerick dominate. Less than 20 minutes to go.

68'

You could be forgiven for thinking Limerick have the extra man at the moment

65'

Eric Foley's first touch is to put a 35 yard free kick high and wide.

64'

Substitution

Peter Hynes replaces Michael Daly for Drogheda United.

64'

Substitution

Eric Foley replaces Paul O'Conor for Drogheda United.

63'

Subs on both sides warming up but Drogheda may need to make the change first

59'

Limerick fans are in fine voice now

57'

PENALTY SCORED!

Shane Tracy scores for Limerick FC from the penalty spot.

56'

Now Limerick have a penalty. This is a crazy game! Michael Daly with the foul. Drogheda United to lax around their own box. 

50'

Stuart Taylor has now been sent off from the dug out.

50'

MISSED PENO!

Declan O'Brien misses for Drogheda United from the penalty spot. O'Brien hit the peno to the right in the middle and it was an easy save for Ryan

50'

Red Card

Aaron Browne is sent off for Limerick FC.

46'

Yellow Card

Gabriel Sava is booked for Drogheda United.

46'

Shane Tracy fired a low shot in from the free kick but it goes wide.

46'

Free to Limerick on the edge of the Drogheda United box - Sava handled outside the area.

46'

Second Half

The second half is underway

45'

Half Time

Half time and it's 1-1

45'

GOAL!

Aaron Browne scores for Limerick FC. A cross from Shane Tracy on the right is turned in by the big defender. On his debut too.

43'

Yellow Card

Craig Curran is booked for Limerick FC.

43'

Yellow Card

Alan Byrne is booked for Drogheda United.

36'

Yellow Card

Joe Gamble is booked for Limerick FC.

31'

Limerick are struggling to pick out the killer pass here as they trail Drogheda United by a 10th minute peno from Declan O'Brien.

28'

Yellow Card

Brian Gannon is booked for Drogheda United. Tackle on Danny Galbraith 

27'

Drogheda United's Gavin Brennan with a shot from out wide forces Barry Ryan into a save.

25'

That hoof has landed with Gavin Brennan and he crosses to Declan O'Brien but his header is straight at Barry Ryan and he was offside to boot. 

25'

Pressure mounting from Limerick. Joe Gamble chests the ball into the Drogs box but fails to attack the ball and the defence hoof it clear. 

17'

It's pretty much 50 / 50 at the moment, neither teams being tested really. 

12'

Bossekota with a tame effort for Limerick just inside the Drogheda penalty area. Limerick however have reacted positively to the concession of a goal

10'

PENALTY SCORED!

Declan O'Brien scores for Drogheda United from the penalty spot. Joe Gamble slide across to block a Cassidy shot and hand balled. O'Brien hammered the peno high and down the middle

7'

Drogheda United win a penalty!!

6'

Drogheda United are playing a passing game, but Limerick are giving them no time or space on the ball

4'

Unusually Shane Grimes partners Alan Byrne in the centre back positions for Drogheda United. 

2'

Axel Bossekota is instantly proving himself to be a real threat for the visitors. 

1'

GAME ON!

Drogheda get the game underway. 

0'

Teams are about to kick-off, Drogheda United to start the game

0'

The PA is reeling back the years, welcoming everyone to O2 Park. There is a small but vociferous travelling support.

0'

Welcome to Hunky Dorys Park for Drogheda's first home league game of the season. Mick Cooke has some selection headaches with Gary O'Neill, Derek Prendergast, Cathal Brady and Alan McNally all out. Gabriel Sava is a doubt but Michael Schlingermann is more than adequate replacement. Stuart Taylor's side still bring an element of the unknown with them, they have a chance to lay a real marker for the season tonight. Stay with myself, P.J. Murray for the next two hours or so and I'll guide you through what should be a thoroughly enjoyable game.



Photo Gallery for Drogheda United -v- Limerick FC



Drogheda United
Gabriel Sava
Goalkeeper
46Booked: 46'
Alan Byrne
43Booked: 43'
Defender
Michael Daly
64'
64Subbed Off: 64'
Defender
Brian Gannon
28Booked: 28'
Defender
Shane Grimes
Defender
Ryan Brennan
Midfielder
Gavin Brennan
Midfielder
David Cassidy
89'
89Subbed Off: 89'
Midfielder
Philip Hand
Midfielder
Paul O'Conor
64'
64Subbed Off: 64'
Midfielder
Declan O'Brien
10Peno: 10'
50Peno Miss: 50'
87Peno: 87'
Forward

Substitutes
Eric Foley
64'
64Subbed On: 64'
Midfield
Dean Gaynor
Midfield
Peter Hynes
64'
64Subbed On: 64'
Forward
Jason Marks
Defender
Stephen Quigley
Defender
Graham Rusk
89'
89Subbed On: 89'
Forward
Mícheál Schlingermann
Goalkeeper
Limerick FC
Barry Ryan
Goalkeeper
Patrick Nzuzi
Defender
Stephen Folan
Defender
Aaron Brown
Defender
45Scored: 45'
50Sent off: 50'
Robbie Williams
Defender
Shane Tracy
Midfielder
57Peno: 57'
David O'Leary
Midfielder
Joe Gamble
Midfielder
36Booked: 36'
Danny Galbraith
Midfielder 79'
79Subbed Off: 79'
Axel Bossekota
Midfielder
76Sent off: 76'
Craig Curran
Forward
43Booked: 43'

Substitutes
Jonathan Tiffoney
Defender
Barry Sheedy
Midfield
Darragh Rainsford
Forward
Brian O'Callaghan
Defender
Stephen McGann
Midfield
79Subbed On: 79'
79'
Shane Cusack
Goalkeeper
Shane Costelloe
Defender