Prem
Date: 7:45 p.m. March 6, 2010
Venue: The Showgrounds
Ref:
Att: Unknown
TV:

Eoin Doyle 22' -
Scored: 22'


Peno Scored: 65'
- James Chambers 65'



Sligo Rovers -v- Shamrock Rovers

Sat, Mar 06 2010

Credit: Chris Davey

Shamrock Rovers hopes of denying local rivals Bohemians a third title begin with a tricky away trip to the West on Saturday night as they take on Sligo Rovers in what is expected to be a lively clash. (kick off 7.45pm)

The Bit ‘O’ Red had a miserable time against the Hoops last season losing all four of their league games and revenge will be in the air to remedy this for the 2010 season.

Both Michael O’Neill and Paul Cook have improved their squads immensely over the off-season however they will both be hampered by injury doubts going into the game.

Sligo Rovers have question marks over the fitness over three players, new recruit Gary McCabe has a tweaked hamstring, Gavin Peers has a knee injury and Matthew Blinkhorn picked up a knock during training in the week.

Shamrock Rovers will be sweating over the fitness of the prolific Scotsman Gary Twigg, while Craig Sives and Pat Sullivan will also be missing through suspension for the game tomorrow.

Without a doubt, this fixture is the pick of those being played on Saturday and it is expected to draw a large audience. The powers that be have appealed for Sligo fans to arrive early into the game, due to the demand to attend from both set of supporters.

Venue: Showgrounds, Sligo

Referee: A. Buttimer

Paddypower.com odds: Sligo 9/4, Shamrock, 11/10, Draw, 9/4

Sligo Rovers:
Injured: None.
Doubtful: Gavin Peers, Gary McCabe, Matthew Blinkhorn.
Suspended: None.

Shamrock Rovers:
Injured: None.
Doubtful: Gary Twigg.
Suspended: Craig Sives, Pat Sullivan.

Extratime.ie prediction: 3-0 Shams.



Sligo Rovers
Richard Brush
Goalkeeper
Paul Whelan
56Booked: 56'
Defender
Gavin Peers
61Booked: 61'
Defender
Alan Keane
67Booked: 67'
Defender
Iarfhlaith Davoren
Defender
Danny Ventre
Midfielder
Richie Ryan
53Booked: 53'
Midfielder
Gary McCabe
Midfielder
Eoin Doyle
22Scored: 22'
80Booked: 80'
Midfielder
Matthew Blinkhorn
Forward
Padraig Amond
Forward

Substitutes
Conor O'Grady
Midfield
Dean Marshall
Midfield
Ciaran Kelly
Goalkeeper
Mark Doninger
Midfield
Mauro Almeida
Defender
Shamrock Rovers
Alan Mannus
Goalkeeper
Aidan Price
Defender
Dan Murray
Defender
Danny Murphy
Defender
Pat Flynn
Defender
Stephen Rice
Midfielder
Sean O'Connor
Midfielder
Billy Dennehy
Midfielder
89Booked: 89'
James Chambers
Midfielder
65Peno: 65'
Stephen Bradley
Midfielder
Graham Barrett
Forward

Substitutes
Enda Stevens
Defender
Paddy Kavanagh
Midfield
Robert Duggan
Goalkeeper
Ollie Cahill
Midfield
Dessie Baker
Forward


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