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Date: 7 p.m. Oct. 13, 2011
Venue: Tallaght Stadium
Att: 4,400

Rohan Ricketts 50' -
Scored: 50'


Live Updates for Shamrock Rovers -v- Derry City

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93'

FULL TIME!

And that's it. Game over. Rovers have all but wrapped up the title with a slender 1-0 win over Derry. It was a game of few chances, but Ricketts goal just after half-time was enough for Michael O'Neil's men to claim all three points. From myself, Cathal Breathnach, it's good night.

91'
There will be three minutes of added time. That's three minutes of added time.

90'
Ricketts has been named the man of the match by RTE.

88'

Yellow Card

Derry defender Shane McEleney is booked for dissent.

85'
Crucial last five minutes, plus stoppage time remaining.

84'

Substitution

Rovers Sub - Billy Dennehy is on to replace the impressive Karl Sheppard.

80'
Backs to the wall right now for Rovers.

76'

Substitution

Derry Sub - Ruaidhri Higgins replaces Ryan McBride.

76'

Substitution

Derry Sub - Ruairi Harkin replaces Mark Farren.

74'

Substitution

Rovers Sub - Gary McCabe replaces the goalscorer, Rohan Ricketts.

73'
Corner to Derry, but Richard Brush punches clear.

72'
A few Derry players appealing for a handball inside the Rovers penalty area. Referee doesn't even flinch.

69'
Sheppard helping out in defence for Rovers. The former Everton man has played very well tonight.

66'

Yellow Card

Rovers striker Gary Twigg is booked for a handball.

63'

Yellow Card

Barry Molloy becomes the third Derry player to be shown a yellow card for a foul on Sheppard.

60'
Rovers starting to boss the game now.

54'
Sives really should have doubled the lead for Rovers. A delicate header across the box by Gary Twigg fell nicely for Sives, but his effort was hit straight at Doherty in the Derry goal, who did well to hold onto the ball.

52'

Yellow Card

Kevin Deery of Derry has been booked.

50'

GOAL!

GOAL! Rohan Ricketts has just put Rovers head with a superb 20-yard lob.

46'

Second Half

The second-half has just begun. I have a feeling one goal will decide this.

46'

Half Time

Referee Kelly blows for half-time. Hard to know which way this game is going to go. Stay tuned.

45'
From the resulting free-kick, Patrick McEleney blasts over the bar.

45'

Yellow Card

Dreadful challenge by Rovers defender Craig Sives on Zayed. No surprise to see him shown a yellow card.

41'

Yellow Card

Chris Turner becomes the first Rovers player to be shown a yellow card. This, just after Rovers had a big claim for a penalty. Unfortunately for the Hoops, Kelly was having none of it.

37'
Off the post! Zayed just inches away from putting Derry ahead. His header from a superb ball in by Lafferty was unlucky not to find the back of the Rovers net.

35'

Substitution

Derry Sub - Mark Farren is on to replace the injured Gareth McGlynn.

32'
OH! Lafferty may well have put the away side ahead. Just wide from the Derry left-back.

27'
Zayed gets a header on target from the edge of the six-yard box, but the Derry striker failed to make a powerful connection with the ball and Brush saved easily.

25'

Yellow Card

Alan Kelly shows the first yellow card of the evening to Derry's Ryan McBride for a challenge on Sheppard.

24'
And Lafferty's effort goes just wide of Richard Brush's left-hand post. So close.

24'
Free-kick in a very dangerous area for the Candystripes ...

22'
The game seems to have settled somewhat.

18'
Stephen McGlaughin's free-kick from all of 25-yards is well cleared by Dan Murray and out for a Derry corner, which comes to nothing.

17'
Another challenge by Paterson, again on McGlynn, but this time it's a crucial one in the Rovers box which prevented the Derry midfielder from putting his side ahead.

14'
Late challenge by Jim Paterson on Derry's Gareth McGlynn. The Rovers man was perhaps lucky not to go into referee on the night, Alan Kelly's book.

12'
Karl Sheppard's ball across the face of the Derry goal almost puts Rovers ahead, but Ryan McBride did superbly well to clear.

11'
Derry City are unbeaten in their eight trips to the capital this season. Impressive stuff.

9'
Michael O'Neil will be the happier of the two manages with how the game has started. Rovers playing some nice football.

6'
A bright start to the game for Rovers. They have already had three corners in the opening six minutes.

3'
My word. A corner was almost put straight into the Derry goal by the taker Rohan Ricketts. Fortunately for Derry, Ger Doherty tipped it over for another corner.

2'
An early corner for the visitors, but Rohan Ricketts manags to clear for Rovers.

1'

GAME ON!

And we're off.

0'
The players are on the pitch and we are just minutes from kick-off. Let's hope we witness a cracker.

0'
Before a ball has been kicked in Tallaght, here are the odds for the Airtricity League title - Shamrock Rovers 1/8, Sligo Rovers 13/2, Derry City 10/1.

0'
As it stands, Derry currently sit 5 points behind Rovers, with a game in hand. You don't need me to tell you that a win is the only option for Stephen Kenny's Candystripes tonight if they are to lift the title come the end of this month.

0'
Hello and welcome along to the live updates for tonight's crucial top of the table clash between current Airtricity League champions Shamrock Rovers and Derry City. Cathal Breathnach here to provide you with all the latest throughout the game, with Frankie Lally on match report duty.



Photo Gallery for Shamrock Rovers -v- Derry City



Shamrock Rovers
Richard Brush
Goalkeeper
Dan Murray
Defender
Jim Paterson
Defender
Craig Sives
45Booked: 45'
Defender
Pat Sullivan
Defender
Ronan Finn
Midfielder
Stephen Rice
Midfielder
Rohan Ricketts
50Scored: 50'
Midfielder
Chris Turner
41Booked: 41'
Midfielder
Karl Sheppard
Forward
Gary Twigg
66Booked: 66'
Forward

Substitutes
Billy Dennehy
Midfield
CiarĂ¡n Kilduff
Forward
Gary McCabe
Midfield
Conor McCormack
Midfield
Stephen O'Donnell
Midfield
Ken Oman
Defender
Ryan Thompson
Goalkeeper
Derry City
Gerard Doherty
Goalkeeper
Ryan McBride
Defender
25Booked: 25'
Daniel Lafferty
Defender
Stewart Greacen
Defender
Shane McEleney
Defender
88Booked: 88'
Kevin Deery
Midfielder
52Booked: 52'
Patrick McEleney
Midfielder
Gareth McGlynn
Midfielder
Barry Molloy
Midfielder
63Booked: 63'
Stephen McLaughlin
Forward
Eamon Zayed
Forward

Substitutes
David McDaid
Forward
Ruaidhri Higgins
Midfield
Ruairi Harkin
Midfield
Emmet Friars
Defender
Eugene Ferry
Goalkeeper
Mark Farren
Forward
Thomas McMonagle
Defender