Prem
Date: 7:45 p.m. Oct. 28, 2011
Venue: Tallaght Stadium
Att: 5,200
TV:

Chris Turner 29' -
Scored: 29'


Billy Dennehy 37' -
Scored: 37'


Karl Sheppard 65' -
Peno Scored: 65'


Ronan Finn 83' -
Scored: 83'


Red: 64'
- Rory Gartlan 64'



Shamrock Rovers -v- Galway United

Fri, Oct 28 2011

It will be a night of celebration at the Tallaght Stadium on Friday, when champions Shamrock Rovers will take on bottom of the table Galway United (kick off 7.45 p.m).

 

Rovers will be presented with the league trophy following the game, after securing their 17th league title with a dramatic late victory at UCD on Tuesday night.

 

Following his red card at Belfield on Tuesday, Craig Sives will miss the game through suspension for Rovers. Apart from the suspended Sives, the Hoops will have a full squad to choose from for the visit of Galway.

 

Hoops boss Michael O'Neill told the Shamrock Rovers website that he is looking forward to Friday night's occasion. “It will be a great night for everyone at the club. While we won the league on Tuesday out in UCD, Friday will see us actually presented with the trophy. It is great for the fans that the presentation will happen in Tallaght, where everyone can be there to witness it. However there is also still a game to be played. We will want to end the season on a high, and of course to win the league by as many points as possible. Galway have nothing to lose on the night and that will make them dangerous” revealed O'Neill.

 

Galway United manager John Brennan will have Laurence Gaughan and Jin Gu Kim available after injury. However, United will be without long-term injured duo Johnny Keane (knee) and Victor Collins (Achilles tendon). Eric Holland (hamstring) and John Egan (knee) will undergo fitness tests ahead of the game. Ronan Caldwell (twisted ankle) is also a doubt, as is club captain Alan Murphy, who has a foot injury.

 

Galway manager John Brennan is hoping for a decent performance from his side ahead of the promotion/relegation play-offs. "We're going to play the League Champions. We hope to get a performance that would suit us for the play-off, and that's what we're all geared towards at the minute" Brennan told the Galway United website.

 

The last time that the two sides met in the league at Terryland Park on August 21st, Rovers won a close encounter 3-2.

 

Shamrock Rovers
Injured:
None.
Doubtful: None.
Suspended: Craig Sives.
 


Galway United
Injured:
Johnny Keane (knee) and Victor Collins (achilles tendon) .
Doubtful: Eric Holland, John Egan, Ronan Caldwell and Alan Murphy.
Suspended: None.
 


Referee: Anthony Buttimer.
Paddy Power Odds: Shamrock Rovers 1/25, Draw 10/1, Galway United 40/1.
Extratime.ie prediction: Shamrock Rovers 4-1 Galway United.

 

 



Shamrock Rovers
Ryan Thompson
Goalkeeper
Dan Murray
Defender
Ken Oman
Defender
Jim Paterson
88Booked: 88'
Defender
Pat Sullivan
Defender
Billy Dennehy
37Scored: 37'
45Booked: 45'
Midfielder
Conor McCormack
Midfielder
Rohan Ricketts
Midfielder
Chris Turner
29Scored: 29'
Midfielder
Dean Kelly
Forward
Karl Sheppard
59Booked: 59'
65Peno: 65'
Forward

Substitutes
Richard Brush
Goalkeeper
Ronan Finn
83Scored: 83'
Midfield
Gary McCabe
Midfield
Gary O'Neill
Forward
Stephen Rice
Midfield
Enda Stevens
Defender
Gary Twigg
Forward
Galway United (defunct)
Conor Winn
Goalkeeper
Rory Gartlan
Defender
57Booked: 57'
64Sent off: 64'
Laurence Gaughan
Defender
Paul Sinnott
Defender
Yob Son
Defender
Gary Kelly
Midfielder
Jin Gu Kim
Midfielder
Alan Murphy
Midfielder
70Booked: 70'
Bobby Ryan
Midfielder
19Booked: 19'
Ronan Cauldwell
Forward
Mikey Gilmore
Forward

Substitutes
Eric Browne
Defender
Darragh Duggan
Forward
Willie Enubele
Midfield
Eric Holland
Defender
Sean Kelly
Midfield
Oscar Sibanda
Midfield
Stephen Walsh
Defender


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