SETA
Date: 8 p.m. March 24, 2014
Venue: Tallaght Stadium
Ref: Paul Tuite
Att: 750
TV:

Eamon Zayed 84' -
Scored: 84'


Peno Scored: 11'
- Richie Towell 11'

Peno Scored: 33'
- Richie Towell 33'

Live Updates for Shamrock Rovers -v- Dundalk

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90' + 3'

Well folks, Dundalk take a 2-1 lead back to Oriel Park, where The Second leg of this Semi-Final will take place on the 15th of April. I've been Josh Dolan. Thanks for following!

90' + 3'

FULL TIME!

The game has ended between Shamrock Rovers and Dundalk.

90' + 2'

McCabe is fouled 20 yards out from goal, but the resulting Sean O'Connor free kickis deflected into the grateful arms of Cherrie.

87'

The Hoops are pushing forward at every opportunity now, as they try to level the tie.

84'

GOAL!

Eamon Zayed scores for Shamrock Rovers. The Hoops finally break down Dundalk, as Gary McCabe wriggles his way into The Lilywhites penalty area, before crossing the ball low across the six yard box where Zayed pouced, to make it 2-1.

83'

Substitution

Ryan Brennan replaces Shane Robinson for Shamrock Rovers.

80'

Substitution

Darren Meenan replaces John Mountney for Dundalk.

79'

The Hoops just can't seem to break The Lilywhites down. All of The Hoops  efforts have been from long distance with none of them  being of great significance.

77'

Bayly's shot is deflected over by Brian Gartland for a corner, however the resulting corner comes to nothing.

73'

Oh wow! It should have been 3-0. A fantastic cross from Ruadhri Higgins picks out the usually reliable Hoban, but the substitute fires wide from a couple of yards out.

69'

The half time introduction of Ronan Finn has added a much needed degree of creativity to the Rovers midfield, however still no real chances for The Hoops.



68'

Substitution

Pat Hoban replaces David McMillan for Dundalk.

59'

It could have been three! Goal scorer Richie Towell plays in David McMillan  who finds himself in space behind The Hoops back four, however his goal bound  shot is well saved by Hyland in The Hoops goal.

58'

Substitution

Gary McCabe replaces Karl Sheppard for Shamrock Rovers.

55'

The change from 4-4-2 to 4-3-3 has helped The Hoops. It has given them a chance of nullifying the threat, posed by Dundalk's midfield.

52'

Substitution

Ruaidhri Higgins replaces Stephen O'Donnell for Dundalk.

51'

Yellow Card

Robert Bayly is booked for Shamrock Rovers. Referee, Paul Tuite has simply lost patience with Robert Bayly and booked him for persistent back chat.

49'

Hyland as not looked settled at all, yet another one of his clearances go into to touch!

49'

Hyland as not looked settled at all, yet another one of his clearances go into to touch!

46'

Substitution

Ronan Finn replaces Dean Kelly for Shamrock Rovers.

46'

Second Half

The second half between Shamrock Rovers and Dundalk has started.

45' + 1'

Half Time

It is half-time between Shamrock Rovers and Dundalk. Enjoy your beverage! I'll be back in 15.

45'

The rain has continued to bucket down, adding extra misery to The hoops evening.



44'

Yellow Card

Chris Shields is booked for Dundalk.

43'

The whole sale changes  have adversly effected The Hoops and to be honest they look like a team that have never played together before.

38'

The penalty incident came about after Chris Shields disposessed Karl Sheppard in The Hoops half, before switching a diagonal ball to Mountney, who was of course fouled by Conor Kenna.

33'

PENALTY SCORED!

Richard Towell scores for Dundalk from the penalty spot. And he does it again! Mountney beats Kenna, before being taken down by The Hoops captain. The ever reliable Richie  Towell then beat Hyland from 12 yards for the second time.

28'

The Lilywhites have truly been the dominant force in this first half . Dundalk have constantly threatned The Hoops goal, while the time Rovers have spent in Stephen Kenny's side's half has been minimal.

23'

A cheeky attempt by Richie Towell, as he beats Luke Byrne before attempting to chip Craig Hyland, but The Hoops Keeper collects the ball with ease.

15'

The Hoops are at sixes and sevens, the pace of McMillan has been simply too much for Trevor Croly's side.

11'

PENALTY SCORED!

Richard Towell scores for Dundalk from the penalty spot. Towell Scores from the penalty spot after Hyland took down Lilywhites Striker, David McMillan in The Hoop's penalty area.

10'

Yellow Card

Craig Hyland is booked for Shamrock Rovers.

9'

Penalty Dundalk!!!

6'

Dundalk have started the brighter and lone striker David McMillan has looked threatning on a couple of occasions early on.

5'

Yellow Card

Shane Robinson is booked for Shamrock Rovers.



2'

Early chance for The Lilywhites, as John Mounteny crosses for David McMillan, who heads onto Stephen O'Donnell, but the Dundalk skipper is adjudged to have fouled Craig Hyland, as he jumped with The Hoops Keeper. 

1'

GAME ON!

The game between Shamrock Rovers and Dundalk has kicked off.

0'

The teams have emerged from the tunnell and the pre match formalaties are being completed.

0'

Paul Tuite is the man in charge tonight. He is assisted by Allen Lynch and Emmet Dynan, the Fourth Official is Wayne McDonnell, while Neil Doyle and Tomas Connolly are the Additional Goalline Assistants.

0'

Both teams have returned to their dressing rooms, as we  approach our 8 P.M Kick Off.

0'

The Lilywhites make 3 changes to the 11 that beat Sligo 1-0 in The Showgrounds on Saturday night, as David McMillan, Chris Shields and Kurtis Byrne replace Patrick Hoban, Daryl Horgan and Darren Meenan.

0'

The Hoops make 6 changes from their victory over Bohemians, as Barry Murphy, Ryan Brennan, Ciaran Kilduff, Ronan Finn, Gary McCabe and Jason McGuinness are relaced by Craig Hyland,Robert Baly,  Eamon Zayed, Karl Sheppard, Dean Kelly and Rob Cornwall.

0'

Trevor Croly has decided to set his charges out in a 4-4-2 formation, with Karl Sheppard partnering Eamon Zayed upfront. While Stephen Kenny has opted for a 4-2-3-1 formation with John Mountney and Kurtis Byrne on the flanks and David McMillan leading the line for The Lilywhites.

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Hello everyone and welcome to baltic Tallaght Stadium. I'm Josh Dolan and I'll be bringing you through all of the action in tonight's Setanta Sports Cup Semi-Final first leg tie between Shamrock Rovers and Dundalk. Teams are in and they shall be up shortly. Any questions for me? Contact me @joshdolan96 on twitter.



Photo Gallery for Shamrock Rovers -v- Dundalk



Shamrock Rovers
Craig Hyland
Goalkeeper
10Booked: 10'
Simon Madden
Defender
Conor Kenna
Defender
Rob Cornwall
Defender
Luke Byrne
Defender
Shane Robinson
5Booked: 5'
83'
83Subbed Off: 83'
Midfielder
Sean O'Connor
Midfielder
Dean Kelly
46'
46Subbed Off: 46'
Midfielder
Robert Bayly
51Booked: 51'
Midfielder
Karl Sheppard
58'
58Subbed Off: 58'
Forward
Eamon Zayed
84Scored: 84'
Forward

Substitutes
Barry Murphy
Goalkeeper
Jason McGuinness
Defender
Gary McCabe
58'
58Subbed On: 58'
Midfield
Ciaran Kilduff
Forward
Sean Heaney
Defender
Ronan Finn
46'
46Subbed On: 46'
Midfield
Ryan Brennan
83'
83Subbed On: 83'
Midfield
Dundalk
Peter Cherrie
Goalkeeper
Andrew Boyle
Defender
Sean Gannon
Defender
Brian Gartland
Defender
Dane Massey
Defender
Kurtis Byrne
Midfielder
John Mountney
Midfielder 80'
80Subbed Off: 80'
Stephen O'Donnell
Midfielder 52'
52Subbed Off: 52'
Chris Shields
Midfielder
44Booked: 44'
Richie Towell
Midfielder
11Peno: 11'
33Peno: 33'
David McMillan
Forward 68'
68Subbed Off: 68'

Substitutes
Marc Griffin
Forward
Ruaidhri Higgins
Midfield
52Subbed On: 52'
52'
Pat Hoban
Forward
68Subbed On: 68'
68'
Daryl Horgan
Midfield
Simon Kelly
Defender
Darren Meenan
Midfield
80Subbed On: 80'
80'
Gabriel Sava
Goalkeeper