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Date: 8 p.m. March 18, 2016
Venue: Tallaght Stadium
Att: 3,453

Scored: 45'
- Billy Dennehy 45'

Scored: 52'
- Christy Fagan 52'

Live Updates for Shamrock Rovers -v- St. Patrick's Athletic

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90' + 4'

FULL TIME!

The game has ended between Shamrock Rovers and St. Patrick's Ath.

90' + 2'

Substitution

Sean Hoare replaces Ian Bermingham for St. Patrick's Ath.

89'

Yellow Card

Graham Kelly is booked for St. Patrick's Ath.

83'

Clarke somehow keeps out Blanchard's effort from McCabe's corner and they somehow scramble the ball away.

78'

Dean Clarke gets his head to a Rovers set-piece but again Brendan Clarke is in the right place to make the save.

78'

Substitution

Trevor Clarke replaces Michael Drennan for Shamrock Rovers.

77'

Substitution

Sam Verdon replaces Keith Treacy for St. Patrick's Ath.

75'

Substitution

Conan Byrne replaces Mark Timlin for St. Patrick's Ath.

74'

16 minutes to go and it's still all Rovers, still no real goal threat. Pats defending deeper and deeper but managing it comfortably.

72'

Substitution

Dean Clarke replaces Danny North for Shamrock Rovers.

68'

A cross from Madden is flicked on by North into the path of Gary Shaw, but the big striker isn't expecting it and the ball bounces handily into Brendan Clarke's arms.

68'

It's all Rovers here but Pats look as comfortable as ever.

60'

Another Miele free kick from distance, and once again Brendan Clarke is behind it all the way.

57'

Simon Madden goes down under Ian Bermingham's challenge and Tomas Connolly awards the penalty. The ball was going out and there didn't seem to be much contact, and on consultation with his linesman he gives a goal kick!

55'

Pats starting to take control here now as Timlin runs at the Rovers defence and tries to lob Murphy from 20 yards, but he gets too much on it.

53'

It's hard to believe but, having contributed next to nothing going forward, Pats now lead 2-0 and there's very little to suggest Rovers can get back in this.

52'

GOAL!

Christy Fagan doubles the lead with a terrific near-post header from Mark Timlin's cross.

50'

Gary McCabe shoots from distance and it takes a big deflection, but luckily for Clarke is goes wide and the referee awards a goal kick.

49'

Miele tries his luck with a free kick from 30 yards - North attempts to act as a screen on Brendan Clarke, but  the keeper doesn't fall for it.

46'

Second Half

The second half between Shamrock Rovers and St. Patrick's Ath has started.

45'

Well it's been all Shamrock Rovers for 45 minutes here but they haven't shown the quality to break down Pats' 10-man defence, and they've paid the price as Billy Dennehy's second headed goal in two games sends the visitors in with a surprise half time lead.

45'

Half Time

It is half-time between Shamrock Rovers and St. Patrick's Ath.

45'

GOAL!

Billy Dennehy scores against his old club as Rovers fail to deal with Graham Kelly's right-footed corner and the Kerryman nods into an empty net.

43'

A Pats counter-attack sees the ball eventually fall to Ger O'Brien on the edge of the box, but he scuffs it and is luckily to see it deflect out for a corner.

40'

Yellow Card

Michael Drennan is booked for Shamrock Rovers.

38'

A long ball from Blanchard is flicked on by Shaw and North takes it on the volley first time, but he can't keep his shot down and it sails over.

33'

Half chance for Rovers as patient build-up finally sees Simon Madden find Danny North at the back post, but his volley is blocked by Ger O'Brien and out for a corner, which is cleared.

30'

Shaw takes down a hurried Rovers clearance neatly on his chest, makes space for a shot and fires on goal, but it's well wide and over from a good position.

23'

A glimpse of what Gary Shaw adds to Shamrock Rovers defensively as he leaps to deny Pats a certain goal at the back post from Billy Dennehy's corner.

18'

Yellow Card

Gary Shaw is booked for Shamrock Rovers.

15'

Shaw again almost gets on the end of a chance for Rovers as he rises to meet McCabe's free kick, but Darren Dennehy gets up to put it behind for a corner.

15'

Yellow Card

Keith Treacy is booked for St. Patrick's Ath.

13'

Gary Shaw forces a smart stop from Clarke as he shoots low from distance - there was good pace on the shot, but Clarke saw it all the way.

10'

Great chance for Rovers as McCabe plays in Madden down the right, and he fizzes the ball across the goal, but no players in hoops has gambled and Dennehy is able to clear the ball from two yards out.

7'

No chances of note so far, with a Mark Timlin cross cut out by Max Blanchard to the only real moment of danger for either side.

1'

We're off here in Tallaght as the home side attack into the Square End in the first half.

1'

GAME ON!

The game between Shamrock Rovers and St. Patrick's Ath has kicked off.

0'

15miinutes until kick-off and I can tell you we are in the full throes of winter, as it traditional year-round in Tallaght. The pitch doesn't look the best but doesn't seem to be affecting the warm-ups too much.

0'

The teams are in and Liam Buckley has understandably stuck with the XI that hammered Bohs 3-0 on Monday, while Rovers make one change: Pat Cregg in for the injured Killian Brennan in midfield.

0'

Hello and welcome to our coverage of the first Luas Derby of the season as Shamrock Rovers host St Patrick's Athletic at Tallaght Stadium. I'm Dave Donnelly, and you can contact me on Twitter during the game @YeSecondPost or the main account @ExtratimeNews. Both sides come into this game in winning form, having won their last two, but Rovers will have the extra confidence of a 100% record with three victories from three. No team news to report yet, but we'll have it for as soon as it arrives.



Photo Gallery for Shamrock Rovers -v- St. Patrick's Athletic



Shamrock Rovers
Barry Murphy
Goalkeeper
Simon Madden
Defender
Gavin Brennan
Defender
Maxime Blanchard
Defender
David O'Connor
Defender
Gary McCabe
Midfielder
Patrick Cregg
Midfielder
Brandon Miele
Midfielder
Michael Drennan
40Booked: 40'
78'
78Subbed Off: 78'
Forward
Danny North
72'
72Subbed Off: 72'
Forward
Gary Shaw
18Booked: 18'
Forward

Substitutes
Gareth McCaffrey
Forward
Craig Hyland
Goalkeeper
Rob Cornwall
Defender
Trevor Clarke
78'
78Subbed On: 78'
Midfield
Dean Clarke
72'
72Subbed On: 72'
Forward
Richie Purdy
Midfield
David Webster
Defender
St. Patrick's Athletic
Brendan Clarke
Goalkeeper
Shane McEleney
Defender
Darren Dennehy
Defender
Ian Bermingham
Defender 90'
90Subbed Off: 90'
Ger O'Brien
Defender
Graham Kelly
Midfielder
89Booked: 89'
Billy Dennehy
Midfielder
45Scored: 45'
David Cawley
Midfielder
Mark Timlin
Midfielder 75'
75Subbed Off: 75'
Keith Treacy
Midfielder
15Booked: 15'
77'
77Subbed Off: 77'
Christy Fagan
Forward
52Scored: 52'

Substitutes
Sean Hoare
Defender
90Subbed On: 90'
90'
Dinny Corcoran
Forward
Conan Byrne
Midfield
75Subbed On: 75'
75'
Dylan McGlade
Midfield
Jason McGuinness
Defender
Conor O'Malley
Goalkeeper
Sam Verdon
Forward
77Subbed On: 77'
77'