19 LSC 4th Rd
Date: 7:45 p.m. March 11, 2019
Venue: Tolka Park
Ref:
Att: 657
TV:

Dayle Rooney 30' -
Scored: 30'


Scored: 8'
- Aaron Barry 8'

Scored: 14'
- Daniel Grant 14'

OG: 35'
- Charles Mutawe 35'

Scored: 90'
- Aaron Barry 90' + 3'



Leinster Senior Cup Report: Shelbourne 1 - 4 Bohemians

Mon, Mar 11 2019

Andy Lyons of Bohemians grapples with Shelbourne's Dayle Rooney during a recent friendly. Credit: Daniel Tutty

Dave Donnelly reports from Tolka Park

Shelbourne’s two-year reign as Leinster Senior Cup champions crashed to a halt on Monday night as they meekly succumbed to Bohemians at Tolka Park.

Two goals from Aaron Barry, one for Danny Grant and an own goal saw Keith Long’s side to a comfortable 4-1  win in front of an impressive crowd of 657.

Dayle Rooney had briefly given Shelbourne hope when his expertly-placed free kick cut the deficit to one but the end result was flattering to the hosts.

Both managers made 11 changes to their respective sides from the weekend’s action with fringe senior players kicking heels with under-19 players.

Successive Leinster Senior Cup wins weren’t enough to keep Owen Heary’s job and his replacement as Shels boss, Ian Morris, signalled the new attitude by omitting top scorer Ciaran Kilduff completely.

Bohs took just eight minutes to take the lead and they did so with their first meaningful attack. Shels failed to clear a corner and the ball dropped for Barry to rifle home from close range.

Six minutes later, Bohs got a facile second as Grant isolated left-back Chris Giles and cut inside before curling a shot past his former Bohs teammate Colin McCabe.

It very nearly got worse for Shels a minute later as Robbie McCourt’s shot from distance crashed back off the bar and Ryan Swan nodded into an empty net, but he was offside.

It took 26 minutes for Shels to register their first real shot on goal, but despite doing well to make space for himself, Daniel McKenna pulled his shot wide.

Set pieces always looked the most likely outlet for Shels, who struggled to create from open play, and it was the sublime left foot of Rooney that yielded their goal just past he half-hour.

The winger lined up a free kick 25 yards out from a central position and left Niall Corbet with no chance with an immaculately-weighted effort into the top corner.

That goal came against the run of play, and normal service resumed just four minutes later as Ryan Graydon stole in to the endline and his cutback was turned into his own net by Charles Mutawee.

Both sides were lucky to keep 11 men on the field either side of half time, James English forcing Michael Barker off with an injury before McCourt poleaxed Sean Quinn with a nasty lunge.

Shels could have reduced the arrears once more when Rooney – far and away Shels’ best player on the night – put a cross on English’s head, but he glanced the ball just wide.

Substitute Derek Prendergast came within a whisker of righting that shortly after his introduction, meeting Rooney’s cross at the back post and volleying across goal, but Quinn couldn’t turn it in.

Bohs probably should have sealed it within 30 seconds as they countered through Sam Byrne, and he unselfishly teed up Graydon, but McCabe tipped the winger’s shot over the bar.

Bohs did get the fourth goal their dominance deserved in injury time when Shels once more failed to deal with a corner and Barry was again the one to profit, heading into an empty net.

Shelbourne: Colin McCabe; Aidan Friel, Flavio Marku (Derek Prendergast 72), Charles Mutawee, Craig Giles; Daniel McKenna, Sean Quinn (Ciaran Burns 84), Aaron Connolly; Dayle Rooney, Alamu Abdulrasaq, James English.

Subs not used: Imrich Tothova (gk), John Ross Wilson, Derek Prendergast, Michael McHugh, Ciaran Burns, Oscar Brennan, Darragh Noone.

Booked: James English (45+1), Sean Quinn (90+20).

Bohemians: Niall Corbet; Andy Lyons, Michael Barker (Alex Kelly 46), Aaron Barry, Paddy Kirk; Danny Grant (Ross Tierney 71), Scott Allardice, Robbie McCourt, Ryan Graydon; Sam Byrne, Ryan Swan (Dawson Devoy 81).

Substitutes: Jamie Cleary (gk), Mitchell Byrne, Brandon Bermingham, Marlon Marishta.

Booked: Scott Allardice (33), Robbie McCourt (50).

Referee: Oliver Moran.

Attendance: 657.

Extratime.ie Player of the Match: Danny Grant (Bohemians).

 



Shelbourne
Colin McCabe
Goalkeeper
Charles Mutawe
35OG: 35'
Defender
Flavio Marku
72'
72Subbed Off: 72'
Defender
Craig Giles
Defender
Aidan Friel
Defender
Sean Quinn
84'
84Subbed Off: 84'
90Booked: 90'
Midfielder
Daniel McKenna
Midfielder
Aaron Connolly
Midfielder
Dayle Rooney
30Scored: 30'
Forward
James English
45Booked: 45'
Forward
Abdulrasaq Alamu-Tajudeen
Forward

Substitutes
John Ross Wilson
Defender
Imrich Toth
Goalkeeper
Derek Prendergast
72'
72Subbed On: 72'
Defender
Darragh Noone
Midfield
Michael McHugh
Midfield
Ciaran Burns
84'
84Subbed On: 84'
Midfield
Oscar Brennan
Midfield
Bohemians
Niall Corbet
Goalkeeper
Aaron Barry
Defender
8Scored: 8'
90Scored: 90'
Michael Barker
Defender 46'
46Subbed Off: 46'
Patrick Kirk
Defender
Andy Lyons
Defender
Ryan Graydon
Midfielder
Scott Allardice
Midfielder
33Booked: 33'
Robbie McCourt
Midfielder
50Booked: 50'
Daniel Grant
Forward
14Scored: 14'
71'
71Subbed Off: 71'
Sam Byrne
Forward
Ryan Swan
Forward 81'
81Subbed Off: 81'

Substitutes
Dawson Devoy
Unknown
81Subbed On: 81'
81'
Jamie Cleary
Goalkeeper
Mitchell Byrne
Defender
Brandon Bermingham
Unknown
Alex Kelly
Midfield
46Subbed On: 46'
46'
Marlon Marishta
Unknown
Ross Tierney
Unknown
71Subbed On: 71'
71'


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