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Date: 7:45 p.m. Feb. 28, 2020
Venue: Tallaght Stadium
Att: 7,522
TV: RTE2

Dylan Watts 20' -
Scored: 20'


Roberto Lopes 71' -
Scored: 71'


Jack Byrne 83' -
Scored: 83'


Scored: 22'
- Jordan Flores 22'

Scored: 63'
- Patrick Hoban 63'

Live Updates for Shamrock Rovers -v- Dundalk

Updates by David Wilson

90' + 6'

FULL TIME!

The game has ended between Shamrock Rovers and Dundalk.

90' + 5'

Yellow Card

Sean Hoare is booked for Dundalk.

90' + 4'

A header from Lopes stops a certain goal. Brilliant.

90' + 2'

5 added minutes Dundalk pouring forward.

85'

Substitution

Georgie Kelly replaces Greg Sloggett for Dundalk.

83'

ASSIST!

Lee Grace provided the assist.

83'

GOAL!

Jack Byrne scores for Shamrock Rovers.

WHAT A FINISH. Byrne buries one with his left foot from 23 yards. Will it be the winner who knows?

80'

Byrne just bends one wide from 23 yards, great effort.

77'

Substitution

Will Patching replaces Cammy Smith for Dundalk.

77'

Gaffney slipped down the side from a Byrne free-kick sees his attempted cross well claimed by Rogers. 

76'

Yellow Card

Greg Sloggett is booked for Dundalk.

71'

ASSIST!

Jack Byrne provided the assist.

71'

GOAL!

Roberto Lopes scores for Shamrock Rovers.

Lopes heads home from a corner. 2-2. Great game.

68'

Finn's cross is met by Greene. The ground thought it was in until a last minute clearance on the line from Boyle.Great chance.

66'

New boy Gaffney already makes an impact. His driving run down the left nearly finds Finn but it's blocked through a combination of Boyle and Rogers.

64'

Substitution

Rory Gaffney replaces Dylan Watts for Shamrock Rovers.

63'

ASSIST!

Daniel Kelly provided the assist.

63'

GOAL!

Patrick Hoban scores for Dundalk.

Hoban dinks one over Mannus briliantly after a through ball from Dan Kelly.

58'

Substitution

Daniel Kelly replaces Jordan Flores for Dundalk.

56'

McEneff links well with Byrne who nearly finds the Derryman inside the box, Gannon does excellently well on the cover.

54'

Nifty first time pass sees Greene nearly through again, touch lets him down and Hoare defends well. 

52'

Yellow Card

Patrick Hoban is booked for Dundalk.

A Hoban lunge on Bolger results in the Galwegian going in the book.

51'

Yellow Card

Jordan Flores is booked for Dundalk.

Tackle on Byrne results in Flores going into the book.

50'

McEneff has a go from 30+ yards which whistled past Rogers' post.

49'

Free-kick to Rovers they've started the half brightly.

47'

Aaron Greene has an effort from a free-kick just over Rogers' crossbar.

46'

Second Half

The second half between Shamrock Rovers and Dundalk has started.

46'

Yellow Card

Chris Shields is booked for Dundalk.

46'

Half Time

It is half-time between Shamrock Rovers and Dundalk.

No changes at the break.

45' + 3'

Half Time

It is half-time between Shamrock Rovers and Dundalk.

45' + 1'

Byrne blazes the free-kick high, wide and not too handsome.

45'

Rovers finally manage to string a couole passes together thanks to a lung-busting run from Lopes. Free-kick eventually given outside the box for a Shields foul on Bolger

41'

Late foul on Byrne by Shields results in a Rovers advantage, however nothing comes of it and the Dundalk skipper escapes a booking.

39'

Yellow Card

Aaron McEneff is booked for Shamrock Rovers.

35'

Duffy finds Massey on the underlap before he finds Smith inside the box but his effort is weak, the away side on top after the goal.

32'

Fantastic flowing move from Dundalk results in Cammy Smith twisting and turning in the box. His strike is blocked through a combination of Grace and Mannus. Duffy sees his free-kick tipped over by Mannus.

28'

Greene with a great flick into McEneff who finds Finn in space out wide where he decides to cross, cleared by Shields.

27'

Two handball shouts inside the box, referee Rob Hennessy waves them away.

26'

Dundalk on top, corner again for the Lilywhites. 

22'

ASSIST!

Michael Duffy provided the assist.

22'

GOAL!

Jordan Flores scores for Dundalk.

WOW WHAT A GOAL. Flores volleys home a Michael Duffy from 16 yards, what a strike.

20'

GOAL!

Dylan Watts scores for Shamrock Rovers.

Watts volleys home from 10 yards following a mix-up between Rogers and his defenders 1-0 Rovers,

19'

The game has kicked into life. Neat interplay between Grace, Finn, Byrne, Bolger and Watts nearly sees Greene in on goal again. However Rogers claims, but the Rovers fans are up.

17'

Huge chance goes begging for Rovers. Aaron Greene is clean through after a through ball from Watts. Greene tries to bend one in the far corner but its a poor effort which goes wide of Gary Rogers' far post.

13'

Substitution

Liam Scales replaces Joey O'Brien for Shamrock Rovers.

Joey O'Brien pulls up sharply with an injury, his night is over. Scales to come on. 

11'

Byrne finds Greene who plays it out wide to Farrugia on the left, but Gannon defends well.

8'

O'Brien diverts the ball nervously over his own crossbar from a Gannon cross. 

7'

Good move from Rovers down the right with Joey O'Brien, Finn, and Byrne linking up well. The ball finds Watts who then finds Farrugia but his cross is mopped up well by Massey.

5'

Greene robs Shields but his cross is way overhit. 

3'

The attendance here is 7,522, great crowd.

2'

Rovers have lined up with a 3-5-2, almost identical to the shape they deployed in the cup final.

Dundalk go with their usual 4-3-3 shape. 

1'

Massey fouls Finn down the right free-kick rovers.

1'

GAME ON!

The game between Shamrock Rovers and Dundalk has kicked off.

Here we go!

0'

Welcome to Tallaght Stadium on a fresh Friday evening.

Firstly to the teams,Shamrock Rovers make four changes from their win over Waterford on Monday night. Rhys Marshall, Danny Lafferty, Liam Scales and Dean Williams all drop out of the team with Neil Farrugia, Aaron McEneff, Ronan Finn and Joey O'Brien in to replace them.

 

Dundalk name the same team that travelled to the capital last week to take the three points back down the M1 when they defeated Shelbourne 2-1. Serbian Stefan Colovic makes the bench along with Georgie Kelly who is back from injury. 

 

Updates with me David Wilson, followed by a match report later.



Photo Gallery for Shamrock Rovers -v- Dundalk



Shamrock Rovers
Alan Mannus 1
Goalkeeper
Lee Grace 5
Defender
Roberto Lopes 4
71Scored: 71'
Defender
Joey O'Brien 28
13'
13Subbed Off: 13'
Defender
Ronan Finn 8
Midfielder
Neil Farrugia 23
Midfielder
Jack Byrne 29
83Scored: 83'
Midfielder
Greg Bolger 6
Midfielder
Aaron McEneff 10
39Booked: 39'
Midfielder
Dylan Watts 7
20Scored: 20'
64'
64Subbed Off: 64'
Midfielder
Aaron Greene 9
Forward

Substitutes
Rory Gaffney
64'
64Subbed On: 64'
Midfield
Brandon Kavanagh 27
Midfield
Daniel Lafferty 3
Defender
Leon Pohls 25
Goalkeeper
Liam Scales 15
13'
13Subbed On: 13'
Defender
Dean Williams 19
Forward
Dundalk
1 Gary Rogers
Goalkeeper
14 Dane Massey
Defender
4 Sean Hoare
Defender
90Booked: 90'
2 Sean Gannon
Defender
44 Andy Boyle
Defender
10 Greg Sloggett
Midfielder
76Booked: 76'
85'
85Subbed Off: 85'
5 Chris Shields
Midfielder
46Booked: 46'
6 Jordan Flores
Midfielder
22Scored: 22'
51Booked: 51'
58'
58Subbed Off: 58'
7 Michael Duffy
Midfielder
9 Patrick Hoban
Forward
52Booked: 52'
63Scored: 63'
23 Cammy Smith
Forward 77'
77Subbed Off: 77'

Substitutes
18 Will Patching
Midfield
77Subbed On: 77'
77'
20 Aaron McCarey
Goalkeeper
12 Georgie Kelly
Forward
85Subbed On: 85'
85'
27 Daniel Kelly
Forward
58Subbed On: 58'
58'
3 Brian Gartland
Defender
Stefan Colovic
Unknown
21 Daniel Cleary
Defender