Prem
Date: 8 p.m. Aug. 30, 2013
Venue: Tolka Park
Att: 1,659

Dean Kelly 52' -
Peno Scored: 52'


Rob Cornwall 76' -
Red: 76'


Scored: 12'
- Mark Quigley 12'

Scored: 22'
- Ronan Finn 22'

Peno Miss: 63'
- Mark Quigley 63'

Red: 64'
- Mark Quigley 64'


Shelbourne 1 - 2 Shamrock Rovers

Sat, Aug 31 2013

Shamrock Rovers took all three point from Tolka Park on Friday night as they defeated Dublin rivals Shelbourne by the odd goal in three. Mark Quigley was at the centre of the action as the former Dundalk and Sligo player fired the Hoops into the lead and missed a penalty before being sent off.

 

Shamrock Rovers set the early pace and ten minutes into the game the visitors lead. A cross by Tommy Stewart eventually made its way to Mark Quigley and the former Sligo Rovers striker managed to volley his shot over the Shelbourne goalkeeper Lee Murphy who could do nothing but just watch as the ball looped into the back of the net.
 


Rovers threatened again shortly after as a perfectly worked free kick by Eamon Zayed was played through to playmaker Ronan Finn who beautifully timed his pass back to Zayed who’s shot was a poor one on Lee Murphy’s goal.


The Rovers keeper was tested for the first time when Shelbourne had a Sean Brennan cross headed towards Murphy’s goal by Lee Murtagh but the shot stopper had a comfortable save. 


Sean Brennan was becoming a pain for Trevor Croly’s men as he found himself in the box once again but up came the former St.Patrick’s Athletic keeper to dive at Brennan’s feet and keep his side’s lead.  


Rovers doubled the lead on 22 minutes as midfielder Ronan Finn managed to find space in the box after being played through by Thomas Stewart. The former UCD midfielder slotted the ball into the left hand side of the goal as Lee Murphy and his defence stood there and could do nothing to prevent the ball entering the back of the net.


Rovers nearly got a third two minutes later as a corner swung in by Richie Ryan met the head of former Sligo Rovers defender Jason McGuinness whose header went just over the top of Murphy’s bar. 


Rovers had yet another chance on the half hour mark as Mark Quigley won a free kick right outside the box. Quigley, himself, stepped up to take it and struck a nice free kick which Murphy got down to save. 


It should have been three after Thomas Stewart easily broke through the Shelbourne defence however he dragged his shot wide of the right hand post.


Shelbourne had their best chance of the half just before the break as Dean Kelly found space inside the box after turning defender Jason McGuinness perfectly but his shot was not up to scratch. He blasted his shot way over the bar after being put under some pressure by goalkeeper Barry Murphy.


Johnny McDonnell's half time talk seemed to work as Shels dominated the opening exchanges of the second half and they were handed a lifeline as down went Sean Brennan and without any hesistation referee Neil Doyle pointed to the penalty spot. Up stepped former Shamrock Rovers man Dean Kelly, who slotted the penalty into the bottom right hand corner as Murphy dived to the left.


Rovers had their own penalty claim turned down as Mark Quigley broke through the defence to only be taken down by Shelbourne defender Graham Gartland, referee Neil Doyle adjudged that Gartland got the ball.


The visitors were awarded their own penalty shortly after much to the bemusement of the Shels defence. Mark Quigley stepped to take the penalty himself but put the spot kick wide.


Having just missed the penalty, Mark Quigley appeared to strike out at Pat Flynn and was shown a straight red card for his troubles. 

 

Shelbourne thought they had levelled five minutes later as a soft Dean Kelly touch after a long throw scrapped past Murphy’s right hand post to which no defender was standing at. 

 

Barry Murphy had to be at his best to deny striker Dean Kelly, who, after some nice footwork, found himself one and one the keeper but the Hoops netminder managed to deny the Shels player. 
 

On 76 minutes, Shels were reduced to ten men as Robert Cornwall picked up a second yellow for a foul on Sean O'Connor and despite the home side pushing for an equaliser and claims for a penalty late on, Trevor Croly's held on for all three points.

 

 

Shelbourne: Lee Murphy; Rob Cornwall, Graham Gartland, Ian Ryan, Derek Doyle; Adam Hanlon, Brian Gannon (Robert Bayly), Pat Flynn, Sean Brennan (Dylan Connolly); Lee Murtagh (Paul Andrews), Dean Kelly.
Unused Subs: Niall Burdon, Stephen Sheerin, Jake Donnelly, Darren Tinnelly.

Booked: Cornwall (47), Flynn (54).
Sent Off: Cornwall (76).



Shamrock Rovers: Barry Murphy; Conor McCormack, Derek Foran, Jason McGuinness, Conor Powell; Thomas Stewart (Sean O’Connor), Ronan Finn (Karl Sheppard), Richie Ryan, Shane Robinson; Mark Quigley, Eamon Zayed.
Unused subs: Richard Brush, Pat Sullivan, David Elebert, Stephen Rice, Karl Sheppard, Gary McCabe.

Booked: Murphy (40), Foran (51), Robinson (89).
Sent Off: Quigley (64)

 

Referee: Neil Doyle.

Attendance: 1,659

Extratime.ie Man of the Match: Ronan Finn (Shamrock Rovers).

 


Shelbourne
Lee Murphy
Goalkeeper
Rob Cornwall
47Booked: 47'
76Booked: 76'
76Sent off: 76'
Defender
Pat Flynn
54Booked: 54'
Defender
Graham Gartland
Defender
Ian Ryan
Defender
Sean Brennan
88'
88Subbed Off: 88'
Midfielder
Derek Doyle
Midfielder
Brian Gannon
29'
29Subbed Off: 29'
Midfielder
Adam Hanlon
Midfielder
Dean Kelly
52Peno: 52'
Midfielder
Lee Murtagh
90'
90Subbed Off: 90'
Forward

Substitutes
Paul Andrews
90'
90Subbed On: 90'
Defender
Robert Bayly
29'
29Subbed On: 29'
Midfield
Niall Burdon
Goalkeeper
Dylan Connolly
88'
88Subbed On: 88'
Midfield
Jake Donnelly
Midfield
Stephen Sheerin
Midfield
Darren Tinnelly
Forward
Shamrock Rovers
Barry Murphy
Goalkeeper
40Booked: 40'
Derek Foran
Defender
51Booked: 51'
Conor McCormack
Defender
Jason McGuinness
Defender
Conor Powell
Defender
Ronan Finn
Midfielder
22Scored: 22'
90'
90Subbed Off: 90'
Shane Robinson
Midfielder
89Booked: 89'
Richie Ryan
Midfielder
Thomas Stewart
Midfielder 75'
75Subbed Off: 75'
Mark Quigley
Forward
12Scored: 12'
63Peno Miss: 63'
64Sent off: 64'
Eamon Zayed
Forward

Substitutes
Richard Brush
Goalkeeper
David Elebert
Defender
Gary McCabe
Midfield
Sean O'Connor
Midfield
75Subbed On: 75'
75'
Stephen Rice
Midfield
Karl Sheppard
Forward
90Subbed On: 90'
90'
Pat Sullivan
Defender