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Date: 8 p.m. March 4, 2019
Venue: Tallaght Stadium
Att: 1,582

Roberto Lopes 11' -
Scored: 11'


Dylan Watts 26' -
Peno Miss: 26'


Dylan Watts 38' -
Scored: 38'


Aaron Greene 45' + 5' -
Scored: 45'


Live Updates for Shamrock Rovers -v- Finn Harps

Updates by

90' + 3'

FULL TIME!

The game has ended between Shamrock Rovers and Finn Harps. The Hoops couldn't add to their first half haul of three goals in the second half but ran out comfortable winners against Harps. The Hoops go top of the table on goal difference above Bohemians having played an extra game. They travel to Inchicore on Friday night to play St. Patrick's Athletic. Hoped you enjoyed the updates this evening. Dave Donnelly is doing our match report. If you are on Instagram check out our Instagram story which we've been updating all throught the evening. Slán, Macdara.

90'

Two minutes of injury time at least.

87'

Crowd beginning to drift to the exits and into their cars where the heating will be going full blast.

82'

1,582 is tonight's attendance.

77'

Dan Carr is fouled outside the box and Sean Kavanagh sends a "knuckle ball" free kick over the wall but Peter Burke steps to his left to gather at the first attempt.

71'

Nice one-two between Dylan Watts and Brandon Kavanagh allows Watts in on goal but his effort is weak.

69'

Substitution

Colm Deasy replaces Harry Ascroft for Finn Harps.

69'

Ollie Horgan sent to the stands. His assistant Paul Hegarty is not in the dugout as he is serving a three match ban.

69'

Brandon Kavanagh's shot almost slips through Peter Burke grasp and over the line.

66'

Substitution

Orhan Vojic replaces Jack Byrne for Shamrock Rovers.

66'

Substitution

Joey O'Brien replaces Sam Bone for Shamrock Rovers.

65'

Double sub coming for Rovers with Joey O'Brien and Orhan Vojic about to come on.

63'

Aaron Greene hits the cross bar with a shot after a delicious centre from Dan Carr who ran from half way on the left. Greene looked across to the assistatn ref as it looked like it might have bounced over the line.

58'

Substitution

Mark Russell replaces Nathan Boyle for Finn Harps as Boyle had just picked up the first yellow card of the game.

58'

Rovers dominating possession moving the ball with Dylan Watts the latest to try his luck from distance.

56'

Yellow Card

Nathan Boyle is booked for Finn Harps.

55'

Jack Byrne has moved to a more central role with Brandon Kavanagh wide right.

47'

Four Rovers players are wearing long sleeve base layers below short sleeved jersies. Harps meanwhile are made of hardy stuff - they are all just wearing short sleeved kit.

46'

Substitution

Brandon Kavanagh replaces Aaron McEneff for Shamrock Rovers.

46'

Second Half

The second half between Shamrock Rovers and Finn Harps has started.

45' + 6'

Half Time

It is half-time between Shamrock Rovers and Finn Harps.

45' + 5'

GOAL!

Aaron Greene scores for Shamrock Rovers after running onto a through ball and from an acute angle driving the ball low by Peter Burke.

45' + 3'

Another two more minutes even after that injury stoppage.

45' + 3'

Substitution

Tony McNamee replaces Gareth Harkin for Finn Harps.

45'

Gareth Harkin has gone down and he will need to come off.

43'

So cold in Tallaght both assistant refs are wearing leggins below their shorts. Yr.no tells me it is 3 degrees but feels like -2! 

42'

The Hoops have a two goal cushion that puts them top of the "in-running" league table above Bohs on goals scored. 

40'

Super save from Peter Burke to push Dylan Watts' effort from 25 yards behind for a corner. When that set piece came to Aaron McEneff only John Kavanagh's brave header stopped that one hitting the target.

38'

GOAL!

Dylan Watts scores for Shamrock Rovers from outside the area when he couldn't score from the peno spot a bit earlier. A Gareth Harkin pass to Harry Ascoft put the defender under pressure and Dan Carr robbed the ball to play in Watts. His right foot effort found the bottom left corner of the net. 

30'

Aaron McEneff with another long range shot which drops just wide of Peter Burke's right hand post.

26'

MISSED PENO!

Dylan Watts misses for Shamrock Rovers from the penalty spot after Gareth Harkin had left a boot in a position to trip Aaron McEneff. McEneff picked the ball up but handed it to Dylan Watts who is Rovers' peno taker. When Watts was off the pitch against Derry, McEneff took and scored the peno. Watts skies this one. He scored two for the Hoops last season.

23'

Dylan Watts lets fly from 30 yards and Peter Burke back peddles but the ball goes over.

21'

Shamrock Rovers love the Monday fixtures it seems.

20'

Nice run by Daniel O'Reilly and he wraps the outside of his left foot on the ball but can't keep it on target to trouble Alan Mannus. 

15'

#managerwatch Both are in long manager coat with club issue tracksuit bottoms. Ollie Horgan is wearing black boots while Stephen Bradley has black trainers.

11'

GOAL!

Roberto Lopes scores for Shamrock Rovers as he is on hand to tap home an Aaron McEneff shot that Peter Burke couldn't hold onto. The goal came from a corner on the right won by Sam Bone. Sean Kavanagh worked a short one-two corner with Jack Byrne who centred to McEneff for his shot.

8'

Dan Carr finds some space wide on the left and gets a shot away that Peter Burke saves. 

7'

4-2-3-1 for Harps. Jacob Borg and Gareth Harkin are holding in front of the back four. Mikey Place is leading the line on his own with Nathan Boyle in behind him and Caolan McAleer on the right and Niall McGinley on the left. 

6'

Caolan McAleer lets loose from the edge of the box and forces Alan Mannus into a save.

2'

Looks 4-1-4-1 for Rovers with Sean Kavanagh left back and Sam Bone on the right. Greg Bolger is holding in front of back four. Jack Byrne and Dan Carr are wide and Aaron Greene up top.

1'

GAME ON!

The game between Shamrock Rovers and Finn Harps has kicked off.

0'

Lee Grace will captain Rovers while Gareth Harkin has the Harps armband. Ben Connolly is our referee.

0'

Busy press box this evening as this is the only league game of the evening. Harps looking for their first win of the season while a win by two goals or more will send Shamrock Rovers top.

0'

Four changes for Harps as Harry Ascroft makes his first start. Caolan McAleer, Mikey Place and NIall McGinley come into Ollie Horgan's team.

0'

Five changes for Rovers as club captain Ronan Finn, Joel Coustrain (who made his first start of the sesason in the last game against Dundalk), Trevor Clarke, Joey O'Brien and Orhan Vojic drop to the bench. Aaron Greene who was suspended comes back in asdoes Dylan Watts, Dan Carr and Sean Kavanagh. Sam Bone makes his first start of the season for Rovers.

0'

Good evening from a cold Tallaght Stadium - just four degrees - and it is Macdara Ferris here to take you through tonight's action. I'm also doing an Instagram story from Tallaght if you want to head over to that social media channel.

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Good evening from a cold Tallaght Stadium - just four degrees - and it is Macdara Ferris here to take you through tonight's action. I'm also doing an Instagram story from Tallaght if you want to head over to that social media channel.



Photo Gallery for Shamrock Rovers -v- Finn Harps



Shamrock Rovers
Alan Mannus
Goalkeeper
Sean Kavanagh
Defender
Lee Grace
Defender
Sam Bone
66'
66Subbed Off: 66'
Defender
Roberto Lopes
11Scored: 11'
Defender
Daniel Carr
Midfielder
Jack Byrne
66'
66Subbed Off: 66'
Midfielder
Greg Bolger
Midfielder
Aaron McEneff
46'
46Subbed Off: 46'
Midfielder
Dylan Watts
26Peno Miss: 26'
38Scored: 38'
Midfielder
Aaron Greene
45Scored: 45'
Forward

Substitutes
Brandon Kavanagh
46'
46Subbed On: 46'
Midfield
Ronan Finn
Midfield
Joel Coustrain
Midfield
Trevor Clarke
Midfield
Joey O'Brien
66'
66Subbed On: 66'
Defender
Leon Pohls
Goalkeeper
Orhan Vojic
66'
66Subbed On: 66'
Forward
Finn Harps
Peter Burke
Goalkeeper
John Kavanagh
Defender
Keith Cowan
Defender
Jacob Borg
Defender
Harry Ascroft
Defender 69'
69Subbed Off: 69'
Daniel O'Reilly
Defender
Gareth Harkin
Midfielder 45'
45Subbed Off: 45'
Caolan McAleer
Midfielder
Niall McGinley
Midfielder
Mikey Place
Midfielder
Nathan Boyle
Forward
56Booked: 56'
58'
58Subbed Off: 58'

Substitutes
Michael Gallagher
Defender
Ciaran Gallagher
Goalkeeper
Colm Deasy
Defender
69Subbed On: 69'
69'
Raffaele Cretaro
Forward
Tony McNamee
Midfield
45Subbed On: 45'
45'
Mark Russell
Unknown
58Subbed On: 58'
58'
Liam Walsh
Forward