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Date: 8 p.m. March 29, 2019
Venue: Tallaght Stadium
Att: 2,812

Jack Byrne 19' -
Scored: 19'


Jack Byrne 83' -
Scored: 83'


Aaron McEneff 90' + 2' -
Scored: 90'


Scored: 38'
- Yousef Mahdy 38'

Live Updates for Shamrock Rovers -v- UCD

90' + 4'

FULL TIME!

The game has ended between Shamrock Rovers and UCD. A big win for Rovers here, this one could have gone either way but they were full deservant of their 3 points and sit 7 points clear at the top of the table, albeit with two extra games played.

90' + 2'

GOAL!

Aaron McEneff scores for Shamrock Rovers. With UCD pushed forward including the keeper, Rovers broke and Clarke found McEneff who easily slot into an empty net.

90' + 1'

Corner Kick

UCD have won a corner kick. Gary O'Neill will take it.

90'

3 minutes additional time here.

89'

Byrne dinks a delightful ball over the top of the UCD defence and finds McEneff who shoots low and hard but Kearns is equal to it.

87'

Tonight's attendance is 2,812. 

84'

Substitution

Sean McDonald replaces Yousef Mahdy for UCD.

83'

GOAL!

Jack Byrne scores for Shamrock Rovers. It's that man again! Finn passed to Byrne in the centre of the box and he made no mistake smashing the ball home. 

81'

10 to go, Rovers have been doing all the pressing in the last 10 minutes.UCD yet to make a change.

79'

Substitution

Orhan Vojic replaces Aaron Greene for Shamrock Rovers.

77'

How are the home side not ahead here. Again they are inches away but the effort from Greene is just wide of the post.

76'

Big chance again Rovers. Byrne yet again the provider dinks a superb ball over the top for Kavanagh who plays it back across goal but it crawls across the box and noone is there to meet it. Rovers well on top now.

73'

Rovers again, Coustrain this time testing Kearns.

71'

Bryne puts Kavanagh through with a lovely ball he hits a strong shot that Kearns pushes away.

71'

Substitution

Trevor Clarke replaces Sam Bone for Shamrock Rovers.

69'

Decent effort from McClelland is deflected over for a corner. UCD really putting the pressure on now. 

65'

Yellow Card

Josh Collins is booked for UCD.

64'

Neil Farrugia is really threatening for UCD down the left wing now and has come close to unlocking the Hoops defence on a couple of occassions. 

62'

Corner Kick

UCD have won a corner kick. Jason McClelland will take it. The ball is cleared and drops to Molloy who fires well over.

59'

Substitution

Joel Coustrain replaces Dylan Watts for Shamrock Rovers.

56'

Yellow Card

Lee Grace is booked for Shamrock Rovers.

56'

Free Kick

UCD have won a free kick. Gary O'Neill will take it. Again Farrugia and Mahdy link up well and win a free kick after a bad challenge from Grace.

55'

10 minutes into the second half and Rovers aren't looking as menacing as they did in the first. UCD are keeping them at bay with a solid defensive line while also having some decent moves of their own.

46'

Corner Kick

Shamrock Rovers have won a corner kick. Jack Byrne will take it. A dangerous ball swung in Josh Collins clears it off the goal line for UCD.

46'

Second Half

The second half between Shamrock Rovers and UCD has started.

45'

Half Time

It is half-time between Shamrock Rovers and UCD. 1-1 at the break and Collie O'Neill will be by far the happier of the two managers. Rovers could easily have been 2 or 3 nil up before UCD broke and levelled. Still all to play for here.

44'

Chance! Kavanagh works his way along the left goal line and puts a dangerous ball across the mouth of the goal but there is noone there from Rovers to connect with it. 

38'

GOAL!

Yousef Mahdy scores for UCD. Can you believe this, a very rare attack for the students and they have equalised. Farrugia broke free on the left wing and cut the ball back across where Mahdy was waiting, he evaded the Rovers defence and slotted home an unlikely equaliser from 6 yards. Game on!!

32'

What an effort! Byrne finds himself in a simliar position to where he scored the opener, maybe a little further out and strikes an absolute worldie that looks to be heading for the top right hand corner but Conor Kearns pulls off a fantastic save to tip it over the bar.

30'

Corner Kick

Shamrock Rovers have won a corner kick. Jack Byrne will take it.

26'

That should have been 2! Byrne with another sublime ball into the box for Aaron McEneff but his effort from a couple of yards out is weak and straight into Kearns'hands, he'll be disappointed with that. 

25'

To give credit to UCD they haven't panicked and are sticking to their gameplan and trying to play the ball out from the back. 

Jack Byrne is pulling the strings in the middle of the park for the Hoops however. 

19'

GOAL!

Jack Byrne scores for Shamrock Rovers. It's been coming! And its the dangerman Jack Byrne who finds the breakthrough. The ball fell to him on the edge of the area and he curls a superb effort into the bottom right hand corner of the net. Conor Kearns gets a hand to it but he can't keep it out. 

15'

That should have been 1-0! Again Byrne is the creator, he plays a lovely ball through to Greene who finds himself one on one with the keeper but Kearns makes himself big and denies Greene. 

13'

Free Kick

Shamrock Rovers have won a free kick. Jack Byrne will take it. Kearns is fouled as he goes to claim the ball and its some respite for UCD.

10'

Another great move by Rovers, Jack Byrne sprays a beautiful pass on the outside of his boot into the path of Greene who returns it to Byrne who in turn feeds Watts. He strikes and is inches from finding the target. 

7'

Decent attack by Rovers, Bolger wins the ball in midfield and lays it off to Bone on the right wing, he swings a dangerous ball into the box but Greene can't meet it.

4'

Free Kick

Shamrock Rovers have won a free kick. Jack Byrne will take it. Byrne hits an effort from about 30 yards out and he's not too far away, his attempt is is just over Conor Kearns' crossbar.

3'

it's the home side who are on top in the opening minutes with Bolger, Watts and Finn bossing things in midfield.

1'

GAME ON!

The game between Shamrock Rovers and UCD has kicked off.

0'

GAME ON!

The game between Shamrock Rovers and UCD has kicked off.

Teams are out on the pitch, can the table toppers claim another 3 points will UCD pull off a shock win in their battle against relegation?

0'

15 mimutes to kick off at Tallaght Stadium, both teams are being put through their respective warm ups!

This is the second of two Dublin derbies taking place tonight with Bohs and Pats just about to kick off in Dalymount Park.

0'

Team news:

For the home side Sam Bone comes in at right back to replace Joey O'Brien who is injured and Jack Byrne returns from international duty to replace Dan Carr who is also injured.

For the students just the one change, Neil Farrugia comes into the side for Kevin Coffey who drops to the bench.

0'

Dusk is looming at Tallaght Stadium and I've arrived waaaay too early. Still, here we are, primed and ready to give you a blow by blow account of this evening's Airtricity League Premier Division tie between Shamrock Rovers and UCD. The lastest opponents for both teams were UCD, and both teams came away with three points, Rovers winning 1-0 up in Finn Park a fortnight ago and UCD running out 3-0 winners over Ollie Horgan's men last weekend.



Photo Gallery for Shamrock Rovers -v- UCD



Shamrock Rovers
Alan Mannus
Goalkeeper
Sam Bone
71'
71Subbed Off: 71'
Defender
Lee Grace
56Booked: 56'
Defender
Sean Kavanagh
Defender
Roberto Lopes
Defender
Greg Bolger
Midfielder
Jack Byrne
19Scored: 19'
83Scored: 83'
Midfielder
Ronan Finn
Midfielder
Aaron McEneff
90Scored: 90'
Midfielder
Dylan Watts
59'
59Subbed Off: 59'
Midfielder
Aaron Greene
79'
79Subbed Off: 79'
Forward

Substitutes
Trevor Clarke
71'
71Subbed On: 71'
Midfield
Joel Coustrain
59'
59Subbed On: 59'
Midfield
Dean Dillon
Forward
Brandon Kavanagh
Midfield
Thomas Oluwa
Midfield
Leon Pohls
Goalkeeper
Orhan Vojic
79'
79Subbed On: 79'
Forward
UCD
Conor Kearns
Goalkeeper
Josh Collins
Defender
65Booked: 65'
Richie O'Farrell
Defender
Liam Scales
Defender
Dan Tobin
Defender
Mark Dignam
Midfielder
Neil Farrugia
Midfielder
Yousef Mahdy
Midfielder
38Scored: 38'
84'
84Subbed Off: 84'
Jason McClelland
Midfielder
Gary O'Neill
Midfielder
Timmy Molloy
Forward

Substitutes
Kevin Coffey
Midfield
Darragh Corcoran
Defender
Conor Crowley
Midfield
Paul Doyle
Midfield
Evan Farrell
Defender
Sean McDonald
Midfield
84Subbed On: 84'
84'
Gavin Sheridan
Goalkeeper