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Date: 7:45 p.m. May 10, 2019
Venue: Tolka Park
Att: 817

Ryan Brennan 56' -
Scored: 56'


Ciarán Kilduff 78' -
Scored: 78'


Lorcan Fitzgerald 81' -
Peno Miss: 81'


Scored: 26'
- Dean Williams 26'

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90' + 5'

And the home fans can breathe.

That was nearly a disastrous end to the game for Shels. 

Athlone can be happy themselves with their performance and for pushing the home side so close, aside from some very questionable marking for both goals.

90' + 5'

FULL TIME!

The game has ended between Shelbourne and Athlone Town.

90' + 4'

HITS THE POST!!!!

Nearly an unbelievable end to the half. 

Athlone who have created nothing all 2nd half find themselves up the pitch. The ball is headed down to Dean Williams in the box but his shot hits the post and goes wide with McCabe nowhere neat the ball.

90'

4 minutes of added time. Looks like it will be a home win. It's been all Shels this second half.

They've done very well not to panic and grind out the win but Morris will surely not be entirely pleased with the 1st half performance.

88'

Yellow Card

Kealan Dillon is booked for Athlone Town.

84'

Shels manager Ian Morris is sent to the stands for what seems to be arguing with the 4th official.

81'

MISSED PENO!

Lorcan Fitzgerald misses for Shelbourne from the penalty spot.

The referee had adjudged Darren Meenan to have brought down Ryan Brennan as a long free-kick was sent in. It seems like a very harsh call and probably wrong.

Justice was done as Aaron Myles pulls off a fantastic save to deny Lorcan Fitzgerald. It's a second week in a row Fitzgerald has missed from the spot.

80'

Yellow Card

Darren Meenan is booked for Athlone Town.

78'

GOAL!

Ciarán Kilduff scores for Shelbourne.

A lovely looking goal but again you have to question the marking of the Athlone defence.

Farrell again sends in a lovely ball to a completely unmarked Ryan Brennan who un-selfishly heads it across goal togive Kilduff an easy tap in.

76'

Farrell sends in a lovely floated ball over the Athlone defence but it just misses the head of Kilduff and the sliding foot of English.

74'

Substitution

Karl Moore replaces Alex O'Hanlon for Shelbourne.

72'

Dean Williams is down and it doesn't look great at first but he's up and walking, may have to go off though.

65'

Farrell the substitute finds Ryan Brennan in the box. He hits it first time on the half volley and gets lovely connection. Unfortunately it is just wide with the keeper well beaten.

62'

Oscar Brennan finds space for a shot from outside the box buts it's well over.

56'

GOAL!

Ryan Brennan scores for Shelbourne.

O'Hanlon crosses it in from the left to Brennan who is left completely unmarked and has time to chest the ball down. His shot is slightly misshit and it goes through the legs of the defender and the keeper who should have saved it.

54'

Substitution

Shane Farrell replaces Daniel McKenna for Shelbourne.

54'

Kaleem Simon with the shot but it's staright at McCabe.

52'

Ryan Brenna chests it down to O'Hanlon who skews his shot wide.

51'

Substitution

Kealan Dillon replaces Shane Dunne for Athlone Town.

49'

Shelbourne pushing hard early in the second half but Ciaran Grogan does brilliantly to head clear with Kilduff lurking.

46'

Second Half

The second half between Shelbourne and Athlone Town has started.

45' + 2'

Half Time

It is half-time between Shelbourne and Athlone Town.

45' + 2'

A harsh yellow there for Simon, it looked like he had got the ball.

45' + 2'

Yellow Card

Kaleem Simon is booked for Athlone Town.

45' + 1'

Alex Hanlon breaks down the right.

He sends in a low cross to Kilduff but he mistimes his sliding effort as it hits the inside of his foot and goes wide.

43'

How did that stay out!!!!

Lorcan Fitzgerald sends in a free-kick. Ryan Brennan meets it and the ball ricochets off the bottom of the cross bar and down onto the line. Oscar Brenna hits a follow up shot but he's offside.

42'

Ryan Brennan shoots from the edge of the box and it sails just over.

35'

Kaleem Simon sends in a free kick. Luke Byrne slices his clearance and McCabe has to be quick to tip it over the bar.

35'

The game is stopped for Alex O'Hanlon but he's ok to carry on.

26'

GOAL!

Dean Williams scores for Athlone Town.

The small centre forward sends Conor McCabe the wrong way and finds the top corner. A perfect peno.

25'

Penalty Athlone

 

Dean Williams is brought down in the box by Luke Byrne and the ref points to the spot. Clear as day.

23'

BIG CHANCE!!

Dean Casey sends in a corner which ends up at the feet of Ciaran Grogan. His shot hits Luke Byrne in the face near the line and I think it was going in.

 

18'

Morgan takes out James English and the crowd are incensed but it doesn't warrant any more than a yellow card.

18'

Yellow Card

John Morgan is booked for Athlone Town.

10'

Ball falls again to English in the same spot, right of the goal, and again Myles makes an excellent sae to tip it over the bar.

8'

Shels win their 3rd corner of the game and it's easily dealt with by the Athlone defence.

Shels are getting up field into dangerous postions very easily so far. There's been nothing clear cut so far but you get the feeling that it's coming.

5'

Close!!

The ball falls to James English in the box. He gets a shot away but it is well saved by Aaron Myles at his near post.

4'

Substitution

Derek Prendergast replaces Daniel Byrne for Shelbourne.

3'

Dan Byrne is injured and is helped off the field. It doesn't look particularly bad but he may be substituted.

2'

The home side will be looking to get back to winning ways after last week's loss to rivals Cabinteely where they hit the post twice and missed a penalty.

Cabo play Longford Town today so Shels they will be kicking themselves if they don't gain points on either team.

1'

GAME ON!

The game between Shelbourne and Athlone Town has kicked off.

0'

The teams are out and and the match is about to get under way.

Tolka Park is kitted out with a new electronic scoreboard which will make it easier on myself and my fellow journos and the of course the fans,

0'

Hello and welcome to Tolka Park where Shelbourne face off against Athone Town.

I'm Colmán Stanley and I will be doing your live updates today.

@ColmnStanley1



Photo Gallery for Shelbourne -v- Athlone Town



Shelbourne
Colin McCabe
Goalkeeper
Aidan Friel
Defender
Lorcan Fitzgerald
81Peno Miss: 81'
Defender
Luke Byrne
Defender
Daniel Byrne
4'
4Subbed Off: 4'
Defender
Oscar Brennan
Midfielder
Ryan Brennan
56Scored: 56'
Midfielder
Daniel McKenna
54'
54Subbed Off: 54'
Midfielder
Alex O'Hanlon
74'
74Subbed Off: 74'
Midfielder
Ciarán Kilduff
78Scored: 78'
Forward
James English
Forward

Substitutes
Dean Delany
Goalkeeper
Conan Byrne
Midfield
Karl Moore
74'
74Subbed On: 74'
Midfield
Darragh Noone
Midfield
Derek Prendergast
4'
4Subbed On: 4'
Defender
Dayle Rooney
Midfield
Athlone Town
Aaron Myles
Goalkeeper
Gavin Kearney
Defender
Ciaran Grogan
Defender
Aaron Brilly
Defender
Kaleem Simon
Midfielder
45Booked: 45'
Eoghan Morgan
Midfielder
Shane Dunne
Midfielder 51'
51Subbed Off: 51'
Dean Casey
Midfielder
John Morgan
Forward
18Booked: 18'
Dean Williams
Forward
26Scored: 26'

Substitutes
Gargar Ta-Uway
Goalkeeper
Evan Pierce
Forward
Darren Meenan
Midfield
80Booked: 80'
Kyle Hogan
Midfield
Dean George
Forward
Kealan Dillon
Midfield
51Subbed On: 51'
51'
88Booked: 88'
Lloyd Buckley
Defender