Watch: Will Patching scores opener as Derry City claim President’s Cup crown against Shamrock Rovers

Will Patching netted a close-range opener for Derry City as they claimed the President’s Cup on Friday evening.

The Candystripes strolled home to a 2-0 win against Shamrock Rovers at the Ryan McBride Brandywell Stadium.

Michael Duffy also scored in the 39th minute to seal the deal for Derry City as Leon Pohls failed to deal with his speculative long-range strike. But it was the Derry opener that set them on their way.

After a good run down the left flank, Duffy crossed the ball across the face of the six-yard box for Patching to slot home.

And the game was wrapped up just before the break when Duffy struck.

The lively winger’s tame shot squirmed underneath the legs of Pohls – and ended up sealing the cup for Candystripes at the Ryan McBride Brandywell Stadium.

Derry City: Brian Maher; Ciaran Coll, Mark Connolly, Ben Doherty, Shane McEleney; Sadou Diallo, Michael Duffy (Matthew Ward 87), Ryan Graydon (Jordan McEneff 65), Adam O'Reilly, Will Patching; Cian Kavanagh (Jamie McGonigle 56).

Subs not used: Tadhg Ryan, Conor Barr, Darragh McCloskey, Evan McLaughlin, Liam Mullan, Brandon Kavanagh.

Booked: Sadou Diallo (52).

Sent off: None.

Shamrock Rovers: Leon Pohls; Daniel Cleary (Trevor Clarke 46), Kieran Cruise, Lee Grace, Pico; Liam Burt (Graham Burke 46), Darragh Nugent (Neil Farrugia 46), Markus Poom, Richie Towell (Jack Byrne 46), Dylan Watts (Aaron Greene 65); Johnny Kenny (Simon Power 65).

Subs not used: Alan Mannus, Justin Ferizaj, Gideon Tetteh.

Booked: Daniel Cleary (4) Trevor Clarke (73).

Referee: Neil Doyle.