League Preview: Drogheda United -v- St Patrick’s Athletic

Kevin Doherty

Kevin Doherty Credit: Gerry Shanahan (ETPhotos)


Currently sat 9th in the 10 man Premier Division table, Drogheda United welcome St Patrick's Athletic to Weavers Park this evening in their third home game of the season.

Off the back of a 3-1 defeat to Sligo Rovers at the Showgrounds three weeks ago, Drogs will be thirsty for all three points.

Head-to-head, Drogheda have come out on the losing side of encounters with St Pat's 27 times.

They have only emerged victorious on 13 occasions and one of which came at the tail end of last season with a 2-1 victory at Richmond Park.

A good result tomorrow against the Saints is exactly what the club will need to get the ball rolling for the rest of their season.


St Pat's will visit Weavers Park tomorrow evening for their first encounter of four with Drogheda this season as they hope to secure what could be their third win of the 2024 league season.

Jon Daly's campaign got off to an optimistic start with a 1-0 away victory over newly promoted Galway United in the opening week, only to go on to lose their following three fixtures, succumbing to Bohemians, Shamrock Rovers and Derry City in the process.

But they saw off Dundalk in Richmond Park before the international break with a 1-0 victory.

Most recently, the Saints took a trip overseas to the United States for St Patrick's weekend where they played an international friendly against MLS side Minnesota United, coming out on the losing end of a 1-0 defeat.

Despite the loss, players such as Ruairi Keating and Jamie Lennon stood out as leading lights for the Inchicore outfit who will now look ahead to their visit to Co Louth.

And their boss Daly is keen to stress the importance of his side maintaining their focus.

"We are looking forward to the game. It will be difficult, they are a good side," he said.

"Similar to ourselves, they'll probably feel like they should have more points on the board with the performances.

"We're confident that we've analysed all of our games, we've looked back and we feel we should be further up the table but ultimately we're not. 

"We'll stay focused and continue to work hard and we know that a win or two will get us right back up there (in the table)

"It's important to focus on ourselves and we need to give everything on Friday to get three points."



Drogheda United 0 - 2 St Patricks Athletic


Drogheda United

Injured: None.

Doubtful: None.


St Patricks Athletic

Injured: Tom Grivosti.

Doubtful: None.

Suspended: None.