1 - 0

Dawson Devoy 12' -
Scored: 12'

Ciaran Kelly 53' -
Red: 53'

League Report: Bohemians 1 - 0 Shelbourne

Sat, Jun 18 2022

Dawson Devoy celebrating what turned out to be the winner for Bohs over Damien Duff's Shelbourne at Dalymount Park Credit: Peter Fitzpatrick

Patrick O’ Connor reports from Dalymount Park

Bohemians jumped from seventh to fifth place in the league table by virtue of a deserved 1-0 win over Shelbourne at a packed Dalymount on Friday night.

This Dublin derby lacked the intensity one has come to expect from such a fixture and a solitary 12th minute Dawson Devoy goal was the difference between the two teams at the end of 96 minutes of play.

Both sides seemed a bit lethargic after their return from the mid-season break but Bohs were the sharper of the two and they took advantage of sloppy play by Shels to get the game’s only goal early on.

JJ Lunney deliberated too long on the ball when in possession outside his own penalty area. He was easily bustled off the ball by a hard- orking Promise Omochere and it broke to Dawson Devoy whose fizzing ground shot beat Brendan Clarke at his near post.

Neither Lunney nor Clarke will want to include this goal in their highlights reel and even though Shels had ample time to force an equaliser they were not up to this task on the night.

Bohs sat back after this early goal and allowed the Reds to force the pace but the visitors never really tested goalkepeer Tadhg Ryan at any stage.

The visitors were without the suspended Sean Boyd up front and his physical presence was certainly missed as the replacement centre forward Jack Moylan found it tough going against the Bohs central defensive pairing of Ciaran Kelly and Jordan Doherty.

Damian Duff’s side were gifted a present early in the second half when the Gypsies were reduced to 10 men.

Jordan Flores played a loose ball across the box to Kelly but it was intercepted by Shane Farrell and Kelly, as the last defender, took him down with a clumsy challenge and earned himself a straight red from referee Sean Grant.

Bohs boss Keith Long was forced to withdraw Liam Burt to allow him introduce replacement centre back James Finnerty but try as they might the visitors were unable to take advantage of the extra man for the remainder of the game.

They did exert a lot of pressure and introduced a raft a substitutes and while they had some half chances they found James Talbot’s replacement in goals, Tadhg Ryan, in great form.

The home team were camped in their own half for the last 25 minutes of the game but their defence was excellent and they never allowed a disappointing Shelbourne side get an equaliser.

The win will be a great confidence booster for Bohs who go into the lion’s den next Friday night with an away match against league leaders Shamrock Rovers while Shelbourne at least have home advantage when they entertain second placed Dundalk, who beat the Hoops at home on Friday, in their next outing.

Bohemians: Tadhg Ryan; Max Murphy, Jordan Doherty, Ciaran Kelly, Jordan Flores; Dawson Devoy, Liam Burt (James Finnerty 54), Conor Livingston, Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe (Rory Feely), Ali Coote; Promise Omochere (Stephen Mallon)

Subs not Used: Reece Byrne, Gavin O Brien, Cian Byrne, James McManus, Nickson Okosun, Jamie Mullins

Booked: Ali Coote (11), Max Murphy (71), Dawson Devoy (79)

Sent off: Ciaran Kelly (53)

Shelbourne: Brendan Clarke; Conor Kane, Shane Griffin (Gavin Hodgins 85), Luke Byrne (c), Aaron O’Driscoll; John Ross Wilson (Kameron Ledwidge 73) Jad Hakiki, JJ Lunney (Brian McManus 85) Aodh Dervin (Daniel Carr 73), Jack Moylan, Shane Farrell.

Subs not used: Jack McCarthy (GK), Colm Cox (Gk), Gavin Molloy, Stephen Negru, Lewis Temple

Booked: Conor Kane (52)

Referee: Sean Grant

Attendance: 3,500 (estimate)

Extratime.com Player of the Match: Dawson Devoy (Bohemians)

WMay 20, 2022
Bohs 2 - 1 Sligo
LMay 23, 2022
St. Pats 3 - 0 Bohs
DMay 27, 2022
Bohs 1 - 1 Drogheda
WJune 17, 2022
Bohs 1 - 0 Shels
LJune 24, 2022
Shamrock R 1 - 0 Bohs
Tadhg Ryan 25
Max Murphy 12
Booked: 71'
Conor Levingston 14
Ciaran Kelly 5
Sent Off: 53'
Jordan Doherty 6
Jordan Flores 21
Dawson Devoy 10
Scored: 12'
Booked: 79'
Ali Coote 8
Booked: 11'
Liam Burt 11
54Subbed Off: James Finnerty 54'
Promise Omochere 20
95Subbed Off: Stephen Mallon 95'
Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe 9
87Subbed Off: Rory Feely 87'

Nickson Okosun
Jamie Mullins 22
James McManus
Stephen Mallon 7
95Subbed On: Promise Omochere 95'
James Finnerty 18
54Subbed On: Liam Burt 54'
Rory Feely 4
87Subbed On: Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe 87'
Cian Byrne 27
WMay 20, 2022
St. Pats 1 - 2 Shels
WMay 23, 2022
Shels 2 - 0 UCD
LMay 27, 2022
Shamrock R 2 - 0 Shels
LJune 17, 2022
Bohs 1 - 0 Shels
DJune 24, 2022
Shels 0 - 0 Dundalk
1 Brendan Clarke
4 Aaron O'Driscoll
3 Conor Kane
Booked: 42'
5 Shane Griffin
Defender 85'
85Subbed Off: Gavin Hodgins 85'
23 Luke Byrne
2 John Ross Wilson
Defender 73'
73Subbed Off: Kameron Ledwidge 73'
10 Jack Moylan
6 JJ Lunney
Midfielder 85'
85Subbed Off: Brian McManus 85'
12 Jad Hakiki
17 Shane Farrell
16 Aodh Dervin
Midfielder 73'
73Subbed Off: Daniel Carr 73'

28 Stephen Negru
Gavin Molloy
14 Brian McManus
Midfield 85'
85Subbed On: JJ Lunney 85'
Jack McCarthy
32 Kameron Ledwidge
Defender 73'
73Subbed On: John Ross Wilson 73'
Gavin Hodgins
Forward 85'
85Subbed On: Shane Griffin 85'
Colm Cox
14 Daniel Carr
Forward 73'
73Subbed On: Aodh Dervin 73'
Lewis Temple


Competition: 2022 League of Ireland Premier Division

Date: 7:45 p.m. June 17, 2022

Venue: Dalymount Park

Referee: Sean Grant

Attendance: Unknown