A well deserved 2-0 win for Cork City over Shamrock Rovers. The Hoops never recovered from their dreadful start conceeding twice in the opening 13 minutes. John Caulfield's team go third in the table and they face St. Pat's back here at home on Friday. The Hoops remain sixth in the table after nine games. That was their fourth league defeat of the season - losing to St. Pat's, Derry City, Dundalk and now Cork City. Tough times for the Hoops it seems. Thanks for following our updates tonight. Dave Donnelly is sending off his match report now. Hope you've enjoyed our coverage. Slán, Macdara.
Two more minutes here folks.
Cork City has won a corner kick. Steven Beattie will take it and Sean Maguire's header is cleared off the Rovers line by Gavin Brennan.
Shamrock Rovers has won a corner kick. Brandon Miele will take it and Mark McNulty does so well to claim under his own cross bar and falling to the ground land the right side of the goaline.
Danny North is booked for Shamrock Rovers with a late challenge on City's Alan Bennett.
Danny North is going to come on for the Hoops.
St. Patrick's Athletic boss Liam Buckley is here this evening. He brings his team here to Turner's Cross this coming Friday.
Kevin O'Connor blocks Simon Madden's low cross and Shamrock Rovers win a corner. Killian Brennan will take it but James McKell quickly gives a free out. Too much Rovers manhandling in the box for his liking.
John Caulfield and Karl Sheppard having a verbal disagreement on the sideline. City under pressure.
Some concerted pressure by Shamrock Rovers in the last few minutes but Mark McNulty and his Cork City defence are standing firm. Pat Cregg's weak shot the closest the Hoops have got to getting a goal back.
A dinked ball over the top by Pat Cregg is touched back by Dean Clarke into the path of the onrushing Gareth McCaffrey but he can't keep his right foot volley down.
Pat Fenlon has pushed Gareth McCaffrey into the centre behind Dean Clarke with Brandon Miele now on the right taking on Kevin O'Connor at left back for the home team.
Having just gone in the book David Webster can't dive in on Sean Maguire who holds the ball up brilliantly for City. His pin point pass plays in Karl Sheppard and only an excellently timed sliding challenge from Max Blanchard prevents Barry Murphy being tested. Cork City has won a corner kick. Steven Beattie will take it.
David Webster is booked for Shamrock Rovers after a cynical foul on Sean Maguire after the Leesider striker turned the Rovers centre-half.
Brandon Miele bends a shot around the City defence and it bounces awkardly in front of Mark McNulty but he takes the ball cleanly.
Dan Murray former captain of both @CorkCityFC & @ShamrockRovers gets a presentation at half time on his retirement pic.twitter.com/kgV0kDMSyt— Macdara Ferris (@macdarabueller) April 25, 2016
Dan Murray former captain of both @CorkCityFC & @ShamrockRovers gets a presentation at half time on his retirement pic.twitter.com/kgV0kDMSyt
Barry Murphy doesn't deal with Gavin Brennan's backpass very well. The Rovers goalkeeper's clearance goes up in the air dropping to Karl Sheppard on the edge of the area. The former Rovers man takes a shot which goes wide.
Shamrock Rovers have won their fourth corner kick in row as Mark McNulty touches behind. Brandon Miele takes it on the left but the Hoops can't exploit any of their set pieces. They remain 2-0 behind.
Shamrock Rovers has won a corner kick after Dunleavy heads behind a Simon Madden cross. Brandon Miele will take it on the left. It comes to Trevor Clarke and his bullet shot is bravely headed over by Alan Bennett for another corner.
Shamrock Rovers has won a corner kick. Killian Brennan will take it.
Trevor Clarke has Mark McNulty looking over his left shoulder with worry as the Rovers youngster's effort from wide on the left goes over the City 'keeper's head but thankfully from a City viewpoint it goes wide of the goal. The Hoops have certainly started the second half better...but that wouldn't be hard.
The Clarke's linking up well at the start of the second half with Dean playing in Trevor who shoots at goal but John Dunleavy blocks the effort.
Shamrock Rovers has won a corner kick. Gavin Brennan will take it and it causes the City defence difficulty.
Cork City has won a corner kick. Kevin O'Connor will take it. The ball comes to Gearoid Morrissey and it heads towards the goal. Pat Cregg on the line kicks it wide for another corner.
Karl Sheppard swee's his boot at a Michael McSweeney cross. He doesn't get a clean hit on it and it goes easily through to Barry Murphy. We will have at least two more minutes.
Greg Bolger tries an audacious shot from the edge of the centre circle. With Barry Murphy backpeddling the Rovers 'keeper is glad to see the ball drift over the bar but he had it covered it seemed.
Simon Madden has to turn the ball behind his own endline and concede a corner to Cork City. Steven Beattie's drilled low cross was heading towards Karl Sheppard requiring Madden's intervention. The Rovers right back is making his 100th league appearance for the Hoops tonight.
Another golden chance for City. Sean Maguire outjumps the Rovers defence to flick the ball onto Steven Beattie. He hits a well struck shot but it drifts just wide of the left hand post with Barry Murphy beaten.
Mark McNulty called into action for really the first time in the game. He puncheds Killian Brennan's corner from the right out. When Rovers rework the ball, Dean Clarke flicks on to Gavin Brennan whose effort was way to weak to trouble McNulty.
Gavin Brennan follows Karl Sheppard into referee James McKell's book. The Rovers player goes in too hard on Steven Beattie.
Karl Sheppard is booked for a dive. That is Cork City's first yellow card of the game.
Cork City has won a corner kick. Kevin O'Connor will take it. His inswinging corner is dropped by Barry Murphy and a Cork boot steers the ball goalwards. It hits Pat Cregg on the line and the Shed shouts for a peno but no dice.
A Greg Bolger allows Brandon Miele whip another free into the Cork City box. A bit of head tennis later Miele gets sight of the ball and volleys high into the Cork skyline to cheers from the home support and I suspect groans from the away support.
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Shamrock Rovers wearing their black away kit for the first time in competitive action this season - not that Rovers have been very competitive in this game.
Brandon Miele with a very wayward freekick. It goes high over the bar and onto the advertising flag between the small group of Shamrock Rovers away fans and an even smaller section of home support at the far end of the ground opposite the Shed.
Karl Sheppard is playing wide left of Cork City's front three with Sean Maguire up top. Steven Beattie is on the right with Garry Buckley in behind Maguire.
Karl Sheppard scores for Cork City with his second attempt in quick succession. His first was blocked by the Rovers centre half combination before it came back to it. He swung his right boot back at it and the ball was nestling in the net in front of the celebrating Shed End. 2-0 to the home side!
Gareth McCaffrey replaces Luke Byrne for Shamrock Rovers. Gavin Brennan drops into left back where he has played all season and McCaffrey moves into the right side of midfield role. Dean Clarke is playing up front for Rovers with his namesake Trevor Clarke on the left.
Luke Byrne is still off the pitch getting treatment and Rovers are down to 10 men like they were for 60 minutes against Dundalk on Friday.
Shamrock Rovers have won a corner kick after Trevor Clarke couldn't beat Michael McSweeney with the cross and it was deflected behind. Brandon Miele takes it but City clear. Luke Byrne is now down injured for Rovers.
That was Steven Beattie's fourth leagu goal of the season. He is one behind Sean Maguire.
Garry Buckley with a well struck volley from outside the area but it goes straight at Barry Murphy who catches it and takes it into his chest.
Steven Beattie scores for Cork City after just 26 seconds after cutting inside Luke Byrne after getting onto Greg Bolger's long pass into the right hand side of the net. He dispatched the ball into the bottom right hand corner of the net with his left foot.
The excellent @CorkCityFC programme. Interview with former City & Hoops captain Dan Murray who given a pres... https://t.co/pqcOwILCfh— Macdara Ferris (@macdarabueller) April 25, 2016
The excellent @CorkCityFC programme. Interview with former City & Hoops captain Dan Murray who given a pres... https://t.co/pqcOwILCfh
It is a packed press box tonight. Allocated seating only but Cork City have accomodated a couple of us from Extratime here in the press box which is appreciated!
Pat Fenlon hands the captain's armband to Pat Cregg in Gary McCabe's absence and with Rovers club captain on the bench. John Dunleavy continues to captain Cork City.
Meanwhile Shamrock Rovers have their own changes to make due to suspension. Captain Gary McCabe was sent off in Dundalk's 2-0 win in Tallaght last Friday so he misses the game. 18-year-old Trevor Clarke makes his starting debut for Rovers in midfield. Clarke scored off the bench in the 2-0 win over Galway United earlier this month. Luke Byrne makes his first league appearance of the season (he played in last week's 3-0 win over Athlone Town in the EA Sports Cup). Byrne will start at left back allowing Gavin Brennan to push into midfield. Mikey Drennan drops out of the team.
Two changes for John Caulfield's Cork City side from the 3-1 home win over Finn Harps last time out. With Kenny Browne picking up a red card in that game he is suspended and so Stephen McSweeny has come into the team. Karl Sheppard starts in place of Stephen Dooley who is dropped to the bench.
#LeagueOfIreland football in the sunny south. @CorkCityFC v @ShamrockRovers #cornerflagsoftheleagueofireland pic.twitter.com/yo5xqc9dzx— Macdara Ferris (@macdarabueller) April 25, 2016
#LeagueOfIreland football in the sunny south. @CorkCityFC v @ShamrockRovers #cornerflagsoftheleagueofireland pic.twitter.com/yo5xqc9dzx
Tonight's teamsheet at Turner's Cross for @CorkCityFC v @ShamrockRovers pic.twitter.com/FwfEDxiqDs— Macdara Ferris (@macdarabueller) April 25, 2016
Tonight's teamsheet at Turner's Cross for @CorkCityFC v @ShamrockRovers pic.twitter.com/FwfEDxiqDs
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Caoimhin Reilly wrote our match preview for tonight's game. Do check it out here.
Good evening from a sunny Turner's Cross. The Extratime bosses have sent some of their Dublin biased...I mean...Dublin based media down to Cork to cover this evening's game. Macdara Ferris here to take you through tonight's action on Leeside. Dave Donnelly is here beside me and he will doing the Extratime match report.