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Date: 7:45 p.m. Sept. 12, 2016
Venue: Oriel Park
Att: 2,053

Patrick McEleney 6' -
Scored: 6'


Daryl Horgan 75' -
Scored: 75'


Live Updates for Dundalk -v- Finn Harps

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Three points banked and no injuries for Dundalk as they set off for Alkmaar. Credit to Finn Harps as they defended well for large parts of the game. Niall Newberry is just putting the finishing touches to his report which is sure to be an excellent read!

I've been Tom O'Connor, thanks for joining us tonight! From Oriel Park, oíche mhaith.

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FULL TIME!

The game has ended between Dundalk and Finn Harps.

90'

ALMOST 3-0!

And it would have been made in UCD as Benson and Finn linked up with some intricate play around the edge of the Finn Harps box but Cowan stood up well and blocked the effort.

88'

DANCING DEAN!

The twinkling feet of the forward bought him a yard of space 25 yards out but his piledriver whistled over the crossbar.

86'

Yellow Card

Josh Mailey is booked for Finn Harps.

85'

Substitution

BJ Banda replaces Michael Funston for Finn Harps.

84'

TACTICS UPDATE!

Dundalk- Finn is behind Kilduff and Shiels is wide right

FInn Harps- Coyle is in midfield

83'

Yellow Card

Mark Coyle is booked for Finn Harps.

82'

Substitution

Ciaran Kilduff replaces David McMillan for Dundalk.

80'

Yellow Card

David Scully is booked for Finn Harps.

77'

Substitution

Dean Shiels replaces Patrick McEleney for Dundalk.

77'

Substitution

Mark Coyle replaces Tony McNamee for Finn Harps.

75'

GOAL!

Daryl Horgan scores for Dundalk. Good work down the right by Dundalk resulted in the ball landing at the feet of Daryl Horgan and he smashed it home from ten yards.

74'

ATTENDANCE ALERT!

2053 for a Monday night fixture isn't bad at all

71'

GALLAGHER TO THE RESCUE AFTER A SENDING OFF!

The keeper shuts down Mc Eleney from close range, moments after getting booked for timewasting. Incidentally, Ollie Horgan was sent off for protesting the decision to yellow card his keeper.

68'

Substitution

Ronan Finn replaces John Mountney for Dundalk.

68'

Yellow Card

Ciaran Gallagher is booked for Finn Harps.

68'

BOYLE!

Close from the Dundalk skipper as he heads Mc Eleney's corner over the bar.

64'

HARPS EFFORT

Cowan's tame header from an inswinging free kick is easily saved by Rogers

62'

The Shed start singing but it's somewhat reflective of Dundalk's play this evening as it's  a little indistinct and not getting too many patrons excited.

58'

FIZZ!

From the free kick, awarded after Cowan felled Mc Eleney 30 yards out, Mountney's effort breezes over the crossbar.

57'

Yellow Card

Keith Cowan is booked for Finn Harps.

55'

A serious lull here following that injury which appears to have been muscular but it's difficult to tell from wherewe are sitting. It's been a very flat second half so far but hopefully it will pick up soon.

52'

Long stoppage for the injury to Keating who has disappeared down the tunnel on a stretcher. Scully gone straight up front.

52'

Substitution

David Scully replaces Ruairi Keating for Finn Harps.

46'

Second Half

The second half between Dundalk and Finn Harps has started.

45'

A frustrating first half for Stephen Kenny's troops as they completely dominated the game but could only convert one of their chances. I'd expect changes soon. 

Meanwhile, Ollie Horgan will be delighted with their defensive showing so far and the efforts of Mc Namee in midfield. While up front, Ruari Keating has contested well and won his fair share of headers.

An uncomfortable half lies in wait for Dundalk unless they can grab an early goal to widen their lead.

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45'

Half Time

It is half-time between Dundalk and Finn Harps.

43'

CROSSBAR!

Paddy Barrett's header from Mc Eleney's inswinging freekick crashes off the bar and into the hands of a relieved Gallagher. 

40'

GROAN!

The locals are growing restless at Dundalk's inability to run directly at their opponents as the preferred option is to drag the Harps defence across the field before attempting to pick holes. It's not working so far.

34'

MISCUE!

John Mountney falls over in the box as he skies a shot wide following good Dundalk pressure. It's turned into a possession procession here.

30'

Tactics Alert!

It looks like Harps are in a 5-4-1 formation with Josh Mailey and Coll as the full backs who are certainly not overlapping at the moment. Nor, given the nature of this game so far, does it look like they will.

 

Silky Shields

Neat midfield play from the big central midfielder as he attempts to thread a ball through to Mc Millan but it skids away on the surface and Gallagher collects well.

24'

Referee Neil Doyle has already spoken to Finn Harps netminder Gallagher about the need to speed up his goalkicks. That tells you a lot about the type of match we've had so far! It could be a long night for the keeper who's pulled off a few decent stops so far.

18'

Weather Update!

It's starting to drizzle rain here to further dampen the spirits of the away fans who have had a tough start to the match. Another shot rains in on Gallagher as he parries Horgan's effort around the post.

15'

PING!

Shields and Mc Millan set up Mountney on the edge of the area but Gallagher sprawls low to divert his effort wide. Decent save from the keeper.

10'

One Way Traffic!

Dundalk are bossing this game early doors with a succession of crossfield passes to open up the Harps defence. Horgan spins on the edge of the box but Gallagher is down low to deny the Galwegian.

6'

Great finish from Mc Eleney as he dribbled along the edge of the penalty area from left to right before dragging a shot low to Gallagher's right and into the corner of his net!

6'

GOAL!

Patrick McEleney scores for Dundalk.

3'

Tactics Truck Alert!

 

Dundalk in their usual 4-2-3-1 while Finn Harps have started with a 4-5-1. 

 

Jumping Jack!

Gallagher launches himself  upwards to flip a deflected effort over his crossbar and then claws away the corner. Busy man so far!

1'

GAME ON!

The game between Dundalk and Finn Harps has kicked off.

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GAME ON!

The game between Dundalk and Finn Harps has kicked off.

0'

Finn Harps haven't played 90 minutes since August 26th following last week's abandoned fixture v Sligo Rovers. That August game was a two nil defeat at home to Shamrock Rovers and Ollie Horgan has made several changes to that starting lineup. Gallagher replaces Brush in goals, Ethan Boyle is suspended, Barry Molloy is unavailable, Sean Houston is injured and Adam Hanlon doesn't make tonight's squad. Into the starting XI come Ryan Curran, Josh Mailey and Tommy Mc Monagle while Mack Coyle is named on the bench. 

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The teams are in and available on your screen right now. Stephen Kenny has made wholesale changes with only Barrett, Benson and Shields retaining their places in the starting XI following  Friday night's FAI Cup victory over UCD. Alan Keane and the O'Connor brothers drop out of the squad along with U19 regulars Keith Dalton and Carlton Ubaezuono.

0'

Good evening ladies and gentlemen and welcome to Live Updates from Oriel Park. Tom O'Connor at the controls here tonight alongside Niall Newberry and both teams are warming up. No sign of team news yet but as soon as we get it you'll be first to know!



Photo Gallery for Dundalk -v- Finn Harps



Dundalk
Gary Rogers
Goalkeeper
Paddy Barrett
Defender
Andy Boyle
Defender
Sean Gannon
Defender
Dane Massey
Defender
Robbie Benson
Midfielder
Daryl Horgan
75Scored: 75'
Midfielder
Patrick McEleney
6Scored: 6'
77'
77Subbed Off: 77'
Midfielder
John Mountney
68'
68Subbed Off: 68'
Midfielder
Chris Shields
Midfielder
David McMillan
82'
82Subbed Off: 82'
Forward

Substitutes
Ronan Finn
68'
68Subbed On: 68'
Midfield
Brian Gartland
Defender
Shane Grimes
Defender
CiarĂ¡n Kilduff
82'
82Subbed On: 82'
Forward
Stephen O'Donnell
Manager
Gabriel Sava
Goalkeeper
Dean Shiels
77'
77Subbed On: 77'
Midfield
Finn Harps
Ciaran Gallagher
Goalkeeper
68Booked: 68'
Thomas McMonagle
Defender
Packie Mailey
Defender
Josh Mailey
Defender
86Booked: 86'
Keith Cowan
Defender
57Booked: 57'
Ciaran Coll
Defender
Tony McNamee
Midfielder 77'
77Subbed Off: 77'
Gareth Harkin
Midfielder
Michael Funston
Midfielder 85'
85Subbed Off: 85'
Ruairi Keating
Forward 52'
52Subbed Off: 52'
Ryan Curran
Forward

Substitutes
David Scully
Forward
52Subbed On: 52'
52'
80Booked: 80'
Kevin McHugh
Forward
Mark Coyle
Midfield
77Subbed On: 77'
77'
83Booked: 83'
Richard Brush
Goalkeeper
BJ Banda
Forward
85Subbed On: 85'
85'