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Date: 5 p.m. Aug. 1, 2020
Venue: Tallaght Stadium

Jack Byrne 6' -
Scored: 6'


Dylan Watts 16' -
Scored: 16'


Aaron McEneff 37' -
Scored: 37'


Scored: 39'
- Karl O'Sullivan 39'

Live Updates for Shamrock Rovers -v- Finn Harps

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90' + 3'

FULL TIME!

The game has ended between Shamrock Rovers and Finn Harps.

Full Time in Tallaght as Rovers run out 3-1 winners. The victory means they go 5 points clear of Dundalk. While Finn Harps stay 8th on 4 points.

Harps looked organized and defended well at times but Rovers individual quality ultimately told, with first half screamers from Jack Byrne and Aaron McEneff proving to be the difference. 

 

 

90' + 2'

Burke hits the wall with the resulting free 

90' + 1'

Yellow Card

Kosovar Sadiki is booked for Finn Harps.

90' + 1'

Sadiki fouls Dean Williams on the edge of the box, free kick Rovers 

89'

3 added minutes announced here in Tallaght 

89'

Great free kick from Graham Burke but it whizzes past the post 

87'

Danny Lafferty wins a corner as his cross is blocked 

86'

Graham Burke wins a foul on half way and relieves the pressure on Rovers 

85'

Harps are pressing a lot more this half but Rovers are happy enough to pass the ball around and retain possession 

83'

Substitution

Daniel Lafferty replaces Neil Farrugia for Shamrock Rovers.

78'

Good pressure from Harps they turn the ball over deep in Rovers half but are unable to create a chance

76'

Substitution

Rory Gaffney replaces Dylan Watts for Shamrock Rovers.

75'

Substitution

Dean Williams replaces Aaron Greene for Shamrock Rovers.

73'

3 Long throws from Harps subsitute Tony McNamee in quick succession.This could be a dangerous weapon for the remainder of this game 

71'

Substitution

Gareth Harkin replaces David Webster for Finn Harps.

69'

Free kick in a dangerous position for Harps but its a poor delivery and Rovers clear 

66'

Substitution

Rhys Marshall replaces Gary O'Neill for Shamrock Rovers.

66'

Substitution

Graham Burke replaces Jack Byrne for Shamrock Rovers.

66'

Substitution

Adrian Delap replaces Ryan Connolly for Finn Harps.

65'

Substitution

Tony McNamee replaces Alexander Kogler for Finn Harps.

64'

Great feet by Jack Byrne as he skipps past an opponent before being brought down 

58'

Chance for Harps! Sam Todd gets his head to a corner but its cleared away 

57'

Harkin commits a foul, thats a couple from Harps in the last 5 minutes 

54'

Bad tackle from Connolly on Lee Grace, could have been a yellow on another day 

53'

scrappy start to the second half neither side has had a clear chance 

47'

Ronan Finn has a volley from the edge of the box turned over 

46'

Substitution

Ruairi Harkin replaces Mark Coyle for Finn Harps.

46'

Substitution

Stephen Doherty replaces Mark Russell for Finn Harps.

46'

Second Half

The second half between Shamrock Rovers and Finn Harps has started.

45'

Half Time

It is half-time between Shamrock Rovers and Finn Harps.

Rovers will no doubt be the happier of the two sides despite conceding late on the half. They have dominated possession and the interplay between Jack Byrne and Aaron McEneff, in particular, has caused Finn Harps problems. 
 
Harps, on the other hand, have been happy to concede possession and defend deep with McEleney and Coyle sitting in front of the back four. Ryan Connolly has shown glimpses of quality and you suspect he may be important if they are to get anything today.
 

44'

1 minute added on at the end of the first half 

42'

Finn Harps starting to press higher since the goal and are having some succes 

39'

ASSIST!

Kosovar Sadiki provided the assist.

The tall centre half with the flick on following a Shane McEleney throw in.

39'

GOAL!

Karl O'Sullivan scores for Finn Harps. A lifeline for Ollie Horgan's men, O'Sullivan scores at the back post after a flick on from a long throw 

37'

ASSIST!

Jack Byrne provided the assist.

Jack Byrne with the final pass before McEneff unleashed that long range effort into the net.

37'

GOAL!

Aaron McEneff scores for Shamrock Rovers. An absolute thunderbolt from around 30 years by the Derry native leaves McGinley with no chance. 

36'

Chance for Rovers, Aaron Greene spins on the edge of the box and gets a shot away but it is dealt with by the Harps keeper 

33'

Another spell of possesion Rovers but Harps hold their shape well and stop the Hoops gaining any penetration 

29'

The last few minutes have seen Finn Harps come into the game more, Kogler was nearly through however the pass was overhit 

25'

Harps hit back with a break of their own, O'Sullivan is fouled and the resulting free kick comes to nothing 

25'

Quick break from Rovers, Byrne feeds Watts who has a chip cleared off the line brilliantly by Webster 

21'

Jack Byrne has another free kick in an identical position but hits the wall this time 

20'

Harps continuing to sit deep and soak up the pressure instead of pressing Rovers 

16'

ASSIST!

Jack Byrne provided the assist.

Jack Byrne with an incisive pass to slip in Aaron Greene for the second goal.

16'

GOAL!

Dylan Watts scores for Shamrock Rovers. Good finish from the Rovers midfielder as they win the ball high in Harps' half 

14'

Rovers are turning the screw here with an extended phase of possession but it comes to nothing in the end 

9'

Corner for Harps, their first real attack of the game, Connollys shot is deflected wide 

6'

ASSIST!

Ronan Finn provided the assist.

Finn fouled by Donnellan for Byrne's free kick.

6'

GOAL!

Jack Byrne scores for Shamrock Rovers. A great free kick from the Ireland international leaves McGinley with no chance 

5'

Free kick for Rovers about 25 yards out, Jack Byrne stands over it 

1'

First corner of the game goes to Rovers after good inter play with Aaron Greene and Ronan Finn

0'

GAME ON!

The game between Shamrock Rovers and Finn Harps has kicked off. 

0'

Team news is in! 

3 changes for Shamrock Rovers from the team that faced Sligo in their last league game, Scales, Gaffney and Bolger drop out and are replaced by O'Brien, Greene and O'Neill 

For Finn Harps Leo Donnellan and Mark Coyle replace Ruairi Harkin and Barry McNamee from their 4-0 defeat to Dundalk 

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Some head to head stats from when these two teams have met previous 

Shamrock Rovers have won the last 9 meetings between the sides and you have to go back until September 2008 to find a Harps victory
 
The Donegal side have failed to net in the previous 5 matchups 
 
Greg Bolger's goal took all 3 points for the Hoops in their last meeting but the Wexford man is unavailable today due to injury
 

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The reporting team for tonight is me, Ryan Kilbane, on live updates and Macdara Ferris who will be bringing you his match report shortly after the final whistle.

Why not have a read of our match preveiw while you wait?  

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We have Macdara Ferris ( @macdarabueller ) in the press box in Tallaght today and Ryan Kilbane will be doing updates here for the game. Peter Fitzpatrick is pitchside as one of the six photographers covering the game.

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You are very welcome to our coverage of the SSE Premier Division game between Shamrock Rovers and Finn Harps at Tallaght Stadium. 

We are just under an hour away from kick-off and will update you with team news as we get it. 

 



Photo Gallery for Shamrock Rovers -v- Finn Harps



Shamrock Rovers
Alan Mannus 1
Goalkeeper
Joey O'Brien 28
Defender
Roberto Lopes 4
Defender
Lee Grace 5
Defender
Dylan Watts 7
16Scored: 16'
76'
76Subbed Off: 76'
Midfielder
Gary O'Neill 16
66'
66Subbed Off: 66'
Midfielder
Aaron McEneff 10
37Scored: 37'
Midfielder
© Ronan Finn 8
Midfielder
Neil Farrugia 23
83'
83Subbed Off: 83'
Midfielder
Jack Byrne 29
6Scored: 6'
66'
66Subbed Off: 66'
Midfielder
Aaron Greene 9
75'
75Subbed Off: 75'
Forward

Substitutes
Dean Williams 19
75'
75Subbed On: 75'
Forward
Liam Scales 15
Defender
Leon Pohls 25
Goalkeeper
Rhys Marshall 2
66'
66Subbed On: 66'
Defender
Daniel Lafferty 3
83'
83Subbed On: 83'
Defender
Rory Gaffney
76'
76Subbed On: 76'
Midfield
Graham Burke 21
66'
66Subbed On: 66'
Forward
Finn Harps
1 Mark McGinley ©
Goalkeeper
5 David Webster
Defender 71'
71Subbed Off: 71'
22 Sam Todd
Defender
4 Kosovar Sadiki
Defender
90Booked: 90'
17 Mark Russell
Defender 46'
46Subbed Off: 46'
7 Karl O'Sullivan
Midfielder
39Scored: 39'
16 Shane McEleney
Midfielder
18 Leo Donnellan
Midfielder
14 Mark Coyle
Midfielder 46'
46Subbed Off: 46'
24 Ryan Connolly
Midfielder 66'
66Subbed Off: 66'
Alexander Kogler
Forward 65'
65Subbed Off: 65'

Substitutes
26 Tony McNamee
Midfield
65Subbed On: 65'
65'
25 Patrick McGarvey
Goalkeeper
Benny Igiehon
Forward
8 Ruairi Harkin
Midfield
46Subbed On: 46'
46'
6 Gareth Harkin
Midfield
71Subbed On: 71'
71'
21 Stephen Doherty
Midfield
46Subbed On: 46'
46'
20 Adrian Delap
Midfield
66Subbed On: 66'
66'