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Date: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 19, 2020
Venue:
1 - 1
FT

Ciarán Kilduff 33' -
Scored: 33'


Luke Byrne 75' -
Red: 75'


Scored: 53'
- Barry McNamee 53'

Live Updates for Shelbourne -v- Finn Harps

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90'

FULL TIME!

The game has ended between Shelbourne and Finn Harps.

90'

Kogler is taken down by Karl Sheppard just outside the Shelbourne area. This could spell trouble. The former has been a nuiscance the entire second half. 

90'

Almost, almost. Tony McNamee strenches to reach Kogler's scooped cross, but can't find the extra inch. 

89'

We're approaching the end here, and both sides are running out of ideas. It's difficult to see either team being happy with a draw. 

87'

Substitution

Tony McNamee (in) - Mark Russell (out) (Finn Harps).

85'

Five to go and Harps corner -- once again -- almost yields results. Connolly can't direct his header. 

84'

Poynton's free kick from just inside the Harps half can't decided if it's a shot or a delivery, and instead drags wide. 

83'

Huge strike from Cretaro forces a decent save from McCabe. On a knife-edge. 

82'

Harps want to play ball. Their approach is more measured then the Shelbourne gung-ho offensive, and its longevity is serving the away side well. 

80'

Shels are down to 10 after Byrne's red for a cynical foul -- big call. Atmosphere is fraught. 

78'

Folan's low drive is deflected wide. Corner is dealt with, but McCabe's goalkeeping again leaves a lot to be desired. 

76'

Breathless couple of minutes here. Harps have a free kick on the D after a sending off. 

75'

Red Card

Luke Byrne (Shelbourne) is sent off.

73'

Substitution

Aaron Dobbs (in) - Ciarán Kilduff (out) (Shelbourne).

72'

What Shelbourne need are some attempts on goal. McGinley has had little to do. 

71'

Harps look a different side to the one that played in the first half, but Shels are by no means out of this. Luke Byrne is seeing a lot of the ball out going forward

68'

Bit of a lull in proceedings, both teams being allowed time on the ball. We're gearing up for the final act, and the away side look in better shape. 

64'

Harps go close from a corner again. Kosoar Sadiki's header whistles wide. 

63'

Another nervy moment for Colin McCabe. He flaps at a shifting ball delivery from the corner flag, but the ball goes wide for another set piece. It's all Harps now. 

61'

Substitution

Karl Sheppard (in) - Ryan Brennan (out) (Shelbourne).

61'

Substitution

Mark Byrne (in) - Dayle Rooney (out) (Shelbourne).

58'

Shels have lost their shine, the command they held over their opponents has dissapated. McNamee's goal has seen red shirts retreat from the ball for the first time in the game. 

55'

Substitution

Gareth Harkin (in) - Leo Donnellan (out) (Finn Harps).

53'

Goal from nowhere! Colin McCabe stutters as he deals with a shot from Mark Russel, spilling it straight to the waiting McNamee. He makes no mistake from 6 yards. Harps, somehow, are back in this. 

53'

GOAL!

Barry McNamee (Finn Harps) scores.

52'

Folan picks up a retrospective yellow card after a late challenge on Fernandez. Poynton picked up the pieces and heading for goal, but the attack breaks down. 

51'

Yellow Card

Stephen Folan (Finn Harps) is booked.

48'

Zinger! Stephen Folan hits the crossbar from a 25 yard free kick. A Harps renaissances on the cards? 

46'

Substitution

Raffaele Cretaro (in) - Ryan Connolly (out) (Finn Harps).

46'

SECOND HALF

The second half between Shelbourne and Finn Harps has started.

45' + 1'

That was a very entertaining display from Shelbourne. There's a serious gap of quality on show at the minute, Harps haven't really been present. Big 45 to come here at Tolka.  

45'

HALF TIME

It is half-time between Shelbourne and Finn Harps.

45'

Another corner produces a half chance, after a fashion. David Websters glancing header doesn't really trouble McCabe. 

45'

Harmless delivery in the end. 

44'

Harps having a bit of possession at the end of the first here. Corner kick won by Mark Russel. 

41'

"It has to be better" is the call from the sideline from Ollie Horgan. It really does. 

39'

Shels aren't letting up. The pace and purpose that we saw in the opening minutes is still there. They are determined to get all three points tonight. 

35'

Ollie Horgan needs to shake it up big time or this could get ugly. 

34'

GOAL! Poynton's hard work pays off. The right back's delivery from the corner is met by Ciaran Kilduff, and a strong header gives the home sdie the advantage. 

33'

GOAL!

Ciarán Kilduff (Shelbourne) scores.

32'

Shelboure come again. This time Poynton's cross is almost good enough to beat everyone: MCGinley's hurried parry gives Shels a corner. 

28'

After Ponyton's delivery from a corner is cleared by Harps, the game pauses so McGinley can receive treatment for a knock. Ollie Horgan has spent most of the first half shouting at his players, but Harps have gone quite again. 

24'

Another big save. McGinley stops Fernandez' effort after spreading himself. Shels will be encouraged by the amount of time the young winger is spending on the ball, however. 

20'

George Poynton is doing immense work on the flank for Shelbourne. The home side look extremely dangerous when they attack from wide.

17'

Harps have woken up a bit now. They've enjoyed a bit of possession in the Shelbourne half, and Kogler looks keen to run at the home team's defence whenever he gets the space. 

14'

First attempt for Harps comes through Alexander Kogler, but his snapshot from just inside Colin McCabe's box trickles wides. 

10'

Harps haven't produced anything in the opening 10. Anything resembling an offensive move has ended with a misplaced pass. 

9'

21-year-old Denzil Fernandes is looking bright on the Shelbourne right-side, and comfortable. 

7'

Pressure, pressure, pressure. The urgency in Shelbourne's early play is remarkable. They'll find it difficult to maintain. 

5'

Big chance. Ryan Brennan crossed Dayle Rooney, but Mark McGinley did enough to keep the scuffed shot out. A cleaner strike would ahve broken the deadlock.

4'

This already has the feel of a relegation scrap. Shels are frantically zipping the ball into the final third. Harps have no choice but to match the early tempo. 

0'

GAME ON!

The game between Shelbourne and Finn Harps has kicked off.

0'

Teams are out, we're almost ready to go. There isn't a breath of wind out there. Shelbourne, in their traditional red strip, will get us underway. 

0'

This game really is huge for both sides. A home loss and Shelbourne will find themselves facing a relegation scrap heading into the latter stages of the season, despite some impressive performances this season. 

 

Ollie Horgan's men have it all to, but a win could be invaluable. 

0'

0'

Here's how the away side will look.

0'

Absolutely perfect evening for a game of ball today, folks. Shelbourne will be looking to bounce back on home soil against Harps -- they sit in 8th place in the table, just four points about the Donegal side. 

0'

Shelbourne make no changes to the side that lost out 3-2 to Dundalk last Friday in Oriel Park. 

0'

Evening all. Fiachra Gallagher here with you at Tolka Park for the meeting of the Shelbourne Football Club and Finn Harps. Kick-off is in 35 minutes. Line-ups on the way. 



Photo Gallery for Shelbourne -v- Finn Harps



Shelbourne
Colin McCabe 1
Goalkeeper
Daniel Byrne 6
Defender
Luke Byrne 23
75Sent off: 75'
Defender
Alex O'Hanlon 5
Defender
George Poynton 26
Defender
Gary Deegan 8
Midfielder
Denzil Fernandes 12
Midfielder
Sean Quinn 19
Midfielder
Dayle Rooney 18
61'
61Subbed Off: 61'
Midfielder
Ryan Brennan 10
61'
61Subbed Off: 61'
Forward
Ciarán Kilduff 9
33Scored: 33'
73'
73Subbed Off: 73'
Forward

Substitutes
Oscar Brennan 4
Midfield
Mark Byrne
61'
61Subbed On: 61'
Midfield
Aaron Dobbs 20
73'
73Subbed On: 73'
Forward
Jaze Kabia 11
Midfield
Daniel O'Reilly 2
Defender
Karl Sheppard 7
61'
61Subbed On: 61'
Forward
Finn Harps
1 Mark McGinley
Goalkeeper
11 Barry McNamee
Defender
53Scored: 53'
7 Karl O'Sullivan
Defender
4 Kosovar Sadiki
Defender
5 David Webster
Defender
24 Ryan Connolly
Midfielder 46'
46Subbed Off: 46'
18 Leo Donnellan
Midfielder 55'
55Subbed Off: 55'
16 Shane McEleney
Midfielder
17 Mark Russell
Midfielder 87'
87Subbed Off: 87'
Stephen Folan
Forward
51Booked: 51'
Alexander Kogler
Forward

Substitutes
14 Mark Coyle
Midfield
10 Raffaele Cretaro
Forward
46Subbed On: 46'
46'
20 Adrian Delap
Midfield
6 Gareth Harkin
Midfield
55Subbed On: 55'
55'
25 Patrick McGarvey
Goalkeeper
26 Tony McNamee
Midfield
87Subbed On: 87'
87'
22 Sam Todd
Defender