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Date: 7:45 p.m. Nov. 1, 2020
Venue: Finn Park
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Scored: 33'
- Joey O'Brien 33'

Scored: 69'
- Max Murphy 69'

Live Updates for Finn Harps -v- Shamrock Rovers

Updates by Macdara Ferris

90' + 4'

FULL TIME!

The game has ended between Finn Harps and Shamrock Rovers.

90'

Three more minutes.

85'

Sam Todd blocks Brandon Kavanagh's goalbound shot after a good run from Thomas Oluwa. Kavanagh scored nine goals in the First Division.

82'

Substitution

Adrian Delap (in) - Barry McNamee (out) (Finn Harps).

79'

Max Murphy with another shooting chance. He hits it low and Mark McGinley gets down to save.

74'

Substitution

Roberto Lopes (in) - Joey O'Brien (out) (Shamrock Rovers).

74'

Substitution

Darragh Nugent (in) - Ronan Finn (out) (Shamrock Rovers).

The Rovers II captain Darragh Nugent making his senior debut for the Hoops in the Premier Division.

74'

Substitution

Brandon Kavanagh (in) - Dylan Watts (out) (Shamrock Rovers).

73'

Substitution

Raffaele Cretaro (in) - Stephen Folan (out) (Finn Harps).

73'

Substitution

Mark Russell (in) - David Webster (out) (Finn Harps).

73'

Substitution

Alexander Kogler (in) - Ryan Connolly (out) (Finn Harps).

70'

Substitution

Thomas Oluwa (in) - Aaron Greene (out) (Shamrock Rovers). Oluwa has just one sub appearance in the Premier Division this season. He came off the bench against Waterford back in Feburary.

69'

ASSIST!

Aaron Greene (Shamrock Rovers) provides the assist.

69'

GOAL!

Max Murphy (Shamrock Rovers) scores cutting inside from the left onto Aaron Greene's pass to curl a low right foot shot from outside the box beyond the dive of Mark McGinley.

64'

Substitution

Max Murphy (in) - Sean Kavanagh (out) (Shamrock Rovers). Murphy making his senior debut for Rovers. He played 15 games and scored two goals with Rovers II in the First Division.

64'

Stephen Bradley is about to make his first change of the night. 

62'

Corner Kick

Ryan Connolly (Finn Harps) takes a corner-kick.

61'

Corner Kick

Ryan Connolly (Finn Harps) takes a corner-kick and he swings it in under the crossbar and Rovers clear again.

57'

Barry and Tony McNamee link up and Adam Foley's corss comes into the box but hits the side netting.

56'

Yellow Card

Gareth Harkin (Finn Harps) is booked for his turn to foul Dylan Watts.

54'

Substitution

Mark Coyle (in) - Leo Donnellan (out) (Finn Harps).

53'

Yellow Card

Kosovar Sadiki (Finn Harps) is booked for a heavy foul on Dylan Watts.

52'

Some sustained pressure from Harps with the ball pinging around in the Rovers box.

47'

Somehow Mark McGinley has saved from Sean Kavanagh who was racing onto a square pass at the edge of the six yard box.

46'

SECOND HALF

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

45' + 2'

HALF TIME

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

45'

A minute minimum of injury time in the first half.

44'

Barry McNamee shots low from about 15 yards and forces Alan Mannus to get down low to save.

43'

Rovers putting some passes together on the sticky pitch in the Harps half as we move towards the half time break.

41'

Stephen Folan ends up on the ground and some half hearted shouts for a Harps penalty of that Tony McNamee throw.

38'

Aaron Greene bundles into Mark McGinely and it is a free out for Harps. 

37'

Rovers have the ball in the net but it is offside.

33'

ASSIST!

Dean Williams (Shamrock Rovers) provides the assist.

33'

GOAL!

Joey O'Brien (Shamrock Rovers) scores as he is up for this corner from Watts that Aaron Greene gets to turning it goalwards to Dean Williams. The young striker flicks it goalwards and the ball drops off the crossbar  to O'Brien to kick it over the line for his first goal of the season.

32'

Corner Kick

Dylan Watts (Shamrock Rovers) takes a corner-kick after Ronan Finn gets a corner.

32'

Corner Kick

Dylan Watts (Shamrock Rovers) takes a corner-kick and Kosovar Sadiki gets up to head it clear.

30'

Great chance for Aaron Greene as he is played in by Dylan Watts as Rovesr break from that Harps corner. Great save by the 'keeper and on the rebound Harps shuttle it out for  a corner kick for the Hoops.

30'

Corner Kick

Tony McNamee (Finn Harps) takes a corner-kick.

28'

Sam Todd pushes ball inside to Tony McNamee who steps in to shoot Alan Mannus gets  his yellow kit dirty diving to his left but the ball goes wide.

27'

Barry McNamee's shot is blocked by Joey O'Brien.

24'

Rovers without both Graham Burke (suspended) and Jack Byrne (COVID-19).

23'

Corner Kick

Tony McNamee (Finn Harps) takes a corner-kick after his long throw was put behind the Rovers end line by a defender.

22'

Strategic towerl deployment being used by Harps to help with Tony McNamee's long throws.

20'

Adam Foley does well to press Joey O'Brien into an error. He takes the ball towards the corner flag but he can't find a teammate with his cross from the left.

17'

Aaron Greene runs onto Aaron McEneff's pass and shots on target but he can't beat Mark McGinley.

14'

3-5-2 for the visitors and a flat back four for Harps.

12'

Dylan Watts controls the ball on his chest on the edge of the area, turns and crosses in and this time it is Mark McGinley to step out and catch the ball.

11'

Dave Webster gets his head on a long ball into the Rovers box but Alan Mannus steps across and catches the ball.

10'

With the heavy rain in Donegal - there were two pitch inspections today - the ground is cutting up.  Going to be a touch evening for both sets of players.

9'

Tony McNamee sending a long throw into the Rovers box. His throws caused all sorts of problems to Bohs last weekend when Harps won 2-0 in Dalymount Park - there first win at that ground since 1999.

6'

Rob Hennessy in charge of the game tonight.

2'

Corner Kick

Dylan Watts (Shamrock Rovers) takes a corner-kick.

1'

Corner comes all the way to Sean Kavanagh who gets a shot in that comes to Dylan Watts and his cross is blocked for another set piece.

1'

Corner Kick

Dylan Watts (Shamrock Rovers) takes a corner-kick.

1'

GAME ON!

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

0'

A win for Harps would move them level with St. Pat's on 20 points, after the Saints drew with Dundalk earlier  this evening, and above both Shelbourne and Derry City. Rovers have won the last five times they've travelled to Ballybofey. The sixth last meeting - which was back in 2008 - was the last time Harps beat the Hoops at home. 

0'

We have Stuart Connolly writing our match report in Finn Park and Clare McCahill is taking photos pitchside. Tuning in from Dublin via WATCHLOI is me Macdara Ferris.

0'

0'

Ninth placed Harps sit two points behind Shelbourne, St. Pat’s and Derry City - with a game in hand on Shels, having played a game more than the Saints and on the same number of matches played as the Candystripes.

0'

Harps unbeaten in six games and with back-to-back victories over Bohemians (2-0 in Dalymount) and St. Patrick’s Athletic (3-2 in Finn Park), Ollie Horgan’s men have real hope that they can avoid the relegation play-off.

0'

0'

Captain's armbands are with Gareth Harkin and Ronan Finn this evening. Two former Hoops players in Ollie Horgan's starting line up with Dave Webster and Ryan Connolly in the Harsp team.

0'

Sean Kavanagh makes his first start of the season for Stephen Bradley's Shamrock Rovers side. He has come off the bench in the last four Rovers first team games and made to starts in the First Division.

On the bench there are six players who have played with Aidan Price's Shamrock Rovers II side in the First Division. Aaron Bolger, Thomas Oluwa, Leon Pohls, Hoops II Captain Darragh Nugent, Brandon Kavanagh and 19-year-old Max Murphy are all named on the bench. Kavanagh scored nine goals in 16 appearances in the First Division. Nugent and Kavanagh made the most appearances for Rovers in the second tier. 

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Photo Gallery for Finn Harps -v- Shamrock Rovers



Finn Harps
Mark McGinley 1
Goalkeeper
David Webster 5
73'
73Subbed Off: Mark Russell 73'
Defender
Sam Todd 22
Defender
Kosovar Sadiki 4
Booked: 53'
Defender
Stephen Folan
73'
73Subbed Off: Raffaele Cretaro 73'
Defender
Barry McNamee 11
82'
82Subbed Off: Adrian Delap 82'
Midfielder
Tony McNamee 26
Midfielder
© Gareth Harkin 6
Booked: 56'
Midfielder
Leo Donnellan 18
54'
54Subbed Off: Mark Coyle 54'
Midfielder
Ryan Connolly 24
73'
73Subbed Off: Alexander Kogler 73'
Midfielder
Adam Foley
Forward

Substitutes
Mark Russell 17
73'
73Subbed On: David Webster 73'
Defender
Patrick McGarvey 25
Goalkeeper
Alexander Kogler
73'
73Subbed On: Ryan Connolly 73'
Midfield
Ruairi Harkin 8
Midfield
Adrian Delap 20
82'
82Subbed On: Barry McNamee 82'
Midfield
Raffaele Cretaro 10
73'
73Subbed On: Stephen Folan 73'
Forward
Mark Coyle 14
54'
54Subbed On: Leo Donnellan 54'
Midfield
Shamrock Rovers
1 Alan Mannus
Goalkeeper
15 Liam Scales
Defender
28 Joey O'Brien
Defender
Scored: 33'
74'
74Subbed Off: Roberto Lopes 74'
5 Lee Grace
Defender
7 Dylan Watts
Midfielder 74'
74Subbed Off: Brandon Kavanagh 74'
10 Aaron McEneff
Midfielder
2 Rhys Marshall
Midfielder
11 Sean Kavanagh
Midfielder 64'
64Subbed Off: Max Murphy 64'
8 Ronan Finn ©
Midfielder 74'
74Subbed Off: Darragh Nugent 74'
9 Aaron Greene
Forward 70'
70Subbed Off: Thomas Oluwa 70'
19 Dean Williams
Forward

Substitutes
25 Leon Pohls
Goalkeeper
26 Thomas Oluwa
Forward 70'
70Subbed On: Aaron Greene 70'
Darragh Nugent
Midfield 74'
74Subbed On: Ronan Finn 74'
Max Murphy
Midfield 64'
64Subbed On: Sean Kavanagh 64'
Scored: 69'
4 Roberto Lopes
Defender 74'
74Subbed On: Joey O'Brien 74'
27 Brandon Kavanagh
Midfield 74'
74Subbed On: Dylan Watts 74'
Aaron Bolger
Midfield