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Date: 7:45 p.m. Nov. 4, 2020
Venue: Tallaght Stadium
TV: RTE2

Joey O'Brien 70' -
Red: 70'


Live Updates for Shamrock Rovers -v- St. Patrick's Athletic

Updates by Macdara Ferris

90' + 4'

FULL TIME!

The game has ended between Shamrock Rovers and St. Patrick's Athletic. Very tight game in which the visitor maybe shaded it but Rovers defence stood firm. They have only conceded one goal in the last nine league games. They will now receive the trophy.

90' + 1'

Yellow Card

Jamie Lennon (St. Patrick's Athletic) is booked.

90'

Two more minutes.

87'

Substitution

Thomas Oluwa (in) - Aaron Greene (out) (Shamrock Rovers).

86'

Yellow Card

Aaron Greene (Shamrock Rovers) is booked for going off too slowly.

86'

Aaron Greene has the ball in the net but he knew he was offside when he got onto Jack Byrne's pass. That is his last involvement as he will head off slowly. 

86'

Lee Desmond is the RTE man of the match as given by Kenny Cunningham.

85'

Substitution

Jason McClelland (in) - Rory Feely (out) (St. Patrick's Athletic).

84'

Darragh Burns cuts inside but he doesn't get power behind his shot and it is easy for Alan Mannus to pick up low in front of him.

80'

80'

Substitution

Darragh Burns (in) - Jordan Gibson (out) (St. Patrick's Athletic).

79'

Rovers still breaking when they can. They had a three on three there but couldn't exploit.

77'

Super ball with the outside of his boot from Jack Byrne to set Aaron Greene free. Greene is quick but Luke McNally gets back and Greene fouls him. Thought the free kick was harsh but great defending from McNally either way.

74'

Big chance for Pat's to get all three points now. 

72'

Robbie Benson stings Alan Mannus hands with a driven shot from outside the area.

70'

Second Yellow & Red Card

Joey O'Brien (Shamrock Rovers) receives a second yellow card for taking down Georgie Kelly on the edge of the area and is sent off.

69'

Aaron Greene racing onto Danny Lafferty left foot cross but he can't get his head to it. Any contact and that was going to be a goal.

66'

Pat's should be in the lead after Jordan Gibson showed a clean pair of heels to race through on goal. Alan Mannus came out, stood tall and Gibson hit his shot against the chest of the 'keeper.

65'

Super save by Brendan Clark diving full length to his left to push a shot heading for top corner from Aaron Greene away.

63'

Substitution

Daniel Lafferty (in) - Rhys Marshall (out) (Shamrock Rovers).

63'

Substitution

Roberto Lopes (in) - Lee Grace (out) (Shamrock Rovers).

61'

Corner Kick

Robbie Benson (St. Patrick's Athletic) takes a corner-kick.

60'

Chris Forrester and Georgie Kelly get in each others way. When ball comes across Rory Feely was lurking at the back post but Rovers clear.

59'

Pat's pressing the Hoops hard. Only the Saints and Shels have taken points off Rovers this season. Things keep going this way and Pats will pick up another point against Rovers.

57'

Corner Kick

Jack Byrne (Shamrock Rovers) takes a corner-kick after Aaron Greene's effort went behind.

53'

Substitution

Billy King (in) - Shane Griffin (out) (St. Patrick's Athletic).

50'

Alan Mannus saves Rovers. He pushes Georgie Kelly's shot that came on the end of a nice Pat's passing move involving Chris Forrester and Robbie Benson who supplied Kelly the through ball.

46'

SECOND HALF

The second half between Shamrock Rovers and St. Patrick's Athletic has started.

45' + 2'

HALF TIME

It is half-time between Shamrock Rovers and St. Patrick's Athletic.

45'

At least one more minute in this half.

42'

Rory Feely does really well to slide in to prevent Jack Byrne's through ball reaching Aaron Greene as he motors goalwards.

41'

Great chance for Rovers as Aaron McEneff plays a beautiful through ball to Rhys Marshall. He cuts inside but his shot doesn't curl enough to hit the target.

38'

Corner Kick

Jack Byrne (Shamrock Rovers) takes a corner-kick.

33'

Another good passing Pat's move. Ends with a Georgie Kelly shot but he can't get enough of his foot wrapped around the ball to get it on target.

32'

Pat's certainly aren't sitting in and getting forward when they can and are giving Rovers plenty to think about.

31'

Corner Kick

Jordan Gibson (St. Patrick's Athletic) takes a corner-kick after his cross was deflected behind the Hoops end line.

29'

Corner Kick

Jack Byrne (Shamrock Rovers) takes a corner-kick. Ping pong in the box and Pat's throw their bodies in front of a couple of shots. Eventually Dylan Watts lets fly.

29'

Jack Byrne's dinked cross goes just over Aaron Greene's head and Pat's put behind for a corner.

24'

Substitution

Jack Byrne (in) - Graham Burke (out) (Shamrock Rovers). Not a bad option to have on the bench as one Ireland international replaces another. This is Jack Byrne's first appearance since his COVID-19 positive test.

23'

Jordan Gibson goes close with a header. Pat's claiming it got a knick off a Hoops player but no corner according to ref Sean Grant.

20'

Corner Kick

Jamie Lennon (St. Patrick's Athletic) takes a corner-kick after Shane Griffin's cross came off the back of Rhys Marshall's head. He goes short to Robbie Benson.

18'

Alan Mannus has to come and calim Rory Feely's cross. Graham Burke has stayed down after Feely had gone through the back of him - well that is judging by the shouts off the Rovers bench.

15'

Ian Bermingham's cross goes deep and Sean Kavanagh chests it towards Alan Mannus who needs to dive and stop the ball going out for a corner. that all came from a nice bit of play from Georgie Kelly on the left bringing his captain into action.

14'

Georgie Kelly showing a nice touch in midfield again as Pat's try to break. Only Brendan Clarke has been called into a save so far.

11'

Yellow Card

Joey O'Brien (Shamrock Rovers) is booked after Georgie Kelly nips the ball by him in the centre circle as the Athletic try to break. Sean Grant reaches for an early yellow and Grace will have to watch himself for the rest of the game. Pico Lopes is an option for Rovers off the bench if required. He came on in Finn Park as a sub in Sunday's win.

6'

Georgie Kelly sporting a headband / bandage on his head this evening.

3'

Back for is how Pat's line up and Rovers have a three with Joey O'Brien in the middle, Scales left and Grace right. Ronan Finn getting a rare outing in the centre as Rhys Marshall is wide right and Sean Kavanahg on the left.

1'

GAME ON!

The game between Shamrock Rovers and St. Patrick's Athletic has kicked off.

0'

0'

St. Pat’s were the first team this season to take a point off Rovers. The Saints are now seeking three points to move them within a point of fourth placed Waterford going into the final game of the league campaign on Monday (after all those games were moved to facilitate Rovers v Derry on Saturday afternoon.

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Max Murphy who made his Premier Division with Rovers on Sunday off the bench - and capped it with a goal - retains his place on the bench as does Thomas Oluwa who made his second appearance in the top flight against Harps is also on the bench.

0'

It is just the one change with the Rovers team too. Graham Burke suspended from the 2-0 away win in Finn Park, comes in with Dean Williams moving to the bench. In Finn Park, the Hoops had six players who had played in the First Division but it is four this time. There is no place for Hoops II captain Darragh Nugent nor for Aaron Bolger (who was an unused sub). Jack Byrne and Danny Lafferty will sit on the bench - or rather will sit in the stands as that is where the subs are located in these behind-closed-doors COVID-19 fixtures.

0'

Just the one change for Stephen O'Donnell's side from the 1-1 home draw with Dundalk as Georgie Kelly starts in place of Billy King who drops to the bench. Kelly couldn't play against Dundalk as that were the terms of his loan deal from the Lilywhites.

0'

Sean Grant is this evening's ref

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Good evening from a crisp evening here at Tallaght Stadium on the night that champions Shamrock Rovers will get their hands on the league trophy. Ronan Finn will become the first Hoops captain to lift the trophy since 2011. He will do so after the conclusion of this 7.45pm kick off against St. Patrick's Athletic.



Photo Gallery for Shamrock Rovers -v- St. Patrick's Athletic



Shamrock Rovers
Alan Mannus 1
Goalkeeper
Lee Grace 5
63'
63Subbed Off: Roberto Lopes 63'
Defender
Joey O'Brien 28
Booked: 11'
Booked: 70'
Sent Off: 70'
Defender
Liam Scales 15
Defender
Aaron McEneff 10
Midfielder
Rhys Marshall 2
63'
63Subbed Off: Daniel Lafferty 63'
Midfielder
Sean Kavanagh 11
Midfielder
© Ronan Finn 8
Midfielder
Graham Burke 21
24'
24Subbed Off: Jack Byrne 24'
Midfielder
Dylan Watts 7
Midfielder
Aaron Greene 9
Booked: 86'
87'
87Subbed Off: Thomas Oluwa 87'
Forward

Substitutes
Roberto Lopes 4
63'
63Subbed On: Lee Grace 63'
Defender
Daniel Lafferty 3
63'
63Subbed On: Rhys Marshall 63'
Defender
Jack Byrne 29
24'
24Subbed On: Graham Burke 24'
Midfield
Max Murphy
Midfield
Thomas Oluwa 26
87'
87Subbed On: Aaron Greene 87'
Forward
Leon Pohls 25
Goalkeeper
Dean Williams 19
Forward
St. Patrick's Athletic
26 Brendan Clarke
Goalkeeper
20 Shane Griffin
Defender 53'
53Subbed Off: Billy King 53'
5 Lee Desmond
Defender
3 Ian Bermingham ©
Defender
14 Luke McNally
Defender
Jordan Gibson
Midfielder 80'
80Subbed Off: Darragh Burns 80'
19 Chris Forrester
Midfielder
2 Rory Feely
Midfielder 85'
85Subbed Off: Jason McClelland 85'
7 Robbie Benson
Midfielder
6 Jamie Lennon
Midfielder
Booked: 90'
Georgie Kelly
Forward

Substitutes
25 Conor Kearns
Goalkeeper
22 James Doona
Midfield
35 Darragh Burns
Midfield 80'
80Subbed On: Jordan Gibson 80'
15 Billy King
Midfield 53'
53Subbed On: Shane Griffin 53'
16 Jason McClelland
Midfield 85'
85Subbed On: Rory Feely 85'
34 Ben McCormack
Midfield
David Titov
Defender