FAI Cup QF
Date: 5:30 p.m. Nov. 20, 2020
Venue: Finn Park
2 - 3
FT

Barry McNamee 15' -
Scored: 15'


Stephen Folan 21' -
Scored: 21'


Peno Miss: 51'
- Aaron McEneff 51'

Peno Scored: 52'
- Aaron McEneff 52'

Peno Scored: 55'
- Aaron McEneff 55'

Scored: 71'
- Graham Burke 71'

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' + 1'

Harps drop a corner in and mad scramble in the Rovers box. The Hoops clear.

89'

Substitution

Tony McNamee (in) - Karl O'Sullivan (out) (Finn Harps).

89'

Yellow Card

Thomas Oluwa (Shamrock Rovers) is booked.

89'

Ollie Horgan gets a yellow card. Stephen Bradley is suspended after his red against Shels last time out.

88'

Substitution

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

81'

Substitution

Rhys Marshall (in) - Graham Burke (out) (Shamrock Rovers).

81'

Rhys Marsall has come on for the Hoops.

77'

Big shouts for a penalty - maybe a handball by Ronan Finn. No penalty given by Rob Hennessy.

76'

Substitution

Raffaele Cretaro (in) - Mark Russell (out) (Finn Harps).

75'

Substitution

Alexander Kogler (in) - Adam Foley (out) (Finn Harps).

71'

GOAL!

Graham Burke (Shamrock Rovers) scores as he comes onto a header back across the goal and Burke slots home with his left boot as Mark McGinley gets his hands on the ball but he can't direct it away from the goal.

68'

68'

Sean Kavanagh cuts inside and hits a looping right foot cross that Mark McGineley catches under no pressure.

66'

We must have a result this evening so if there are no more goals, we will have extratime and maybe penalties.

64'

Sean Kavanagh bends a left foot cross into the box that  just avoids a touch to take the ball into the goal.

63'

Substitution

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

63'

Substitution

Ruairi Harkin (in) - Gareth Harkin (out) (Finn Harps).

62'

It has been a mad few minutes in Donegal.

55'

ASSIST!

Graham Burke (Shamrock Rovers) provides the assist.

55'

PENALTY SCORED!

Aaron McEneff (Shamrock Rovers) scores from the penalty spot. Incredible scenes as McEneff has taken three penos and scored two of them.

55'

Corner Kick

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

54'

Yellow Card

Mark McGinley (Finn Harps) is booked.

54'

Mark McGinley takes down Graham Burke as he runs onto a Jack Byrne pass and it is yet another penalty. Rovers' third of the game. Amazing.

52'

PENALTY SCORED!

Aaron McEneff (Shamrock Rovers) scores from the penalty spot after Harps handles the ball in the area after  that peno miss. Ballsy from McEneff to take another spot kick and score it.

51'

MISSED PENO!

Aaron McEneff (Shamrock Rovers) misses from the penalty spot with Mark McGinley saving the effort. Ball comes back in and a  handball. Another spot kick!

50'

Corner Kick

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

50'

Karl O'Sullivan volleys one beyond his own goal.

46'

Substitution

Sean Kavanagh (in) - Daniel Lafferty (out) (Shamrock Rovers).

46'

Substitution

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

46'

SECOND HALF

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

45' + 1'

HALF TIME

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

45'

Offside from that free.

45'

Graham Burke is fouled and Rob Hennessy  gives a free. Jack Byrne to send into the area.

41'

Yellow Card

Joey O'Brien (Shamrock Rovers) is booked for a late tackle  on Mark Russell just inside Rovers' half.

39'

Ball comes all the way to Barry McNamee and Ronan Finn closes him down. Eventually he does shoot but straight at Mannus. Harps are well worth this lead - playing very well.

38'

Brilliant play by Mark Russell who take on two Rovers players, gets the ball in the box and Adam Foley heads on target forcing a save out in front of Alan Mannus.

37'

Looks like Harps narrowed the pitch for this match.

33'

David Webster is on throw  duty and Alan Mannus nearly gets caught out with the near post flick on. The towel is out to help him. Tony McNamee is on the bench - he usually hurls them into the box but Webster doing a good job there.

31'

Jack Byrne trying some silky skilss on the sticky pitch. Liam Scales puts the ball  into the box and Danny Lafferty looks for a corner kick but no joy.

28'

Graham Burke, just returned from the Ireland squad, has space and he shoots but hits it from distance a distance over the bar.

27'

Rovers have only trailed twice in domestic action this season against Derry City and Dundalk and they won both games. They didn't trail by two goals in either of those matches though.

26'

Rob Hennessy is the ref this evening. He took charge when the teams played a couple of weeks ago in Ballybofey. Rovers won that league game 2-0 with Joey O'Brien and Max Murphy scoring.

24'

The Hoops only defeat this season was to AC Milan and they haven't lost a domestic game since September 2019. Harps have lost 11 of the last  dozen games against Rovers. 

21'

ASSIST!

Ryan Connolly (Finn Harps) provides the assist.

21'

GOAL!

Stephen Folan (Finn Harps) scores as his looping header at the back post beats Alan Mannus and Ronan Finn who is standing on  the post for this free kick from the left off Ryan Connolly. Harps won the free on the sideline near the cornerflag after Lee Grace bundled over Barry McNamee.

19'

Danny Lafferty goes close with a back post header running onto a Jack Byrne cross. He heads back across goal but wide of the Harps post.

15'

ASSIST!

Adam Foley (Finn Harps) provides the assist.

15'

GOAL!

Barry McNamee (Finn Harps) scores as he exploits a slip from Liam Scales to score after some nice play from Adam Foley on the left. Great start for the home team.

14'

Sustained pressure from Harps doing well to hold onto possession without losing it to  Rovers or the pitch.

13'

This is the sixth time the teams have met in the FAI Cup. Harps have yet to win a tie. The teams met last year in Tallaght with Dan Carr getting the only goal of the game.

10'

Stephen Bradley was asked about the pitch which a concern after last time?

“No, it is what it is. There’s no excuses and we’ll go and play the game.”

9'

Harps in their luminous yellow card - luminous at the start of the game but will soon be caked in mud. Rovers in their change purple kit. They wore green tracksuits right up until kick off.

3'

Corner Kick

Jack Byrne (Shamrock Rovers) takes a corner-kick from the right and he finds Liam Scales who gets his head on it but straight at Mark McGinley.

1'

Corner Kick

Jack Byrne (Shamrock Rovers) takes a corner-kick from the left but too deep.

1'

GAME ON!

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

0'

Good evening. Macdara Ferris with the updates tonight. We have Stuart Connolly and Clare McCahill in Finn Park this evening. Stuart is writing our match report and Clare is taking photos. Hope they are well wrapped up as it is a very wet night in Ballybofey.



Photo Gallery for Finn Harps -v- Shamrock Rovers



Finn Harps
Mark McGinley 1
Goalkeeper
Booked: 54'
Stephen Folan
Scored: 21'
Defender
Sam Todd 22
Defender
David Webster 5
Defender
Mark Coyle 14
63'
63Subbed Off: Leo Donnellan 63'
Midfielder
Gareth Harkin 6
63'
63Subbed Off: Ruairi Harkin 63'
Midfielder
Barry McNamee 11
Scored: 15'
Midfielder
Karl O'Sullivan 7
89'
89Subbed Off: Tony McNamee 89'
Midfielder
Mark Russell 17
76'
76Subbed Off: Raffaele Cretaro 76'
Midfielder
Ryan Connolly 24
Forward
Adam Foley
75'
75Subbed Off: Alexander Kogler 75'
Forward

Substitutes
Raffaele Cretaro 10
76'
76Subbed On: Mark Russell 76'
Forward
Stephen Doherty 21
Midfield
Leo Donnellan 18
63'
63Subbed On: Mark Coyle 63'
Midfield
Ruairi Harkin 8
63'
63Subbed On: Gareth Harkin 63'
Midfield
Alexander Kogler
75'
75Subbed On: Adam Foley 75'
Midfield
Patrick McGarvey 25
Goalkeeper
Tony McNamee 26
89'
89Subbed On: Karl O'Sullivan 89'
Midfield
Shamrock Rovers
1 Alan Mannus
Goalkeeper
5 Lee Grace
Defender 46'
46Subbed Off: Roberto Lopes 46'
28 Joey O'Brien
Defender
Booked: 41'
15 Liam Scales
Defender
8 Ronan Finn
Midfielder
3 Daniel Lafferty
Midfielder 46'
46Subbed Off: Sean Kavanagh 46'
10 Aaron McEneff
Midfielder
Peno Miss: 51'
Peno Scored: 52'
Peno Scored: 55'
7 Dylan Watts
Midfielder
21 Graham Burke
Forward
Scored: 71'
81'
81Subbed Off: Rhys Marshall 81'
29 Jack Byrne
Forward
9 Aaron Greene
Forward 88'
88Subbed Off: Thomas Oluwa 88'

Substitutes
11 Sean Kavanagh
Defender 46'
46Subbed On: Daniel Lafferty 46'
4 Roberto Lopes
Defender 46'
46Subbed On: Lee Grace 46'
2 Rhys Marshall
Defender 81'
81Subbed On: Graham Burke 81'
Darragh Nugent
Midfield
26 Thomas Oluwa
Forward 88'
88Subbed On: Aaron Greene 88'
Booked: 89'
25 Leon Pohls
Goalkeeper
19 Dean Williams
Forward