FAI Cup QF
Date: 3 p.m. Oct. 31, 2020
Venue: Athlone Town Stadium
4 - 1
FT

Dean George 4' -
Scored: 4'


Scott Delaney 20' -
Scored: 20'


Dean George 66' -
Scored: 66'


Dean George 78' -
Scored: 78'


Scored: 8'
- Ciarán Kilduff 8'

Live Updates for Athlone Town -v- Shelbourne

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90' + 4'

FULL TIME!

The game has ended between Athlone Town and Shelbourne.

90' + 4'

Substitution

Jordan Carroll (in) - Taner Dogan (out) (Athlone Town).

90' + 3'

Into the last 90 seconds and there is no threat to this scoreline at present. 

90' + 2'

Substitution

Evan White (in) - Adam Lennon (out) (Athlone Town).

90'

Substitution

Shane Nealon (in) - Dean George (out) (Athlone Town).

89'

Into the last minute. What a day for Athlone Town. 

87'

Free kick to Shelbourne. Ball into the box and it is cleared. 

86'

George on the charge again and passes to Manning who sees his shot go into the arms of Brady. 

85'

Into the last five minutes and it looks like we will have a First Division side in the semi-finals of the cup. 

83'

Yellow Card

Oscar Brennan (Shelbourne) is booked.

82'

Athlone Town aren't finished. They are a team possessed every time they can break. They are closing down every ball. 

78'

Yellow Card

Dean George (Athlone Town) is booked.

78'

GOAL!

Dean George (Athlone Town) scores. What a strike. A superb goal to complete George's hat-trick and surely that is it! 

77'

Another yellow card flashed at the Athlone dugout. 

76'

Screams from the noisy support for a penalty for the home side. Nothing given as a very angry man in the crowd lets us all know how he is feeling. 

73'

This is a very determined home side. They are continuing to try push on and are not giving Shels much time on the ball. 

72'

Shels cross the ball into the box but an Athlone defender hits the ground and the refs whistle is blown. Free out. 

71'

Substitution

Daniel O'Reilly (in) - Aidan Friel (out) (Shelbourne).

71'

Substitution

Aaron Dobbs (in) - Alex O'Hanlon (out) (Shelbourne).

70'

Mark Byrne shoots. Blocked. He gets it again and shoots. Blocked. And Athlone clear to the delight of the noisy crowd. 

70'

Corner to Shels. Can they get one back...

67'

Myles and Ciaran Grogan collide and the play is stopped for treatment. 

66'

GOAL!

Dean George (Athlone Town) scores. A mistake by Friel and George is in and shows composure to finish past Brady. 

65'

Great run down the left and Karl Moore crosses and Sheppard gets on the end of it and he had more time than he thought but his attempt is weak. 

64'

A few more crosses into the box from Shels. Each of them defended. 

64'

Sheppard cross into the box and its headed out for a corner. 

63'

A ball forward to Friel but he gives up on it as it runs ahead of him and out. 

62'

Shels loitering around and in the Athlone Town box but they can't make anything of it and Athlone clear it. 

61'

Friel charges through the Athlone defence but feels he is fouled and looks at the ref who agrees. 

60'

Substitution

Karl Moore (in) - Dayle Rooney (out) (Shelbourne).

60'

Substitution

Shane Farrell (in) - Ryan Brennan (out) (Shelbourne).

60'

The free kick is taken and OFF THE POST. 

59'

Athlone Town have a free on the very edge of Shels box..... 

59'

Yellow Card

Daniel Byrne (Shelbourne) is booked.

58'

Referee tells the keeper from Athlone Town to hurry up. 

56'

Oh! Point blank save from Myles after Kilduff hit the ball goalward. That was a great stop by the keeper. 

56'

This is a lively encounter. Who will get the next goal if there will be one is anyone's guess. 

54'

Sheppard crosses. Ball bounces from player to player before Mark Byrne attempts to shoot but Athlone defenders throw their bodies at it and the shot is blocked

52'

Manning picks the ball up after good pressure from Athlone and he attempts to curl it into the goal but it runs wide of the post. 

51'

Cross into the box from Lennon and Brady is quickly out and snatches the ball from the air. 

50'

Free is sent into the box and it loops its way into the hands of Myles. 

49'

Free kick for Shels on the side of the Athlone box after a foul. 

49'

Yellow Card

Ciaran Grogan (Athlone Town) is booked.

49'

Shelbourne are now playing into the strong breeze. 

47'

Corner comes in and it goes out without anyone getting near it. 

46'

Early free kick to Athlone instead Shelbourne's half. Ball in and Brennan glances a header wide for a corner. Athlone's dead ball deliveries have been excellent. 

46'

Substitution

Karl Sheppard (in) - Denzil Fernandes (out) (Shelbourne).

46'

SECOND HALF

The second half between Athlone Town and Shelbourne has started.

45' + 2'

HALF TIME

It is half-time between Athlone Town and Shelbourne.

45' + 1'

Ball comes into the box and it lobs JUST over the bar 

45' + 1'

Free to Athlone outside the Shels box. 

45' + 1'

Yellow Card

Alex O'Hanlon (Shelbourne) is booked.

45'

Into the last minute of the half. Shels on the attack but their long range shot is over. 

44'

Ball forward for Kilduff but too long and the keeper comes out and takes. 

42'

The referee books someone on the Athlone Town bench. No idea who. 

42'

Dogan clatters into a Shels player but the ref waves it on. 

40'

OFF THE LINE! Headed off the line and Athlone remain a goal to the good 

40'

Another corner for Shels.This will be their fifth. 

39'

Corner into the box and it whizzes through all the players in the box and out for a goal kick. 

38'

Penalty appeals from Shels but instead they get a corner. 

37'

Shels have had a number of crosses that has failed to get past the first defender. 

35'

Another Shels attack ends in a free-out. 

33'

Shels playing it around. Fernandes decides to go for a ball his tema mate was going for but he was in an offside position and the flag goes up.

32'

The ball is sent into the box and a header on hits the upright and possibly the crossbar. Looked like it was in but the ref doesn't blow for a goal. Play continues. Shels really struggling at corners. 

31'

Corner for Athlone Town. 

30'

O'Hanlon feeds Rooney who crosses but the keeper takes it easily. 

29'

Reynolds shot is blocked but good build up play with Dogan and Manning. 

27'

Byrne with the free into the box but Scott Delaney heads clear 

27'

Handball by Athlone and Shels have a free midway inside the Athlone half. 

25'

Shelbourne playing the ball around but haven't found a way in. 

23'

Fernandes crosses and the ball is controlled in the middle but the shot is blocked. That was a decent opportunity for the visitors. 

22'

Shelbourne have now fallen behind twice in the first 20 minutes. Athlone Town will not want to  surrender their advantage as fast as the last time. 

20'

GOAL!

Scott Delaney (Athlone Town) scores. The corner came in, the defence couldn't clear it and Delaney was there to bundle it home. 

19'

Free kick is taken and Mark Byrne is there to head behind for a corner. 

19'

Athlione attack and they win a free on the side of the Shels box. 

18'

Ryan Brennan on the edge of the box shoots and the ball enters the stratosphere

16'

Rooney gets the ball on the left wing and he sends a ball into the box and Denzil Fernandes has a free header that goes over the bar. 

15'

Nothing much to report here in the last couple of minutes. 

13'

A third Shels corner and again it is not great. That's three poor deliveries. Athlone Town eventually win a free out. 

12'

Athlone Town's pitch is an astroturf pitch with those black plastic bits. The ones you spend a week after playing finding them in your socks, shoes, hair.... 

9'

Again the corner fails to beat the first defender and Morris will be disappointed that two corners with the wind fail to threaten. 

9'

Dayle Rooney charges forward and he wins a corner kick. 

8'

GOAL!

Ciarán Kilduff (Shelbourne) scores. From just inside the box Kilduff beats his marker and shoots and Shels have an immediate response to going behind. 

5'

A clearence by Athlone sees the ball go backwards such is the force of the wind. Rooney gets on the ball and shoots but the keeper is equal to it. 

4'

GOAL!

Dean George (Athlone Town) scores. Initially the ball held up in the wind and Athlone had two attempts before going out to the right and they center it and George fires home. What a start for the home side. 

 

2'

An early corner for Shelbourne as Delaney fires it out. The corner is taken by Rooney and he fails to beat the first defender. 

1'

The referee has stopped the kick-off three times before accepting the world is just right and off we go. 

1'

GAME ON!

The game between Athlone Town and Shelbourne has kicked off.

0'

Good afternoon. The teams are making their way out onto the pitch now on this windy day. Well actually only Shelbourne are out on the pitch at the moment. 



Photo Gallery for Athlone Town -v- Shelbourne



Athlone Town
Aaron Myles 1
Goalkeeper
© Scott Delaney 5
Scored: 20'
Defender
David Brookes 2
Defender
Tumelo Tlou 19
Defender
Ronan Manning 9
Midfielder
Adam Lennon 12
90'
90Subbed Off: Evan White 90'
Midfielder
Ciaran Grogan 16
Booked: 49'
Midfielder
Taner Dogan 10
90'
90Subbed Off: Jordan Carroll 90'
Midfielder
Mark Birrane
Midfielder
Dean George 8
Scored: 4'
Scored: 66'
Scored: 78'
Booked: 78'
90'
90Subbed Off: Shane Nealon 90'
Forward
Jack Reynolds 21
Forward

Substitutes
John Morgan 17
Forward
Paddy Martin
Goalkeeper
Jordan Carroll 28
90'
90Subbed On: Taner Dogan 90'
Midfield
Shane Nealon 18
90'
90Subbed On: Dean George 90'
Midfield
Ross O'Brien
Unknown
Evan O'Connor 4
Defender
Evan White 3
90'
90Subbed On: Adam Lennon 90'
Midfield
Shelbourne
25 Jack Brady
Goalkeeper
14 Aidan Friel
Defender 71'
71Subbed Off: Daniel O'Reilly 71'
6 Daniel Byrne
Defender
Booked: 59'
5 Alex O'Hanlon
Defender
Booked: 45'
71'
71Subbed Off: Aaron Dobbs 71'
12 Denzil Fernandes
Midfielder 46'
46Subbed Off: Karl Sheppard 46'
8 Gary Deegan
Midfielder
Mark Byrne
Midfielder
4 Oscar Brennan
Midfielder
Booked: 83'
10 Ryan Brennan
Midfielder 60'
60Subbed Off: Shane Farrell 60'
18 Dayle Rooney
Midfielder 60'
60Subbed Off: Karl Moore 60'
9 Ciarán Kilduff
Forward
Scored: 8'

Substitutes
17 Shane Farrell
Midfield 60'
60Subbed On: Ryan Brennan 60'
20 Aaron Dobbs
Forward 71'
71Subbed On: Alex O'Hanlon 71'
1 Colin McCabe
Goalkeeper
15 Karl Moore
Midfield 60'
60Subbed On: Dayle Rooney 60'
2 Daniel O'Reilly
Defender 71'
71Subbed On: Aidan Friel 71'
19 Sean Quinn
Midfield
7 Karl Sheppard
Forward 46'
46Subbed On: Denzil Fernandes 46'