FAI Cup SF
Date: 2 p.m. Nov. 29, 2020
Venue: Tallaght Stadium
2 - 0
FT

Aaron McEneff 4' -
Scored: 4'


Aaron McEneff 45' + 1' -
Scored: 45'


Live Updates for Shamrock Rovers -v- Sligo Rovers

Updates by Macdara Ferris

90' + 4'

FULL TIME!

The game has ended between Shamrock Rovers and Sligo Rovers.

90' + 4'

FULL TIME!

The game has ended between Shamrock Rovers and Sligo Rovers.

90'

Four more minutes

89'

Substitution

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

82'

Substitution

Dean Williams (in) - Graham Burke (out) (Shamrock Rovers).

81'

Yellow Card

Rónán Coughlan (Sligo Rovers) is booked.

75'

Substitution

Neil Farrugia (in) - Jack Byrne (out) (Shamrock Rovers).

75'

75'

Substitution

Greg Bolger (in) - Dylan Watts (out) (Shamrock Rovers).

74'

Substitution

Danny Kane (in) - David Cawley (out) (Sligo Rovers).

72'

Rhys Marshall's backwards header off a David Cawley cross causes a few murmurings but Alan Mannus picks up on his toes.

70'

Jack Byrne's free kick from wide left comes all the way to Ed McGinty.

68'

Kavanagh's cross comes to Burke but he blazzes over.

67'

Substitution

Will Seymore (in) - Ryan De Vries (out) (Sligo Rovers).

67'

Substitution

Darragh Noone (in) - Niall Morahan (out) (Sligo Rovers).

67'

Corner Kick

Jack Byrne (Shamrock Rovers) takes a corner-kick won by Ronan Finn when his cross went behind.

66'

Ed McGinty steps out to catch Rhys Marshall's cross.

64'

Wasteful from Dylan Watts as Ed McGinty makes a mess of a deep looping Sean Kavanagh cross. Should have been three for the Hoops.

56'

Garry Buckley's shot from the corner takes a deflection which takes the pace off the ball and makes it easy for Alan Mannus. Great start to this second half by the visitors.

56'

Corner Kick

David Cawley (Sligo Rovers) takes a corner-kick.

53'

Corner Kick

David Cawley (Sligo Rovers) takes a corner-kick as Rhys Marshall puts the ball behind his own line. Ryan De Vries flicks on the effort but with no pace.

53'

Is it my fogged up glasses or just plain fog?

50'

Sean Kavanagh hits a lower cutter from the left that Ed McGinty gets down to save.

47'

46'

Substitution

Alex Cooper (in) - Jesse Devers (out) (Sligo Rovers).

46'

SECOND HALF

The second half between Shamrock Rovers and Sligo Rovers has started.

45' + 2'

HALF TIME

It is half-time between Shamrock Rovers and Sligo Rovers.

45' + 1'

ASSIST!

Rhys Marshall (Shamrock Rovers) provides the assist.

45' + 1'

GOAL!

Aaron McEneff (Shamrock Rovers) scores his second as he races goalwards off a Rhys Marshall touch and he lets fly with his left from the edge of the area. Tough ask for the visitors now.

45'

We will have another minute in this half at a minimum.

44'

Couple of great interceptions by Liam Scales in the box. Last one drew a foul from John Mahon. The visitors coming into the game in the last ten minutes.

44'

Corner Kick

David Cawley (Sligo Rovers) takes a corner-kick.

41'

Lee Grace fouls Junior and Regan Donelon puts in the free kick into the Hoops box. Thought that should have been a corner for the visitors but referee Paul McLaughlin gives a goal kick.

40'

Yellow Card

Ronan Finn (Shamrock Rovers) is booked for sliding in on Niall Morahan.

39'

Ronan Coughland with a header off Lewis Bank's centre that should have been the equaliser but he puts it straight at a thankful Alan Mannus. 

36'

Lewis Banks with a lung busting run from deep into the box and a late challenge that could have been lung busting on Alan Mannus. The Hoops 'keeper was brave to slide out and win the ball against the Bit O'Red's right back.

36'

David Cawley's long ball sends Jese Devers into the penalty area but Alan Mannus is out quickly to catch.

33'

Lewis Banks does work Alan Mannus with a shot from 30 yards. Mannus does well to hold onto it.

31'

Nice one-two between Ronan Coughlan and Ryan De Vries allows Coughlan shoot goalwards. He should have really worked Alan Mannus there.

30'

Sustained spell of pressure from the home team ends with Rhys Marshall sprinting up the right beating two Sligo Rovers players and toe poking it to Graham Burke. His shot doesn't have enough curl to come back in and hit the back of the net.

26'

Yellow Card

David Cawley (Sligo Rovers) is booked for a heavy tackle on the goalscorer Aaron McEneff.

24'

Rhys Marshall high in the box gets his head on a Jack Byrne cross from the left. Decent contract but drops wide of the goal.

21'

Looping cross from the left off Jack Byrne's right boot is gathered by Ed McGinty.

20'

Graham Burke fouls Jess Devers on half way.

19'

Joey O'Brien is playing in the centre of the home side's back three. Lee Grace on right and Liam Scales on the left.

15'

Good attack from the visitors and Junior should have done better with the low centre sent into the box by Lewis Banks. Nice pressure from Sligo Rovers. They had forced a punch out of Alan Mannus in that attacking move.

13'

#kitwatch Two players on both teams wearing long sleeve under armour - Rhys Marshall, Dylan Watts, Junior and Ryan De Vries. Sligo Rovers are in their red and white home kit.

11'

Very low winter sun shining into Ed McGinty's eyes so the Republic of Ireland under-21 is wearing a black cap as he faces the South Stand. Hoops side playing towards The Square end.

9'

John Mahon goes through Dylan Watts and the home team have a free kick on half way.

8'

Sligo Rovers look to break with Junior down the left but Rhys Marshall is quickly back with a well timed tackle to snuff that out.

4'

ASSIST!

Rhys Marshall (Shamrock Rovers) provides the assist.

4'

GOAL!

Aaron McEneff (Shamrock Rovers) scores as he controls Rhys Marshall's flick on from Jack Byrne's corner.

3'

Corner Kick

Jack Byrne (Shamrock Rovers) takes a corner-kick as Graham Burke's free kick deflected behind.

3'

Ronan Finn playing more advanced in the Hoops midfield with Dylan Watts sitting deep. Marshall on the right as expected. Ronan Coughlan up top for Sligo Rovers with De Vries off him.

1'

GAME ON!

The game between Shamrock Rovers and Sligo Rovers has kicked off.

0'

Paul McLaughlin is today's ref. Ronan Finn and David Cawley are the respective Rovers captains.

0'

0'

'Wish you were here' sung by Aslan over the PA

0'

Pico Lopes who was as a half-time in Harps is not in the squad today - presumably due to injury as Stephen Bradley had spoken about a few knocks in the camp ahead of this match.

0'

4-4-2 for Coach Buckley it seems with Ronan Coughlan partnering Ryan De Vries.

0'

From the quarter-final win, the Hoops have made two changes as Aaron Greene is injured and drops out of the match day squad and Danny Lafferty drops to the bench. Rhys Marshall and Sean Kavanagh come in. LIkely Ronan Finn will push into centre midfield as Marshall takes up the wing back role as that is what the Hoops have done in a few recent games.

0'

Two changes for the visitors from their shootout win over Derry City as Jesse Devers and Niall Morahan return from suspension. Alex Cooper and Will Seymore drop to the bench. 

0'

Greg Bolger is named on the bench for the home team along with 17-year-old sub goalkeeper Killian Cahill (Cahill has yet to play in the Premier or First Division). Aaron Green is injured so Graham Burke likely to start up top for the Hoops. Glenn Cronin is noted as the Hoops Head Coach as Stephen Bradley is suspended.

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Good afternoon from a sunny Tallaght Stadium. This morning's cloud has burned off and it is a bright 10 degree day in Dublin 24. Macdara Ferris here for Shamrock Rovers' last home game of the season and for what will be there last game if they lose to Sligo Rovers. The Bit O'Red are looking to make their first FAI Cup Final for seven years. They beat Drogheda United in that 2013 final.

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Photo Gallery for Shamrock Rovers -v- Sligo Rovers



Shamrock Rovers
Alan Mannus 1
Goalkeeper
Liam Scales 15
Defender
Joey O'Brien 28
Defender
Rhys Marshall 2
Defender
Lee Grace 5
Defender
Dylan Watts 7
75'
75Subbed Off: Greg Bolger 75'
Midfielder
Aaron McEneff 10
Scored: 4'
Scored: 45'
Midfielder
Sean Kavanagh 11
Midfielder
© Ronan Finn 8
Booked: 40'
89'
89Subbed Off: Darragh Nugent 89'
Midfielder
Jack Byrne 29
75'
75Subbed Off: Neil Farrugia 75'
Midfielder
Graham Burke 21
82'
82Subbed Off: Dean Williams 82'
Forward

Substitutes
Thomas Oluwa 26
Forward
Darragh Nugent
89'
89Subbed On: Ronan Finn 89'
Midfield
Daniel Lafferty 3
Defender
Neil Farrugia 23
75'
75Subbed On: Jack Byrne 75'
Midfield
Killian Cahill
Goalkeeper
Greg Bolger 6
75'
75Subbed On: Dylan Watts 75'
Midfield
Dean Williams 19
82'
82Subbed On: Graham Burke 82'
Forward
Sligo Rovers
1 Edward McGinty
Goalkeeper
21 John Mahon
Defender
3 Regan Donelon
Defender
26 Garry Buckley
Defender
2 Lewis Banks
Defender
Junior
Midfielder
25 Niall Morahan
Midfielder 67'
67Subbed Off: Darragh Noone 67'
11 Jesse Devers
Midfielder 46'
46Subbed Off: Alex Cooper 46'
22 David Cawley ©
Midfielder
Booked: 26'
74'
74Subbed Off: Danny Kane 74'
9 Ryan De Vries
Forward 67'
67Subbed Off: Will Seymore 67'
7 Rónán Coughlan
Forward
Booked: 81'

Substitutes
14 Will Seymore
Midfield 67'
67Subbed On: Ryan De Vries 67'
32 Sigitas Olberkis
Defender
10 Darragh Noone
Midfield 67'
67Subbed On: Niall Morahan 67'
16 Luke McNicholas
Goalkeeper
4 Danny Kane
Defender 74'
74Subbed On: David Cawley 74'
8 Alex Cooper
Forward 46'
46Subbed On: Jesse Devers 46'
20 Darren Collins
Forward