2 - 1
FT

Daniel Mandroiu 35' -
Scored: 35'


Dylan Watts 76' -
Scored: 76'


Scored: 89'
- Patrick Hoban 89'

Live Updates for Shamrock Rovers -v- Dundalk

Updates by Macdara Ferris

90' + 5'

FULL TIME!

The game has ended between Shamrock Rovers and Dundalk.

90' + 1'

Corner Kick

Gary O'Neill (Shamrock Rovers) takes a corner-kick.

90'

We have four minutes extra at least here. 

89'

ASSIST!

Chris Shields (Dundalk) provides the assist.

89'

GOAL!

Patrick Hoban (Dundalk) scores making no mistake with a header off a Chris Shields cross from the right.

87'

Corner Kick

Michael Duffy (Dundalk) takes a corner-kick. It comes to Andy Boyle at the back post and his centre is turned onto the woodwork by Pat Hoban. Dundalk can certainly feel unlucky not to have got a goal tonight.

87'

Corner Kick

Michael Duffy (Dundalk) takes a corner-kick on the right - cleared for another set peice.

86'

Cameron Dummigan's low  shot is pushed around the post by Mannus.

84'

Yellow Card

Chris Shields (Dundalk) is booked.

82'

Substitution

Darragh Leahy (in) - Raivis Jurkovskis (out) (Dundalk).

78'

Aaron Greene races away but his shot goes for a throw in!

78'

Substitution

Rory Gaffney (in) - Daniel Mandroiu (out) (Shamrock Rovers).

76'

ASSIST!

Daniel Mandroiu (Shamrock Rovers) provides the assist.

76'

GOAL!

Dylan Watts (Shamrock Rovers) scores with a shot from distance that beat Alessio Abibi who really should have done better with his effort.Big goal as Dundalk had been on top in the last while. 

75'

Alan Mannus with a great save as Michael Duffy let fly with a volley from ten yards out. 

74'

Substitution

Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe (in) - Greg Sloggett (out) (Dundalk).

73'

Substitution

Gary O'Neill (in) - Sean Gannon (out) (Shamrock Rovers).

73'

Sam Stanton shoots from distance but it drifts wide of Mannus' goal. 

69'

Alessio Abibi drops one in his six yard box and Aaron Greene tries to get on it but the Albania 'keeper holds on to the ball on the ground.

68'

Corner Kick

Daniel Mandroiu (Shamrock Rovers) takes a corner-kick.

67'

Dylan Watts' effort takes a touch to go behind.

64'

Substitution

Dylan Watts (in) - Graham Burke (out) (Shamrock Rovers).

61'

Terrible pass by Lee Grace allowed Dundalk to break and Michael Duffy cracked one off the crossbar.

60'

Sean Hoare has his hands all over Pat Hoban. Free in for the visitors. Rovers boot it clear.

59'

Dundalk finding it hard to get on the ball.

56'

Graham Burke's low cross can't find a Hoops player.

48'

Sub Ole Erik Midtskogen takes it on from Chris Shields cuts inside but shoots at Alan Mannus.

46'

The Hoops had the ball in the net a minute into the second half as Danny Mandriou squares to Aaron Greene. Flag was up though. 

46'

Substitution

Ole Erik Midtskogen (in) - Ryan O'Kane (out) (Dundalk).

46'

SECOND HALF

The second half between Shamrock Rovers and Dundalk has started.

45' + 6'

HALF TIME

It is half-time between Shamrock Rovers and Dundalk.

45' + 4'

Yellow Card

Graham Burke (Shamrock Rovers) is booked.

45'

Five minutes of injury time here after Brian Gartland's injury. 

45'

Raivis Jurkovskis does really well getting back to take the ball off Graham Burke's toes in sight of goal after he ran onto a Chris McCann long ball. 

44'

Chris Shields on the receiving end of an Aaron Greene shoulder to the back in front of the Rovers dugout. Free in for the visitors.

39'

Greg Sloggett very lucky not to go in the book as he hauls back Graham Burke as the Hoops break. 

38'

Corner Kick

Sam Stanton (Dundalk) takes a corner-kick on the left as Sean Gannon taps it behind.

37'

Corner Kick

Michael Duffy (Dundalk) takes a corner-kick.

35'

35'

ASSIST!

Aaron Greene (Shamrock Rovers) provides the assist.

35'

GOAL!

Daniel Mandroiu (Shamrock Rovers) scores with a right footed effort - his first for the Hoops - after Aaron Greene with his back to goal played it back to the Rovers attacker.

35'

Chris Shields takes down Graham Burke with a light touch.

32'

The Hoops break as Graham Burke gets the ball down and sends Aaron Greene in on the right. His right foot centre/shot comes to nothing.

30'

Aaron Green encouraging his team mates to "tune in" as Dundalk have come more into the game.

27'

Chris Shields foul on Sean Kavangh as he breaks through. Graham Burke will send into the box. Lee Grace gets his head on it but he was off balance and he sends it off target.

26'

Yellow Card

Raivis Jurkovskis (Dundalk) is booked for one too many fouls. This last one was on Ronan Finn in the Hoops half.

22'

Everything for Dundalk coming down the left with Michael Duffy. Ryan O'Kane not seeing much of the ball over the other side.

20'

Paul McLaughlin has a word with Raivis Jurkovskis as he goes through Ronan Finn while winning the ball. 

20'

Spotted Brian Gartland on crutches there in the dugout.

19'

Graham Burke receiving some treatment from Tony McDonnell. He looks like he will be ok.

17'

Aaron Greene's dipping shot forces Alessio Abibi into a decent save.

17'

A Dundalk clearance nearly takes Gavin Cooney of the 42.ie out of it. 

16'

Corner Kick

Sam Stanton (Dundalk) takes a corner-kick and Greg Sloggett has pretty much a free header in the six yard box. He should have scored.

15'

having said that Michael Duffy down the left and Pat Hoban can't turn it home. Let off for the Hoops. 

15'

Dundalk haven't got going here. That early switch has hit them.

14'

Alan Mannus with his first touch of the game after Dundalk clear that corner.

14'

Corner Kick

Daniel Mandroiu (Shamrock Rovers) takes a corner-kick.

13'

We've seen how Chris McCann likes a shot and he goes with one from distance and Alessio Abibi puts over the crossbar.

12'

Greg Sloggett has slotted into the Dundalk back three. Dan Cleary is right with Andy Boyle centre.

10'

Liam Scales with a loose pass and Danny Mandroiu fouls Pat Hoban before Dundalk can break.

8'

Paul McLaughlin allows Rovers to play on after Dan Cleary takes down Hoops captain Ronan Finn. The Hoops do well to set Graham Burke up but he scuffed his shot.

6'

Substitution

Greg Sloggett (in) - Brian Gartland (out) (Dundalk).

1'

Michael Duffy with a foul on Chris McCann inside 20 seconds. Rovers move the free kick through Liam Scales to Danny Mandroiu and his pull back is lifted over the bar by Graham Burke off his left boot. The Ireland international should have done better. Brian Gartland is down in a bit of distress. The stretcher has come out which what nobody wants to see.

1'

GAME ON!

The game between Shamrock Rovers and Dundalk has kicked off.

0'

Republic of Ireland manager Stephen Kenny is here to watch the match between two of his former teams. 

0'

Stephen O'Donnell and Alan Mathews are interested spectators in Tallaght this evening.

0'

0'

Shane Keegan has made three changes with Brian Gartland making his first start of the season as Darragh Leahy drops to the bench. Also there are Greg Sloggett and Junior from the 2-1 loss to Finn Harps. In come Ryan O'Kane and Raivis Jurkovskis.

0'

Lee Grace comes into the home team line up in place of the quarentining Pico Lopes. Aaron Greene comes in for Rory Gaffney who drops to the bench. Greene came off the bench to equalise last time out in Tallaght against St. Pats. The other change Stephen Bradley makes is Sean Kavanagh is in as Joey O'Brien drops out of the match day squad.

0'

Paul McLaughlin is our main match official this evening.

0'

it is Good Friday and Jesus Perez doesn't make the starting XI for the visitors but he is named on the bench. 

0'

Ryan O'Kane makes his first start for the Lilywhites and David McMillan makes the bench.

0'

0'

0'

David Wilson was there for us at Dundalk's pre-match press event. 

0'

David McMillan, Sean Murray and Daniel Kelly are out on the pitch doing some drills ahead either teams doing their warmups so reckon they are not part of Dundalk's match day squad. Both Murray and Kelly were noted as injured during Dundalk's press event during the week.

0'

0'

0'

Good evening from Tallaght Stadium. Macdara Ferris ( @macdarabueller ) here to take you through the action between sixth placed Shamrock Rover and eighth placed Dundalk ;)





Shamrock R
LAug. 29, 2021
Bohs 2 - 1 Shamrock R
LSept. 3, 2021
Harps 2 - 1 Shamrock R
WSept. 10, 2021
Shamrock R 2 - 0 Waterford
WSept. 18, 2021
Sligo 0 - 1 Shamrock R
WSept. 24, 2021
St. Pats 0 - 1 Shamrock R
Alan Mannus 1
Goalkeeper
Sean Hoare 3
Defender
Lee Grace 5
Defender
Liam Scales 15
Defender
Sean Kavanagh 11
Midfielder
Sean Gannon 2
73'
73Subbed Off: Gary O'Neill 73'
Midfielder
© Ronan Finn 8
Midfielder
Chris McCann 26
Midfielder
Daniel Mandroiu 14
Scored: 35'
78'
78Subbed Off: Rory Gaffney 78'
Forward
Aaron Greene 9
Forward
Graham Burke 10
Booked: 45'
64'
64Subbed Off: Dylan Watts 64'
Forward

Substitutes
Rory Gaffney 20
78'
78Subbed On: Daniel Mandroiu 78'
Forward
Neil Farrugia 23
Midfield
Max Murphy 24
Midfield
Conan Noonan
Forward
Darragh Nugent 22
Midfield
Gary O'Neill 16
73'
73Subbed On: Sean Gannon 73'
Midfield
Leon Pohls 25
Goalkeeper
Dylan Watts 7
64'
64Subbed On: Graham Burke 64'
Scored: 76'
Midfield
Dean Williams 19
Forward
Dundalk
LSept. 11, 2021
Longford 1 - 0 Dundalk
LSept. 14, 2021
Sligo 2 - 1 Dundalk
DSept. 17, 2021
Harps 3 - 3 Dundalk
WSept. 21, 2021
Dundalk 3 - 1 Harps
WSept. 24, 2021
Dundalk 4 - 1 Sligo
1 Alessio Abibi
Goalkeeper
3 Brian Gartland
Defender 6'
6Subbed Off: Greg Sloggett 6'
21 Daniel Cleary
Defender
4 Andy Boyle
Defender
13 Raivis Jurkovskis
Midfielder
Booked: 26'
82'
82Subbed Off: Darragh Leahy 82'
23 Cameron Dummigan
Midfielder
5 Chris Shields
Midfielder
Booked: 84'
8 Sam Stanton
Midfielder
9 Patrick Hoban
Forward
Scored: 89'
7 Michael Duffy
Forward
28 Ryan O'Kane
Forward 46'
46Subbed Off: Ole Erik Midtskogen 46'

Substitutes
77 Han Jeongwoo
Midfield
14 Peter Cherrie
Goalkeeper
25 Val Adedokun
Forward
15 Darragh Leahy
Defender 82'
82Subbed On: Raivis Jurkovskis 82'
29 David McMillan
Forward
17 Ole Erik Midtskogen
Forward 46'
46Subbed On: Ryan O'Kane 46'
20 Junior
Forward 74'
74Subbed On: Greg Sloggett 74'
90 Jesus Perez
Forward
10 Greg Sloggett
Midfield 6'
6Subbed On: Brian Gartland 6'
74'
74Subbed Off: Junior 74'

MATCH INFO

Competition: 2021 League of Ireland Premier Division

Date: 7:45 p.m. April 2, 2021

Venue: Tallaght Stadium

Referee: Paul McLoughlin

Attendance: Unknown

TV: RTE2

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