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Date: 6 p.m. April 10, 2021
Venue: The Showgrounds
1 - 1
FT

Walter Figueira 82' -
Scored: 82'


Scored: 88'
- Rory Gaffney 88'

Live Updates for Sligo Rovers -v- Shamrock Rovers

Updates by Macdara Ferris

90' + 3'

Sligo Rovers will be dissapointed not to claim all three points after going a goal up so late and giving as good as they got against the 2020 champions. Rory Gaffney's late goal means Shamrock Rovers have five points from their opening three games and are 25 games unbeaten in the league.

90' + 3'

FULL TIME!

The game has ended between Sligo Rovers and Shamrock Rovers.

90'

An extra two minutes here at least.

90'

Ed McGinty punches Sean Kavanagh's cross clear. Hoops rework it and Sean Hoare's centre is headed wide by Rory Gaffney.

88'

ASSIST!

Sean Gannon (Shamrock Rovers) provides the assist.

88'

GOAL!

Rory Gaffney (Shamrock Rovers) scores after holding the ball up, turning and shooting in off a Sligo defender's touch off a Sean Gannon cross.

84'

Yellow Card

Greg Bolger (Sligo Rovers) is booked.

84'

Yellow Card

Liam Scales (Shamrock Rovers) is booked.

82'

ASSIST!

Niall Morahan (Sligo Rovers) provides the assist.

82'

GOAL!

Walter Figueira (Sligo Rovers) scores with an awful error by Alan Mannus who let the ball through his hands.

80'

Ed McGinty steps out to stop Dylan Watts's cross from the deep.

79'

Robbie McCourt too slow to the ball against sub Sean Gannon and the Hoops have a free.

78'

Substitution

Sean Gannon (in) - Ronan Finn (out) (Shamrock Rovers).

78'

Substitution

Rory Gaffney (in) - Graham Burke (out) (Shamrock Rovers).

76'

Corner Kick

Daniel Mandroiu (Shamrock Rovers) takes a corner-kick but he puts it right into Ed McGinty's hands.

75'

Robbie McCourt fouls Aaron Greene.

74'

Graham Burke's shot hit the back of Robbie McCourt's head. Hoops coming more into the game now.

65'

Corner Kick

Robbie McCourt (Sligo Rovers) makes a mess of a short corner-kick.

62'

Space for sub Ryan De Vries to run into but poor pass from him.

58'

Chris McCann showing some nice bit of play and the Hoops have a shout for a penalty as Danny Mandroiu goes down in the box after passing back to McCann. No deal from the ref.

57'

Yellow Card

Jordan Gibson (Sligo Rovers) is booked for a foul on Sean Hoare as the Hoops central defender stepped out with the ball.

53'

Ronan Finn and Aaron Greene link up well going down the right.

46'

Sligo Rovers probably had the better of the first half but neither team have really tested the opposition goalkeeper. Liam Buckley makes the only switch at the break.

46'

Substitution

Ryan De Vries (in) - Johnny Kenny (out) (Sligo Rovers).

46'

SECOND HALF

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

45' + 2'

HALF TIME

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

45'

One more minute at least in this half.

44'

Robbie McCourt blasts it just a bit over the bar.

43'

Liam Scales clips Jordan Gibson right on the edge of the Hoops box. Danger here for the Hoops. Robbie McCourt and Walter Figueira stand over it.

41'

Must have been 35 yards+ and Walter Figueria lets flys but doesn't trouble Alan Mannus.

40'

Garry Buckley gets tight on Danny Mandroiu and he sheppards the ball over the line for a goalkick to the home team.

35'

Corner Kick

Daniel Mandroiu (Shamrock Rovers) takes a corner-kick after Niall Morahan closed down Graham Burke on the left and blocks his cross. Mandroiu hits it deep and finds a Hoops head but Ed McGinty is well placed to take into his hands.

33'

Yellow Card

Chris McCann (Shamrock Rovers) is booked for cynically taking down Romeo Parkes as Sligo Rovers broke clear.

26'

Sligo Rovers the better team in the last period of the game.

24'

Poor defending by the Hoops allowing Sligo lots of space from that corner kick. Greg Bolger's shot is saved by Alan Mannus and when the ball comes back to Walter Figueira he is offside so when the ball goes in the Hoops net it is deemed an offside.

24'

Corner Kick

Walter Figueira (Sligo Rovers) takes a corner-kick short after Jordan Gibson's cross clips Chris McCann's heels to go behind the Hoops endline.

23'

Corner Kick

Daniel Mandroiu (Shamrock Rovers) takes a corner-kick after John Mahon headed Mandroiu's free kick out for set piece.

22'

Walter Figueira fouls Ronan Finn near the Sligo cornerflag on the right. Danny Mandroiu to put it into the Bit O' Red box.

14'

Walter Figueira and Ronan Finn battle on the ball but Finn is over zealous and it is a free in for Sligo Rovers.

12'

Corner Kick

Daniel Mandroiu (Shamrock Rovers) takes a corner-kick after Dylan Watts' cross was blocked by John Mahon.

8'

Dylan Watts fouls Greg Bolger but Robbie McCourt's free kick on the edge of the area was really wasted. He hit the Hoops two man wall.

6'

Bit O' Red putting a nice series of passes around in midfield.

5'

Romeo Parkes pulls down Chris McCann for an early foul.

2'

Graham Burke shoots from distance and forces Ed McGinty into a tidy save and he pushes it away from Aaron Greene who was on the edge of the six yard box.

1'

GAME ON!

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

0'

Derek Tomney is the ref tonight.

0'

Greg Bolger captains Sligo Rovers against his former team. Ronan Finn wearing the armband for the visitors. 

0'

Fleetwood Mac's 'Don't Stop' blaring out of the Showgrounds PA. 

All I want is to see you smile
If it takes just a little while

0'

David Cawley drops onto the Bit O' Red bench with Walter Figueira into starting XI from their 1-0 win over Longford Town last week. 

0'

One change for Shamrock Rovers with Sean Gannon dropping to the bench with Dylan Watts coming in for his first start of the season. It might mean Ronan Finn will be deployed in the wing back role that he played most of last season. Pico Lopes is out of his quarentine hotel and is named on the bench.

0'

Snowing in Sligo!

 

0'

If Sligo Rovers can do what no team has done since September 2019 - and that is beat Shamrock Rovers in the league action - they will join St. Patrick's Athletic at the top of the early season table (and possibly Finn Harps if they can beat Waterford).

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Macdara Ferris back at ET HQ taking you through this evening's action in the Showgrounds. Kick off is 6pm.



Photo Gallery for Sligo Rovers -v- Shamrock Rovers



Sligo Rovers
Edward McGinty 1
Goalkeeper
Robbie McCourt 5
Defender
John Mahon 21
Defender
Colm Horgan 3
Defender
Garry Buckley 26
Defender
Niall Morahan 8
Midfielder
Johnny Kenny 24
46'
46Subbed Off: Ryan De Vries 46'
Midfielder
Jordan Gibson 7
Booked: 57'
Midfielder
Walter Figueira 10
Scored: 82'
Midfielder
© Greg Bolger 6
Booked: 84'
Midfielder
Romeo Parkes 27
Forward

Substitutes
Peter Maguire 33
Defender
Regan Donelon 3
Defender
Ryan De Vries 9
46'
46Subbed On: Johnny Kenny 46'
Forward
Darren Collins 20
Forward
David Cawley 22
Midfield
Mark Byrne 12
Midfield
Richard Brush 30
Goalkeeper
Shane Blaney 14
Midfield
Lewis Banks 2
Defender
Shamrock Rovers
1 Alan Mannus
Goalkeeper
15 Liam Scales
Defender
Booked: 84'
3 Sean Hoare
Defender
5 Lee Grace
Defender
7 Dylan Watts
Midfielder
26 Chris McCann
Midfielder
Booked: 33'
11 Sean Kavanagh
Midfielder
8 Ronan Finn ©
Midfielder 78'
78Subbed Off: Sean Gannon 78'
14 Daniel Mandroiu
Forward
9 Aaron Greene
Forward
10 Graham Burke
Forward 78'
78Subbed Off: Rory Gaffney 78'

Substitutes
25 Leon Pohls
Goalkeeper
16 Gary O'Neill
Midfield
22 Darragh Nugent
Midfield
24 Max Murphy
Midfield
4 Roberto Lopes
Defender
2 Sean Gannon
Defender 78'
78Subbed On: Ronan Finn 78'
20 Rory Gaffney
Forward 78'
78Subbed On: Graham Burke 78'
Scored: 88'
19 Dean Williams
Forward