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Junior 85' -
Scored: 85'

Scored: 56'
- Sam Bone 56'

Live Updates for Dundalk -v- St. Patrick's Athletic

90' + 4'


The game has ended between Dundalk and St. Patrick's Athletic.

After a competative first half and being gifted a goal from a corner, that result looks very favourable to St Pats. Three points turned to one with Junior's equaliser, and after a late rally, Stephen O'Donnell's side escape by the skin of their teeth with a point. 

90' + 4'

Duffy crosses to McMillian in the box, he heads it goalwards. It's a bit tame as it comes off the side of his head and Jaros manages to collect. That might well be the last attack of this game. 

90' + 2'

Stephen O'Donnell and his assistance both given yellow cards for their commentary from the sideline. 

90' + 2'

Another HUGE penalty claim waved away. Paddy Barrett bundles McMillian to the ground in the box as Dundalk cross. 

90' + 1'

Goalmouth scramble. St Pats clear it off the line twice in quick succession. First from Junior and then McMillian.


Four minutes of added time. The Lilywhites in possession. A crossfield ball finds Hoban right of the goal, he heads it to McMillian who has a goalscoring chance nicked off his toe.


Michael Duffy cuts in from the wing on an untouchable run, he powers a shot from the edge of the box and Jaros deflects it away with his forearms/fists. Good save. 


Michael Duffy cuts in from the wing on an untouchable run, he powers a shot from the edge of the box and Jaros deflects it away with his forearms/fists. Good save. 



Alfie Lewis (in) - Jamie Lennon (out) (St. Patrick's Athletic).



Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe (Dundalk) scores. He bundles it into the net from close range. You had to feel that goal was coming. McMillian and Junior overwhelming the Pats defence at the moment. 



Handball claim. For the second time in two games, Dundalk have a strong handball claim for a penalty waved away. 


Yellow Card

Chris Forrester (St. Patrick's Athletic) is booked.


The Lilywhites are always going to be vulnerable to a counter attack when they go chasing the game like they are. Forester pokes it through to Billy King who looks a cert to score but Abibi is quick off his line, although the ball goes through his legs, he does enough to put him off and the ball is deflected wide. 


A tantalising cross-field ball form Patrick McEleney finds Michael Duffy who tries to fire home from an acute angle, but he can't manage to keep it on target. It's over the bar. Time ebbing away for the home side. 


Double sub for Dundalk to try and inject fresh legs. Last years cup final hero McMillian enters the fray. 



Darragh Leahy (in) - Cameron Dummigan (out) (Dundalk).



David McMillan (in) - Sam Stanton (out) (Dundalk).


Yellow Card

Jamie Lennon (St. Patrick's Athletic) is booked. Professional foul there, he clipped Junior who was on his way through with Duffy in free space to his left. 


Hoban races for a through ball with Jaros and the ball pops out of that challenge to Junior who tries to poke it home but it comes off a Pats body, perhaps Jaros with a second save, to go out for a corner. The Lilywhites go close to a leveller. 


Just to spite my last comment, Pats have kicked on a bit. Mountney crosses to Forester who rolls it up on his right and lashes out at it with his left on the edge of the box, a ferocious shot. Abibi makes a fine one handed save to deny him. 


John Mountney crosses the ball from the right into an empty box, Pats seem content to sit back and try and keep this lead. 

That feels like the first forray forward since the goal. 



Billy King (in) - Rónán Coughlan (out) (St. Patrick's Athletic).


Junior looked to have played Patrick Hoban through but the linesman calls offside. 


Dundalk have a bit more about them in this half. Bar the awful defending for that corner they have looked lively. But no doubt about it, Stephen O'Donnell is the happier of the managers. Pats potentially on course for their first win here since 2012. 


Micheal Duffy makes good ground through the middle and looks to free up Junior, but the ex Derry and Sligo player gets the ball stuck under his feet and the element of suprise fades. Junior tries to roll the ball back to Jurkovskis but he gives possession away. 



Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe (in) - Han Jeongwoo (out) (Dundalk).



Sam Bone (St. Patrick's Athletic) scores. The Saints take the lead as Bone heads home from a Robbie Benson corner kick. A poor goal to conceed from a Dundalk perpective, a short forward run and he's able to nod home past two white shirts and the 'keeper. 


The Saints have a bit of a scare of their own with the goalie dallying on the ball, Han Jeongwoo forces Jaros to awkwardly hook the ball out from his feet to safety.

In the next surge, Duffy wriggles past Mountney and tries a shot but it's not going to trouble Vitezslav Jaros. 




Abibi's short ball causes a bit of ping pong in the box, Pats get on it and then Abibi has to save a mess of his own making. Andy Boyle takes no chances and puts the ball out for a corner. 


Lennon lets one fly from range, it strikes Andy Boyle's head on the way and gets some height on it making it easy for Abibi to gather. He kicks a quick long one for Hoban but it evades the Lilywhite striker. Abibi is frustrated by Hoban's lack of movement and lets him know about it, with most of the pitch between them. 



Paddy Barrett (in) - Jason McClelland (out) (St. Patrick's Athletic).


Robbie Benson pokes a ball through the Dundalk back line but it runs out. I think Coughlan would have been offside had he tried to get on it. 



The second half between Dundalk and St. Patrick's Athletic has started.

45' + 3'


It is half-time between Dundalk and St. Patrick's Athletic.

45' + 1'

Abibi back on his feet as is Smith. 

45' + 1'


Patrick McEleney (in) - Ole Erik Midtskogen (out) (Dundalk).

45' + 1'

And there is another clash down the other end, Abibi comes to gather a header back with Smith rushing in. Abibi gets the ball but Smith somersaults over him, both are down. And it also looks like Midtskogen's involvement in the game is over as he walks to the sideline and Patrick McEleney takes off his training top. 


This has been a very even game so far, perhaps Dundalk edging it slightly on possession and chances. The slim chances afforded Pats so far have been Dundalk's errors for the most part too. 0-0 here at half time. 


Ole Erik Midskogen is on the ground. The referee beckons for help from the sideline. It looks like there was a clash of heads. He's back on his feet. 


A glancing header from Patrick Hoban, delivered by Cameron Dummigan is saved by Jaros. He wouldn't have seen that until late because Han might have had a pop at it too. Good save. 


Yellow Card

Sam Bone (St. Patrick's Athletic) is booked. The ref calls play back for a foul, but Dundalk might have preferred to play on, Duffy was in possession bearing down on the box. 


Han Jengwoo shows good feet and pace to get away from two men in the middle, he frees up Latvian international, Jurkovskis on the left who bombs it down the line and crosses, but Midtskogen is deneid by Birmingham. Three new boys almost conspiring to undo the visitors there. 


Hoban receives the ball at the half way line and with the ball bobbling away from him he tries a wild cross field pass that is almost intercepted by Jason McClelland with little between him and goal. He can be useful in holding up the ball from deep at times, but it may also be symptomatic of his frustration at a lack of chances that he's looking to get it there. 


Sam Stanton nicks the ball way from Chris Forrester in the middle, he's been quietly busy in the middle. 


Pats at speed now: Benson nips the ball out left for Smith who whips a wicked ball into the box. Andy Ball challenges with Matty Smith on the edge of the six yard box, and the Dundalk defender succeeds in heading it clear. 


Ole Erik Midtskogen does well on the left, dances his way in remarkably well for a big man and tries a six yard box cross that gets beaten away for a corner. Han Jeongwoo's cross goes out of play from the set piece. 


Dundalk win a corner and Duffy takes it, it's punched clear by Jaros. Shields appears to be tripped by McClelland as the ball exits the Pat's third. Fired up from that he clatteres Chris Forester moments later and the Saints have a free in the middle of the park. 


John Mountney, playing out of right back these days, crosses from deep to Robbie Benson. He does well to head it goalwards as the delivery is underhit and behind him, but it's safely gathered. Those two combining for a goal would be sore for Dundalk fans I imagine? 


Duffy, for Dundalk, crosses a ball into the Pats box. Hoban is waiting but the ball hangs in the air and it's a bread-and-butter pick for Jaros in goals. He clatters Hoban in the process for good measure. 


On the twenty minute mark, Pats are really coming into this game over the past five minutes. Forester makes a nuisance of himself coming in from the right and he almost teed up a goal scoring chance as the Dundalk backs got sucked out of position. Jason McClelland went on a meandering run through the middle before getting fouled . 


Matty Smith thumps one from distance and in the empty stadium, you can hear the thud of the ball as Abibi reaches overhead and plucks it, it had a bit of pace behind it. 


Pats lucky not to give away a free-kick as Mountney seems to bundle Duffy to the ground. Dundalk keep possession, however, but get a free in an even more dangerous position. Chris Forrester fouls Midtskogen right on the edge of the box. Duffy is the one to hit it, his right footed strike smashes off the wall. 


Michael Duffy swings a free-kick from the left into the box, it's begging for a head to nod home but it evades all the onrushing white shirts and is punched clear by Vietezslav Jaros. 


Dundalk have settled since that error of their own making, enjoying a bit of possessoin here but no chances of note.


Daniel Cleary plays a lumbering ball back to his 'keeper and it puts Abibi under pressure, his forced clearance deflects off an onrushing Pat's player and Rónán Coughlan stabs one at goal. Heart in mouth stuff out of nothing. 


Dundalk look to have gone with four at the back, or at least that's their shape at the moment. 




The game between Dundalk and St. Patrick's Athletic has kicked off.


This St Patrick's Athletic's side looks very similar to their last outing, one change in effect. Jason McClelland starts at the expense of Billy King in midfield. Other than that, they line out with ten players in common with the team that won 2-0 V Derry last week. 


Dundalk only making one change from the starting team that lost to Bohemians last week - Alessio Abibi starts in goals. New signing, Wilfried Zahibo joins the bench.


Ciarán Fisher here, I'll be taking you through this evening's footballing action from Oriel Park. Yes there is a game on today, there have been plenty of off-field rumours surrounding Dundalk today and there will be lots of eyes on the dugout for Kick-off. Gio and his assistant are walking the pitch as the players warm up, but no Shane Keegan.

Stick with me for updates on the match as they happen. Kick off is at 6pm. 

WJuly 13, 2021
Newtown 0 - 1 Dundalk
WJuly 17, 2021
Dundalk 1 - 0 Harps
DJuly 22, 2021
Dundalk 2 - 2 TAL
WJuly 25, 2021
Treaty United 0 - 1 Dundalk
WJuly 29, 2021
TAL 1 - 2 Dundalk
Alessio Abibi 1
Cameron Dummigan 23
78Subbed Off: Darragh Leahy 78'
Daniel Cleary 21
Andy Boyle 4
Sam Stanton 8
78Subbed Off: David McMillan 78'
Chris Shields 5
Raivis Jurkovskis 13
Han Jeongwoo 77
59Subbed Off: Junior 59'
Michael Duffy 7
Ole Erik Midtskogen 17
46Subbed Off: Patrick McEleney 46'
Patrick Hoban 9

Greg Sloggett 10
Junior 20
59Subbed On: Han Jeongwoo 59'
Scored: 85'
Ryan O'Kane 28
Sean Murray 16
David McMillan 29
78Subbed On: Sam Stanton 78'
Patrick McEleney 11
46Subbed On: Ole Erik Midtskogen 46'
Darragh Leahy 15
78Subbed On: Cameron Dummigan 78'
Peter Cherrie 14
Wilfried Zahibo 19
St. Pats
DJune 25, 2021
Waterford 1 - 1 St. Pats
LJuly 2, 2021
Bohs 3 - 2 St. Pats
WJuly 9, 2021
St. Pats 1 - 0 Derry
WJuly 16, 2021
St. Pats 2 - 0 Drogheda
WJuly 23, 2021
St. Pats 6 - 0 Bray
1 Vitezslav Jaros
2 John Mountney
5 Lee Desmond
4 Sam Bone
Booked: 40'
Scored: 56'
3 Ian Bermingham
16 Jason McClelland
Midfielder 48'
48Subbed Off: Paddy Barrett 48'
6 Jamie Lennon
Booked: 77'
86Subbed Off: Alfie Lewis 86'
8 Chris Forrester
Booked: 83'
7 Robbie Benson
10 Rónán Coughlan
Forward 68'
68Subbed Off: Billy King 68'
12 Matty Smith

21 Barry Murphy
9 Nahum Melvin-Lambert
18 Ben McCormack
16 Alfie Lewis
Midfield 86'
86Subbed On: Jamie Lennon 86'
15 Billy King
Midfield 68'
68Subbed On: Rónán Coughlan 68'
25 Josh Keeley
31 Kian Corbally
17 Darragh Burns
29 Paddy Barrett
Defender 48'
48Subbed On: Jason McClelland 48'


Competition: 2021 League of Ireland Premier Division

Date: 6 p.m. April 17, 2021

Venue: Oriel Park

Referee: Damien MacGraith

Attendance: Unknown