Prem
Date: 6 p.m. April 17, 2021
Venue: Tallaght Stadium
2 - 1
FT

Graham Burke 54' -
Peno Scored: 54'


Sean Gannon 90' + 3' -
Scored: 90'


Peno Scored: 7'
- Dylan Grimes 7'

Live Updates for Shamrock Rovers -v- Longford Town

Updates by Macdara Ferris

90' + 6'

FULL TIME!

The game has ended between Shamrock Rovers and Longford Town.

90' + 4'

Yellow Card

Aaron Greene (Shamrock Rovers) is booked.

90' + 3'

ASSIST!

Dylan Watts (Shamrock Rovers) provides the assist.

90' + 3'

GOAL!

Dylan Watts hits the free against the wall and it comes to Sean Gannon (Shamrock Rovers) and he scores with a shot from outside the box that took a took that made it difficult for Michael Kelly and he finds the back of the net.

90' + 2'

Aaron Greene is played in and his shot is very well saved by Michael Kelly. Looked like that was going to be the winner. Free in for Rovers 22 yards out. Danger here...

90' + 1'

Dylan Watts shoots from 30+ yards. Straight at Michael Kelly so seems to be a waste for the Hoops.

90'

Four more minutes here.

88'

Chris McCann stops Rovers moving ball left and right and puts a cross in but it is way too deep.

84'

Graham Burke looks to lift over to the onrushing Dylan Watts but he plays it too far forward. Goal kick to Longford Town.

81'

Corner Kick

Dylan Watts (Shamrock Rovers) takes a corner-kick.

81'

Substitution

Rob Manley (in) - Aaron Dobbs (out) (Longford Town).

77'

Ball pops up allowing Graham Burke to volley off his left boot but once again he can't beat Michael Kelly from distance. 

75'

Patient play Rovers who work the ball in front of the packed Longford rearguard. Ends with Rory Gaffney hitting the side netting. 

71'

Substitution

Sam Verdon (in) - Aaron Bolger (out) (Longford Town).

70'

Corner Kick

Graham Burke (Shamrock Rovers) takes a corner-kick.

69'

Corner Kick

Dylan Watts (Shamrock Rovers) takes a corner-kick. This latest set peice came when Graham Burke played it in to Rory Gaffney with his back to goal. He passes off to the running Graham Burke and Karl Chambers puts behind. 

68'

Gary O'Neill takes a go from distance but he drags it wide of the goal. The Hoops are shooting towards The Square end of the ground in this second half. 

67'

Corner Kick

Dylan Grimes (Longford Town) takes a corner-kick. Decent pressure from Longford here. Karl Chambers' effort bounces off the ground and just over the Hoops crossbar.

65'

Corner Kick

Dylan Grimes (Longford Town) takes a corner-kick.

65'

Alan Mannus pulls off a great strike by Aaron Robinson. Pushes it over the bar for a corner.

63'

Graham Burke lines up a free kick close to 30 yards out. He gets low around the wall and it bounces awkwardly in front of Michael Kelly who does well to hold onto the ball.

61'

Corner Kick

Dylan Watts (Shamrock Rovers) takes a corner-kick.

59'

Corner Kick

Dylan Watts (Shamrock Rovers) takes a corner-kick.

58'

Substitution

Dylan Watts (in) - Daniel Mandroiu (out) (Shamrock Rovers).

54'

ASSIST!

Roberto Lopes (Shamrock Rovers) provides the assist.

54'

PENALTY SCORED!

Graham Burke (Shamrock Rovers) scores from the penalty spot.

53'

Corner Kick

Graham Burke (Shamrock Rovers) takes a corner-kick as Joe Gorman puts Sean Gannon on behind. It is another one from the right but this time Burke takes. He drills it low to Lopes. The tables are turned from the first half and Aaron Dobbs takes Pico Lopes down with Rob Hennessy pointing to the spot. We have our second penalty in this game. Burke quickly runs to get to the ball. 

52'

Aaron O'Driscoll blocks Graham Burke's shot as he cuts in on his left boot on the edge of the area.

47'

With Ronan Finn and Lee Grace subbed at the break, Pico Lopes has the armband for Rovers.

46'

Substitution

Rory Gaffney (in) - Lee Grace (out) (Shamrock Rovers).

46'

Substitution

Gary O'Neill (in) - Ronan Finn (out) (Shamrock Rovers).

46'

Corner Kick

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

46'

Chris McCann lets fly and Michael Kelly dives full length to push behind for a corner.

46'

SECOND HALF

The second half between Shamrock Rovers and Longford Town has started.

45' + 1'

Graham Burke's cross from the right hangs up for Aaron Greene to get up and head but Michael Kelly is well positioned to save. Burke goes down and needs treatment as the ref blows the half time whistle. Liam Scales just seemed to bump into his team mate.

45' + 1'

HALF TIME

It is half-time between Shamrock Rovers and Longford Town.

45'

One extra minute at least in this opening half.

43'

Corner Kick

Daniel Mandroiu (Shamrock Rovers) takes a corner-kick as Michael Kelly spills Ronan Finns cross. Ball comes out to Sean Kavanagh and his shot just flys a fraction over the crossbar.

39'

Graham Burke is a bit eager and he strays offside and De Town can clear.

37'

Corner Kick

Dylan Grimes (Longford Town) takes a corner-kick after Aaron Robinson's shot took a deflection.

33'

Danny Mandroiu and Sean Gannon linking up but a poor cross by Gannon who puts it behind the end line.

31'

Nice move from Rovers. Danny Mandroiu brings Sean Gannon in on the right and his centre comes towards Aaron Greene who runs onto it but it is a fraction ahead so he can't get a shot away. 

30'

Daire Doyle has his team playing a very high press and it is working out for the visitors. 

30'

Yellow Card

Daniel Mandroiu (Shamrock Rovers) is booked. Third yellow for the Hoops.

23'

Poor touch by Sean Kavanagh and Shane Elworthy nips in and fouls him. All came from one of the many short Rovers kick outs. Paddy Kirk whips it in and Pico Lopes heads it behind but flag is up for offside.

19'

Michael Kelly holds onto a driven shot from outside the area from Graham Burke. 

18'

Corner Kick

Daniel Mandroiu (Shamrock Rovers) takes a corner-kick - the fourth of the half all from the right. Aaron Greene gets the ball at his feet with his back to goal but he can't get a shot off. 

15'

Corner Kick

Daniel Mandroiu (Shamrock Rovers) takes a corner-kick and Pico Lopes gets his head to it but directs it wide of the goal. Allows Aaron Greene to get to it but Hoops lose possession.

10'

Yellow Card

Chris McCann (Shamrock Rovers) is booked for clipping the heels of Aaron Dobbs as he moved out of the centre circle towards the Rovers goal. 

9'

Corner Kick

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

8'

Joe Gorman was brave to block Graham Burke's shot with his head.

7'

7'

Yellow Card

Roberto Lopes (Shamrock Rovers) is booked.

7'

ASSIST!

Aaron Dobbs (Longford Town) provides the assist.

7'

PENALTY SCORED!

Dylan Grimes (Longford Town) scores from the penalty spot.

6'

Pico Lopes got caught on the ball and Aaron Dobbs runs through. Lopes takes him down. Penalty to the visitors. 

4'

Corner Kick

Daniel Mandroiu (Shamrock Rovers) takes a corner-kick. Ball comes to Sean Kavanagh and he has time to suit. Tries to pick out the far corner but it drops just wide of the frame of the goal.

1'

GAME ON!

The game between Shamrock Rovers and Longford Town has kicked off.

0'

Four changes for Longford Town from their 4-0 loss.

0'

Sean Hoare drops out of the match day squad from the win over Derry on Tuesday. Five changes. Pico Lopes comes in for his first start since quarentine. Aaron Greene in for Rory Gaffney. Ronan Finn comes back in to captain the side, along with Chris McCann and Sean Gannon. Max Murphy drops down to the bench.

0'

Michael Kelly played with Rovers B team in the 2014 First Division. Aaron Dobbs was also on the books in Tallaght. 

0'

0'

Hello to Hoops supporters and fans of De Town. Macdara Ferris [ @macdarabueller ] here to take you through this evening's action between Shamrock Rovers and Longford Town. I'm back at ET HQ this evening with Andrew Dempsey in Tallaght Stadium to write our match report which will be your match report.

Andrew has penned our match preview which you can check out below. The image is Aaron Bolger playing for Sharmock Rovers against Longford Town in an EA Sports Cup game. Bolger is currently on loan from Cardiff City to Longford.

 



Photo Gallery for Shamrock Rovers -v- Longford Town



Shamrock Rovers
Alan Mannus 1
Goalkeeper
Roberto Lopes 4
Booked: 7'
Defender
Lee Grace 5
46'
46Subbed Off: Rory Gaffney 46'
Defender
Liam Scales 15
Defender
Chris McCann 26
Booked: 10'
Midfielder
Sean Kavanagh 11
Midfielder
Sean Gannon 2
Scored: 90'
Midfielder
© Ronan Finn 8
46'
46Subbed Off: Gary O'Neill 46'
Midfielder
Daniel Mandroiu 14
Booked: 30'
58'
58Subbed Off: Dylan Watts 58'
Forward
Aaron Greene 9
Booked: 90'
Forward
Graham Burke 10
Peno Scored: 54'
Forward

Substitutes
Dean McMenamy
Midfield
Rory Gaffney 20
46'
46Subbed On: Lee Grace 46'
Forward
Aidomo Emakhu
Midfield
Max Murphy 24
Midfield
Darragh Nugent 22
Midfield
Gary O'Neill 16
46'
46Subbed On: Ronan Finn 46'
Midfield
Leon Pohls 25
Goalkeeper
Dylan Watts 7
58'
58Subbed On: Daniel Mandroiu 58'
Midfield
Dean Williams 19
Forward
Longford Town
30 Michael Kelly
Goalkeeper
12 Aaron O'Driscoll
Defender
3 Patrick Kirk
Defender
32 Joe Gorman
Defender
19 Karl Chambers
Defender
4 Aaron Robinson
Midfielder
7 Dylan Grimes
Midfielder
Peno Scored: 7'
2 Shane Elworthy
Midfielder
16 Aodh Dervin ©
Midfielder
14 Aaron Bolger
Midfielder 71'
71Subbed Off: Sam Verdon 71'
9 Aaron Dobbs
Forward 81'
81Subbed Off: Rob Manley 81'

Substitutes
10 Sam Verdon
Forward 71'
71Subbed On: Aaron Bolger 71'
11 Callum Thompson
Midfield
1 Lee Steacy
Goalkeeper
17 Matthew O'Brien
Midfield
5 Michael McDonnell
Midfield
22 Joseph Manley
Defender
8 Rob Manley
Forward 81'
81Subbed On: Aaron Dobbs 81'
Ben Lynch
Midfield
25 Conor Davis
Forward