1 - 0
FT

Ryan Brennan 54' -
Scored: 54'


Live Updates for Shelbourne -v- Athlone Town

90' + 4'

FULL TIME!

The game has ended between Shelbourne and Athlone Town.

90' + 2'

Just one minute of added time is left....

90' + 1'

Corner Kick

Jack Reynolds (Athlone Town) takes a corner-kick.

89'

O'CONNOR HITS THE POST!

Georgie Poynton dances around the Athlone defence - passes to Michael O'Connor but he can only see his shot hit the POST! Have Athlone a chance...

85'

JJ LUNNEY! 

He had to score that.. He cut inside and just whistled his effort wide of goal - an inch closer to the post and I think that was in... Just before Jack Reynolds had a shot saved by Brendan Clarke with relative ease...

84'

Substitution

Brandon McCann (in) - Jamie Hollywood (out) (Athlone Town).

83'

Substitution

John Ross Wilson (in) - Yoyo Mahdy (out) (Shelbourne).

83'

Subs for both teams are on the way... Not long left! 

80'

Corner Kick

Adam Wixted (Athlone Town) takes a corner-kick.

80'

Free Kick

Jamie Hollywood (Athlone Town) takes a free-kick.

79'

Substitution

Jack Reynolds (in) - Kurtis Byrne (out) (Athlone Town).

78'

Substitution

George Poynton (in) - Ryan Brennan (out) (Shelbourne).

77'

MAHDY HITS THE BAR!

Yoyo Mahdy sees his header crash off the bar from Kevin O'Connor's cross. Shels are getting closer to a second...

76'

CLOSE FOR SHELS!

JJ Lunney forces a good save from Schlingermann - but the Athlone keeper was never letting that one in...

75'

Free Kick

Kevin O'Connor (Shelbourne) takes a free-kick.

72'

Substitution

Dayle Rooney (in) - Shane Farrell (out) (Shelbourne).

71'

Substitution

Stephen Meaney (in) - Shane Barnes (out) (Athlone Town).

70'

Shelbourne have done an excellent job at taking the sting out of the game - one more goal would seal it you would think...

68'

Free Kick

Derek Daly (Athlone Town) takes a free-kick.

64'

MCKENNA OFF THE LINE AGAIN!!!!

Michael O'Connor sees his shot cleared off the line by Daniel McKenna again - before Shane Farrell then has his shot parried clear by Michael Schlingermann from distance. This has blown into life all of a sudden...

63'

Corner Kick

Kevin O'Connor (Shelbourne) takes a corner-kick.

60'

Looks like Athlone have matched up with Shelbourne in the middle of the park. The Reds need to stay swicthed on here...

57'

Free Kick

Daniel McKenna (Athlone Town) takes a free-kick.

55'

ASSIST!

Brian McManus (Shelbourne) provides the assist.

55'

GOAL!

Ryan Brennan (Shelbourne) scores.

GOALLLL!

RYAN BRENNAN GIVES SHELS THE LEAD! 

Brennan forces home after a bit of good play inside the penalty area from the ex-Drogheda midfielder. I was going to say this game needed a bit of magic, and we may have got it! 1-0 SHELS!

51'

Free Kick

Adam Wixted (Athlone Town) takes a free-kick.

50'

Free Kick

Shane Farrell (Shelbourne) takes a free-kick.

48'

Dylan Hand went close to creating an opener there - but his cross for Kurtis Byrne was turned away from danger by a Shels defender. Athlone have started the half well...

46'

SECOND HALF

The second half between Shelbourne and Athlone Town has started.

45' + 2'

HALF TIME

It is half-time between Shelbourne and Athlone Town.

45'

OFF THE LINE! 

Daniel McKenna clears Ally Gilchrist's header off the line - had McKenna not been there that was a certain goal....

44'

Not much left to play in this half - but I have a feeling Athlone will be happy with this so far. Shels corner now...

41'

Yellow Card

Jamie Hollywood (Athlone Town) is booked.

41'

Corner Kick

Adam Wixted (Athlone Town) takes a corner-kick.

38'

Still scoreless here in Drumcondra as neither look like they will score - based off the last few minutes anyway. You know what that means generally...

35'

Yellow Card

Shane Barnes (Athlone Town) is booked.

34'

Free Kick

Kevin O'Connor (Shelbourne) takes a free-kick.

Schlingermann denies O'Connor with a deft touch to clear the ball away from goal. That was all but going in... 

31'

The game has started to become a bit scrappy in parts - but it is quite a high-quality game so far. I don't think this will be scoreless anyway...

28'

Corner Kick

Kevin O'Connor (Shelbourne) takes a corner-kick.

Ryan Brennan heads over the bar - he should have made more of that. However, that was with Brennan back peddling...

26'

Free Kick

Adam Wixted (Athlone Town) takes a free-kick.

24'

It's now Athlone's turn to take control as Shels have to clear two balls into the box - but they crucially do not concede... 

24'

Corner Kick

James Doona (Athlone Town) takes a corner-kick.

22'

Free Kick

Shane Farrell (Shelbourne) takes a free-kick.

20'

CLOSE FOR ATHLONE!

James Doona gets free before unleashing a rocket just over Brendan Clarke's bar - had that gone in that was a goal of the season contender...

20'

Free Kick

Kevin O'Connor (Shelbourne) takes a free-kick.

18'

Corner Kick

Kevin O'Connor (Shelbourne) takes a corner-kick.

17'

CLOSE FOR SHELS!

Derek Daly almost heads into his own net from Ryan Brennan's cross, but the ball goes out of play for a corner. Shels are knocking on the door here...

15'

Free Kick

James Doona (Athlone Town) takes a free-kick.

15'

Corner Kick

Adam Wixted (Athlone Town) takes a corner-kick.

13'

Yoyo Mahdy with a shot from distance but Schlingermann catches with ease - positive from Shels again...

11'

Shelbourne have played quite well in the opening ten minutes. They are starting to turn the screw but Athlone are resolute with Dylan Hand impressing at right-back...

8'

Yellow Card

Derek Daly (Athlone Town) is booked.

7'

Good play from Athlone Town - but James Doona's ball to Jamie Hollywood just goes out of play. The Co. Westmeath side have impressed since Shels almost opened the scoring..

6'

A lively start to this evening's game - as Athlone Town rally after a quick start from Shels. This has the makings of a classic...

4'

Corner Kick

Jamie Hollywood (Athlone Town) takes a corner-kick.

2'

GREAT CHANCE! 

Shels almost take an early lead but Michael O'Connor's low shot is blocked by an AThlone defender after a cross into danger from Shane Farrell...

1'

GAME ON!

The game between Shelbourne and Athlone Town has kicked off.

0'
We will have a moments silence for Alan Keely who sadly passed away this week. May he rest in peace

0'

Teams in at Tolka Park and there is two changes for the hosts as Luke Byrne and Ryan Brennan come in for Dayle Rooney and Maxi Kouogun - One change for Athlone as Jonny Carlin comes in for Oisin Duffy...

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Prior to Athlone’s most recent 4-1 win over Shelbourne, they had gone 11 games without a win over the Reds.

Shelbourne have not lost to the Co. Westmeath outfit at home since 2015 – and that was the only time they lost to Athlone at Tolka Park since 2007.

Adrian Carberry’s side have picked up 7 points from a possible 9 in their first three league away games this season.

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Good evening folks and welcome to Tolka Park for Shelbourne vs Athlone Town.. 

I'm Andrew Dempsey and I will be taking you the action this evening.. 

Team news to come shortly!





Shelbourne
LAug. 13, 2021
Galway 3 - 1 Shels
DAug. 20, 2021
Shels 1 - 1 Bray
WSept. 3, 2021
Shels 4 - 0 Wexford
WSept. 10, 2021
Cork 0 - 2 Shels
WSept. 24, 2021
Cabinteely 0 - 2 Shels
Brendan Clarke 1
Goalkeeper
Ally Gilchrist 4
Defender
Luke Byrne 23
Defender
Michael Barker 2
Defender
Kevin O'Connor 3
Defender
Shane Farrell 17
72'
72Subbed Off: Dayle Rooney 72'
Midfielder
Ryan Brennan 10
Scored: 54'
78'
78Subbed Off: George Poynton 78'
Midfielder
JJ Lunney 6
Midfielder
Brian McManus 14
Midfielder
Yoyo Mahdy 11
83'
83Subbed Off: John Ross Wilson 83'
Forward
Michael O'Connor 9
Forward

Substitutes
Maxim Kouogun 15
Defender
Alex Cetiner 21
Midfield
Jack Brady 25
Goalkeeper
Glen McAuley
Forward
George Poynton 26
78'
78Subbed On: Ryan Brennan 78'
Midfield
Sean Quinn 19
Midfield
Dayle Rooney 18
72'
72Subbed On: Shane Farrell 72'
Midfield
David Toure 24
Defender
John Ross Wilson 16
83'
83Subbed On: Yoyo Mahdy 83'
Defender
Athlone
LAug. 13, 2021
UCD 6 - 0 Athlone
WAug. 20, 2021
Athlone 1 - 0 Galway
LSept. 3, 2021
Cork 3 - 1 Athlone
WSept. 10, 2021
Bray 0 - 1 Athlone
LSept. 24, 2021
Athlone 0 - 2 Wexford
16 Mícheál Schlingermann
Goalkeeper
3 Derek Daly
Defender
Booked: 8'
15 Jonny Carlin
Defender
6 Killian Cantwell
Defender
21 Dylan Hand
Defender
4 Daniel McKenna
Defender
14 James Doona
Midfielder
8 Jamie Hollywood
Midfielder
Booked: 41'
84'
84Subbed Off: Brandon McCann 84'
7 Adam Wixted
Midfielder
10 Kurtis Byrne ©
Forward 79'
79Subbed Off: Jack Reynolds 79'
28 Shane Barnes
Forward
Booked: 35'
71'
71Subbed Off: Stephen Meaney 71'

Substitutes
18 Oisin Duffy
Midfield
5 Scott Delaney
Defender
13 David Brookes
Defender
Brandon McCann
Forward 84'
84Subbed On: Jamie Hollywood 84'
11 Stephen Meaney
Forward 71'
71Subbed On: Shane Barnes 71'
24 Tristan Noack Hofmann
Defender
21 Jack Reynolds
Forward 79'
79Subbed On: Kurtis Byrne 79'
1 Kayleum Rice
Goalkeeper
22 Jack Watson
Midfield

MATCH INFO

Competition: 2021 League of Ireland First Division

Date: 7:45 p.m. May 7, 2021

Venue: Tolka Park

Referee: David Dunne

Attendance: Unknown

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