3 - 1
FT

John Ross Wilson 22' -
Scored: 22'


Ryan Brennan 24' -
Scored: 24'


Ryan Brennan 44' -
Scored: 44'


Scored: 41'
- Harvey O'Brien 41'

Live Updates for Shelbourne -v- UCD

90' + 5'

FULL TIME!

The game has ended between Shelbourne and UCD.

A win for Shelbourne as they move five points clear of UCD at the top of the First Division table. Report to follow shortly!

90'

And we are now heading into injury time - as Shels look set to move five points clear at the top of the First Division table.. 4 minutes of added time will be played...

86'

Substitution

Sean Quinn (in) - Brian McManus (out) (Shelbourne).

83'

UCD boss Andy Myler has been given a yellow card for something that he said.. I'm not sure what it was however...

80'

Substitution

Donal Higgins (in) - Paul Doyle (out) (UCD).

79'

UCD have really struggledto create anything in the second-half - and they coasting to a 3-1 defeat - Shels have not been overly impressive, but they have been solid defensively...

78'

Substitution

Dayle Rooney (in) - Yoyo Mahdy (out) (Shelbourne).

78'

Corner Kick

Liam Kerrigan (UCD) takes a corner-kick.

76'

Free Kick

Evan Weir (UCD) takes a free-kick.

76'

Free Kick

George Poynton (Shelbourne) takes a free-kick.

75'

Yellow Card

Evan Osam (UCD) is booked.

74'

Corner Kick

Evan Weir (UCD) takes a corner-kick.

74'

Substitution

Adam Verdon (in) - Sean Brennan (out) (UCD).

74'

Free Kick

Evan Weir (UCD) takes a free-kick.

73'

Yellow Card

George Poynton (Shelbourne) is booked.

71'

Substitution

Evan Osam (in) - Mark Dignam (out) (UCD).

71'

Substitution

Adam Lennon (in) - Michael McHugh (out) (UCD).

70'

Evan Osam on his way on also... 

68'

Adam Lennon is getting ready to come on for UCD...

67'

Sean Brennan opens up the play well - but he can't do enough with his delivery - and Shels clear. McHugh should have made a lot more of that...

64'

Not much between the sides at the moment - but UCD's lack of organisation at set-pieces has really cost them tonight so far. The next goal will be crucial here...

62'

Free Kick

Evan Weir (UCD) takes a free-kick.

61'

Substitution

George Poynton (in) - Michael O'Connor (out) (Shelbourne).

60'

Georgie Poynton is coming on for the hosts...

56'

Kevin O'Connor is down getting treatment for Shelbourne... No Shels player looks like they are getting ready just yet on the bench...

55'

UCD have been the better side since the half-time break- but the chance has not come just yet. I have a snealy feeling it may. But now that I said it, it probably won't...

53'

Corner Kick

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

53'

Free Kick

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

52'

Yellow Card

Sam Todd (UCD) is booked.

50'

Corner Kick

Evan Weir (UCD) takes a corner-kick.

50'

Free Kick

Evan Weir (UCD) takes a free-kick.

49'

Free Kick

Evan Weir (UCD) takes a free-kick.

48'

Liam Kerrigan swivels and turns - but Brendan Clarke gets down well to save from the ex-Sligo youngster. Better from UCD already..

47'

Both teams are unchanged from the first-half... 

46'

SECOND HALF

The second half between Shelbourne and UCD has started.

45' + 3'

HALF TIME

It is half-time between Shelbourne and UCD.

Half-time at Tolka Park and it is Shels who lead 3-1 over UCD. All four goals have come from set-pieces - but it is Shels who have scored 3, and UCD who have the one... This one ain't over just yet...

45' + 1'

Yellow Card

Mark Dignam (UCD) is booked.

44'

ASSIST!

Kevin O'Connor (Shelbourne) provides the assist.

44'

GOAL!

Ryan Brennan (Shelbourne) scores.

Never mind the confusion - Shels are now 3-1 up. Ryan Brennan beats Lorcan Healy to the ball at the near post after a Kevin O'Connor corner kick - UCD are two behind again... 

44'

Lorcan Healy is down injured - and Shels think they have scored... I'm not sure if that has been give yet...

41'

ASSIST!

Evan Weir (UCD) provides the assist.

41'

GOAL!

Harvey O'Brien (UCD) scores.

UCD SCORE! 

Harvey O'Brien smacks home after Shels can't dealwith Evan Weir's free-kick into the box. Last time Harvey scored was against Treaty - and UCD won that 3-2...

41'

Ally Gilchrist and Luke Byrne have marshalled Colm Whelan brilliantly so far this evening... UCD do have a free-kick now though..

38'

UCD have had most of the ball - although they have created precious little and Shels look the more likely to score the next goal... 

36'

UCD have grown back into the game - but they are well behind. The last time they went two down they did end up winning 3-2 against Treaty United... 

32'

Colm Whelan goes close for the Students but he is snuffed out by the Shels defence after going on a great run... ANdy Myler's side may need a huge performance to save this one...

30'

Free Kick

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

29'

Yellow Card

Evan Weir (UCD) is booked.

28'

SHELS!

They almost make it three but Brennan is offside after Yoyo Mahdy's low ball into the penalty area was met by him... 

26'

Harvey O'Brien goes close with a flick over the bar from Kerrigan's free-kick... UCD need the next goal here or else this could end up poorly for them..

26'

Free Kick

Liam Kerrigan (UCD) takes a free-kick.

25'

SHELS GO TWO UP! 

JR Wilson first gets himself free at the back post from Kevin O'Connor's free-kick at the back post to nod home past Lorcan Healy. 

Ryan Brennan then heads home from O'Connor's free-kick after being found free in the six-yard box.. 

UCD have a mountain to climb now... and as for Shels, this has been a great start! 

24'

ASSIST!

Kevin O'Connor (Shelbourne) provides the assist.

24'

GOAL!

Ryan Brennan (Shelbourne) scores.

22'

ASSIST!

Kevin O'Connor (Shelbourne) provides the assist.

22'

GOAL!

John Ross Wilson (Shelbourne) scores.

22'

Free Kick

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

19'

Corner Kick

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

17'

GOOD SAVE! 

Lorcan Healy gets down well to deny Ryan Brennan's acrobatic effort on goal - Shane Farrell with the ball into the box. Good start from Shels...

15'

Harvey O'Brien nearly caught after a poor clearance - but Ryan Brennan can't get on the ball quick enough in the end... 

12'

Liam Kerrigan heads wide after Mark Dignam's cross into the box is met by the ex-Sligo winger. This game is bubbling up nicely...

8'

A busy enough start to the game this evening - with Shels doing much of the pressing so far.. UCD look a threat with Liam Kerrigan although..

5'

Yellow Card

Shane Farrell (Shelbourne) is booked.

Farrell is booked for simulation. Gavin Colfer was well within his rights to call that one there...

2'

Corner Kick

Ryan Brennan (Shelbourne) takes a corner-kick.

2'

UCD ALMOST GO BEHIND! 

Yoyo Mahdy's ball into the box finds the head of Harvey O'Brien - but O'Brien can't head it clear and Heaky tips the ball wide and awayfrom danger...

1'

GAME ON!

The game between Shelbourne and UCD has kicked off.

0'

We are just moments away from kick-off here at Tolka! The teams are now emerging from the dressing rooms...

0'

“UCD always play a certain way and the way they operate with college and scholarships, they always attract that top young talent,” Morris told his club’s media team ahead of Friday night’s game. 

“I watched them last week there and they look good all over the pitch. They’ve had a little bit of disruption in their camp with Ian Ryan leaving and taking over at Wexford so that adds an extra angle to the game. 

“It’s going to be a fantastic game, but we need to keep pushing and pushing and play the way we want to play.

“There’s a chance here to put a bit of distance there at the top. This is why we play football, for games like this.”

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“We’ll go to Shels to try and win, as we do every other week," Andy Myler said ahead of tonight's game. "Shels are unbeaten as well, but we’ll just try and keep the good performances going.

“We’re comfortable with how we’re going and playing. There’s a good competition around the squad to get into the team at the moment.

“All of that is positive for us going forward – and if we get the performance again, we won’t mind too much about the result – that’s how we work.”

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UCD’s Colm Whelan has been involved in 10 of UCD’s 21 goals so far this season, scoring 8 and assisting 2.

Ian Morris’ Shelbourne have only conceded one goal from play in their last three league outings, with Cobh Ramblers opener at home to the Reds being the only time Shels have been breached from play since their 3-1 win away to Cabinteely.

Both UCD and Shelbourne top the charts for goals scored and expected goals so far this season. UCD have netted 21 goals, while Shels have scored 15. In terms of Expected Goals, Shelbourne have 16.53 while UCD have 14.99.

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Good evening folks and welcome to Tolka Park as UCD visit league leaders Shelbourne. I'm Andrew Dempsey and I will be taking you all through the action this evening... 

KO at 7.45pm and team news will be on its way 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
Kevin O'Connor 3
Defender
Ally Gilchrist 4
Defender
© Luke Byrne 23
Defender
John Ross Wilson 16
Scored: 22'
Defender
Brian McManus 14
86'
86Subbed Off: Sean Quinn 86'
Midfielder
Yoyo Mahdy 11
78'
78Subbed Off: Dayle Rooney 78'
Midfielder
JJ Lunney 6
Midfielder
Shane Farrell 17
Booked: 5'
Midfielder
Michael O'Connor 9
61'
61Subbed Off: George Poynton 61'
Forward
Ryan Brennan 10
Scored: 24'
Scored: 44'
Forward

Substitutes
Dayle Rooney 18
78'
78Subbed On: Yoyo Mahdy 78'
Midfield
Sean Quinn 19
86'
86Subbed On: Brian McManus 86'
Midfield
George Poynton 26
61'
61Subbed On: Michael O'Connor 61'
Booked: 73'
Midfield
Kyle O'Connor 20
Midfield
Glen McAuley
Forward
Maxim Kouogun 15
Defender
Alex Cetiner 21
Midfield
Jack Brady 25
Goalkeeper
Michael Barker 2
Defender
UCD
WAug. 27, 2021
UCD 2 - 1 Longford
WSept. 3, 2021
UCD 4 - 3 Bray
WSept. 10, 2021
UCD 5 - 2 Cabinteely
LSept. 17, 2021
UCD 2 - 3 Waterford
LSept. 24, 2021
Galway 4 - 1 UCD
1 Lorcan Healy
Goalkeeper
25 Evan Weir
Defender
Booked: 29'
22 Sam Todd ©
Defender
Booked: 52'
24 Harvey O'Brien
Defender
Scored: 41'
30 Michael McHugh
Midfielder 71'
71Subbed Off: Adam Lennon 71'
17 Dara Keane
Midfielder
21 Paul Doyle
Midfielder 80'
80Subbed Off: Donal Higgins 80'
8 Mark Dignam
Midfielder
Booked: 45'
71'
71Subbed Off: Evan Osam 71'
27 Sean Brennan
Midfielder 74'
74Subbed Off: Adam Verdon 74'
10 Colm Whelan
Forward
7 Liam Kerrigan
Forward

Substitutes
16 Carl Williams
Goalkeeper
15 Adam Verdon
Midfield 74'
74Subbed On: Sean Brennan 74'
3 Evan Osam
Defender 71'
71Subbed On: Mark Dignam 71'
Booked: 75'
12 Adam Lennon
Midfield 71'
71Subbed On: Michael McHugh 71'
9 Danu Kinsella Bishop
Forward
18 Donal Higgins
Midfield 80'
80Subbed On: Paul Doyle 80'
2 Michael Gallagher
Defender
5 Luke Boore
Defender
11 Ciaran Behan
Defender

MATCH INFO

Competition: 2021 League of Ireland First Division

Date: 7:45 p.m. May 21, 2021

Venue: Tolka Park

Referee: Gavin Colfer

Attendance: Unknown

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