Date Time League Season
14 March 2022 7:45 pm Premier Division 2022

Match Report

Bohs and Shels share the spoils

Grant Horton rescued a point for Bohemians at Dalymount tonight, cancelling out Seán Boyd’s goal for Shelbourne as the north Dublin derby ended 1-1.

A tight and tense affair in Phibsborough didn’t come to life until the final 15 minutes when Boyd scored less than 30 seconds after coming on. Horton would cancel out his goal five minutes from time.

Those 75 minutes prior to Boyd’s opener were for the most part uneventful but there were glimmers that belonged to the hosts. 

Ali Coote and Dawson Devoy pulled the strings in midfield for Bohs and it was Coote that produced their first real effort. A long range shot that was an easy catch for Lewis Webb. 

Webb would be tested later on this time by Jordan Flores. His volley inside the box forced the Reds’s goalkeeper into a good save at his near post. 

Rory Feely would go close with a header from a corner but he failed to find the target.

James Talbot was left with next to nothing to do in the Bohs goal as the sides went into the break scoreless. 

The slow start of the first-half carried over to the second, but again it was the hosts that looked the stronger side. Coote once again at the heart of everything they did. 

However, it would be Damien Duff’s men that managed to break the dead-lock. 

Sean Boyd was only on the pitch for 30 seconds when he found himself on the end of a Shane Farrell pass before calmly rolling the ball past Talbot to put Shels 1-0 up with 15 minutes left to play. 

It seemed as though Shels were on course for their first win at Dalymount since 2017 however five minutes from time Grant Horton managed to find the back of the net from close range after a goal mouth scrap following a corner. 

Neither side was able to find a winner in the time that remained and they shared the spoils. 

Shels now turn their attention to Friday when they welcome Finn Harps to Tolka Park. 

As for Bohs, it’s another Dublin derby when they travel to UCD. 

  • 86'

    GOAL! Grant Horton manages to bundle the ball over the line after a goalmouth scrap

  • 75'

    GOAL! It's an immediate impact from the substitute Sean Boyd. Shane Farrell pulled the ball back and Boyd rolled the ball past Talbot to give Shels the lead

  • 73'

    Jordan Flores attempts a free-kick but it is wide

  • 69'

    Stephen Mallon goes into the referee's book

  • 65'

    Grant Horton is booked

  • 61'

    Talbot with a god save from a John Wilson effort

  • 60'

    Another slow beginning here in the second-half

  • 53'

    Bohemians picking up where they left off

  • 45'

    Shelbourne get things going once again

  • 45'

    HT: 0-0 at Dalymount. After a slow start Bohemians have fully taken over and will be disappointed to go into the break without a goal

  • 45'

    Farrell is booked for a handball

  • 37'

    Rory Feely with a header at goal but it's nowhere near the target

  • 36'

    Coote shoots from distance but his effort is deflected out for a corner

  • 33'

    Lewis Webb makes a good save from a Jordan Flores volley

  • 33'

    Bohs win a corner, they are starting to dominate proceedings at the moment

  • 29'

    Plenty of hard hitting tackles here in this North Dublin Derby

  • 24'

    Rory Feely and John Ross Wilson are both booked for separate off-the-ball incidents

  • 21'

    Bohs beginning to apply more pressure here

  • 15'

    So far, a fairly even opening 15. Bohs have provided the best chance so far but have looked sloppy at times in possession

  • 9'

    Ali Coote with a decent effort from long range but it's an easy save for Lewis Webb

  • 8'

    First corner of the game goes to the hosts

  • 6'

    Already tackles from both sides have drawn warnings from referee Rob Harvey

  • 1'

    We are underway here at Dalymount

  • Just 20 minutes to go until kick-off here in Dalymount. A massive tie tonight as Shels look for their first win against Bohs since 2017, a win tonight would be huge for manager Damien Duff. Bohs have already beaten one city rival here and they will be confident about making it two wins from two at home with a packed stadium behind them.

  • Shelbourne team news is in

  • Bohs team is in

  • Hello and welcome to's coverage of tonight's SSE Airtricity Premier Division game between Bohemians and Shelbourne. I'm Seán Crosbie and I will be keeping you updated on all the ongoings at Dalymount Park this evening


1James Talbot Goalkeeper
3Tyreke Wilson Defender
4Rory Feely Defender 24'
5Ciaran Kelly Defender
6Jordan Doherty 11 Midfielder
8Ali Coote Midfielder
15Grant Horton Defender 65'
28Dawson Devoy 17 Midfielder
11Kris Twardek 7 Midfielder
20Promise Omochere Forward
21Jordan Flores Midfielder
25Tadhg Ryan Goalkeeper
7Stephen Mallon 11 Midfielder
11Liam Burt 6 Midfielder
14Conor Levingston Midfielder
16JJ McKiernan
19Sam Packham Defender
22Jamie Mullins Midfielder
24Max Murphy Midfielder
17Ryan Cassidy 28 Forward


25Lewis Webb Goalkeeper
2John Ross Wilson Defender 24'
3Conor Kane Defender
4Aaron O’Driscoll Defender
7Brian McManus Midfielder
14Daniel Carr 9 Forward
15Adam Thomas Defender
16Aodh Dervin Midfielder
17Shane Farrell 22 Forward 45'
23Luke Byrne Defender
32Kameron Ledwidge Defender
1Brendan Clarke Goalkeeper
9Sean Boyd 14 Forward 75'
11Dan Hawkins Forward
12Jad Hakiki Midfielder
19Stanley Anaebonam Forward
20Kyle O’Connor Midfielder
22Jordan McEneff 17 Midfielder
24David Toure Defender
28Stephen Negru Defender

Past Meetings

(Round 1)
1 - 0
Women's National League
Tolka Park

Shelbourne v Bohemian FC

(Series 26)
1 - 3
Women's National League
Oscar Traynor Centre

Bohemian FC v Shelbourne

(Series 17)
3 - 2
Women's National League
Tolka Park

Shelbourne v Bohemian FC

(Series 8)
0 - 1
Women's National League
Oscar Traynor Centre

Bohemian FC v Shelbourne

(Series 14)
1 - 3
Premier Division
Tolka Park

Shelbourne v Bohemian FC

(Series 3)
3 - 0
Women's National League
Tolka Park

Shelbourne v Bohemian FC

(Series 5)
2 - 0
Premier Division
Dalymount Park

Bohemian FC v Shelbourne


Dalymount Park
Dalymount Park, Connaught Street, Phibsborough, Cabra East A ED, Dublin, County Dublin, Leinster, D07 XH2D, Ireland

Seán is a final year Journalism student in DCU.