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Date Time League Season
15 April 2022 8:00 pm LOI Men's Premier Division 2022

Match Report

Gaffney strike enough for the Hoops

Shamrock Rovers made it six on the bounce without defeat and three wins on the bounce as they defeated St. Patrick’s Athletic 1-0 at Tallaght Stadium thanks to a Rory Gaffney second-half header. 

The only goal of the game came after 50 minutes when Danny Mandroiu delivered a right-hand side cross that deflected off Tom Grivosti and landed perfectly on the head of Gaffney at the back post.  

It was a slow opening 20 minutes to the game with neither side creating any clear-cut chances. The first big call of the game came after 35 minutes when Jack Byrne played through Danny Mandroiu down the left-hand side who raced into the box and was shouldered to the ground by James Abankwah.  

Abankwah would be involved in the thick of the action 10 minutes later after an altercation with Gary O’Neill resulted in the young full-back receiving the first yellow card of the game. Joe Redmond joined Abankwah for the visitors a minute later when he brought down Mandroiu.  

The away side began to grow into the game throughout the first half and created some half chances in decent positions. Firstly, Darragh Burns cut inside onto his left foot just on the edge of the box, but his shot deflected out for a corner. Secondly, minutes later Eoin Doyle fed Billy King on the right-hand side who made his way inside and his effort was palmed away by Alan Mannus.  

The away side failed to create anything in the second half as they now go two games without finding the back of the net. The result sees them collect only two points from their last four games. 

Rovers made three changes to their starting line-up with Lyons, Burke, and Gannon all dropping out for Mandroiu, Kavanagh, and Lopes. St. Pat's made two changes following last week’s 0-0 draw with Dundalk as Murphy and Coughlan were replaced with Forrester and McClelland. 

For Rovers, it is another home game on Monday evening when they host Dundalk while for St. Pat’s it is a trip to UCD for another Dublin derby.  

Shamrock Rovers

1Alan Mannus Goalkeeper
4Roberto Lopes Defender
3Sean Hoare Defender
5Lee Grace Defender
17Richie Towell 7 Midfielder
16Gary O’Neill Midfielder
11Sean Kavanagh 23 Midfielder
8Ronan Finn 2 Midfielder
14Daniel Mandriou Forward
20Rory Gaffney 9 Forward 51'
29Jack Byrne 26 Forward
25Leon Pohls Goalkeeper
26Chris McCann 29 Midfielder
24Sean Jones-Carey Defender
9Aaron Greene 20 Forward
2Sean Gannon 8 Defender
23Neil Farrugia 11 Midfielder
38Aidomo Emakhu Midfielder
6Barry Cotter Defender
7Dylan Watts 17 Midfielder

St. Pat's Ath

1Joseph Anang Goalkeeper
3Anto Breslin 14 Defender
20James Abankwah Defender 43'
5Tom Grivosti Defender
4Joe Redmond Defender 44'
8Chris Forrester Midfielder 90'
17Darragh Burns Forward
15Billy King 45 Forward
11Jason McClelland 10 Forward
16Adam O’Reilly 18 Midfielder
9Eoin Doyle 2 Forward
14Mark Doyle 3 Forward
22Sam Curtis Defender
10Ronan Coughlan 11 Forward
31Kian Corbally Midfielder
3Ian Bermingham Defender
18Ben McCormack 16 Midfielder
23David Odumosu Goalkeeper
45Babatunde Owolabi 15 Forward 90'
2Jack Scott 9 Defender

Past Meetings

(Round 4)
1 - 0
LOI Men's Premier Division
Richmond Park

St. Patrick’s Athletic v Shamrock Rovers

(President's Cup)
1 - 1
President's Cup
Tallaght Stadium

Shamrock Rovers v St. Pat's Ath.

(Series 28)
0 - 1
LOI Men's Premier Division
Richmond Park

St. Patrick’s Athletic v Shamrock Rovers

(Series 22)
3 - 1
LOI Men's Premier Division
Tallaght Stadium

Shamrock Rovers v St. Patrick's Athletic

(Series 10)
1 - 2
LOI Men's Premier Division
Richmond Park

St. Patrick’s Athletic v Shamrock Rovers

3 - 11
eLOI Group C
Online Event

St. Patrick’s Athletic v Shamrock Rovers

(Series 1)
1 - 1
LOI Men's Premier Division
Tallaght Stadium

Shamrock Rovers v St. Patrick's Athletic

(Series 17)
0 - 0
LOI Men's Premier Division
Tallaght Stadium

Shamrock Rovers v St. Patrick's Athletic

(Series 8)
0 - 0
LOI Men's Premier Division
Richmond Park

St. Patrick’s Athletic v Shamrock Rovers

Ground

Tallaght Stadium
Tallaght Stadium, Whitestown Way, Tallaght, Dublin 24, D24 XC9W

Final year Journalism student in DCU. St. Pats reporter. Celtic supporter.