Date Time League Season
20 May 2022 7:45 pm LOI Men's Premier Division 2022

Match Report

Shels continue impressive away run with win over Pat’s

Shelbourne continued their impressive away displays by defeating St. Patrick’s Athletic 2-1 to make it three wins on the bounce.

Goals from Jack Moylan and a deflected JJ Lunney strike ensured the three points for the visitors.

Shels started the first half the better of the two sides. Jack Moylan and Sean Boyd led from the front closing down the Pats back four, not giving them a second to breathe. They created the first opportunity of the game when the ball was switched from Moylan to Farrell but, his cross was a yard or two just ahead of Boyd who couldn’t latch onto it.

The home side should have been ahead on the 20th minute mark when a drag back from Eoin Doyle fell to Forrester in the six-yard area but, he blazed over with the goal at his mercy.

The away side found the breakthrough after 25 minutes. A ball over the top was half cleared by Joe Redmond. The ball fell to the feet of Moylan who dummied a shot, taking Grivosti out of the game, before firing it past Anang to create bedlam in the away end.

Eoin Doyle went closest to equalising for the Saints when he had a shot trickle just past the post. They found their equaliser right on the stroke of half time. A corner was only cleared to the edge of the box to midfielder Adam O’Reilly and after some nice play around the box, the ball was played to Billy King who played it across to the onrushing Redmond to tap home.

Shels started the second half just how they started the first on top. Another Moylan effort was scuffed inside the penalty area and cleared. However, they re-took the lead in the 54th minute when midfielder JJ Lunney collected the ball outside the Saints box, he dummied a shot and had a strike deflected that trickled past Anang and into the corner of the net.

The home side huffed and puffed in patches, but an Eoin Doyle mishit two yards from goal was the closest they went. The away side went closest next when an Aaron O’Driscoll header was cleared off the line from a corner. Shels worked extremely hard for the result by maintaining a good defensive shape and stopping the home side from creating anything in the final third.

For St. Pats it is a result they can’t dwell on as they host Bohs on Monday night in another Dublin derby. Shels are at home to UCD on Monday.

St. Pat's Ath

1Joseph Anang Goalkeeper
22Sam Curtis 2 Defender
18Ben McCormack 11 Midfielder
20Joe Redmond Defender
5Tom Grivosti 3 Defender
19Anto Breslin Defender
8Chris Forrester Midfielder
16Adam O’Reilly Midfielder
15Billy King 45 Forward
17Darragh Burns Forward
9Eoin Doyle Forward
14Mark Doyle Forward
11Jason McClelland 18 Forward
17Kyle Robinson Forward
3Ian Bermingham 5 Defender
23David Odumosu Goalkeeper
31Kian Corbally Midfielder
2Jack Scott 22 Defender
45Babatunde Owolabi 15 Forward
24Ben Curtis Defender


1Brendan Clarke Goalkeeper
3Conor Kane Defender
4Aaron O’Driscoll Defender
5Shane Griffin Defender
23Luke Byrne Defender
6JJ Lunney 21 Midfielder
16Aodh Dervin Midfielder
9Sean Boyd Forward 20'
10Jack Moylan Midfielder 25'
17Shane Farrell Forward
12Jad Hakiki 32 Midfielder
11Dan Hawkins Forward
21Gavin Molloy 6 Midfielder
13Colm Cox Goalkeeper
14Daniel Carr Forward
19Stanley Anaebonam Forward
33Gbemi Arubi Forward
25Lewis Webb Goalkeeper
32Kameron Ledwidge 12 Defender
24Mark Nolan Defender
26Regan Lennon Defender
  • 90'

    Full-time 2-1 Shels

  • 89'

    An Owolabi strike is headed out for a corner. The corner is well defended and goes out for a goal-kick.

  • 88'

    St. Pats are struggling to create anything. Shels working really hard to maintain their shape.

  • 86'

    Jack Moylan is replaced by Stanley Anaebonam

  • 83'

    Chris Forrester is forced off with a head knock and is replaced by Kyle Robinson.

  • 81'

    Darragh Burns is booked for a foul on Molloy

  • 80'

    Adam O'Reilly is booked for a bad tackle on substitute Ledwidge. Aaron O'Driscoll has a header from a corner cleared off the line.

  • 71'

    Another change for the visitors as Kameron Ledwidge replaces Jad Hakiki.

  • 70'

    It should be 2-2 as the ball drops to Doyle but he somehow mishits it, and it is cleared. Scorer JJ Lunney is replaced by Gavin Molloy. The home side are dominating possession but struggling to breakdown Shels.

  • 64'

    Jason McClelland wastes a good opportunity after some neat footwork from Doyle.

  • 60'

    A third and fourth change for the hosts as Owolabi and McClelland replace Billy King and Ben McCormack.

  • 54'

    The visitors re-take the lead. The ball drops to JJ Lunney who dummies a shot and has a strike deflected that trickles past Anang and into the corner of the net. 2-1 Shels.

  • 50'

    Moylan goes close at the start of the second half but his shot is scuffed inside the Pats penalty area and eventually cleared.

  • 45'

    Two changes for the hosts during the break as Sam Curtis and Tom Grivosti are replaced by Jack Scott and Ian Bermingham.

  • 45'

    Joe Redmond makes it 1-1 right on the stroke of half-time. A corner for the home side is cleared to the edge of the box where it is collected by O'Reilly who finds Forrester who wraps a pass into McCormack who brilliantly picks out King who cuts it back to the centre half to tap it home. 1-1.

  • 45'

    A diagonal pass from a free-kick is collected by Kane but his cross can't be met by any Shels attacker. Shels win a corner but, it comes to nothing. Fullback Curtis is lucky to escape a booking for an off the ball clash with Conor Kane.

  • 40'

    King has a shot that trickles well wide after a good pass from Forrester. The home still look panicky at the back at times.

  • 35'

    Sam Curtis is booked for a foul on Kane.

  • 32'

    Better play from the home side as Billy King dances by two Shels players before laying it off to Forrester who sprays a pass out to Burns. He wins a corner, but it is headed away. After some lovely interchanges between Forrester and McCormack, Doyle's shot goes just past the post.

  • 26'

    Billy King joins McCormack in the referees book for a nasty challenge on Farrell. The game has really sparked into life.

  • 24'

    McCormack is booked for a foul halfway inside the Saints half.

  • 23'

    The away side take the lead. A ball over the top is half cleared by Redmond which falls to Moylan who dummies a shot, taking Grivosti out of the game, and fires it past Anang to make it 1-0.

  • 21'

    Somehow the home side aren't ahead. The Shels defence are caught dallying on the edge of their area. McCormack nicks the ball and after a few penalty cries for the Saints faithful, Doyle squares a ball which falls to Forrester inside the six yard area but, he blasts over.

  • 20'

    Moylan is cautioned by referee Damien McGrath for a foul on Curtis. McCormack does well for the home side to switch it to Burns. He wins a corner but it eventually comes to nothing. Sean Boyd is first to go into the referees book for persistent fouling. This time it is on fullback Sam Curtis.

  • 15'

    A better spell from the home side sees a string of shots blocked in the Shels penalty area. A free-kick moments later evades the oncoming McCormack and goes safely out of play. Great atmosphere at Richmond.

  • 10'

    The visitors have started the better out of the two. Pats are second to everything and are struggling to retain any form of possession with Moyland and Boyd pressing from the front. The away side go close again with them again working the ball onto the right hand side. Farrell who wasn't even due to be in the squad originially, delivers a ball onto the head of Boyd who gets in front of Grivosti but it goes straight at Anang.

  • 5'

    High octane start from both sides. Moylan does well for Shels to switch it to Shane Farrell whose cross goes inches beyond Boyd.

  • 1'

    St. Pats get us underway shooting from right to left in the first half.

Past Meetings

(Round 1)
0 - 3
LOI Men's Premier Division
Tolka Park

Shelbourne v St. Patrick's Athletic

(Series 13)
2 - 0
LOI Men's Premier Division
Richmond Park

St. Patrick’s Athletic v Shelbourne

(Series 4)
1 - 0
LOI Men's Premier Division
Tolka Park

Shelbourne v St. Patrick's Athletic


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