Date Time League Season
17 June 2022 7:45 pm LOI Men's Premier Division 2022

Match Report

Eoin Doyle delivers for Pat’s against UCD

St. Patrick’s Athletic overcame UCD 2-1 in a nervy affair at Richmond Park this evening.

A brace from Eoin Doyle in the second half ensured the three points for the Inchicore club, after a late goal from Alex Nolan halved the deficit to make it a tense finale.

It was the goal scorer who went closest in the first half in the 20th minute when he controlled it in the UCD penalty area, but his strike was palmed out for a corner. He went close again after 35 minutes when the ball fell to him in the six-yard area, but his strike could only go just past the post. The January signing went close for a third time after 40 minutes when Burns cut in from the right, but his cross come shot couldn’t be steered goal wards.

UCD should’ve scored right on the stroke of half time. A lovely Sean Brennan pass split the Saints defence, but Dara Keane’s strike was saved by Anang. However, the ball fell right to Brennan inside the box although his strike was hit straight at Anang.

The came burst into life five minutes after the restart when Forrester found Eoin Doyle inside the penalty area. His header proved too powerful for Moore who could only palm it into the goal.

A massive sending off shout for UCD was only cautioned by the referee.

Dara Keane raced through on goal and was clipped by Sam Curtis, and much to the annoyance of the UCD coaching staff, he wasn’t given his marching orders.

It went from bad to worse as Andy Meyler and Willie O’Connor were sent off for their protests regarding the decision.

The Saints made it two when Ben McCormack was brought down by Evan Caffrey in the penalty area. Doyle stepped up and sent Moore the wrong way with a lovely spot kick after 73 minutes.

UCD had chances however, with Duffy going close on a couple of occasions. They pulled a goal back when Alex Nolan struck the ball into the far corner with three minutes left in normal time.

The Saints hung on though for a big three points. UCD can take confidence from their performance but will rue their missed opportunities.

  • 90'

    Full time 2-1 St. Pat's.

  • 90'

    5 minutes of additional time

  • 88'

    Alex Nolan pulls one back for the visitors and deservedly so. His strike rolls into the far corner past Anang.

  • 86'

    Jack Scott replaces Darragh Burns for St. pat's

  • 80'

    Dylan Duffy who has been UCD's best player this evening goes close with a strike that goes out for a corner. The resulting set piece comes to nothing.

  • 77'

    A triple change for the Saints as Abankwah, Owolabi, and Bermingham replace Curtis, Breslin, and Mark Doyle.

  • 76'

    Sean Brennan is replaced by Alex Nolan for UCD

  • 74'

    Evan Caffrey is booked for a bad tackle on Forrester.

  • 73'

    2-0 to the hosts. Eoin Doyle converts the spot kick after McCormack was brought down in the penalty area.

  • 69'

    Another change for UCD as Ryan Bowden replaces the injured Eric Yoro.

  • 67'

    Better play from the hosts sees Eoin Doyle cut it back to Mark but Gallagher does well to match the run and wins a free out. Anto Breslin is booked for a foul on Kerrigan.

  • 62'

    McCormack looks for Mark Doyle instead of opting to shoot which was the better choice. Eoin Doyle is next to get almost in behind but UCD do well to defend. Lonegran and Kerrigan replace Higgins and Dignam

  • 59'

    A change for the hosts as McClelland is replaced by Ben McCormack.

  • 53'

    It's going from bad to worse for UCD. Andy Meyler and his assistant Willie O'Connor have both been sent off following the Curtis decision.

  • 53'

    A massive let off for Sam Curtis and St. Pat's. A straight ball over the top is collected by Dara Keane who looks to race in on goal but is deemed to have been clipped by Curtis however, the fullback is only cautioned much to the outrage of the UCD coaching staff. The resulting free-kick comes to nothing.

  • 50'

    The hosts break the deadlock. Mark Doyle drives with the ball infield, he lays it onto Forrester inside the area who decides not to shoot and chip it to Eoin Doyle whose header is too powerful for Moore and loops into the net.

  • 45'

    No changes at half-time for either side as UCD get us restarted.

  • 45'

    Another free kick for UCD is well cleared by Redmond. St. Pat's have a penalty shout waved away. Mark Doyle felt he was held back in the penalty area. Donal Higgins has a half chance that goes wide for the visitors. A massive chance for the visitors is squandered. A lovely pass from Brennan to Keane whos strike is well saved by Anang. The ball drops to Brennan on the half volley but he can only hit it straight at Anang. HT 0-0.

  • 40'

    A free kick in a good area for UCD is overhit and wasted. Duffy does well to win another free for the visitors. This time it is a better delivery and the header has to be helped over the bar by Anang. The following corner comes to nothing. O'Reilly does well to stop a UCD chance. He drives the length of the pitch before giving it out to Burns and his cross come shot can't be headered in by Eoin Doyle.

  • 35'

    A nice piece of trickery from Burns is followed up by a shot which is blocked. Pat's are struggling to break down the UCD low block. A header from a corner for the hosts is tipped just over. The resulting corner falls to Eoin Doyle in the sx yard area but he misses a guilt edge opportunity that goes just past the post.

  • 30'

    UCD's best chance of the game falls to Dara Keane coming in off the right hand side. They work it well down the left hand side and a good delivery to the back post is hit inches past the post. Pat's go down the other end and Forrester attempts to lob Moore but the keeper collects the ball at full stretch. Another Pat's corner comes to nothing. Moore spills a high ball which falls to the feet of Mark Doyle but he strikes it comfortably over the bar.

  • 25'

    Both sides struggling to create anything since Doyle's opportunity. UCD trying to retain possession more.

  • 20'

    A few slack passes in the last few minutes from the hosts. Pat's looking to get in behind the UCD back four but it is not coming off so far. The best chance of the game so far falls to Eoin Doyle who does well to control it in the penalty area. He twists and shoots but his shot is palmed away for a corner. The resulting set piece comes to nothing.

  • 15'

    A strike from Burns on the edge of the area is gathered on the second attempt by Moore. Few chances in the opening 15 minutes.

  • 10'

    A corner for the Saints comes to nothing and Burns does well to mop up a potential counter attack for UCD. The home side have started the brighter of the two.

  • 5'

    An early half chance for Forrester is volleyed high over the bar. Some good link up play between Eoin Doyle and Burns sees Doyle get to the by line but his cross is collected by Moore before McClelland can get there.

  • 1'

    The Saints get the first half underway, shooting from right to left.

  • Good evening and welcome to tonight's SSE Airtricity Premier Division between St. Patrick's Athletic and UCD. Two changes for the hosts from the defeat to Dundalk last time out. Darragh Burns and Mark Doyle come back in for Bermingham and Owolabi. It's the two changes for the visitors as well, as Liam Kerrigan and Jack Keaney come out for Brennan and Higgins.

St. Pat's Ath

1Joseph Anang Goalkeeper
22Sam Curtis 20 Defender
19Anto Breslin 3 Defender 67'
20Joe Redmond Defender
5Tom Grivosti Defender
8Chris Forrester Midfielder
8Adam O’Reilly Midfielder
11Jason McClelland 18 Forward
14Mark Doyle 45 Forward
9Eoin Doyle Forward 50'
17Darragh Burns 2 Forward
23David Odumosu Goalkeeper
17Kyle Robinson Forward
15Billy King Forward
18Ben McCormack 11 Midfielder
3Ian Bermingham 19 Defender
2Jack Scott 17 Defender
20James Abankwah 22 Defender
31Kian Corbally Midfielder
45Babatunde Owolabi 14 Forward


16Kian Moore Goalkeeper
22Sam Todd Defender
2Michael Gallagher Defender
3Evan Osam Defender
8Mark Dignam 27 Defender
21Sean Brennan 30 Midfielder
29Eric Yoro 5 Defender
17Dara Keane Midfielder
18Donal Higgins 7 Midfielder
11Dylan Duffy Midfielder
9Evan Caffrey Forward
1Lorcan Healy Goalkeeper
4Jamie Duggan Defender
5Ryan Bowden 29 Defender
27Tommy Lonergan 8 Midfielder
7Liam Kerrigan 18 Midfielder
15Alex Dunne Defender
30Alex Nolan 21 Midfielder

Past Meetings

(Round 11)
1 - 2
LOI Men's Premier Division
UCD Bowl

UCD AFC v St. Patrick's Athletic

(Round 6)
2 - 0
LOI Men's Premier Division
Richmond Park

St. Patrick’s Athletic v UCD AFC

5 - 4
eLOI Group C
Online Event

UCD AFC v St. Patrick's Athletic


RefereeAssistantsFourth Official
Ben ConnollyEoin Harte
Michelle O’Neill
Paul McLaughlin


Richmond Park
Emmet Road, Kilmainham C ED, Dublin, Dublin 8, Leinster, D08 VK72, Ireland

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