Date Time League Season
24 June 2022 7:45 pm Premier Division 2022

Match Report

Rovers edge out Bohs

Rory Gaffney netted the only goal of a tense Dublin derby at Tallaght Stadium this evening.

The striker scored just after half-time to give Rovers a big win and bounce back from last Friday’s defeat away to Dundalk.

Both sides made changes from their previous outings. Richie Towell and Ronan Finn dropped out for Rovers, with Lyons and Greene coming in to replace them. It was just the one change for the visitors as Ciaran Kelly was replaced by Rory Feely.

It was the visitors who shaded the opening 20 or so minutes. They seemed to settle the better and looked threatening in behind with Omochere and Uzokwe causing problems. The home side came back into it however, with good strikes from Daniel Mandroiu but nothing to trouble Ryan too much between the sticks.

The visitors best chance of the first half came through Liam Burt who blasted a cut-back from just inside the box well over the bar.

The second half sprung into life right from the start.

Rory Gaffney opened the scoring two minutes after the interval. A corner to the back post fell to the striker, and he stabbed home from two yards out which erupted Tallaght Stadium. The striker had missed a gilt edged chance right after the restart which led to the eventual corner that the champions scored from.

They went close again when Mandroiu struck the crossbar from a header after a good pick out by Gaffney. It was a high-octane Dublin derby as tackles flew about with yellow cards being dished out to both sides.

Bohs huffed and puffed in patches and went closest when an Omochere flick on from a corner couldn’t be poked home at the far post by Uzokwe.

It is a big result for the hosts as they bounce back from last Friday’s defeat away to Dundalk. For Bohs, it is a disappointing result as they played well during a lot of the game.

Shamrock Rovers travel to Inchicore for another Dublin derby on Monday when they visit St. Patrick’s Athletic. Bohs host Derry City next Friday night at Dalymount.

  • 90'

    Full-time 1-0 Shamrock Rovers

  • 87'

    Another great delivery from Flores from the resulting free-kick is well headed out for a corner. Mandroiu is replaced by Cotter for Rovers. The resulting corner is cleared.

  • 87'

    Chris McCann is booked for a foul on Muphy

  • 86'

    Stephen Mallon replaces Liam Burt for the finally few minutes for Bohemians.

  • 83'

    A good cross into the box by Flores is eventually sent behind for a corner kick. Flores delivers and an Omochere touch sees the ball go right across the face of the goal to Uzokwe but he can't get his head on it - a massive chance. Rovers go down the other end and win themselves a corner. Watts delivers and another Hoare header is cleared off the line before it is scambled away by Bohs.

  • 80'

    Chris McCann and Aidomo Emakhu are introduced for Rovers in replace of Rory Gaffney and Aaron Greene.

  • 75'

    Mandroiu looks to find Greene in behind but Ryan comes out to collect. Murphy finds himself in space on the right hand side for the visitors but he completely squanders his cross.

  • 70'

    Kris Twardek replaces Ali Coote for Bohemians.

  • 67'

    First change of the night as Sean Kavanagh comes off for Sean Gannon

  • 65'

    Ali Coote is next to go into the referee's book for a synical foul on Mandroiu. Rovers knocking the ball about well.

  • 60'

    Rovers hit the woodwork from a Mandroiu header after a good dink to the back post from Gaffney. Bohs go down the other end and after Burt's good run and cross into the box, Mannus smoothers the ball. Watts is next to be booked for Rovers for a foul on Omochere.

  • 55'

    A well hit effort deflects out for a corner for the champions. The delivery from Watts is headered out for another corner. Watts takes again and Hoare's headered is cleared off the line for a third consecutive corner. This time, it comes to nothing. Mandroiu is booked for a bad tackle on Omochere.

  • 50'

    A good strike from Coote is well saved by Mannus. End-to-end start to this second half.

  • 46'

    Rory Gaffney gives the home side the lead right after half-time. The striker gets on the end of a corner and stabs it home from two-yards out. The striker had just missed a guilt edge chance moments beforehand. 1-0 Shamrock Rovers.

  • 45'

    The second half gets underway.

  • 45'

    Half-time 0-0

  • 45'

    The away side earn a corner following some good play from Devoy, however again, it comes to nothing. A great strike from Mandroiu whistles just over the bar.

  • 40'

    A volley from Watts from about 30 or so yards out goes wide. A penalty shout for a handball on Murphy is waved away by a referee. Rovers looking better and playing the ball within Bohs' half at the minute.

  • 35'

    A big chance for Burt just inside the box is blasted over. Rovers seemed to have lost their touch with some misplaced passes and touches recently. The home side win a corner yet it goes out for another one on the far side. Watts delivers it however Ryan plucks it from the air which should give him some confidence.

  • 30'

    A Mandroiu strike is mis-hit in a good area and then, the ball is cleared. A few niggly fouls in the last five minutes has disrupted the play a bit. A great cross from Lyons is palmed away by Ryan. Levingston is then booked for a late tackle on Lyons.

  • 25'

    A lovely delivery from Hoare from the right hand side is headed wide by Greene, but he is then deemed to have been adjudged offside. Bohs work the ball well from left to right but Flores' cross is well held by Mannus.

  • 20'

    Bohs are certainly looking to press from the front and stop the Rovers centre halves from building the play from the back. Flores is deemed to have shoved Lyons on the right hand side of the penalty box. The free kick is taken by Watts but Mandroiu heads over. Bohs go down the other end and win another corner. It eventually comes to nothing.

  • 15'

    A lovely ball in behind the Bohs back four nearly finds Lyons. A free-kick for the away side is headed away for a corner. The ball is delivered in by Coote, but is cleared. A good run and strike from former Celtic man Liam Burt goes past the far post.

  • 10'

    A free-kick in a dangerous area is struck well by Mandroiu but pushed away for a corner by Ryan. The resulting set piece is cleared. A corner for the visitors is overhit and goes out for a goal kick. Bohs have started well.

  • 8'

    Sean Kavanagh is booked for a foul on Omochere, bringing the striker down when he looked to be getting a chance to run towards Mannus' goal.

  • 5'

    A half chance for Levingston is volleyed over the bar. Both sides looking to play football from the offset.

  • 1'

    The away side get us underway shooting from left to right in the first half. Great atmosphere.

Shamrock Rovers

1Alan Mannus Goalkeeper
2Andy Lyons Defender
3Sean Hoare Defender
4Roberto Lopes Defender
5Lee Grace Defender
7Dylan Watts Midfielder 55'
9Aaron Greene 38 Forward
11Sean Kavanagh 2 Defender 7'
14Daniel Mandriou 6 Midfielder 50'
16Gary O’Neill Midfielder
20Rory Gaffney 26 Forward 46'
25Leon Pohls Goalkeeper
10Graham Burke Forward
21Justin Ferizaj Midfielder
2Sean Gannon 11 Defender
26Chris McCann 20 Midfielder
38Aidomo Emakhu 9 Midfielder
27Cory O’Sullivan Defender
28Gideon Tetteh Forward
6Barry Cotter 14 Defender


1Tadhg Ryan Goalkeeper
6Jordan Doherty Midfielder
24Max Murphy Midfielder
4Rory Feely Defender
21Jordan Flores Midfielder
8Ali Coote 11 Midfielder 65'
10Dawson Devoy Midfielder
11Liam Burt 7 Midfielder
14Conor Levingston Midfielder 30'
20Promise Omochere Forward
20Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe Forward
7Stephen Mallon 11 Midfielder
22Jamie Mullins Midfielder
18James Finnerty Defender
11Kris Twardek 8 Midfielder
27Cian Byrne Defender
28James McManus Midfielder
30Nickson Okosun Forward
99Reece Byrne Goalkeeper

Past Meetings

(Round 12)
1 - 3
Premier Division
Dalymount Park

Bohemian FC v Shamrock Rovers

(Round 5)
1 - 0
Premier Division
Tallaght Stadium

Shamrock Rovers v Bohemian FC

(Series 35)
3 - 1
Premier Division
Dalymount Park

Bohemian FC v Shamrock Rovers

(Series 25)
1 - 1
Premier Division
Tallaght Stadium

Shamrock Rovers v Bohemians

(Round 2)
2 - 1
Dalymount Park

Bohemian FC v Shamrock Rovers

(Series 17)
1 - 0
Premier Division
Dalymount Park

Bohemian FC v Shamrock Rovers

3 - 8

Bohemian FC v Shamrock Rovers

(Series 7)
2 - 1
Premier Division
Tallaght Stadium

Shamrock Rovers v Bohemian FC

(Series 10)
1 - 0
Premier Division
Tallaght Stadium

Shamrock Rovers v Bohemian FC

(Series 1)
0 - 1
Premier Division
Dalymount Park

Bohemian FC v Shamrock Rovers


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