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Date Time League Season
15 July 2022 7:45 pm Premier Division 2022

Match Report

Fortunes split as St Pats and Dundalk draw in Dublin

Deflections were the name of this game. Both Saint Patricks Athletic and Dundalk were fortunate to score goals thanks to efforts that required assistance to get past their respective goalkeepers as Eoin Doyle and Daniel Kelly each scored goals on each side of the half to tie the game at 1-1 in Richmond Park, despite the fact that both teams will believe they should have won it outright.

The Saints' Joe Redmond had the first opportunity, but his header at the back post was weak, and it went straight into the hands of Nathan Sheppard's replacement for Dundalk, Peter Cherrie. They didn't have to wait long to take the lead because Eoin Doyle's next effort took the cruelest of deflections from Andy Boyle and went into the top of the net.

Following the concession, Dundalk pressed high, and Patrick Hoban and Lewis Macari linked to set up Robbie Benson, who sent a shot from the area's edge that just tipped over the bar. On the edge of the box, Keith Ward snatched the ball from Redmond, but his snap shot missed because he was unbalanced. Doyle saw Cherrie straying from his line and fired a long shot over the goalkeeper, but it went past the crossbar.

The second half changed from being calm to frantic. Cherrie is able to respond to a well-placed attack from Forrester. But the first significant call came when Serge Atakayi outran Andy Boyle in the area and the two collided, both players going down, but the referee still allowed play to continue. With his breakaway run, Tunde almost added a second goal for the Saints, but Cherrie saved it with the lightest of touches by deflecting it against the post.

For the final fifteen minutes, the game was played at a frantic speed as Dundalk threw all they had at the home team. Daniel Kelly had a chance to win the match for the away team when a Leahy cross found the winger at the back post, but his header missed the target.

Honours even but Dundalk’s management of Stephen O’Donnell and Padge Cregg were both sent off near the match conclusion.

  • 90'

    FULL TIME: Deflections were the name of this game. Both Saint Patricks Athletic and Dundalk were fortunate to score goals thanks to efforts that required assistance to get past their respective goalkeepers as Eoin Doyle and Daniel Kelly each scored goals on each side of the half to tie the game at 1-1 in Richmond Park, despite the fact that both teams will believe they should have won it outright.

  • 90'

    The Dundalk manager Stephen O'Donnell is off!

  • 90'

    Bradley bobs and weaves in the area and his shot takes a massive deflection but it's well saved.

  • 90'

    Four added minutes here, this place is a melting pot right now.

  • 87'

    Joe Adams and Mark Hanratty on for Benson and Leahy

  • 86'

    WHAT A CHANCE: Dundalk with some excellent build-up play saw the ball sent in by Leahy sees Kelly with a free header at the back and he knocks it wide!

  • 80'

    Tunde with a shot and it forces a great save from Cherrie, from the corner the ball cannons off the crossbar from a header from Redmond, all saints at the moment.

  • 78'

    Forrester falls in the area but the referee is not having it and gives a yellow card - Stephen O'Donnell also get a yellow

  • 77'

    Sloggett gets into the book.

  • 76'

    GOAL! Dundalk is level, Adam O'Reilly plays a blind pass back to Hoban and Hoban feeds Kelly, his shot took a wicked deflection and it sneaks in.

  • 75'

    POST: Tunde with the breakaway run and he finds himself one on one with Cherrie and the Dundalk keeper gets the lightest of touches to deflect it onto the bar.

  • 68'

    Tunde Owolabi comes on for Billy King

  • 67'

    Wow! A big call here as Andy Boyle and Serge Atakayi tangle in the area as Atakayi gets the better of him for pace and both players go down but the referee plays on.

  • 66'

    Atakayi is booked for a foul on Daniel Kelly

  • 65'

    John Martin and Paul Doyle come on for Keith Ward and Sam Bone.

  • 63'

    Forrester hits a well-placed strike that Cherrie is equal to, an excellent save from the Dundalk keeper.

  • 59'

    Serge Atakayi comes on for Ben McCormack.

  • 58'

    Stephen Bradley is on and he will replace Lewis Macari.

  • 56'

    Hoban gets a yellow card has he lost possession and his tackle on the edge of the area was a little rough.

  • 54'

    Daniel Kelly broke down the left and it looked as if he was about to cross only for the player to run out of the pitch, it's a goal kick. Stephen Bradley looks set to come on.

  • 51'

    The first yellow card of the game goes to Adam O'Reilly for a challenge on Sam Bone.

  • 46'

    And we are back underway at Richmond Park, Dundalk kick us off and have the first corner of the period.

  • 45'

    HALF TIME: Dundalk despite ample posession and chances show defensive frailties conceding early and have struggled to get back into it. Big half for both sides in the second half as a frustrated Stephen O'Donnell enters the dressing room.

  • 45'

    A cross from Eoin Doyle falls to Chris Forrester in the area but his effort go away as he couldn't get the right connection on it.

  • 41'

    You can never forget how good Chris Forrester is, his excellent break and skill to feed the ball to Mark Doyle but his effort is blocked away.

  • 35'

    Doyle spotted Cherrie off his line and hits a long-range effort over the keeper but it sails over the bar. Much to the relief of the Dundalk custodian.

  • 33'

    Both Benson and Ward go down in the area under challenges, Benson seemed to be upset and was calling to the referee but nothing given. It would have been harsh.

  • 30'

    CHANCE: We are 30 minutes in and Dundalk has responded well to the concession of the goal but as Dundalk push forward they leave space at the back, Darragh Leahy has just had to hook a ball clear that if it landed at the feet of Eoin Doyle it would have been 2-0.

  • 23'

    CHANCE: Keith Ward steals the ball from Redmond on the edge of the area but he was off balance for the snap shot and it goes wide.

  • 20'

    CHANCE: Hoban and Macari link up to set up Robbie Benson who lets one fly from the edge of the area that is just tipped over the bar.

  • 18'

    CHANCE: The Saints come marching in! Eoin Doyle picks up the ball in the midfield and lets one fly from distance but it just curls wide. That could have been two!

  • 16'

    GOAL! St Patricks Athletic take the lead as a breaking run down the right is met by Eoin Doyle whose effort takes the cruellest of deflections off Andy Boyle and it goes into the top of the net. Poor defending it must be said from Dundalk.

  • 12'

    CHANCE: Joe Redmond was at the back post from a header but the attempt was weak and it is straight at the hands of Dundalk's Peter Cherrie who steps in for Nathan Sheppard who is absent tonight.

  • 7'

    TEAM NEWS: Dundalk make 4 changes for the side which lost to Drogheda last week with Peter Cherrie in goal and Bone, Hoban and Ward coming in for Doyle, Adams and McMillan

  • 6'

    TEAM NEWS: St Pat’s have made just one change from the side which beat Drogheda Utd 3-0 in their last outing a fortnight ago with new signing on loan from Bolton Wanderers Harry Brockbank in for Jack Scott, who has returned to parent club Wolves

  • 5'

    Two chances in quick succession and Benson and Macri tee up opportunities for both Daniel Kelly and Patrick Hoban but they cannot test Anang in the St. Patricks Athletic goal. A good opening so far.

  • 1'

    We are underway at Richmond Park, Pats kick us off and both sides are playing in their away jerseys

St. Pat's Ath.

1Joseph Anang Goalkeeper
4Joe Redmond Defender
5Tom Grivosti Defender
8Chris Forrester Midfielder 78'
9Eoin Doyle Forward 16'
12Harry Brockbank Defender
14Mark Doyle Forward
15Billy King 45 Forward
16Adam O’Reilly Midfielder 51'
18Ben McCormack 7 Midfielder
19Anto Breslin Defender
6Jamie Lennon Midfielder
11Jason McClelland Forward
23David Odumosu Goalkeeper
29Paddy Barrett Defender
30Ross Fay Midfielder
45Babatunde Owolabi 15 Forward
7Serge Atakayi 18 Forward 66'
25Thijs Timmermans Midfielder
35Anthony Dodd Midfielder

Dundalk

14Peter Cherrie Goalkeeper
2Lewis Macari 16 Defender
4Andy Boyle Defender
5Mark Connolly Defender
6Sam Bone 21 Defender
7Daniel Kelly Midfielder
8Robbie Benson 20 Midfielder
9Patrick Hoban Forward 56'
10Greg Sloggett Midfielder 77'
15Darragh Leahy 25 Defender
17Keith Ward 11 Midfielder
11John Martin 17 Forward
16Steven Bradley 2 Forward
20Joe Adams 8 Midfielder
21Paul Doyle 6 Midfielder
23John Mountney Midfielder
25Mark Hanratty 15 Midfielder
28Ryan O’Kane Forward
29David McMillan Forward

Past Meetings

(Round 18)
1 - 0
Premier Division
Casey's Field (Oriel Park)

Dundalk v St. Patrick's Athletic

(Round 9)
0 - 0
Premier Division
Richmond Park

St. Patrick’s Athletic v Dundalk

(Series 32)
1 - 0
Premier Division
Richmond Park

St. Patrick’s Athletic v Dundalk

(Semi Final)
3 - 1
FAI Cup
Richmond Park

St. Patrick's Athletic v Dundalk

(Series 23)
1 - 4
Premier Division
Casey's Field (Oriel Park)

Dundalk v St. Patrick's Athletic

(Series 14)
0 - 2
Premier Division
Richmond Park

St. Patrick’s Athletic v Dundalk

(Series 5)
1 - 1
Premier Division
Casey's Field (Oriel Park)

Dundalk v St. Patrick's Athletic

(Series 15)
1 - 1
Premier Division
Richmond Park

St. Patrick’s Athletic v Dundalk

(Series 6)
1 - 1
Premier Division
Casey's Field (Oriel Park)

Dundalk v St. Patrick's Athletic

Officials

RefereeAssistantsFourth Official
Rob HennessyDermot Broughton
Emmett Dynan
Neil Doyle

Ground

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

Ciaran Callan is a part-time sports journalist based in Dundalk, Co. Louth. He has more than 10 year’s experience working with media companies including both extensive radio broadcasting experience along with print and digital media reporting for the SSE Airtricity League as well digital media work with the national sports company eirSport. He joined FinalWhistle in February 2021 as is their main correspondent for Dundalk Football Club.