Date Time League Season
22 July 2022 7:45 pm LOI Men's Premier Division 2022

Match Report

Boyd pen helps Shelbourne win Dublin Derby at UCD

Sean Boyd's second half penalty saw Shelbourne edge past UCD by two goals to nil at the Belfield Bowl this evening.

UCD looked the better side in the first-half but Shels were much improved after the restart. Through on goal, Sean Boyd was dragged down by UCD's Jack Keaney on 54 minutes and earned a penalty. With Keaney sent off, Boyd converted his penalty and Shels saw out the remainder to earn all three points.

Substitute striker Daniel Carr struck in the 92nd minute to put the Reds up 2-0 and secure victory.
UCD began impressively and put pressure on Shelbourne with a well coordinated press.

The home side's work won them several turn-overs and they controlled much of the ball in the game's early moments.

The Students struggled to penetrate the visitors' lines though and created very little.

The home side's best chance came from a corner in the 11th minute when Dara Keane got his head to the ball at the far post but he nodded it left and wide.

Shelbourne grew into the half but but created even less than their opponents going forward.

Both teams had half-chances in the final ten minutes of the half however.

Having scored against Sligo last weekend, UCD's Donal Higgins fancied his chances from outside the box and his left-to-right curled effort had to be caught by Shels' goalkeeper Brendan Clarke.

At the other end Shane Farrell hit a timid strike toward the UCD goal and it was easily saved by Lorcan Healy.

Sean Brennan was impressive for UCD in the opening half and the winger had a punt from just outside the box deflected out for a corner on 45 minutes.

With the cross defended, Brendan Clarke had to rise high to collect Michael Gallagher's chip forward to an onrushing UCD attacker and the half ended scoreless.

Shelbourne put in a much better performance in the second half and put the Students under a lot of pressure.

That pressure was nearly rewarded when a messy clearance from UCD 'keeper Healy fell to the feet of Sean Boyd in front of goal but the striker hit wide when he really should have scored.

Boyd would redeem himself moments later though, when he won a penalty after he was hauled down just as he he looked through on goal.

With UCD down to 10 men, Boyd stepped up and converted the penalty.

The Students struggled to break down Shels after conceding.

Dan Carr would make it 2-0 to the Reds by full-time after he poked in on the 92nd minute following an excellent run which saw him beat multiple UCD defenders.

  • 92'

    Daniel Carr's excellent run sees the sub striker shoot in Shels second!

  • 90'

    Five minutes added time

  • 66'

    Dara Keane's dangerous cross is defended well by Shane Griffin in the Shels box

  • 62'

    Duffy sends a long-distance strike wide

  • 60'

    Its been all Shelbourne since the restart, putting pressure on UCD now

  • 59'

    Moylan looks to have scored a second for Shels but called offside

  • 55'

    Boyd hits low and right past the diving Healy

  • 54'

    Boyd looks to be through on goal and his marker drags him back. The centre-back is sent off for the foul

  • 54'

    Boyd wins a penalty!

  • 52'

    Sean Boyd should really score for Shels. Lorcan Healy makes a mess of receiving a back pass and volleys it high on to the foot of Boyd, who hits wide

  • 49'

    Brennan booked for a foul on McManus

  • 48'

    Jack Moylan gets underneath Kameron Ledwidge's cross but hits it high for Healy to collect

  • 46'

    McManus booked almost immediately

  • 45'

    Brian McManus replaces Josh Giurgi for Shelbourne

  • 45'

    Back underway at Belfield

  • 46'

    Half-Time at the UCD Bowl. UCD 0-0 Shelbourne

  • 45'

    Gallagher chips in the rebound but Brendan Clarke catches

  • 45'

    Jamie Brennan's shot is deflected out for a corner

  • 41'

    Shane Farrell rolls the ball toward goal from the left but its easily collected by Lorcan Healy

  • 39'

    Mark Dignam hits right and wide for UCD

  • 38'

    Another Shels corner

  • 36'

    Donal Higgins curls a shot and its caught by Brendan Clarke

  • 35'

    Shelbourne win a corner

  • 33'

    JJ Lunney clears a UCD cross

  • 30'

    Shane Farrell wins a free in the UCD half after Keaney fouls

  • 21'

    Shelbourne growing into the game, but like UCD, they can't seem to find that flair to break the opposition defence

  • 18'

    Through pass to Dufy has just too much on it and his toe-poked cross rolls out

  • 16'

    Dara Keane does well to hold off Jack Moylan and win a defensive free

  • 11'

    Dara Keane heads at the far post but it goes left and wide

  • 11'

    The home team pressing excellently, win a turn over in midfield and have a corner now

  • 7'

    UCD have looked te more threatening side so far, no huge chances yet

  • 2'

    Shane Griffin's long ball goes out of play. UCD goal kick

  • 1'

    Sam Todd gets the game underway!

  • Four changes for UCD tonight

  • UCD will be looking to earn a first home win of this season this evening, and a third win overall

  • Damian Duff says his Shels side have to be "miles better" than they were on their last visit to UCD, which ended 0-0.

  • Ex-Norwich winger Josh Giurgi makes his debut for Shels this evening

  • The Premier Division clash kicks off at 7.45pm with live updates right here throughout

  • Hello and welcome to Final Whistle's coverage of UCD v Shelbourne from the Belfield Bowl!


1Lorcan Healy Goalkeeper
17Dara Keane Midfielder
18Donal Higgins 27 Midfielder
2Michael Gallagher Defender
3Evan Osam 10 Defender
6Jack Keaney Midfielder 55'
8Mark Dignam 26 Defender
9Evan Caffrey Forward
11Dylan Duffy 30 Midfielder
21Sean Brennan 15 Midfielder 49'
22Sam Todd Defender
16Kian Moore Goalkeeper
4Jamie Duggan Defender
10John Haist 3 Forward
15Alex Dunne 21 Defender
25Daniel Norris Forward
26John Ryan 8 Midfielder
27Tommy Lonergan 18 Midfielder
30Alex Nolan 11 Midfielder


1Brendan Clarke Goalkeeper
3Conor Kane Defender
5Shane Griffin Defender
6JJ Lunney Midfielder
9Sean Boyd 14 Forward 55'
10Jack Moylan Midfielder
17Shane Farrell Forward
19Josh Giurgi 7 Defender
21Gavin Molloy Midfielder
23Luke Byrne Defender
32Kameron Ledwidge 4 Defender
Scott Van Der Sluis Goalkeeper
Gavin Hodgins Midfielder
Lewis Temple Defender
2John Ross Wilson Defender
4Aaron O’Driscoll 32 Defender
7Brian McManus 19 Midfielder 45'
14Daniel Carr 9 Forward 92'
15Adam Thomas Defender
16Aodh Dervin Midfielder

Past Meetings

(Round 17)
2 - 0
LOI Men's Premier Division
Tolka Park

Shelbourne v UCD AFC

(Round 3)
0 - 0
LOI Men's Premier Division
UCD Bowl

UCD AFC v Shelbourne

(Series 27)
1 - 1
LOI Men's First Division
Tolka Park

Shelbourne v University College Dublin AFC

(Series 18)
0 - 0
LOI Men's First Division
UCD Bowl

University College Dublin AFC v Shelbourne

(1st Round)
2 - 0
UCD Bowl

UCD AFC v Shelbourne

(Series 9)
3 - 1
LOI Men's First Division
Tolka Park

Shelbourne v University College Dublin AFC


UCD Bowl
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Jack Joy is a journalism student at Dublin City University