Date Time League Season
7 November 2021 5:00 pm LOI Men's Premier Division 2021

Match Report

Tierney troubles Drogheda

A second half brace from Ross Tierney sealed a 2-1 victory for Bohemians over Drogheda United in the League of Ireland Premier Division.

Keith Long’s side found themselves a goal down at the interval after Daniel O’Reilly’s first half strike, but they fought back in the second half to collect all three points at Dalymount.

Despite a slow enough opening, the hosts enjoyed the majority of possession throughout the half.

Drogheda United opened the scoring completely against the run of play, when Feeney’s cross found Daniel O’Reilly at the back post, who fired home from close range to give Drogheda the advantage.

Bohs had a couple of half chances during the first period, but they didn’t trouble Odumosu in the Drogheda net. The Louth side went into halftime with a one goal advantage.

Bohs came out firing at the start of the second half and got back into the game courtesy of Ross Tierney. Ali Coote drove through the midfield before finding Tierney on the edge of the Drogheda area. The Motherwell bound attacker turned excellently and slotted the ball into the bottom corner to equalise for his side.

Minutes later, Kane’s cross found Dinny Corcoran inside the box but his header was saved well by McGuinness. Tierney almost bagged his second just under the hour mark when Omochere’s through ball found the U21 International in acres of space inside the Drogheda area but his timid effort was collected at ease by Omochere.

With just over ten minutes to play, Ross Tierney picked the ball up around 25 yards out from goal and unleashed a right footed rocket into the top corner sending the Bohs’ faithful crazy. Drogheda’s Mark Doyle had plenty of chances off the bench for his side and after Markey’s strike inside the box was blocked by Feely, Doyle found himself with half the goal wide open from just a couple yards out.

Sadly, for Drogheda, their top scorer blasted over the bar and Bohs claimed all three points.

Bohs climb into fourth place ahead of Dundalk and Derry City on goal difference.

  • 90'

    And it's all over , first win in five games for Bohs.

  • 90'

    7 minutes of injury time here at Dalymount.

  • 87'

    Mark Doyle has missed a sitter from a couple of yards out.

  • 75'

    Ross Tierney with a screamer from 25 yards out. A rocket into the top corner and he sends Bohs into the lead.

  • 73'

    Odumosu saves Wilson's free kick.

  • 71'

    McGuinness with a brilliant double save to deny Doyle. Tierney raced away on the counter before being foulded on the edge of the Drogheda penalty area. Browne booked for his challenge.

  • 68'

    Feely with a brillaint run from his own half before cutting the ball back to Dawson Devoy on the edge of the area but his effort goes inches wide.

  • 67'

    Tierney finds Omochere on the counter attack but his shot rifles against the side netting.

  • 60'

    Mark Doyle replaces the injured Adeyemo.

  • 54'

    Omochere plays a through ball into Tierney who has loads of time to pick his spot but Odumosu saves easily.

  • 49'

    Goal for Bohs and Tierney equalises for the hosts. Coote finds Tierney at the edge of the area who turns and strikes it into the bottom corner. 1-1

  • 47'

    Wilson finds Omochere at the back post but his header goes just wide.

  • 46'

    Both sides back out on the pitch ahead of the second half.

  • 45'

    Half Time and it's 1-0 to Drogheda United.

  • 45'

    Ali Coote's effort from 25 yards out is parried by Odumosu but he collects at his second attempt.

  • 44'

    This time it's Liam Burt trying his luck for the hosts but his long range effort doesn't trouble the Drogheda keeper.

  • 39'

    Wilson keeps it down and on target but, Odumosu collects at ease.

  • 39'

    Free kick for Bohs just outside the box.

  • 32'

    Devoy again tries from distance and forces the save from Odumosu.

  • 32'

    Devoy again tries from distance and forces the save from Odumosu.

  • 27'

    Goal for Drogheda. O'Reilly places the ball into the net at the back post from Heeney's free kick. First shot for Drogheda.

  • 23'

    Dawson Devoy with probably the best chance the game. His left footed effort goes straight at Odumosu.

  • 18'

    Both sides making some good runs in behind but struggling with that last pass inside the opposition final third.

  • 9'

    Coote and Lyons linking up well down the Bohs' right wing but the final pass is well blocked by Massey for Drogheda.

  • 4'

    Bohs dominating possession here in the opening minutes.

  • 1'

    And we're underway.

  • Both sides out on the pitch here at Dalymount Park ahead of kick off. Moments away from kick off

  • Bohemians Starting XI: McGuiness, Lyons, Cornwall, Kelly, Wilson, Devoy, Levingston, Tierney, Burt, Coote, Omochere.

  • Drogheda United Starting XI: Odumosu, Brown, Kane, O'Reilly, Corcoran, Hyland, Phillips, Adeyemo, Heeney, Redmond, Massey.

  • Hello and welcome to for tonight's League of Ireland Premier Division clash between Bohemians and Drogheda United. Bohs are without a win in five league games and a loss tonight will see Drogheda United leapfrog them in the table.


2Andy Lyons 4 Defender
5Rob Cornwall Defender
6Ciaran Kelly Defender
8Ali Coote Midfielder
11Liam Burt Midfielder
14Conor Levingston Midfielder
19Tyreke Wilson Defender
20Promise Omochere Midfielder
25Stephen McGuinness Goalkeeper
26Ross Tierney Midfielder 48', 75'
1James Talbot Goalkeeper
3Anto Breslin Defender
4Rory Feely 2 Defender
9Cole Kiernan
10Keith Ward Midfielder
15Roland Idowu Midfielder
16Keith Buckley Midfielder
18James Finnerty Defender
22Jamie Mullins Midfielder

Drogheda Utd

2James Browne Defender
3Conor Kane Defender
5Daniel O’Reilly Defender 28'
10Dinny Corcoran Forward
11Jake Hyland 7 Midfielder
19Killian Phillips Midfielder
24Joe Redmond Defender
20Jordan Adeyemo 14 Forward
21Luke Heeney 22 Midfielder
23David Odumosu Goalkeeper
41Dane Massey 17 Defender
1Colin McCabe Goalkeeper
7Darragh Markey 11 Midfielder
9Chris Lyons Forward
14Mark Doyle 20 Forward
17Ronan Murray 41 Forward
22James Clarke 21 Midfielder
25Kaleem Simon Midfielder
31Ahu Obhakhan Forward

Past Meetings

(Series 27)
3 - 2
LOI Men's Premier Division
United Park

Drogheda United v Bohemian FC

(Series 16)
5 - 0
LOI Men's Premier Division
Dalymount Park

Bohemian FC v Drogheda United

(Series 9)
1 - 1
LOI Men's Premier Division
United Park

Drogheda United v Bohemian FC


Dalymount Park
Dalymount Park, Connaught Street, Phibsborough, Cabra East A ED, Dublin, County Dublin, Leinster, D07 XH2D, Ireland

Luke is a final year Journalism student in DCU. He is a Sports Reporter for Wicklow People Sport and