Date Time League Season
12 November 2021 7:45 pm LOI Men's Premier Division 2021

Match Report

Bohs on top against rivals Rovers

Bohemians take the bragging rights in the Dublin Derby, after they overcame Shamrock Rovers 3-1 at Dalymount Park, in tonight’s league meeting.

The Gypsies win their third derby of the year, as the city is painted red and black after the meeting.

Goals by Promise Omochere and Rob Cornwall helped them into a 3-1 lead, their opener coming from a Lee Grace own goal, while Daniel Mandroiu levelled for The Hoops.

This was a game with plenty of drama as both managers ended up being sent off, for an altercation after Mandroiu taunted the home support, the forward also getting a card in the process.

The opening half had plenty of drama, as an early own goal saw the hosts lead 1-0, before Mandroiu headed home to level in the 38th minute. This caused ugly scenes between the home support and Mandroiu, which ended with the forward getting a yellow card, with Stephen Bradley and Keith Long being sent off.

It was the home supporters who had the last laugh however, as Omochere and Cornwall found the net to make it 3-1. The never looked like giving up the lead in the second half as they powered to victory.

There were very few chances in the first half, before Ali Coote sent in a cross, which was met by two Rovers men and sent into their own net. Just four minutes later Mandroiu headed home from a Dylan Watts cross to equalise.

Omochere put Bohs back into the lead in the 43rd minute, he raced in to get onto a long ball, the forward then rounding the on rushing Leon Pohls, the keeper stranded outside his area as the young forward finished to an empty net.

It got worse just before the break as Rob Cornwall was on the end, of yet more poor defending by the Hoops, as he fired home a rocket inside the box. This caused wild scenes as they took a 3-1 lead into the break.

Bohemians controlled the second half as neither side, could get another goal on the scoresheet, the Phibsborough outfit celebrating in the capital tonight.

  • 90'

    Full time at Dalymount, its a home win for the red and black army, as they overcome their rivals 3-1 in a fantastic performance

  • 89'

    Max Murphy gets the second yellow card of the night

  • 81'

    First change of the night for Bohs, the veteran Keith Ward bows out as Stephen Mallon comes on

  • 75'

    Dylan Duffy comes in for Joey O'Brien

  • 65'

    James Talbot makes a great save to deny Mandriou from close range

  • 46'

    Half time sub as Richie Towell is in for Neil Farrugia

  • 45'

    Half Time in Dalymount, what an end to the half, an equaliser, both managers being sent off, and Promise and Rob Cornwall making it 3-1, the party is all Bohs so far, an amazing performance in the derby

  • 45'

    Yet more horrible defending as Rob Cornwall off all people smashes home to make it 3-1

  • 42'

    What a goal by Promise Omochere, he reacts to a long ball, beats the onrushing Pohls and fires into the net

  • 39'

    Both managers have now been sent off after the Mandriou goal

  • 38'

    The goalscorer is carded for his celebration taunt to the home support

  • 38'

    Who else to score at Dalymount than former man Danny Mandriou as he heads home to make it 1-1

  • 32'

    Horrible defensive blunder by Rovers gives Bohs their opening goal, Sean Hoare heads onto Lee Grace as the ball flies into the net

  • 26'

    What an absolutely stunning save by Leon Pohls, the German shotstopper palms a Tyreke Wilson free kick onto the post

  • 10'

    A very slow start to the game in the opening 10 minutes, as both sides are trying to find each other out

  • Three out of four games have seen red cards this season, expected nothing less from these two bitter rivals, as the Dublin Derby is always a cagey affair

  • The champions will look to bring their celebrations to Dalymount, muted as Bohs have not allowed tickets for Rovers fans, they will aim to beat their rivals tonight before next weeks title lift in Tallaght

  • Bohs will look to take bragging rights to end a poor season, no Georgie Kelly in the side, potential of seeing players rested for the FAI Cup final, young Omochere plays up top, the experience of Keith Ward playing behind him

  • You are very welcome to tonights Dublin Derby at Dalymount Park, as Bohemians take on Shamrock Rovers, a bitter rivalry between the two comes to head tonight, my name is Diarmuid Kearney and I will keep you updated on all tonight's action


1James Talbot Goalkeeper
3Anto Breslin Defender
5Rob Cornwall Defender 45'
6Ciaran Kelly Defender
8Ali Coote 15 Midfielder
10Keith Ward 7 Midfielder
11Liam Burt Midfielder
14Conor Levingston Midfielder
16Keith Buckley Midfielder
19Tyreke Wilson Defender
20Promise Omochere Midfielder 42'
25Stephen McGuinness Goalkeeper
7Stephen Mallon 10 Midfielder
9Cole Kiernan
15Roland Idowu 8 Midfielder
18James Finnerty Defender
17Aaron Doran Midfielder
22Jamie Mullins Midfielder
24Gavin O’Brien Defender
27Sean Grehan Defender

Shamrock Rovers

25Leon Pohls Goalkeeper
2Sean Gannon Defender
3Sean Hoare Defender
5Lee Grace Defender 32'
7Dylan Watts Midfielder
9Aaron Greene Forward
10Graham Burke Forward
14Daniel Mandriou Midfielder 38'
16Gary O’Neill Midfielder
23Neil Farrugia 17 Midfielder
28Joey O’Brien 29 Defender
1Alan Mannus Goalkeeper
17Richie Towell 23 Midfielder
21Adam Wells Defender
24Max Murphy Midfielder 91'
26Chris McCann Midfielder
27Dean McMenamy Midfielder
29Dylan Duffy 28 Midfielder

Past Meetings

(Series 25)
1 - 1
LOI Men's Premier Division
Tallaght Stadium

Shamrock Rovers v Bohemians

(Round 2)
2 - 1
Dalymount Park

Bohemian FC v Shamrock Rovers

(Series 17)
1 - 0
LOI Men's Premier Division
Dalymount Park

Bohemian FC v Shamrock Rovers

3 - 8

Bohemian FC v Shamrock Rovers

(Series 7)
2 - 1
LOI Men's Premier Division
Tallaght Stadium

Shamrock Rovers v Bohemian FC

(Series 10)
1 - 0
LOI Men's Premier Division
Tallaght Stadium

Shamrock Rovers v Bohemian FC

(Series 1)
0 - 1
LOI Men's Premier Division
Dalymount Park

Bohemian FC v Shamrock Rovers


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

Diarmuid Kearney is a freelance Sports Journalist based in Co Kerry. He has more than 5 years experience covering domestic and international soccer for different media organisations, while also working for local and national print and digital organisations covering GAA.