Date Time League Season
24 September 2021 7:45 pm LOI Men's First Division 2021

Match Report

Shelbourne settle win early on

An early flurry of chances for Shelbourne settled the game against Cabinteely at Stradbrook Road this evening.

A missed penalty after five minutes and a George Poynton strike after 10 minutes saw out the match for the away side after a great game giving Shelbourne all three points.

Michael O'Connor delivered a second goal in the 90th minute ensure the victory.

The match started at a brilliant pace, both sides pushing up pressuring the opposition at every opportunity. 

It was the visitors that had the first major opportunities, five minutes in Cabo were caught flat footed at the back when Shelbourne's Yassine En-Neyah was brought down in the box by Jack Hudson for a clear penalty and an early chance.

Ryan Brennan stepped up and took no time at all to get set, struck the ball and was denied by Harry Halwax it remained 0-0.

Ten minutes in a very poor back pass from Cabinteely, left keeper Halwax in no mans land clearing the ball with a header which fell to the feet of Shane Farrell whose brilliantly waited pass found the surging George Poynton who finished coolly into the bottom corner, and after 10 hectic minutes Shelbourne had their lead. 

Cabinteely had chances of their own lone striker Ben Feeney heading over after 25 minutes, a great opportunity for the home side. 

Shelbourne started to get a major grip on the game from this point with little the home side could do in the terms of chances. Shels mustered up chances from set pieces and open play but they led to nothing. 

The sides went in at the break 1-0 Shelborne the happier of the two sides

Shelbourne continued to dominate the game in the second half with Cabinteely seemingly unable to get out and create chances of their own. 

Ally Gilchrist hit the crossbar after 60 minutes from one of the league leaders many set pieces they had many chances to settle the game during the second half.

Michael O Connor sealed victory for Shelbourne in the 90th minute leaving the victory in no doubt as they now seem destined to claim the title in the coming weeks.

  • 96'

    Full Time 2-0 Shelbourne take all three points

  • 94'

    Mahdy Replaces Goal Scorer Michael O Connor

  • 90'

    Michael O Connor with a great finish 2-0

  • 88'

    3 minutes left and Cabinteely are looking for an equalizer

  • 84'

    Injury to Kevin Knight as he's replaced by Alex Aspil

  • 82'

    Stanley Anaebonam replaces Yassine En-Neyah for Shelbourne

  • 77'

    Dayel Rooney replaces Ryan Brennan for the away side

  • 74'

    Conor Knight comes in for Eoin McPhillips

  • 71'

    Knight Booked

  • 71'

    Break in play for an injury as the rain starts to fall

  • 65'

    Jay Nwanze makes his Debut for Cabinteely, Well done to him !!

  • 65'

    Jack Hudson , Niall Barnes and Jack Watson

  • 65'

    Jamin Nwanze , Dean Casey and Jem Campion replace

  • Three Changes for Cabo

  • 60'

    Ally Gilchrist Rattles the crossbar from a corner somehow it remains 1-0

  • 55'

    Quite start to the second half as of now no chances as of now

  • 46'

    The second half is undereway

  • 45'

    Half time Shelbourne lead 1-0

  • 43'

    We approach half time Cabo have seen little of the ball as of late

  • 37'

    Shelbourne have started to dominate proceeding over the past ten minutes

  • 35'

    Niall Barnes enters the refs notebook

  • 33'

    Ally Gilchrist is the first player booked

  • 25'

    Both sides creating efforts from set plays attacking players getting free on both sides

  • 13'

    Been a lively start here for both sides chances for both sides

  • 10'

    Poynton with a lovely finish!!

  • 5'

    And its Saved!!! Remains 0-0

  • 5'

    Penalty for Shelbourne!!

  • 3'

    Early effort for Cabo great chance from a corner

  • Kick Off!!

  • Less than 10 minutes to kick off conditions in Dublin are dry with a good breeze blowing down the pitch a definite advantage to the teams shooting down with the wind to their backs

  • Both sides finishing up their warm up and pre match preparations 15 minutes until kick off

  • Team news is in for both sides as we are 45 minutes from kick off

  • Good evening and welcome to our live coverage of tonight's league of Ireland Match!!


25Harry Halwax Goalkeeper
3Kevin Knight 6 Defender 71'
4Jack Hudson 21 Defender
19Luke McWilliams Defender
33Mitchell Byrne Defender
7Keith Dalton Midfielder
8Zak O’Neill Midfielder
12Niall Barnes 22 Midfielder 35'
14Jack Watson 29 Midfielder
20Eoin McPhillips 18 Midfielder
34Ben Feeney Forward
1Adam Hayden Goalkeeper
5Dan Tobin Defender
6Alex Aspil 3 Midfielder
11Sean McDonald Forward
18Conor Knight 20 Midfielder
21Jamin Nwanze 4
22Dean Casey 12 Midfielder
27Jack O’Reilly Defender
29Jem Campion 14 Forward


1Brendan Clarke Goalkeeper
3Kevin O’Connor Defender
4Ally Gilchrist Defender 32'
23Luke Byrne Defender
16John Ross Wilson Defender
10Ryan Brennan 18 Midfielder
26George Poynton Midfielder 10'
5Yassine En-Neyah Midfielder
17Shane Farrell Forward
32Kameron Ledwidge Forward
9Michael O’Connor 11 Forward 70'
25Jack Brady Goalkeeper
2Michael Barker Defender
15Maxim Kouogan Defender
Stanley Anaebonam 5 Forward
Gavin Molloy Midfielder
14Brian McManus Midfielder
18Dayle Rooney 10 Midfielder
Eric Molloy Forward
11Yousef Mahdy 9 Forward

Past Meetings

(Series 14)
1 - 0
LOI Men's First Division
Tolka Park

Shelbourne v Cabinteely

(Series 5)
1 - 3
LOI Men's First Division

Cabinteely v Shelbourne


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