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24 May 2021 5:45 pm Premier Division 2021

Match Report

Bohs best Dundalk

It was a case of Dundalk’s defensive frailties, and a night to remember for Georgie Kelly, as he grabbed his first Premier Division hat-trick as Bohemians dispatched the Lilywhites with a comprehensive 5-1 victory at Dalymount Park.

The former Dundalk player helped sweep the visitors aside in the opening exchanges, netting one of a brace of goals in the opening ten minutes, and a further two goals in the second half for Kelly sent his old charges to defeat.

Both sides were reduced to ten men, with Bohemians goalscorer Tyreke Wilson and his Dundalk counterpart Cameron Dummigan sent off for two bookable offences.

Greg Sloggett's stunning effort was scant consolation on a dreadful night for Dundalk, and a brilliant night for Bohemians.

Bohs got off to the perfect start with two goals in the opening ten minutes, Tierney latched onto a cross, and he in turn fed it into Kelly who turned in the area and slotted it past Abibi at the near post. Dundalk hadn't finished dusting themselves off only to find themselves 2-0 down. Tyreke Wilson curled an excellent free-kick over the wall and past Abibi into his right-hand corner to give the home side the perfect start.

If Jim Magilton was going to look for a proactive response, he got it only in fleeting moments as Dundalk never found their groove against a slick Bohs. The best chance for the Lilywhites fell to McEleney who sent in a teasing cross to David McMillan's but the header didn’t have the desired effect.

On the restart Bohemians pushed Dundalk to the sword as Kelly continued to torment his former employers. He started and finished a clever counterattack as the striker applied a clever finish to slot it past Abibi at the far post with ease. He got his hattrick midway through the second half as a freekick sent in by Burt was nodded home by Kelly to claim the match ball.

Dundalk rung in the changes and it was one of those players that provided scant consolation for the Louth side. Sloggett’s excellently taken goal left Talbot no chance of stopping it but that was as good as it got for Dundalk.

A bad evening turned worse when in the final moments of the match Promise Omochere turned Shields on a sixpence and with Abibi inviting the shot he slammed the fifth goal for the home side make it a great night for Bohemians. 

  • 90'

    FULL TIME: Dundalk’s defensive frailties and a night to remember for Georgie Kelly as he grabbed his first Premier Division hattrick as Bohemians dispatched the Lilywhites with a comprehensive 5-1 victory at Dalymount Park. Dundalk was swept aside in the opening exchanges with a brace of goals in the opening ten minutes and a further two goals in the second half for Georige Kelly succumbed his former side to defeat. Both sides were reduced to ten men with Bohemians goalscorer Tyreke Wilson and his Dundalk counterpart Cameron Dummigan were both sent off for two bookable offences. Greg Sloggetts stunning effort was scant consolation on a dreadful night for Dundalk and a brilliant night for Bohemians.

  • 90'

    Full of confidence, Promise turns Shields on a sixpence and with Abibi inviting the shot Omochere slams a fifth goal for the home side.

  • 89'

    Shields gets a yellow card.

  • 80'

    The fourth hat-trick of Georgie Kelly's career and his first in the Premier Division

  • 80'

    That's a tenth league goal of his career that for Dundalk's number ten Greg Sloggett but barring a miracle here it won't count for much

  • 74'

    Ryan O'Kane came on for Daniel Kelly.

  • 79'

    And Dundalk pull one back! Sloggett from about thirty yards slams it into the top corner, excellent goal from the sub.

  • 76'

    Ward comes on

  • 76'

    Levingston comes off for the final moments of the game

  • 74'

    Kelly comes off

  • 74'

    Dummigan fouls Burt and he gets his second yellow card, that's his night finished.

  • 71'

    Promise comes on

  • 71'

    The hattrick hero comes off

  • 70'

    Fantastic effort from McEleney but Talbot does well to save.

  • 65'

    Stanton comes off for the rest of the second half.

  • 65'

    Another change for Dundalk as Sean Murray comes into the game.

  • 63'

    Who else? A fantastic free-kick from Burt is sent into the area and Kelly heads it past Abibi at the near post. And that\'s the hattrick!

  • 61'

    Duffy's low effort is well saved by Talbot, those kind of efforts wouldn't trouble a player of Talbots quality.

  • 54'

    The three players to come off for Dundalk are Zahibo, Jurkovskis and McMillan

  • 54'

    Triple substitution for Dundalk as Junior, Leahy and Sloggett all come into the game.

  • 53'

    Tieran comes off.

  • 53'

    Breslin comes on in a tactical switch

  • 50'

    More action here as Wilson was deemed to have fouled Duffy and the referee gives him a second yellow card and he is sent off.

  • 49'

    And on the counter-attack, Georgie Kelly starts and finishes the move with a clever finish to slot it past Abibi at the far post with ease.

  • 47'

    Duffy's free-kick didn't trouble Talbot, Dundalk trying to get a foothold in the game.

  • 46'

    And we are back underway here at Dalymount Park with Devoy restarting the game.

  • 45'

    HALF TIME: Bohemians have had the perfect start with goals from Georgie Kelly and Tyreke Wilson got the home side to the perfect start in the opening ten minutes. Dundalk needs to produce something special to get anything out of this contest in the second half. Bohemians have been the more productive and attack minded.

  • 39'

    Wilson for a foul on Sam Stanton gets booked.

  • 31'

    Fantastic chance for the home side as the cross sent in is met by Ross Tierney and Abibi tips it over, great chance to extend their lead.

  • 30'

    Big chance for Dundalk as McEleney sends in a teasing cross but McMillan's header doesn't have the desired effect.

  • 28'

    There are big shouts for a penalty as Duffy goes down in the six-yard box but the referee waves it away.

  • 24'

    Devoy's free-kick was always rising and it goes wide of the far post.

  • 22'

    Fantastic effort from David McMillan as Dummingan's low cross finds the striker at the near post and his turn and shot is well saved by Talbot at the near post. It's a corner to Dundalk.

  • 20'

    Burt with a low effort from the edge of the area but it flashes wide. Bohemians still looking at present the more dangerous side.

  • 18'

    After a frantic opening, ten or so minutes things have calmed down slightly. Dundalk playing a very direct style of play down the middle. Bohemians stretching the Dundalk defence in wide positions in order to force errors of the wing-backs.

  • 11'

    Dummigan takes down Burt and he gets a yellow card from the referee.

  • 11'

    For a foul on Michael Duffy, Coote gets a yellow card.

  • 9'

    What a fantastic start for Bohemians! Wilson curls an excellent free-kick over the wall and past Abibi into his right-hand corner. The home side in the driving seat after only ten minutes on the clock

  • 4'

    And the perfect start for Bohemians, Burt latches onto the cross and he feeds it into Tierney who turns in the area and slots it past Abibi at the near post.

  • 1'

    KICK OFF: Dundalk gets us underway here at Dalymount Park, Daniel Kelly kicks us off.

  • The teams are out on the pitch and we will be kicking off shortly. A big game for both sides as they look to get back in touch with the European places.

  • The conditions at Dalymount Park is perfect, sun is shining and Dalymount Park is a great venue for football.

  • Team new from Bohemians is that Lyons comes in for Cornwall with Feely moving to centre-back, Levingston replaces Buckley with Wilson taking the armband

  • While there are no changes to the Dundalk starting line up there is a change to the bench. Junior is back tonight for Dundalk with Midtskogen missing out.

  • It's the first time in over 2 years since April 2019 that Dundalk has named an unchanged side in back to back matches since the defeats to Pat's and Sligo that season. The club has played 89 matches in between those two matches.

  • Good Evening from Final Whistle HQ for Bohemians vs Dundalk which will be played in Dalymount Park. The team news is coming in and it will be with you shortly.

Bohemians

1James Talbot Goalkeeper
2Andy Lyons Defender
4Rory Feely Defender
6Ciaran Kelly Defender
8Ali Coote Midfielder 11'
11Liam Burt Midfielder
12Georgie Kelly 20 Forward 4', 49'
14Conor Levingston 10 Midfielder
19Tyreke Wilson Defender 9'
39'
26Ross Tierney 3 Midfielder
28Dawson Devoy Midfielder
25Stephen McGuinness Goalkeeper
3Anto Breslin 26 Defender
10Keith Ward 14 Midfielder
17Thomas Oluwa Forward
20Promise Omochere 12 Midfielder
21Bastien Hery Midfielder
23Jack Moylan Midfielder
27Sean Grehan Defender
30Robert Mahon Midfielder

Dundalk

1Alessio Abibi Goalkeeper
4Andy Boyle Defender
5Chris Shields Midfielder 89'
7Michael Duffy Midfielder
8Sam Stanton 16 Midfielder
11Patrick McEleney Midfielder
13Raivis Jurkovskis 15 Defender
19Wilfried Zahibo 10 Midfielder
23Cameron Dummigan Midfielder 11'
27Daniel Kelly 28 Midfielder
29David McMillan 20 Forward
14Peter Cherrie Goalkeeper
10Greg Sloggett 19 Midfielder 79'
15Darragh Leahy 13 Defender
16Sean Murray 8 Midfielder
20Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe 29 Forward
25Val Adedokun Forward
28Ryan O’Kane 27 Forward
77Han Jeong-woo Forward
90Jesus Perez Midfielder

Past Meetings

(Series 4)
0 - 1
Premier Division
Casey's Field (Oriel Park)

Dundalk v Bohemian FC

(Quarter Final)
1 - 4
FAI Cup
Dalymount Park

Bohemian FC v Dundalk

(Series 16)
0 - 0
Premier Division
Casey's Field (Oriel Park)

Dundalk v Bohemian FC

(Series 7)
2 - 1
Premier Division
Dalymount Park

Bohemian FC v Dundalk

Ground

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