Date Time League Season
26 May 2023 7:45 pm LOI Men's Premier Division 2023

Match Report

10 Man Pats beat stubborn Dundalk

A late second half winner from substitute Conor Carty solidified St. Patrick’s Athletic position in 4th after a 2-1 win over Dundalk.

Rayhaan Tulloch had cancelled out Mark Doyle’s opener, but a brilliant Tommy Lonergan cross finished off expertly by Carty was enough to send the Saints three points clear of their opponents.

The hosts came flying out of the traps and dominated the opening half hour which Dundalk really struggled to deal with.

Mark Doyle found himself in great positions on numerous occasions throughout the half. First, he was slipped in by Breslin but his near post effort was saved by Nathan Shepperd.

The winger should have scored again when an Adam Murphy chip was deflected onto the crossbar before the ball broke to Doyle with the goal at his mercy, but he volleyed over.

He and St. Pat’s got their rewards minutes later however when a Jake Mulraney cross was parried by Shepperd right to the feet of Doyle who tapped home at the back post.

St. Pat’s should’ve added a second a minute later when Mark Doyle was played in but his cross was overhit and too high for Eoin Doyle inside the box.

Dundalk began to grow into the game and nearly equalised when captain Patrick Hoban cut inside but, fired straight at Dean Lyness who stood tall.

It wasn’t all positive for the Saints who lost two of their back four with Carl Axel Sjoberg going off early on followed by Tom Grivosti who looked to suffer a serious leg injury as he had to be stretchered off.

Dundalk boss O’Donnell made three changes at half time and instantly the away side looked a different side. A positive start was made even better when substitute Rayhaan Tulloch headed home all too easily into the far corner.

Things flipped on their head when Jake Mulraney was handed a straight red after 52 minutes for an altercation which resulted in Connor Malley also being booked.

Just as the game was heading for a draw, substitute Tommy Lonergan found himself chasing down a lost cause before winning it back and finding Carty at the back post who slid home in off the crossbar to send Richmond wild.

The hosts held on for a massive three points and now move onto UCD away next Friday whilst for Dundalk they remain in the capital as they travel to Shamrock Rovers.

The attendance tonight was 4,089.

St. Pat's Ath

36Dean Lyness Goalkeeper
21Carl Axel Sjöberg 26 Defender
5Tom Grivosti 11 Defender
22Sam Curtis Defender
3Anto Breslin Defender
6Jamie Lennon Midfielder 27'
8Chris Forrester Midfielder 54'
24Adam Murphy 15 Midfielder
14Mark Doyle 18 Forward 30'
9Eoin Doyle 10 Forward
20Jake Mulraney Midfielder 52'
23David Odumosu Goalkeeper
7Serge Atakayi Forward
10Tommy Lonergan 9 Midfielder
11Jason McClelland 5 Forward
15Conor Carty 24 Forward 77'
17Vladislav Kreida Midfielder
18Ben McCormack 14 Midfielder
25Thijs Timmermans Midfielder
26Jay McGrath 21 Defender


1Nathan Sheppard Goalkeeper
16Hayden Muller Defender
2Archie Davies Defender
18Robbie McCourt 14 Defender
22Wasiri Williams 3 Defender 71'
21Paul Doyle 77 Midfielder 29'
27Connor Malley Midfielder 53'
11John Martin 17 Forward
20Johannes Yli-Kokko 6 Forward
9Patrick Hoban Forward
28Ryan O’Kane Forward
13Peter Cherrie Goalkeeper
6Alfie Lewis 20 Midfielder 90'
3Darragh Leahy 22 Defender
7Daniel Kelly Midfielder
10Greg Sloggett Midfielder
5Louie Annesley Defender
17Keith Ward 11 Midfielder
14Cameron Elliott 18 Forward
77Rayhaan Tulloch 21 Forward 47'
  • 90'

    full-time St. Pat's 2-1 Dundalk.

  • 90'

    Elliott gets into a good position but fires over.

  • 90'

    Five minutes of stoppage time.

  • 89'

    Alfie Lewis is booked.

  • 77'

    St. Pat's 2-1 Dundalk. Tommy Lonergan does brilliant to chase down a lost cause and win the ball, before finding Carty at the back post who does brilliant to steer it into the roof of the net.

  • 76'

    Two more changes for Dundalk as Williams and McCourt are replaced by Darragh Leahy and Cameron Elliott.

  • 76'

    Chances have dried up.

  • 69'

    Wasiri Williams is booked for Dundalk.

  • 68'

    What a block by Jamie Lennon who prevents a goal bound effort behind for a corner.

  • 66'

    Two Pat's coaches are booked for what must've been verbals to the fourth official.

  • 62'

    Davies has an ambitious effort that goes over the bar.

  • 59'

    Ben McCormack, Conor Carty and Tommy Lonergan are all coming on for the hosts in replace of Mark Doyle, Eoin Doyle and Murphy.

  • 52'

    Connor Malley also booked involving the Mulraney incident.

  • 52'

    Mulraney has been handed a straight red.

  • 47'

    1-1 as Dundalk equalise through subsitute Tulloch who simply heads home from a cross.

  • 45'

    Second half is underway.

  • 45'

    Triple change for Dundalk at half-time. Keith Ward, Alfie Lewis, and Rayhaan Tulloch replace Yli-Kokko, Martin, and Doyle.

  • 45'

    Half-time 1-0.

  • 45'

    Robbie McCourt has a half-volley attempt that flies past the far post.

  • 45'

    A double corner in quick succession comes to nothing for the hosts.

  • 45'

    7 minutes of additional time announced.

  • 42'

    McClelland replaces Grivosti.

  • 40'

    Jason McClelland waiting to replace Grivosti who is being attended to by medics.

  • 36'

    Massive chance for Dundalk to equalise. Hoban cuts in past Grivsoti who goes down, but shoots straight at Lyness, big save. Grivosti now in a lot of bother as a stretcher is being brought over.

  • 35'

    A great ball across the face of goal from Archie Davies is well held by Lyness. Better from Dundalk.

  • 32'

    Should be 2-0. Another sloppy Dundalk pass is pounced upon by Forrester who slips in Mark Doyle who looks to find Eoin Doyle but the cross is too high.

  • 30'

    1-0 to the Saints as Mark Doyle taps home at the back post from a Mulraney cross.

  • 29'

    Connor Malley is booked for Dundalk.

  • 27'

    Somehow Pat's don't take the lead. First Murphy's chip is deflected onto the crossbar before Mark Doyle volleys over with the goal at his mercy.

  • 27'

    Jamie Lennon is first to be booked.

  • 24'

    A Forrester free for the hosts in a dangerous position is deflected behind for a corner. Grivosti heads over from the corner.

  • 20'

    Mulraney finds himself in a good position but his effort is well blocked.

  • 15'

    Best chance of the game so far falls to Mark Doyle. Breslin flies down the left before slipping in the winger who cuts in but his near post effort is saved by Shepperd. The resulting corner comes to nothing.

  • 10'

    Dundalk have a penalty shout waved away, Hoban and Forrester coming together.

  • 6'

    An early but enforced change for the hosts as Sjoberg is replaced by McGrath.

  • 5'

    Great start from the hosts who haven't let Dundalk settle. Mulraney cuts in from the right and looks for his opposite winger coming in at the back post, but Mark Doyle can't keep his effort on target. Mark Doyle then has a penalty claim waved away. All St. Pat's.

  • 1'

    Dundalk get us underway in Inchicore. A lovely evening for a game.

Past Meetings

(Round 3)
5 - 0
LOI Men's Premier Division
Oriel Park

Dundalk FC v St. Patrick's Athletic FC

(Round 32)
1 - 2
LOI Men's Premier Division
Oriel Park

Dundalk v St. Patrick's Athletic

(Round 24)
1 - 1
LOI Men's Premier Division
Richmond Park

St. Patrick’s Athletic v Dundalk

(Round 18)
1 - 0
LOI Men's Premier Division
Oriel Park

Dundalk v St. Patrick's Athletic

(Round 9)
0 - 0
LOI Men's Premier Division
Richmond Park

St. Patrick’s Athletic v Dundalk

(Series 32)
1 - 0
LOI Men's Premier Division
Richmond Park

St. Patrick’s Athletic v Dundalk

(Semi Final)
3 - 1
Richmond Park

St. Patrick's Athletic v Dundalk

(Series 23)
1 - 4
LOI Men's Premier Division
Oriel Park

Dundalk v St. Patrick's Athletic

(Series 14)
0 - 2
LOI Men's Premier Division
Richmond Park

St. Patrick’s Athletic v Dundalk

(Series 5)
1 - 1
LOI Men's Premier Division
Oriel Park

Dundalk v St. Patrick's Athletic

(Series 15)
1 - 1
LOI Men's Premier Division
Richmond Park

St. Patrick’s Athletic v Dundalk

(Series 6)
1 - 1
LOI Men's Premier Division
Oriel Park

Dundalk v St. Patrick's Athletic


AssistantsFourth Official
Michelle O’Neill
Wayne McDonnell
Alan Patchell


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Final year Journalism student in DCU. St. Pats reporter. Celtic supporter.