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Date Time League Season
23 April 2021 7:45 pm Premier Division 2021

Match Report

Burke peno steers Rovers win

Shamrock Rovers claimed the first Dublin Derby of the season thanks to a Graham Burke penalty that Bohemians will feel to be harshly punished for at Tallaght Stadium tonight.

To compound matters, the Gypsies were reduced to 10-men after referee Paul McLaughlin sent off James Finnerty for the foul in the penalty area.

Dylan Watts got the home side off to the perfect start to haunt his former club after five minutes. Bohemians however would feel they were the better of the side in periods of the game with an excellently taken effort from Ross Tierney.

Both Liam Burt and Aaron Greene had a chance for their respective clubs to add further parity to their team's score-line, but the formers goal makes all the difference to ensure Shamrock Rovers maintain their unbeaten run to this season.

Danny Mandriou had the only opportunity of this game, as he broke free squaring the ball to the onrushing Burke, whose low effort was well saved by Talbot with his feet.

The next attacking phase in play saw the hosts take the lead, as the initial shot on goal struck the post and Dylan Watts was on hand to tap it home from close range to open the scoring.

Bohs responded that had a great chance as Keith Ward broke free down the right and he crossed into Burt, who with the goal at his mercy curled the ball wide.

Bohemians did score with a fantastic team goal; as Ward once again set up a phase of play that saw Ali Coote and Burt link up, with a deft cross to the back post headed calmly by Ross Tierney to equalise.

Aaron Greene had the perfect opportunity to put the home side again in front but his miss was glaring and his body reaction said it all.

Bohemians enjoyed various opportunities to put the away side ahead and despite the best chances Rovers were disciplined in their defensive qualities.

The best of the second-half chances for the away side was when Tierney sent in an excellent ball to Georgie Kelly, and his strikes hit the butt of the post and went wide. Bohemians would rue that missed chance as the flashpoint of the match came with just 15 minutes to play.

In what looked like a 50-50 clash in the area, James Finnerty was adjudged to have fouled, and the referee pointed to the spot. To make worse of the situation he saw that the foul warranted a red card. Now a man down Bohemians fell a goal down as Burke dispatched the penalty.

Bohemians put pressure on Shamrock Rovers, but their game management was excellent as their rivals huffed and puffed but couldn’t blow the house down.

There will be plenty to talk about this game but some will feel the penalty changed the tempo of the game as a whole. 

  • 90'

    Full Time: Shamrock Rovers claim the first Dublin Derby of the season thanks to a Graham Burke penalty that Bohemians will feel to be harshly punished for. To compound matters, the Gypsies were reduced to ten men after referee Paul McLaughlin sent off James Finnerty for the foul in the penalty awarding. Dylan Watts got the home side off to the perfect start to haunt his former club after five minutes. Bohemians however would feel they were the better of the side in periods of the game with an excellently taken effort from Ross Tierney. Both Burt and Greene had a chance for their respective clubs to add further parity to their team\'s scoreline but Burkes goal makes all the difference to ensure Shamrock Rovers maintain their unbeaten run to this season.

  • 90'

    Buckley gets a yellow card for a foul on Mandriou.

  • 90'

    Looks like Hoare has blood on his shirt and he has to go off to get it changed. Four added minutes there. Will there be more drama?

  • 83'

    From a Burt free-kick, Alan Mannus punches the ball clear but it is all sixes and sevens for a few minutes as Bohemians put pressure on the Shamrock Rovers defence.

  • 82'

    For a foul on Burt, Hoare gets a yellow card.

  • 79'

    Levingston comes on in a straight swap.

  • 79'

    Ali Coote who had a good night tonight comes off.

  • 76'

    Keith Ward is taken off and is very displeased at the penalty decision.

  • 76'

    Due to the sending off Ciaran Kelly, a defender comes on.

  • 75'

    Burke despatches the penalty and Talbot did get a hand to it.

  • 74'

    And to makes things worse Finnerty has been sent off!

  • 74'

    PENALTY TO SHAMROCK ROVERS!

  • 71'

    Coote for a foul on Mandriou gets a yellow card.

  • 70'

    Rory Gaffney comes on to replace him.

  • 70'

    Chris McCann gets injured and has to come off.

  • 65'

    Another chance goes begging! Tierney with an excellent ball to Georgie Kelly and it strikes the butt of the post and goes wide.

  • 63'

    The goalscorer Dylan Watts comes off.

  • 63'

    Gary O'Neill comes on to freshen up the attacking line.

  • 61'

    Finn with the foul and the referee has no option but to give him a yellow card.

  • 57'

    Ronan Finn comes on and gets the captains arm band.

  • 57'

    Gannon looks to have picked up a knock and goes off.

  • 56'

    Some good thinking from a free-kick sees Tierney send the ball in but Kelly couldn't make the connection.

  • 52'

    For a foul on Burt, Gannon gets a yellow card as the player was trying to get through on goal.

  • 46'

    The first shot in anger in the second half falls to Buckley who hits a low effort from the edge of the area but Mannus gathers on the second attempt.

  • 46'

    Second Half: We are back underway in Tallaght.

  • 45'

    Half Time: It looked as if this could have been a long night for Bohemians however they have adapted and play well since they conceded that early goal from Dylan Watts. Both sides had guilt edge chances but the sides are level at the break.

  • 40'

    Bohemians test the Shamrock Rovers defence as Burt and Kelly have half-chances on goal but Rovers marshalled by Roberto Lopes hold firm.

  • 34'

    A brilliant pass from Chris McCann to set Aaron Greene away however his shot flashes wide. For the striker that is one, he will want to forget.

  • 31'

    Shamrock Rovers attack once more as Rob Cornwall does excellently block to block a Dylan Watts attempt, corner to Shamrock Rovers.

  • 30'

    Some very good work from Bohemians as Burt feeds Georgie Kelly who on his left foot strikes towards the goal that Mannus does well to save.

  • 28'

    A snapshot by Burke on the edge of the area and Talbot once again equal to it. Bohemians while are breaking effectively on the counter-attack are still very exposed at the back.

  • 25'

    A great forward phase of play sees Graham Burke advance into the area but he took too long to tee up the shot and it is blocked down.

  • 23'

    A great chance for Rovers as a corner from Dylan Watts is met by Mandriou who was free in the area but his shot lacked the power to trouble Talbot

  • 19'

    A fantastic team goal from Bohemians as Keith Ward sets up a phase of play that see Ali Coote and Liam Burt link up and the deft cross to the back post is headed calmly by Ross Tierney.

  • 12'

    What an amazing chance! Keith Ward breaks free down the right and he crosses into Burt whose with the goal at his mercy curls the ball wide. Shamrock Rovers won't give you too many chances, you have to take them.

  • 5'

    It has only taken the home side five minutes as the initial shot strikes the post and Dylan Watts taps it home from close range to open the scoring.

  • 2'

    Danny Mandriou breaks free and squares it to the onrushing Burke whose low effort was well saved by Talbot with his feet.

  • 1'

    We are underway at the Tallaght Stadium! Keith Buckley kicks us off.

  • And here come the teams, no tension, no fans baying for each other to lose. But when the whistle blows all eyes will be on the players.

  • Stephen Kenny is in attendance in the Tallaght Stadium tonight.

  • Keith Long "Hopefully we will see some freshness in the bodies" on his team selections

  • Stephen Bradley: "We want to freshen up" - in relation to the team changes "It's about playing the game that is in front of you"

  • The panel on RTE are commenting that Rovers are getting closer to what they feel is the settled starting eleven.

  • 'A super league and a super Dublin derby' says Tony O'Donoghue on RTE. He is not wrong!

  • Notable last wins for Shamrock Rovers and Bohemians: When it comes to league encounters the last win for Bohemians was a 2-1 win on the 14th of June 2019. As for Shamrock Rovers it was last season when they secured a 1-0 victory in September as they marched towards the title

  • In what was a tough day for Irish football with the news that Euro 2020 won't be staged in the Aviva Stadium there was good news for Bohemians. The FAI announced today that €500,000 was secured as part of the EURO 2020 Legacy Funding for Dalymount Park project Fantastic news for the spiritual home of Irish football.

  • A landmark night for Lee Grace of Shamrock Rovers He will make his 100th League Appearance for the club this evening.

  • Bohemians have rung in the changes from midweek. Buckley returns to the side and will captain tonight. There are five further changes as Lyons, Finnerty, Wilson, Coote and Ward come back into the starting eleven.

  • News coming from the Shamrock Rovers camp is as follows: Liam Scales will play left wing back. Dylan Watts and Chris McCann will marshall the midfield. Aaron Greene will lead the line.

  • Good Evening and welcome to our live coverage of Shamrock Rovers and Bohemians in the first of the Dublin Derby clashes of the season. A game that needs no introduction and always entices fans from every club. All eyes will be on Tallaght to see how Shamrock Rovers do against their North Dublin rivals.

Shamrock Rovers

1Alan Mannus Goalkeeper
2Sean Gannon 8 Defender 52'
3Sean Hoare Defender 82'
4Roberto Lopes Defender
5Lee Grace Defender
7Dylan Watts 16 Midfielder 5'
9Aaron Greene Forward
10Graham Burke Forward 75'
14Daniel Mandriou Midfielder
15Liam Scales Defender
26Chris McCann 20 Midfielder
25Leon Pohls Goalkeeper
8Ronan Finn 2 Midfielder 61'
16Gary O’Neill 7 Midfielder
19Dean Williams Forward
20Rory Gaffney 26 Forward
22Darragh Nugent Midfielder
24Max Murphy Midfielder
38Aidomo Emakhu Midfielder

Bohemians

1James Talbot Goalkeeper
2Andy Lyons Defender
5Rob Cornwall Defender
8Ali Coote 14 Midfielder 71'
10Keith Ward 6 Midfielder
11Liam Burt Midfielder
12Georgie Kelly Forward
16Keith Buckley Midfielder 90'
18James Finnerty Defender 74'
19Tyreke Wilson Defender
26Ross Tierney Midfielder 19'
25Stephen McGuinness Goalkeeper
3Anto Breslin Defender
4Rory Feely Defender
6Ciaran Kelly 10 Defender
14Conor Levingston 8 Midfielder
20Promise Omochere Midfielder
23Jack Moylan Midfielder
28Dawson Devoy Midfielder
30Robert Mahon Midfielder

Past Meetings

(Series 10)
1 - 0
Premier Division
Tallaght Stadium

Shamrock Rovers v Bohemian FC

(Series 1)
0 - 1
Premier Division
Dalymount Park

Bohemian FC v Shamrock Rovers

Ground

Tallaght Stadium
Tallaght Stadium, Whitestown Way, Tallaght, Dublin 24, D24 XC9W

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