Date Time League Season
18 February 2022 7:45 pm LOI Men's Premier Division 2022

Match Report

Visitors on top in Dublin derby

Darragh Burns, Mark Doyle and Jason McClellend ensured the heated Dublin derby clash between Shelbourne and St Patricks Athletic saw the visitors take a three points in Tolka Park.

3-0 the final score, Damien Duff’s energetic Reds will feel hard done by given an outright handball in the box didn’t see a penalty awarded in the second half.

A dream opening return for The Reds to the Premier Division was cut short when a Daniel Carr goal was disallowed in the first few minutes, and while Jack Moylan and Luke Byrne looked promising early on the visitors were first to score.

Teenager Darragh Burns opened The Saints’ 2022 tally with a sensational curling shot in the 18th minute, showcasing last year’s FAI Cup winners’ intentions early on.

Kameron Ledwidge replaced Shane Griffin in an injury enforced substitution and Mark Doyle picked up a yellow card to exemplify the tensions amid the Dublin clash, the first half ultimately concluding 1-0.

Mark Doyle doubled Tim Clancy’s side’s lead nearing the hour mark, intercepting the home side’s pass to complete a solo run with a superb goal.

The home outfit’s calls for a penalty were then dismissed quickly by referee Robert Hennessy, before Billy King rattled the post to deny St Pats a third at that stage.

Shelbourne brought in a diversity of replacements from Jordan McEneff, Stanley Anaebonam, Brian McManus and Shane Farrell and really displayed their fitness in the latter stages, but to no overall avail.

They didn’t have to wait long however, as before the 90 minutes were amassed McClellend netted St Pat’s third of the evening.

Chris Forrester claimed the man of the match accolade for his efforts, having inflicted threatening shots on Lewis Webb throughout the night and continuously pulling the strings in midfield.

Next time out Shels look forward to Drogheda United, while Pats host Sligo Rovers at home in Richmond Park next Friday night.


25Lewis Webb Goalkeeper
5Shane Griffin 32 Defender
23Luke Byrne Defender
4Aaron O’Driscoll Defender 76'
2John Ross Wilson Defender 70'
3Conor Kane Defender
8Mark Coyle Midfielder
16Aodh Dervin 7 Midfielder
11Dan Hawkins 19 Forward
10Jack Moylan 17 Midfielder
14Daniel Carr 22 Forward
1Brendan Clarke Goalkeeper
19Stanley Anaebonam 11 Midfielder
24David Toure Defender
7Brian McManus 16 Midfielder 90+3'
17Shane Farrell 10 Forward
32Kameron Ledwidge 5 Forward
12Jad Hakiki Forward
15Adam Thomas Defender
22Jordan McEneff 14 Midfielder

St. Pat's Ath

1Joseph Anang Goalkeeper
2Jack Scott 5 Defender
4Joe Redmond Defender
6Jamie Lennon Midfielder
8Chris Forrester Midfielder
9Eoin Doyle Forward
14Mark Doyle Forward 59'
15Billy King 11 Forward
17Darragh Burns 16 Forward 18'
19Anto Breslin Defender
20James Abankwah Defender
23David Odumosu Goalkeeper
3Ian Bermingham Defender
5Tom Grivosti 2 Defender
11Jason McClelland 15 Forward 85'
16Adam O’Reilly 17 Midfielder
18Ben McCormack Midfielder
22Sam Curtis Defender
34Adam Murphy Midfielder
45Babatunde Owolabi Forward
  • 90'

    4 added minutes

  • 86'

    Jason McClellend goal!

  • 81'

    16 off, 7 on Shels. 17 off 16 on Aodh Dervin replaced by Brian McManus, Shane Farrell on for Jack Byrne

  • 78'

    Shels really pressing and pushing forward in hopes of a goal

  • 72'

    Jack Scott off, Grivosti on

  • 71'

    Chance for Moylan drifts just over the bar

  • 70'

    Yellow for John Ross Wilson

  • 65'

    A host of substitutions over the last period. Daniel Carr off for Jordan McEneff, Stanley Anaebonam replaces Daniel Hawkins, and McClellend is on for Billy King

  • 59'

    2-0 Pats! Brilliant solo run by Mark Doyle sees the Saints double their lead

  • 59'

    2-0 Pats! Brilliant solo run by Mark Doyle sees the Saints double their lead

  • 48'

    Halftime. Pats go into the break 1-0 up thanks to Burns

  • 43'

    Eoin and Mark Doyle linking up to mount a promising attack for Pats

  • 38'

    Shels with a free kick in a dangerous area. Jack Moylan over it but he hits the wall

  • 37'

    Burns with a shot for Pats but it's wide

  • 35'

    Things getting a bit heated in Tolka between the two Dublin rivals

  • 33'

    Calls for a penalty as Jack Moylan is tackled in the box but the referee says no. Corner results

  • 30'

    Broken pieces of play in the last period with injuries making the game slightly hap hazard

  • 24'

    Mark Doyle awarded a yellow card

  • 24'

    Shels forced to bring on Ledwidge in for Griffin, who appears injured

  • 23'

    Shane Griffin down for Shels

  • 18'

    GOAL! Darragh Burns nets a screamer for the visitors. Outside of the boot he curls it passed Lewis Webb for the opener

  • 15'

    A brilliant run from Jack Moylan concludes in a dead shot, easily collected by the pats keeper

  • 13'

    Freekick for Shels sees Luke Byrne get on the end of it but Anang meets it well

  • 8'

    Shane Griffin closes down Jamie Lennon's advances

  • 5'

    Jack Moylan finds space in the box to get shot off but it drags wide

  • 2'

    Daniel Carr scores a goal in the first major play of the game! It's ruled offside, but only after Tolka Park errupts and witnessed his summersault celebration

  • Ten minutes to kick off in Tolka! A packed stadium bringing a lively atmosphere to the fixture already

  • Ten minutes to kick off in Tolka! A packed stadium bringing a lively atmosphere to the fixture already

  • Pats meanwhile will have an eye on notching the first win of 2022, in a bid to improve on last year’s 62 point second place finish alongside FAI cup glory.

  • Having triumphed in the First Division last season, the freshly promoted hosts will be looking to make an entrance in front of their sellout grounds consisting of 4,100 fans.

  • A Dublin derby Premier Division opener between Shelbourne and St Patrick’s Athletic graces Tolka Park and TV screens at 7:45pm tonight, with Damien Duff to make his managerial debut for The Reds. My name is Alanna Cunnane and I will be bringing you tonight's match commentary

Past Meetings

(Series 13)
2 - 0
LOI Men's Premier Division
Richmond Park

St. Patrick’s Athletic v Shelbourne

(Series 4)
1 - 0
LOI Men's Premier Division
Tolka Park

Shelbourne v St. Patrick's Athletic


Tolka Park
Tolka Park (Shelbourne FC), Drumcondra South A ED, Dublin, County Dublin, Leinster, Ireland

Alanna is currently pursuing her studies in journalism at Dublin City University and writes regularly for her local media outlets in Sligo.