Date Time League Season
6 November 2022 7:00 pm LOI Men's Premier Division 2022

Match Report

Doyle brace helps Pats beat Shels at Richmond

St. Patrick’s Athletic rounded off their league campaign in style with a Dublin derby demolition over Shelbourne at Richmond Park.

A brace from Eoin Doyle, a well took effort from Anto Breslin, and a lovely Ben McCormack goal capped off a fine 4-0 performance.

A buoyant and celebratory St. Pat’s crowd were treated to the perfect first half of football. Ben McCormack, Anto Breslin, and Eoin Doyle were instrumental throughout the first half and all combined for the first goal. Breslin and McCormack played a one-two which freed Breslin down the left whose first time cross was delivered perfectly and landed right in the stride of Doyle who passed home to make it 1-0.

It didn’t take long for the hosts to double their lead when Breslin dug a cross out from the left-hand side that landed perfectly again on Doyle’s head this time that was headed back across goal and the helpless Brendan Clarke.

Sean Boyd had efforts for the visitors that were well dealt by Saints shot-stopper David Odumosu. As the first half wore on, numerous Shels players all received yellow cards. Mark Coyle was joined by Jack Moylan and Boyd in the referee’s book whilst Tom Grivosti went in for the hosts.

The booking for Moylan may have been the reason he was substituted on the half-hour mark with the cup final Sunday week. It went from bad to worse for Shels when Doyle pounced on a Gavin Molloy error at the back, before holding the ball up and slipping Breslin in on the underlap who made no mistake as his first-time effort flew past Clarke and into the far corner to make it three.

Club captain Ian Bermingham made his final appearance for St. Pat’s at half-time as he replaced Anto Breslin, and the long-serving member was met with a rapturous reception by the Inchicore faithful who produced a brilliant pyro and tifo display.

Both sides made a flurry of changes throughout the second half. It definitely had the feeling of an end-of-season fixture as both sides looked to knock it about. Odumosu had to get down well on an occasion or two to maintain his clean sheet. McCormack and Cotter both had efforts from distance that didn’t trouble Clarke.

Just as the game was drawing to a close, McCormack who had a fine performance rounded Clarke before slotting home to make it four. There was just about time for Bermingham to receive a standing ovation and guard of honour as he was replaced by Mark Doyle.

It finished 4-0 and the Saints can go into next season with ambitions of wrestling the league title from Shamrock Rovers, whilst for Shels it is a big day out at the Aviva Sunday week against Derry.

St. Pat's Ath

23David Odumosu Goalkeeper
22Sam Curtis 12 Defender
2Barry Cotter Defender
4Joe Redmond Defender
5Tom Grivosti Defender 30'
19Anto Breslin 3 Defender 36'
18Ben McCormack Midfielder 88'
25Thijs Timmermans Midfielder
8Chris Forrester Midfielder
15Billy King 34 Forward
9Eoin Doyle 7 Forward 14', 19'
21Danny Rogers Goalkeeper
11Jason McClelland Forward
12Harry Brockbank 22 Defender
14Mark Doyle Forward
7Serge Atakayi 9 Forward
3Ian Bermingham 19 Defender
29Paddy Barrett Defender
34Adam Murphy 15 Midfielder
45Babatunde Owolabi Forward


1Brendan Clarke Goalkeeper
2John Ross Wilson 19 Defender
5Shane Griffin 31 Defender 62'
28Stephen Negru Defender
32Kameron Ledwidge Defender
7Brian McManus Midfielder
8Mark Coyle 4 Midfielder 28'
16Aodh Dervin Midfielder
21Gavin Molloy Midfielder
10Jack Moylan 15 Midfielder 31'
9Sean Boyd 14 Forward 37'
40Scott Van Der Sluis Goalkeeper
15Matty Smith 10 Forward 57'
4Aaron O’Driscoll 8 Defender
19Josh Giurgi 2 Defender
14Daniel Carr 9 Forward
22Gavin Hodgins Midfielder
23Luke Byrne Defender
31Luke Browne 5 Defender
36Lewis Temple Defender
  • 90'

    Full-time 4-0 St. Pat's.

  • 89'

    Mark Doyle replaces Bermingham as the player is treated to a guard of honour by his teammates.

  • 87'

    Ben McCormack adds a fourth for the Saints as he rounds Clarke and slots home. 4-0 St. Pat's.

  • 82'

    McManus and Smith work a nice one-two but the effort goes over the bar.

  • 81'

    Eoin Doyle is replaced by Serge Atakayi for the Saints.

  • 75'

    Daniel Carr turns and swivels in the box before shooting, however Odumosu does well to get down low and gather on the second attempt.

  • 71'

    McCormack has an effort from range that goes over.

  • 66'

    More changes as King and Curtis are replaced by Harry Brockbank and Adam Murphy.

  • 66'

    A fifth change for the visitors as Luke Browne replaces Shane Griffin.

  • 65'

    Forrester's free kick from the resulting yellow card goes just over the bar.

  • 62'

    Shane Griffin is next to be booked.

  • 60'

    McManus has an effort that looks to be creeping in until Redmond gets in the way of it.

  • 58'

    Three changes for the visitors as O'Driscoll, Giurgi, and Carr replace Coyle, Boyd, and Wilson.

  • 57'

    Matty Smith is booked for a foul on McCormack.

  • 55'

    McCormack goes down the right but his cross is overhit and goes out. Shels looking to be readying up a few more substitutes. Cotter has a 35-yard effort that he balloons over the bar.

  • 50'

    Pat's dominating possession since the restart.

  • 45'

    On his last appearance for the club, Ian Bermingham replaces Anto Breslin at half-time.

  • 45'

    Half-time 3-0 St. Pat's.

  • 45'

    1 minute of additional time.

  • 42'

    Coyle has a volley for the visitors that goes safely over.

  • 40'

    Curtis looks for Doyle with a ball in behind but it just overhit and Clarke gathers.

  • 37'

    Sean Boyd is next to be booked for the visitors.

  • 36'

    3-0 to the Saints but this time it is Doyle setting up Breslin as the strike capitalises on a Molloy error before playing in the left back who fires the ball into the far corner.

  • 33'

    Early change for the visitors as Matty Smith replaces Jack Moylan.

  • 31'

    Jack Moylan joins Coyle and Grivosti for a foul on Cotter.

  • 30'

    Tom Grivosti is the first Saints player to be booked for a foul on John Ross Wilson.

  • 28'

    Mark Coyle is first to be booked for a foul on Cotter.

  • 27'

    Moylan nutmegs Curtis before going down and winning a free kick. The ball is floated in and Odumosu elects to punch it away. McCormack again nearly fins King making a run in off the right side but Molloy clears.

  • 25'

    McCormack looks to free Doyle with a ball over the top but Molloy is on hand to head away. Boyd plays in McManus with a nice reverse pass, but Cotter clears the resulting cross before retaining possession.

  • 19'

    2-0 Pat's and it is that Breslin x Doyle combination again as the full back finds his striker with another inch perfect cross that is headed back across goal past the helpless Clarke.

  • 17'

    Boyd has another effort from range that has to be pushed over the bar. McManus takes but McCormack clears. A diagonal ball floated into the Saints box is well claimed by Odumosu. It's been a good start to the game for the goalkeeper.

  • 14'

    1-0 to the hosts as a lovely one-two between McCormack and Breslin frees the full back down the left before an inch perfect first time cross to Eoin Doyle who makes no mistake and slots it past Brendan Clarke. 1-0.

  • 10'

    Molloy does well to stop Cotter advancing down the right by putting the ball out of play. Pat's dominating possession but mostly in their own half. Coyle robs Forrester and lays it to Boyd whose strike from outside the box looks to be heading into the far top corner but is well saved by Odumosu. The resulting corner is swung in and Shels have a shot cleared off the line before the ball eventually goes behind for a goal kick.

  • 5'

    Cotter finds King down the right with a lovely pass but the cross is put behind for a corner. The corner comes to nothing and is eventually cleared. Lovely evening for a game.

  • 1'

    The hosts get us underway.

Past Meetings

(Round 26)
4 - 4
LOI Men's Premier Division
Tolka Park

Shelbourne 4-4 St. Patrick's Athletic

(Round 16)
1 - 2
LOI Men's Premier Division
Richmond Park

St. Patrick’s Athletic v Shelbourne

(Round 1)
0 - 3
LOI Men's Premier Division
Tolka Park

Shelbourne v St. Patrick's Athletic

(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


RefereeAssistantsFourth Official
Paul McLaughlinDarragh Keegan
Darren Carey
John McLoughlin


Richmond Park
Emmet Road, Kilmainham C ED, Dublin, Dublin 8, Leinster, D08 VK72, Ireland

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