Date Time League Season
24 February 2023 7:45 pm LOI Men's Premier Division 2023

Match Report

Doyle Delights Richmond Audience With Late Winner

A late Eoin Doyle goal proved to be the difference as St. Pat’s edged out Shelbourne in a Dublin derby of few chances at Richmond Park.

The substitute fired home a break of the ball from a corner to ensure the Saints begin their season with four points out of six, although Shels will be disappointed to come away with nothing from the game. 

It was a first half were clear-cut efforts were few and far between. The hosts dominated possession but struggled in the final third to create an opening. The visitor’s best spells came when they released John-Ross Wilson down the right. The fullback was never tracked by Jake Mulraney before he switched wings with Serge Atakayi and it was the same. 

It was Mulraney, however, who was Pat’s most threatening player as the winger looked to run at the Shels defence at every opportunity.  

Former Saints defender Paddy Barrett channeled his inner David Beckham as the centre-half had an attempt from the half-way line, which was on target, however, easily collected by Odumosu.  

The Saints went closest on the stroke of half time when Jamie Lennon’s effort was blocked inside the Shels penalty area before defender Noah Lewis turned and swiveled although his effort was deflected and trickled past the post.  

The second half produced more of the same with both sides again, poor in the final third. Shels had better spells of possession in the Saints’ half, although numerous corners came to nothing.  

The game changed when substitute Eoin Doyle found himself in the right spot at the right time and he made no mistake to send the Richmond faithful wild.  

Shels tried desperately to salvage something from the game and must have almost thought they did when other former Saints man Kyle Robinson struck the crossbar from a header in a very unlucky effort. 

The hosts held on for a precious three points and now move onto Dundalk away next Friday night, whilst Shelbourne move onto Waterford in the Leinster Senior Cup before another Dublin derby against Bohemians. 

The attendance tonight was 4,930.  


St. Pat's Ath

23David Odumosu Goalkeeper 90+4'
22Sam Curtis Defender
2Noah Lewis Defender
4Joe Redmond Defender
3Anto Breslin Defender
6Jamie Lennon Midfielder
17Vladislav Kreida Midfielder 87'
8Chris Forrester 15 Midfielder
7Serge Atakayi 9 Forward
20Jake Mulraney 18 Midfielder
10Tommy Lonergan 14 Midfielder
40Darragh Mooney Goalkeeper
9Eoin Doyle 7 Forward 84'
5Tom Grivosti Defender
11Jason McClelland Forward
14Mark Doyle 10 Forward
15Conor Carty 8 Forward
18Ben McCormack 20 Midfielder
25Thijs Timmermans Midfielder
26Jay McGrath Defender


1Conor Kearns Goalkeeper
2John Ross Wilson Defender
29Paddy Barrett Defender
23Luke Byrne Defender
13Tyreke Wilson 32 Defender 42'
6JJ Lunney Midfielder
8Mark Coyle 37 Midfielder
21Gavin Molloy Midfielder
10Jack Moylan 17 Midfielder
11Matty Smith Forward
27Evan Caffrey 15 Forward
19Scott Van Der Sluis Goalkeeper
15Kyle Robinson 27 Forward
4Andrew Quinn Defender
17Shane Farrell 10 Forward
7Brian McManus Midfielder
32Kameron Ledwidge 13 Defender
36Lewis Temple Defender
37Kian Leavy 8 Midfielder
  • 90'

    Fulltime St. Pat's 1-0 Shelbourne.

  • 90'

    Shels go so close to an equaliser. A free kick is swung in and sub Kyle Robinson hits the crossbar from a header.

  • 90'

    Shels desperately trying to rescue something from this.

  • 90'

    Five minutes of stoppage time.

  • 88'

    Kreida is booked for Pat's.

  • 86'

    Kyle Robinson replaces Caffrey for Shels.

  • 84'

    1-0 to the hosts and it is substitute Eoin Doyle who fires a break of the ball into the far corner from a corner. 1-0 Pat's.

  • 83'

    A fourth change for the hosts as Forrester is replaced by Carty.

  • 80'

    Shels again work it well down the right but Smith just can't get a strike away and Odumosu collects.

  • 79'

    The visitors are forced into a change as Mark Coyle has to be replaced by Kian Leavy.

  • 75'

    Third change for the hosts as Ben McCormack replaces Mulraney.

  • 74'

    Shels best spell of the second half. A corner is played short to Farrell whose dangerous delivery is put behind by the Saints. Again, the set piece comes to nothing.

  • 70'

    The away side win another corner. The ball is delivered and put behind for another corner, but that doesn't stop Shels claiming for a handball. The ball is swung in again yet Redmond heads clear.

  • 65'

    Lennon has an effort again from range that is spilled by Kearns but collected on his second attempt. Shels break down the left and subs Ledwidge and Farrell link up before Farrell cuts it back to Caffrey, who turns and shoots over. A good chance.

  • 60'

    Double change for the hosts as Mark Doyle and Eoin Doyle replace Lonergan and Atakayi.

  • 60'

    Double change for the visitors as Kameron Ledwidge and Shane Farrell replace Moylan and Wilson.

  • 55'

    Wilson brings down Lennon who asks for a second yellow but Doyle gives the full back a verbal warning. Smith pinches the ball from Lewis, the winger drives at the Saints defence before Lewis recovers and sends it behind for a corner. The following set piece comes to nothing.

  • 50'

    Mulraney gets down the right and his dangerous cross is cleared. The visitors break and have a half-hearted penalty shout waved away. Pat's like the first half dominating the ball in these early exchanges.

  • 45'

    The home side get the game restarted.

  • 45'

    Half-time 0-0.

  • 45'

    The following set piece eventually falls to Jamie Lennon whose effort is blocked before Lewis spins and shoots and his shot also is blocked and goes out for a corner, which comes to nothing.

  • 42'

    Tyreke Wilson is first to be booked for a foul on Mulraney.

  • 40'

    The away side work it down the left before a venomous ball is delivered however Lewis defends well and puts it out for a corner. It is played short although the ball goes out for another corner which is delivered this time but Odumosu claims. Molloy has an effort from range that goes wide.

  • 35'

    More of the same. Pat's struggling to create any chances. Shels remaining resolute. A Pat's free is delived by Kreida but Lewis heads safely wide.

  • 30'

    No chances for either side. Pat's with more of the ball but lacking in the final third. Shels do look dangerous on the break if they can also just be better in that final third.

  • 25'

    A nice spell for the visitors in the last five minutes but, no clear cut chances for them yet. Lennon tries to slip Forrester in behind for the home side but the pass is overhit and goes out for a goal kick. Barrett is spoken to by Neil Doyle following a clash with Mulraney.

  • 20'

    The hosts win their own first corner of the game. Kreida takes but Kearns collects on his second attempt. A Shels free kick on their right hand side delivered by Caffrey but Redmond heads clear.

  • 15'

    The hosts dominating possession but not creating much with it. Shels play it out from the back down the right and a strong run by John Ross Wilson eventually results in a corner. Caffrey takes it which leads to a scramble before Pat's clear, and Wilson's attempt from distance goes safely over.

  • 10'

    Mulraney charges down the left before his cross is deflected and Shels eventually clear. Mulraney looks lively already in the opening exchanges running at the Shels defence. Jack Moylan is spoken too by referee Neil Doyle for a foul on Forrester. Forrester then has an attempt from range which stings the hands of Conor Kearns who gathers.

  • 5'

    A positive start from both sides trying to play aggressive, forward football. Former Saints defender Paddy Barrett tries a David Beckham attempt from the halfway line which is held easily by Odumosu.

  • 1'

    The visitors get us underway at Richmond Park.

Past Meetings

(Round 36)
4 - 0
LOI Men's Premier Division
Richmond Park

St. Patrick’s Athletic 4-0 Shelbourne

(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
Neil DoyleDermot Broughton
Eoin Harte
Rob Hennessy


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.