Date Time League Season
23 June 2023 7:45 pm LOI Men's Premier Division 2023

Match Report

Mulreaney lone goal helps Pats beat Shels

St Patrick’s Athletic bounced back from their defeat at Drogheda United before the break to record a 1-0 win against local rivals Shelbourne tonight.

The Saints needed to bounce back after their 2-1 defeat at Drogheda United before the mid-season break two weeks ago and did so in a ruthless fashion tonight.

Jake Mulraney’s spectacular free-kick the difference between the two sides on a blustery night in Inchicore.

The first half was a quiet affair until the 42nd minute when it sprang into life when Athletic’s Ben McCormack was booked for a dive close to the edge of the Shelbourne box.

Up until then, it had been Shels who were having the better of the play, Damien Duff’s men looking comfortable and assured on the ball with the movement and understanding of a well-coached side.

The Saints were happy to be more direct and looked to trouble Shels with long balls over the top and overloads on the wings before looking to whip the ball into the box.

One of those crosses gave us the best moment of the opening period when Jake Mulraney headed against the post and the follow-up was somehow cleared off the line miraculously by Gavin Molloy to keep the game scoreless at the break.

The early minutes of the second half had little to comment on before a Shelbourne counterattack in the 56th minute was cynically halted by Sam Curtis and all hell broke loose with Referee Rob Hennessy dishing out four yellow cards as players from both sides got involved in a bout of pushing and shoving.

As the match looked destined to peter out into a goalless draw, a free kick was awarded wide of the right-hand side of the Shel’s box.

Up stepped Mulraney who kicked the ball in the fashion of Cristiano Ronaldo into the ground and it flew past Conor Kearns and in off the crossbar to make it 1-0 for the home side.

The visitors attempted to get back into the game, but the Saints makeshift defence held sturdy to record their third 1-0 win over Shelbourne this season.

St. Pat's Ath

36Dean Lyness Goalkeeper
2Noah Lewis Defender
3Anto Breslin Defender
6Jamie Lennon Midfielder
8Chris Forrester Midfielder
12Harry Brockbank 26 Defender
15Conor Carty 9 Forward
18Ben McCormack 11 Midfielder 42'
20Jake Mulraney 14 Midfielder 69'
22Sam Curtis Defender 56'
24Adam Murphy Midfielder 41'
23David Odumosu Goalkeeper
26Jay McGrath 12 Defender
11Jason McClelland 18 Forward
25Thijs Timmermans Midfielder
32Darius Lipsiuc Midfielder
9Eoin Doyle 15 Forward
14Mark Doyle 20 Forward 89'
41Mason Melia Forward
10Tommy Lonergan Midfielder


1Conor Kearns Goalkeeper
2John Ross Wilson 12 Defender
4Andrew Quinn Defender
5Shane Griffin Defender 51'
6JJ Lunney Midfielder
8Mark Coyle 26 Midfielder 56'
9Sean Boyd Forward 56'
10Jack Moylan Midfielder
13Tyreke Wilson 17 Defender 56'
21Gavin Molloy Midfielder
27Evan Caffrey Forward
25Daithi Folan Goalkeeper
3Conor Kane Defender
12Jad Hakiki 2 Forward
17Shane Farrell 13 Forward
23Luke Byrne Defender
26Gbemi Arubi 8 Forward 62'
28David Toure Defender
29Paddy Barrett Defender
32Kameron Ledwidge Defender
  • 90'

    The final whistle blows and St Pats seal their third victory over Shelbourne this season.

  • 89'

    Mark Doyle booked for a reckless tackle

  • 82'

    Mark Coyle is replaced by Gbemi Arubi

  • 82'

    Jake Mulraney is replaced by Mark Doyle

  • 75'

    J R Wilson is replaced by Jad Hakiki

  • 69'

    Jake Mulraney scores from a direct free kick, he curls a left footer in off the crossbar. Great goal to give the Saints the lead.

  • 65'

    Jason McClelland replaces Ben McCormack

  • 61'

    Shane Farrell replaces Tyreke Wilson

  • 56'

    Sean Boyd Booked, all players involved in a bout of pushing and shoving after a Shelbourne counter attack is cynically stopped by Sam Curtis

  • 56'

    Tyreke Wilson Booked

  • 56'

    Mark Coyle Booked

  • 56'

    Sam Curtis Booked

  • 54'

    Jamie Lennon has another attempt from distance but this one flies wide of the post

  • 51'

    Shane Griffin booked for Shels

  • 48'

    Jake Mulraney booked for a rash tackle on a Shelbourne player

  • 45'

    Jake Mulraney hits the post with a header and the follow up is miraculously cleared off the line by Gavin Molloy

  • 42'

    Ben McCormack booked for a dive near the edge of the Shelbourne box

  • 29'

    Jamie Lennon has a decent strike from distance that Conor Kearns spills and gathers at the second attempt

  • 24'

    Midway through the first half and it is Shels playing the better of the football but neither team has created any clear cut goal scoring chances.

  • 5'

    Jack Moylan sends a shot wide after the Saint's defence give up a sloppy pass.

  • 3'

    Tyreke Wilson with a decent strike from a good bit of play by Shelbourne but the keeper gathers comfortably.

  • 1'

    St Pats get the game underway

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Past Meetings

(Round 16)
0 - 1
LOI Men's Premier Division
Tolka Park

Shelbourne FC 0-1 St. Patrick's Athletic FC

(Round 2)
1 - 0
LOI Men's Premier Division
Richmond Park

St. Patrick’s Athletic FC 1-0 Shelbourne FC

(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


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