TEAM NEWS: St Patrick’s Athletic FC V’s Sporting Fingal

  • Sat, Jul 24, 2010 @ 15:23

St Patrick's Athletic have the chance to return to the top of the Premier Division of the Airtricity League when they take on Sporting Fingal on Sunday afternoon.

The Saints can expect a tough challenge as Sporting Fingal will be hoping to bounce back from their Europa League defeat to Maritimo on Thursday night.


Gareth O'Connor is available having served a one match suspension. Vinny Faherty is suspended and Ian Bermingham is a doubt having taken a knock on his foot against Rovers some weeks back.


“Sporting Fingal have done great over the last two and a half years.

They showed in the away leg against Maritimo just how good they are, they've a good squad with some high profile players and they will be a test for us.

They've had some good results this season but also a few disappointing ones. Sometimes after a European night there might be on a bit of a comedown for a team but we will focus on our own game and just prepare properly” – Pete Mahon.


As part of Dublin being European Capital of Sport 2010 the match is being sponsored by Dublin City Council and children accompanied by an adult will be admitted free of charge.

Also at Sunday's game

- Free 2010 St Pat's squad posters for fans attending the match
- The regional final of the Aviva penalty challenge will take place
- Past Pat's heroes will be acknowledged for their contribution to the club
- Club family stand with face painting, magician and balloon artist, family fun board, family raffle and halftime performers will be present.

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