- Thursday September 27th, 2018 @ 16:38
Leinster Senior Cup Final Team News
St Patrick's Athletic make the short trip across the Liffey on Friday evening as they face Shelbourne in the final of the Leinster Senior Cup (kick-off 7.45pm).
The Saints' run in the competition has seen them see off Bray Wanderers (3-1), Wexford FC (5-0) and Dundalk (1-0 AET) on their way to the final, defender Kevin Toner with the key goal against Dundalk to send the Pat's into tomorrow's final against the Reds.
In team news, striker Christy Fagan misses out through injury, but otherwise the Saints have a full squad to select from including a number of their under 19 squad who have just won the SSE Airtricity League under 19 Northern Elite Division.
"It has been a tough week for the club so we are hoping to try and get through this game with a win," Ger O'Brien told stpatsfc.com as he steps in as caretaker manager until the end of the 2018 season following Liam Buckley's resignation as first team manager.
"We are going to have a few of our under 19 squad involved in the matchday squad. But the main focus is on getting a win on Friday night. It is a cup final and you ask any player and they will tell you they want to win silverware when the opportunity arises."
"The supporters have been good all season and they will want to see us win this Dublin Derby. We need to bounce back from last week's defeat to Bohemians so this gives us a chance to do that and try get some silverware too."
Tickets for Friday's Leinster Senior Cup final are 10euro for adults and 5euro for Students/U14's/OAP's and will be available for purchase from Tolka Park on the night.