Team News: Leinster Senior Cup Final

  • Tue, Nov 12, 2019 @ 22:31

St Patrick's face Athlone Town in Richmond Park in the final of the 2019 Leinster Senior Cup on Wednesday night as the domestic season comes to a close (kick-off 7.45pm).

A young Saints side, which recently saw off non-league side Sheriff YC 3-1 after extra-time thanks to goals from Cian Corbally, Daniel Dobbin and Kyle Robinson, will face the oldest side in the League of Ireland in Athlone Town.

The game is a repeat of the 1988 final which saw the sides play on New Year's Day in Tolka Park and to this day, remains the sole Leinster Senior Cup success Athlone have to their name.

Pat's head into their 17th Leinster Senior Cup Final appearance, with Pat's having been victorious on eight occasions and also defeated eight times. The Saints most recent success vs Athlone came in 2014 as goals from former Saints Greg Bolger, Sam Verdon and Daryl Kavanagh secured a 3-2 win, while the Saints last won the competition in that same year thanks to a 2-1 away win to Longford in the final through goals from Verdon and Jack Bayly.

In team news, Saints' under 19 manager Jamie Moore will take charge of a squad which will feature the likes of Republic of Ireland underage internationals Glory Nzingo, Brian Maher, and Brandon Holt.

Admission is €5 for adults and €2 for under 16's at Richmond Park on Wednesday night.

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