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Preview: President's Cup Final

St Patrick's Athletic will be back in action again on Friday night in the President's Cup Final.

Tim Clancy's side will face Shamrock Rovers at Tallaght Stadium as the 2021 FAI Cup winners St Pat's play 2021 League champions Shamrock Rovers.

Kick-off is at 8pm, over 1,400 away tickets have been sold with around 100 tickets left for St Pat's supporters to purchase via the link below.


The match will also be free to stream on LOITV for those who can't make the game.

The Saints won the first ever President's Cup title in 2014 thanks to 1-0 win over Sligo Rovers, Keith Fahey got the winner at Richmond Park.

New Beginnings

St Pat's come into the game as reigning FAI Cup Champions after a dramatic penalty shootout win against Bohemians in front of 40,000 supporters at The Aviva last November.

Chris Forrester's 'goal for the ages' opened the scoring midway into extra-time, but Bohs struck back through Rory Feely.

The sides could not be separated after 120 minutes and it was St Pat's were victorious on penalties.

74 days on, another Dublin derby awaits to begin to 2022 season against Stephen Bradley's side.

New boss Tim Clancy will take charge of his first competitive game of St Patrick's Athletic while there is likely to be plenty of new faces on show on the pitch.

Nine new players arrived at Richmond Park during the off-season including a number of new attackers.

Striker Eoin Doyle joined from Bolton Wanderers while Mark Doyle followed Manager Clancy from Drogheda United and Tunde Owolabi arrived from Finn Harps.

20-year-old goalkeeper Joseph Anang signed on loan from West Ham as did right-back Jack Scott from Wolves and midfielder Adam O'Reilly from Preston North End.

Clancy also strengthened his defensive options with the additions of Anto Breslin, Joe Redmond and Tom Grivosti joined from Bohemians, Drogheda and Ross Country respectively

View From The Dugout

Tim Clancy is excited ahead of the first competitive game of the new campaign:

"We are looking forward to the game in front of a good crowd in Tallaght. You can't beat competitive games and this one sees the FAI Cup winners against the League winners, there will be plenty of quality on show from both teams.

We'll have a big away crowd in Tallaght and the lads can't wait to play in front of the St Pat's fans again in a Dublin derby.

We've brought in nine new signings and also secured a number of key players on new contracts across a busy off-season, while others were under contract already. A number of younger players who have come through the Academy are also in the squad and we've been happy with what the squad has shown in pre-season.

We have a talented and competitive squad, we'll have lots of games across the league, domestic cups and Europe and we are looking forward to all of it.

We want to progress on the brilliant season St Pat's had last year and that begins with tomorrow's game."

Paddy Barrett and Ronan Coughlan continue their recoveries from injurY while teenagers Sam Curtis and Adam Murphy are away on international duty with the Ireland U17s in Spain.

Photo credit: Inpho Sports

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