Match Info

Date: 10/08/2018
Kick-Off: 7:45pm
Competition: FaiCup
Venue: Richmond Park

Officials

Referee: Bernard Connolly
Assistants: Alan Sherlock and Declan Toland
Fourth Official: Tomas Connolly

Inchicore Athletic vs St Patrick's Athletic

Five second-half goals saw St Patrick's Athletic to victory over a dogged Inchicore Athletic side in a first-round FAI Cup derby at Richmond Park.

Darragh Markey, Jake Keegan (2), Conan Byrne and Simon Madden all scored following Leon Fahy-Byrne's red card early in the second half.

It was a scoreline that flattered the Saints - who were nominally the away team on home turf - despite their having never looked in danger of suffering an upset.

The Saints dominated from the first whistle and could have led within a minute when Dean Clarke fizzed a ball across the six-yard box, but no player in blue could get a touch.

Killian Brennan went close with a free kick that just about evaded the top corner before his brother Ryan was unfortunate to see his header from Simon Madden's cross strike the bar.

Markey bundled the rebound wide in what would be a familiar sight for the Saints support in the first half.

Ryan Brennan had an even better chance to put his side ahead when he drifted free to meet Kevin Toner's cross, but a slack effort with the outside of his boot was saved by Patrick Reilly.

Markey thought he'd given his side the lead soon after when he poked the ball goalwards, but defender Derek Roche stuck out a leg to ensure the Inchicore net remained unspoiled.

Madden missed a glorious chance as he fired over from close range, before setting up Ian Turner for a header that once again flashed back off the crossbar.

Inchicore full-back Leon Fahy-Byrne was booked for a foul on Madden midway through the first half, and it was to prove pivotal as the youngster saw red within a minute of the restart.

Fahy-Byrne chopped down Dean Clarke, leaving referee Ben Connolly no option but to produce a second yellow, and a difficult task suddenly became an impossible one.

It took the Saints just ten second-half minutes to finally break the deadlock, as Markey exchanged passes with Ian Turner before sending the ball nestling in the corner.

Reilly pulled off a fantastic fingertip save to prevent Ian Bermingham doubling the lead a minute later, acrobatically tipping the captain's goalbound header over the bar.

The insurance goal finally arrived 15 minutes from time as substitute Jake Keegan's shot squirmed under the body of Reilly, an unfortunate error for the otherwise outstanding keeper.

Keegan won a penalty shortly when he went down underr Mark Donohue's challenge, though contact looked minimal, and Conan Byrne came on to score with his first touch.

The Canadian struck grabbed his second with a smart finish past the outrushing Reilly, before Madden added the pick of the night's goals with a well-struck finish from a tight angle.

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Date Competition Home Team Away Team
October, 12th 2018LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic0Shamrock Rovers1REPORT
September, 22nd 2018LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Bohemians3REPORT
September, 3rd 2018LeinsterSnrCupSt Patrick's Athletic1Dundalk0REPORT
August, 31st 2018LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic3Waterford0REPORT
August, 10th 2018FaiCupInchicore Athletic0St Patrick's Athletic5REPORT
August, 3rd 2018LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic3Bray Wanderers0REPORT
July, 20th 2018LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic2Limerick1REPORT
July, 17th 2018FriendlySt Patrick's Athletic0Newcastle United2REPORT
July, 9th 2018LeinsterSnrCupSt Patrick's Athletic5Wexford0REPORT
July, 6th 2018LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Dundalk3REPORT
Date Competition Home Team Away Team
October, 19th 2018LeagueLimerick0St Patrick's Athletic4REPORT
October, 12th 2018LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic0Shamrock Rovers1REPORT
October, 5th 2018LeagueDundalk1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
September, 28th 2018LeinsterSnrCupShelbourne1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
September, 22nd 2018LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Bohemians3REPORT
September, 15th 2018LeagueSligo Rovers1St Patrick's Athletic2REPORT
September, 3rd 2018LeinsterSnrCupSt Patrick's Athletic1Dundalk0REPORT
August, 31st 2018LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic3Waterford0REPORT
August, 24th 2018FaiCupDerry City1St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
August, 19th 2018LeagueCork City1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
Date Competition Home Team Away Team
August, 10th 2018FaiCupInchicore Athletic0St Patrick's Athletic5REPORT
Date Competition Home Team Away Team
August, 24th 2018FaiCupDerry City1St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
August, 10th 2018FaiCupInchicore Athletic0St Patrick's Athletic5REPORT
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August, 13th 2017FaiCupPortmarnock0St Patrick's Athletic2REPORT
October, 2nd 2016FaiCupSt Patrick's Athletic1Cork City3REPORT
September, 10th 2016FaiCupSt Patrick's Athletic3Cobh Ramblers2REPORT
August, 19th 2016FaiCupSt Patrick's Athletic2Limerick0REPORT
May, 21st 2016FaiCupSt Patrick's Athletic8Pike Rovers0REPORT
August, 21st 2015FaiCupCork City4St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
May, 29th 2015FaiCupSt Patrick's Athletic2Shamrock Rovers1REPORT