Match Info

Date: 26/04/2019
Kick-Off: 7:45pm
Competition: League
Venue: Richmond Park

Officials

Referee: John McLoughlin
Assistants: Alan Sherlock and Declan Toland
Fourth Official: Robert Rogers

St Patrick's Athletic vs UCD

Second-half goals from Ciaran Kelly and Mikey Drennan helped St Patrick's Athletic to a deserved 2-0 win over UCD at Richmond Park.

Kelly met Drennan's corner at pace to head home his first senior goal for the club just before the hour, and the striker added a second late on.

It was no less than the Athletic merited from a game they'd dominated from the first whistle, and they clinically took the lead just as the visitors were enjoying a purple patch after the interval.

Saints boss Harry Kenny would have felt hard done-by not to see his side go in with a half-time lead after forcing a number of good saves from in-form UCD keeper Conor Kearns.

The home side should have led inside 16 minutes when Simon Madden - who made hay as a right wing-back in the space behind the attack-minded Neil Farrugia - crossed deep to Ian Bermingham.

The captain took advantage of Dan Tobin's hesitancy to be first to the ball and, from just six yards, looked certain to score only for Kearns to get down and pull off a magnificent save.

Kearns had a somewhat shakier moment when he dropped Chris Forrester's aimless punt and Gary Shaw very nearly scored, but he made amends by getting a strong fist behind a fierce Drennan shot.

Conor Davis did manage to hit the post for the Students before the break, only to be called back for offside, but Collie O'Neill's side emerged from the changing sheds a different side.

They dominated utterly the first 15 minutes of the second half without creating much of note, a Gary O'Neill shot blocked bravely by Kelly their best effort.

That proved to be a key moment as it was the former Pat's underage player, who made the move back from Drogheda United in the off-season, put his side in front.

Josh Collins had done brilliantly to turn a Bermingham cross behind but it proved only temporary respite as Kelly met Drennan's cross with a powerful header that Kearns could only slow down on its way to the net.

Kenny had introduced Jamie Lennon in place of Rhys McCabe moments before they took the lead, and the young midfielder was unplayable for the final 30 minutes.

His tenacious work saw Shaw through one-on-one with Kearns late on but, again, the goalkeeper got down low to save.

Drennan found Clifford in the box for a chance to net his second in as many games, but Kearns demonstrated top-class reflexes to once more get down low to his left.

Another lovely passing move saw Lennon in space on the left-hand side of the box and he threaded a low ball across goal that Shaw was a toe's length from turning home.

Pat's got their second five minutes from time as Liam Scales was caught in possession by sub Darragh Markey and, after Kearns parried his shot, Drennan smashed home his sixth of the season.

© rte.ie


BUY MATCH TICKETS


Date Competition Home Team Away Team
May, 21st 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Derry City0REPORT
May, 17th 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Bohemians1REPORT
May, 3rd 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic0Waterford3REPORT
April, 26th 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic2UCD0REPORT
April, 19th 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic2Sligo Rovers1REPORT
April, 15th 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Derry City3REPORT
April, 5th 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Dundalk0REPORT
April, 1st 2019LeagueCupSt Patrick's Athletic1Dundalk2REPORT
March, 8th 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic0Shamrock Rovers1REPORT
February, 25th 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic0Finn Harps0REPORT
Date Competition Home Team Away Team
May, 10th 2019LeagueDerry City1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
April, 29th 2019LeagueShamrock Rovers1St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
April, 22nd 2019LeagueFinn Harps0St Patrick's Athletic2REPORT
April, 12th 2019LeagueCork City1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
March, 29th 2019LeagueBohemians1St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
March, 15th 2019LeagueWaterford2St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
March, 1st 2019LeagueUCD1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
February, 22nd 2019LeagueSligo Rovers0St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
February, 1st 2019FriendlyShelbourne0St Patrick's Athletic3REPORT
January, 12th 2019FriendlyWexford0St Patrick's Athletic3REPORT
Date Competition Home Team Away Team
April, 26th 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic2UCD0REPORT
March, 1st 2019LeagueUCD1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
August, 15th 2014LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic3UCD2REPORT
May, 16th 2014LeagueUCD1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
March, 14th 2014LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic3UCD2REPORT
October, 4th 2013LeagueUCD1St Patrick's Athletic3REPORT
June, 1st 2013FaiCupSt Patrick's Athletic4UCD0REPORT
May, 28th 2013LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic5UCD0REPORT
April, 12th 2013LeagueUCD0St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
October, 1st 2012LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic5UCD0REPORT
Date Competition Home Team Away Team
May, 21st 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Derry City0REPORT
May, 17th 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Bohemians1REPORT
May, 10th 2019LeagueDerry City1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
May, 3rd 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic0Waterford3REPORT
April, 29th 2019LeagueShamrock Rovers1St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
April, 26th 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic2UCD0REPORT
April, 22nd 2019LeagueFinn Harps0St Patrick's Athletic2REPORT
April, 19th 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic2Sligo Rovers1REPORT
April, 15th 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Derry City3REPORT
April, 12th 2019LeagueCork City1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT