Match Info

Date: 29/04/2019
Kick-Off: 8:00pm
Competition: League
Venue: Tallaght Stadium

Officials

Referee: Ben Connolly
Assistants: Allen Lynch and Emmett Dynan
Fourth Official: Adriano Reale

Shamrock Rovers vs St Patrick's Athletic

Ronan Finn did the needful, but precocious playmaker Brandon Kavanagh stole the show as Shamrock Rovers returned to the joy of a victory in Tallaght before 3,920 fans.

With Dundalk hammering Waterford, the Hoops were compelled to match them and they secured three crucial points albeit after a scare or two.

This was intriguing fare. Pat's played 3-5-2 here, boss Harry Kenny deciding to crowd the middle and pressurise the hosts' defence with two up top. In the main it worked but they still created little and fell behind before the interval.

That said, Saints opened Rovers up with surprising ease on five minutes. Ex-Hoop Mikey Drennan was found by another in Simon Madden but he made a poor connection from ten yards or so out.

Rovers had an even better chance on 11 minutes but the returning Lee Grace headed wide from Finn's excellent cross.

Kavanagh, pivotal after jumping off the bench Friday in Dundalk, should have been more clinical after a superb Trevor Clarke cross midway through the half.

The outstanding Kavanagh, who could only have impressed former team-mate Graham Burke in the main stand, did not score the opener but it was all about him. Superb interplay with Joey O'Brien allowed the teenager space in the box and he coolly found Finn who side-footed home.

Rovers began the second period with vigour but Roberto Lopes will wonder how he didn't head in a second from a lovely Jack Byrne free-kick.

Pat's introduced Chris Forrester after Rhys McCabe went off after a heavy challenge left him grounded and dazed. Saints enjoyed a good spell and Ian Bermingham forced Alan Mannus into a comfortable save on 65 minutes.

Dan Carr, just off the bench, had his shot blocked shortly afterwards; and on 74 minutes he shanked wide after a delightfully deceptive Byrne dink to Aaron Greene.

Greene then headed off the bar after Brendan Clarke flapped at a Rovers corner.

Clever play from Darragh Markey put Dean Clarke in but Mannus saved as time ran out for the visitors. Wasteful Carr hooked wide in injury time but Rovers, somewhat nervously, held out.

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Date Competition Home Team Away Team
September, 20th 2019LeagueShamrock Rovers0St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
April, 29th 2019LeagueShamrock Rovers1St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
May, 22nd 2018LeagueShamrock Rovers3St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
March, 16th 2018LeagueShamrock Rovers1St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
June, 2nd 2017LeagueShamrock Rovers1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
September, 2nd 2016LeagueShamrock Rovers0St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
August, 8th 2016LeagueCupShamrock Rovers1St Patrick's Athletic3REPORT
March, 18th 2016LeagueShamrock Rovers0St Patrick's Athletic2REPORT
August, 7th 2015LeagueShamrock Rovers0St Patrick's Athletic2REPORT
August, 3rd 2015LeagueCupShamrock Rovers0St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
Date Competition Home Team Away Team
September, 20th 2019LeagueShamrock Rovers0St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
September, 15th 2019LeinsterSnrCupCabinteely FC0St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
September, 6th 2019LeagueFinn Harps1St Patrick's Athletic2REPORT
August, 23rd 2019FaiCupUCD3St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
August, 2nd 2019LeagueCork City0St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
July, 21st 2019LeagueBohemians3St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
July, 18th 2019EuropaLeagueNorrköping2St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
July, 5th 2019LeagueWaterford1St Patrick's Athletic2REPORT
June, 28th 2019LeagueUCD0St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
June, 8th 2019LeagueSligo Rovers1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
Date Competition Home Team Away Team
September, 20th 2019LeagueShamrock Rovers0St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
July, 1st 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic0Shamrock Rovers2REPORT
April, 29th 2019LeagueShamrock Rovers1St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
March, 8th 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic0Shamrock Rovers1REPORT
October, 12th 2018LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic0Shamrock Rovers1REPORT
May, 22nd 2018LeagueShamrock Rovers3St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
May, 4th 2018LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic2Shamrock Rovers0REPORT
March, 16th 2018LeagueShamrock Rovers1St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
September, 25th 2017LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic2Shamrock Rovers0REPORT
June, 2nd 2017LeagueShamrock Rovers1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
Date Competition Home Team Away Team
September, 20th 2019LeagueShamrock Rovers0St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
September, 13th 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic0UCD0REPORT
September, 6th 2019LeagueFinn Harps1St Patrick's Athletic2REPORT
August, 16th 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic2Sligo Rovers1REPORT
August, 2nd 2019LeagueCork City0St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
July, 27th 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic0Dundalk1REPORT
July, 21st 2019LeagueBohemians3St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
July, 5th 2019LeagueWaterford1St Patrick's Athletic2REPORT
July, 1st 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic0Shamrock Rovers2REPORT
June, 28th 2019LeagueUCD0St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT