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
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
March, 6th 2015LeagueShamrock Rovers1St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
Date Competition Home Team Away Team
May, 24th 2019LeagueDundalk1St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
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
Date Competition Home Team Away Team
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
March, 25th 2017LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic2Shamrock Rovers1REPORT
September, 2nd 2016LeagueShamrock Rovers0St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
Date Competition Home Team Away Team
May, 24th 2019LeagueDundalk1St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
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