Match Info

Date: 13/09/2019
Kick-Off: 7:45pm
Competition: League
Venue: Richmond Park

Officials

Referee: Damien MacGraith
Assistants: Rob Clarke and Michelle O'Neill
Fourth Official: Rob Harvey

St Patrick's Athletic vs UCD

UCD frustrated St Patrick's Athletic in a 0-0 draw in new manager Stephen O'Donnell first home game in charge of the Inchicore side to breathe life into their own SSE Airtricity League Premier Division survival hopes with a big point at Richmond Park.

A chance was therefore lost by St Pat's to overtake Derry City in fourth place in the table as they failed to avenge their FAI Cup defeat at the UCD Bowl last month.

UCD ended a run of six straight league defeats, in which they had conceded 30 goals, to move to within five points of second-bottom Finn Harps.

O'Donnell made four changes from last week's come-from-behind win at Finn Harps, the most striking being in goal where Barry Murphy came in for his first league start of the campaign in place of Brendan Clarke, delaying the latter's 200th league appearance for the club.

The home side started positively, with Dean Clarke arrowing a shot narrowly wide having worked a one-two with Simon Madden on the right five minutes in.

It proved something of a false dawn for Saints who, despite dominating the ball, struggled to create much in the final third.

Ronan Hale, played in by Clarke, did have the ball in the College net minutes later but was flagged offside by assistant referee Michelle O'Neill.

St Pat's then had some defending to do on 14 minutes as Dave Webster got his body in the way to block a shot from Yoyo Mahdy, who'd been teed up Jason McClelland.

While Saints continued to enjoy plenty of the ball, they laboured to trouble Conor Kearns in the UCD goal.

The industrious Rhys McCabe did find a pocket of space to shoot from distance on 37 minutes, but the effort was straight at Kearns, who saved comfortably.

Hale did likewise five minutes before the break, following a promising opening orchestrated down the left by Glen McAuley and Darragh Markey.

The ball was in the UCD net for a second time six minutes into the second half, again though, as with Hale in the first half, an offside flag cut short McAuley's celebrations.

O'Donnell brought on Chris Forrester just past the hour mark to try to spark his side into life.

They thought he'd done just that on 67 minutes, threading McAuley in on goal. But once more the flag went up for offside before McAuley shot home.

Kearns saved at his left-hand post from Lee Desmond before making the stop of the night on 72 minutes.

This time McAuley was onside from Clarke's through ball. Kearns was out early to get down and make the save from the low drive that lacked conviction.

UCD remained in the game, with McClelland's surging run and shot deflected out for a corner four minutes later.

Mahdy was then not too far off target with a drive from distance that whizzed past Murphy's right-hand post.

St Pat's had one last chance on 81 minutes, but substitute Gary Shaw's header was saved on the line by Kearns.

And it was UCD who almost snatched victory at the death, with substitute Sam Byrne rifling over the bar in stoppage time.

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BUY MATCH TICKETS


Date Competition Home Team Away Team
September, 13th 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic0UCD0REPORT
August, 16th 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic2Sligo Rovers1REPORT
August, 9th 2019FaiCupSt Patrick's Athletic2Bray Wanderers1REPORT
July, 27th 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic0Dundalk1REPORT
July, 13th 2019FriendlySt Patrick's Athletic0Chelsea4REPORT
July, 11th 2019EuropaLeagueSt Patrick's Athletic0Norrköping2REPORT
July, 1st 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic0Shamrock Rovers2REPORT
June, 14th 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Finn Harps0REPORT
May, 31st 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Cork City1REPORT
May, 21st 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Derry City0REPORT
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, 13th 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic0UCD0REPORT
August, 23rd 2019FaiCupUCD3St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
June, 28th 2019LeagueUCD0St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
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
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