Match Info

Date: 18/03/2011
Kick-Off: 8:00pm
Competition: League
Venue: Tallaght Stadium

Officials

Tom Connolly

Shamrock Rovers vs St Patrick's Athletic

An attendance of 5,913 saw champions Shamrock Rovers maintain their 100% start to the 2011 league season thanks to goals from Chris Turner and Ken Oman at Tallaght Stadium.

Turner put the Hoops ahead on 11 minutes with a cracking shot from 25-yards out that gave Pat's goalkeeper Gary Rogers no chance.

Rogers did well to save Gary McCabe's penalty on 45 minutes but could do nothing to stop Oman's fantastic header on 82 which sealed the win on a cold night in Dublin 24.

These two Dublin greats always serve up full-blooded battles down through the years and this encounter was no different. Pat's David McMillan was shown a yellow card by referee Tom Connolly after a rough challenge on Rovers' Billy Dennehy on eight minutes.

A minute later Rovers fans were shouting for a penalty when Gary Twigg hit the deck in the box under the challenge of David Mulcahy. Connolly saw nothing wrong with the tackle.

Rovers took the lead through Turner on eleven minutes. Close season signings Gary McCabe and Ronan Finn were involved in the excellent Rovers build up play before the ball was squared across from the right to the former Sligo Rovers and Dundalk man who smashed a 25-yarder past Rogers.

Turner then entered Mr Connolly's notebook on 14 minutes following a reckless challenge on Pat's Anto Murphy, who received treatment on the pitch.

Alan Mannus in the Rovers had very little to deal with from the Pat's forward line did but take two attempts to stop Danny North's tame-looking ball doing any damage on 24 minutes. He fumbled the first save but confidently reclaimed the ball at the second go.

Rovers had more chances to increase the lead as the half progressed. One of the better from play came on the 40 minute-mark when Turner slid a superb low ball into the area for Twigg to chase. However, Rogers was alert to the danger and raced out to be the Scot to the ball.

But by far the best opportunity came from the penalty spot on the stroke of halftime. Ref Connolly awarded the spot kick when Gary O'Neill was taken down by Evan McMillan, however Rogers came to the rescue again when he saved McCabe's spot kick, tipping the ball around the post to his right.

Pat's came out chomping at the bit for the second half, showing more appetite than they had shown in the first half.

But it was the home side who continued to have the best of the attempts on goal. Dennehy should have done better on 61 minutes when he unleashed a shot from distance that flew high and wide, despite having the time to compose himself and advance further before shooting.

A spell of good Pat's pressure then saw Mulcahy head wide from Stephen Bradley's free kick on 68 minutes before Mannus did well to deny Ian Daly minutes later.

Dennehy had been causing trouble down the wing all night and it was his corner in the closing stages that arrived perfectly into the area for Oman to head past Rogers to seal the win.

© rte.ie


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