Match Report

Match Info

Date: 24/11/1998
Competition: President's Cup
Venue: Richmond Park

Home Team

O'Reilly; Mulraney, Smith, Gibbs; Campbell, Reilly, Clarke, Devereux, Saul; Parkes, Byrne. Subs: Hotchuin for Saul (half-time); Keegan for Byrne (62 mins); Meier for Devereux (84 mins).

Away Team

O'Leary; Gifford, D Geoghegan, Maher, Neville; Byrne, R Baker, Fitzgerald, Doyle; S Geoghegan, P Fenlon. Subs: B Kelly for Fenlon (68 mins); L Kelly for S Geoghegan (72 mins).


Referee: P McKeon (Dublin).

Goal Scorers

Yellow Cards

Red Cards

St Patrick's Athletic 0 - Shelbourne 4

In what could have been called a reserves' President's Cup Final, Shelbourne out performed the Supersaints and came away at the right end of the 4-0 scoreline.

The game was only two minutes old when Shel's got their first goal when Fitzgerald was allowed to at ease through St Patrick's defence and shoot into O'Reilly's far post.

Chances fell for Fenlon and Fitzgerald before Shels got their second, thanks to a Stephen Geoghegan penalty.

What seemed a harmless ball over the top, O'Reilly rushed off his line to clear the danger. However with Geoghegan baring down on him, he hesitated and then bundled the Shel's striker over, who finished the penalty with ease.

In a very un-entertaining second half Shel's sealed victory with goals for Fitzgerald, a fine header from a Fenlon corner, and Byrne who volleyed home from 10 yards.

Shels could of had a few more, but smart saves from O'Reilly denied Baker and Fitzgerald. The woodwork then came to the rescue when Baker lashed a shot off the angle.

St Patrick's didn't create much throughout the match and can have no complaints with the scoreline.