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Shamrock Rovers v Shelbourne

SSE Airtricity League – Division One

Tallaght Stadium – Sunday, July 20th – KO 2.00pm

Shelbourne travel across the city to Tallaght, on Sunday afternoon, for their game with Shamrock Rovers, in Division One of the SSE Airtricity League. Kick-off at Tallaght Stadium is 2.00pm

Last weekend saw Shelbourne defeat Waterford United 3-1 at Tolka Park to remain in second place in the league table, a point behind Longford Town. The goals on Friday were scored by Jordan Keegan, Gareth Coughlan and league debutant Adam McDonnell for Shelbourne, while Conor Whittle replied for Waterford.

The same night saw Galway FC put five past Shamrock Rovers without reply, the ‘Hoops’ remaining in seventh position in the league table.

The two games played between Shelbourne and Shamrock Rovers this season have ended in draws, 1-1 in Tallaght, with goals from Daniel Purdy and Brian Gannon, and 0-0 in Tolka Park.

Willo McDonagh and Keith Quinn continue to serve suspensions imposed following the games against Longford Town and Cobh Ramblers respectively.

Manager Johnny McDonnell’s injury worries continue to pile up, with John Sullivan, Brian Gannon, Adam O’Connor and Darren Tinnelly set to miss the fixture through injury, while Jordan Keegan underwent an appendectomy on Wednesday.

Suspended: Willo McDonagh, Keith Quinn

Injured: John Sullivan, Brian Gannon, Adam O’Connor, Darren Tinnelly, Jordan Keegan

Doubtful: None

Reminder:

Shelbourne host Bradford City at Tolka Park on Saturday (ko – 3.00pm), as part of their Macron Festival of Football series of mid-season friendlies.

To mark the 10th anniversary of Shelbourne’s great run in Europe, the 2004 side will play the Ireland Over 40s in Tolka Park on Wednesday, August 13th. All proceeds go to the “Care for Cian” fund.

Goal Scorers (Competitive 2014)

Dylan Connolly – 6

Gareth Coughlan – 4

Jordan Keegan -4 (FAI 1)

Darren Tinnelly – 3 (EASC 2)

Dylan Cashin – 2 (LSC 1)

Brian Gannon – 2 (1 LSC)

Conor Murphy – 2

Willo McDonagh – 2

Philip Hand – 1

Adam O’Connor – 1 (LSC 1)

Stephen McDonnell -1

Keith Quinn – 1

Lee Murtagh – 1

Lee Desmond – 1

Jake Donnelly – 1

Adam McDonnell – 1

Previous Meetings

May 16, 2014 Shelbourne 0 – 0 Shamrock Rovers ‘B’
Mar 30, 2014 Shamrock Rovers ‘B’ 1 – 1 Shelbourne (Shels Scorer – Gannon)

Last 10 Competitive Fixtures 2014

Jul 11, 2014 Shelbourne 3 – 1 Waterford United (Shels Scorers – Keegan, A.McDonnell, Coughlan)
Jul 05, 2014 Longford Town 3 – 0 Shelbourne
Jun 27, 2014 Shelbourne 3 – 0 Wexford Youths (Shels Scorers – Connolly, Donnelly, McDonagh)
Jun 13, 2014 Cobh Ramblers 2 – 2 Shelbourne (Shels Scorers – Murphy, Cashin)
Jun 06, 2014 Shelbourne 1 – 0 Waterford Utd (FAI Cup) (Shels Scorer – Keegan)
May 30, 2014 Shelbourne 2 – 4 Galway FC (Shels Scorers – Keegan, Coughlan)
May 23, 2014 Finn Harps 1 – 1 Shelbourne (Shels Scorer – Desmond)
May 16, 2014 Shelbourne 0 – 0 Shamrock Rovers ‘B’
May 09, 2014 Waterford Utd 0 – 1 Shelbourne (Shels Scorer – McDonagh)
May 02, 2014 Shelbourne 3 – 2 Longford Town (Shels Scorers – Tinnelly, Coughlan, Connolly)