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St. Patrick’s Athletic v Shelbourne

FAI Cup – Round Three Replay

Tolka Park – Monday, September 1st – KO 8.00pm

Following Friday week’s drawn game at Richmond Park and the aborted replay, due to floodlight failure, on Tuesday night last, Shelbourne and St. Patrick’s Athletic have it all to do again on Monday night, the Third Round FAI Ford Cup tie to be decided on the night. Kick-off at Tolka Park is 8.00pm.

Though under pressure for much of the first game, the Shels defence, backed by goalkeeper, Gregg Murray held out for a 1-1 draw, Murray collecting the ‘Man of the Match’ award for his efforts.

Since last Monday, Shelbourne played First Division leaders Longford Town at Tolka Park on Friday, hoping to earn a win, which would have put them in joint first place with the ‘Midlanders’. As it happened, the game ended 0-0, leaving the same three points difference between the teams.

While Shelbourne were dividing the spoils at Tolka, St. Pat’s were doing the business in Derry and coming away with a good three points, courtesy of an Aaron Greene goal.

If the excitement of the Richmond Park game is repeated at the Drumcondra venue on Monday, the expected large crowd will go home happy that they have witnessed a real cup-tie.

Manager, Johnny McDonnell reports that all players came through Friday’s game without injury, so he should have a full squad to choose from, with the exception of Darren Tinnelly, and Keith Quinn, who has picked up a knock on the knee in training.

Shelbourne have no suspensions for this game.

They will, of course, be without Adam McDonnell, who signed for Ipswich town on Saturday.

Suspended: None

Injured: Darren Tinnelly, Keith Quinn

Doubtful: None

Goal Scorers (Competitive 2014)

Dylan Connolly – 7

Gareth Coughlan – 6

Jordan Keegan -4 (FAI 1)

Conor Murphy – 3

Darren Tinnelly – 3 (EASC 2)

Dylan Cashin – 2 (LSC 1)

Brian Gannon – 2 (1 LSC)

Willo McDonagh – 2

Alan O’Sullivan – 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

Lee Duffy – 1

Sean Russell – 1

Previous Meetings

Aug 22, 2014 St. Patricks Athletic 1 – 1 Shelbourne (FAI) (Shels Scorer – O’Sullivan)
Aug 19, 2013 Shelbourne 1 – 2 St. Patricks Athletic (LSC) (Shels Scorer – G. O’Connor)
Aug 16, 2013 St. Patrick’s Athletic 1 – 0 Shelbourne
May 17, 2013 Shelbourne 0 – 3 St. Patricks Athletic
Apr 15, 2013 St. Patricks Athletic 4 – 0 Shelbourne
Sep 10, 2012 Shelbourne 0 – 2 St. Patricks Athletic
Jun 29, 2012 St. Patricks Athletic 1 – 0 Shelbourne
Mar 30, 2012 Shelbourne 1 – 1 St. Patricks Athletic (Shels Scorers- B.McGill)
Oct 17, 2011 St.Patricks Ath 1 – 3 Shelbourne (FAI Semi R/P) (Shels Scorer – Dawson, B.McGill, Cassidy)
Oct 14, 2011 Shelbourne 1 – 1 St. Patricks Athletic (S/F) (Shels Scorer – Hughes)

Last 10 Competitive Fixtures 2014

Aug 29, 2014 Shelbourne 0 – 0 Longford Town
Aug 22, 2014 St. Patricks Athletic 1 – 1 Shelbourne (FAI) (Shels Scorer – O’Sullivan)
Aug 22, 2014 Wexford Youths 1 – 1 Shelbourne (Shels Scorer – O’Sullivan)
Aug 08, 2014 Shelbourne 2 – 0 Cobh Ramblers (Shels Scorers – Russell, C.Murphy)
Aug 01, 2014 Galway FC 0 – 1 Shelbourne (Shels Scorer – Coughlan)
Jul 25, 2014 Shelbourne 1 – 1 Finn Harps (Shels Scorer – Coughlan)
Jul 20, 2014 Shamrock Rovers ‘B’ 0 – 2 Shelbourne (Shels Scorers – Connolly, L.Duffy)
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)