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  • Thursday May 9th, 2024 @ 15:55

Preview: Shamrock Rovers V Saints (10/05/2024)

St Patrick's Athletic face their third game in seven days tomorrow as they make the short trip to take on Shamrock Rovers.

The 191st league edition of this famous Dublin Derby will be played in front of the RTE 2 TV cameras, with a big crowd expected at Tallaght Stadium for the 7.45pm kick-off.

The Saints come into this game off the back of a 1-0 loss to Sligo Rovers at The Showgrounds on Monday, in what proved to be Jon Daly's last match as St Patrick's Athletic Manager as he was relieved of his duties on Tuesday.

Ellis Chapman scored the only goal of the game after 22 minutes to secure the three points for the home side on Bank Holiday Monday.

That result means The Saints sit in 7th position in the Premier Division table, two points off 4th spot, with 18 points from their opening 15 games, a win in Tallaght would move to Inchicore men to within three points of Shamrock Rovers, who are 2nd heading into the weekend.



OPPOSITION WATCH:

Stephen Bradley's Rovers are three points behind table-toppers Shelbourne.

Their last outing was a 3-1 loss at home to Waterford on Monday evening.

Of the 190 league league meetings between these famous old Dublin clubs, The Hoops have had the upper hand with 79 wins to Pat's 62 while there have been 49 draws.

St Pat's beat Shamrock Rovers 2-1 in the league last month on an electric evening at Richmond Park.

Darragh Nugent put his side 1-0 up early on, before two goals in three second-half minutes, both assisted by April Player of the Month Brandon Kavanagh, turned the game on it's head.

A powerful Joe Redmond header levelled things up in the 53td minute before Alex Nolan grabbed the winner two minutes later.

Kavanagh's cut back to the edge of the box found the 21-year-old who drove the ball past Leon Pohls to send the home fans crazy.

The last time these teams met in Tallaght was in the 2024 President's Cup Final in February, with Rovers securing a 3-1 victory thanks to Josh Honahan and a Trevor Clarke brace, Jamie Lennon was on target for Pat's in injury time.

Rovers won three of the four league matches last season, with the other ending all square in Tallaght, Eoin Doyle and Jake Mulraney got our goals in a 2-2 draw last March.



TEAM NEWS:

Tom Grivosti, Joe Redmond, Ryan McLaughlin and Axel Sjoberg are all set to miss the game with injury.



TICKETS / TV / UPDATES

A limited number of away tickets remain available HERE.

The game will be live on RTE 2 and the RTE Player while those outside Ireland can watch it on LOITV.

As always, updates can be found on the Official St Pat's FC App - available now on both the App Store and Play Store, our free Watch Party will get underway at 7.30pm tomorrow night, with former Saint Brian Morrisroe among the guests.

Updates will also be available across all the club's social media channels and Whatsapp channel.

Photo credit: Inpho Sports

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Competition: League
Venue: Richmond Park
 
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