5K on Monday

5K Fun Run on Bank Holiday Monday at 11am:

The registration point will be at Templeogue United clubhouse on Monday morning from 10.00-10.45am. The changing room facilities are available to all runners/walkers. 

Sponsorship/Registration forms are available at the registration point. Fee €10.

All runners must register and will be given a race number when returning the registration/sponsorship form. The run will be marshalled by experienced race organisers and a time clock will be positioned at the start/finish line to allow runners track their time. 

Already confirmed to take part is the full compliment of players from the schoolboys section and the U17s & U19s as well as their coaching staff so it could be competitive for some! Damien Duff is also taking part as is the one and only Hooperman so join in gang!!

We encourage as many as possible to take part, it's all a bit of fun and there's a few surprises in store too! Funds raised go towards the Youth Development section at the club.

All particpants will get a souvenir medal and there are prizes for the winning runners.

More info on the 5K is here.

The 5k route map is below:

Entering Tymon Park from the Wellington Lane entrance the starting point is straight ahead from the car park up the small incline leading towards the M50 footbridge. You will see the race stewards and time clock etc at this point. 



Team news v Shels

Team news ahead of the Bank Holiday Monday EA Sports Cup quarter final v Shelbourne:


U19: Rovers 3:0 Bray Wanderers

  SSE Airtricity Under 19 Section Two

Tallaght Stadium - Saturday 30th April 2016

Shamrock Rovers 
(1) 3
:   0 (0)
Bray Wanderers
Dobbs, Boyd, Dillion         
photos  Match photographs here
Hoops Line-Out
1 Mikey Quinn  
2 Jamie Wilson  
17 Darragh Gibbons  
4 Gavin Kearney  
3 Conor Gleeson  
8 Eoghan Morgan  
6 Eoin Stokes  
15 Luke Rossiter  
9 Sean Boyd  
11 Jamie Hamilton  
18 Aaron Dobbs  
25  Marcin Kowalczyk
7  Dean Kivlehan (Jamie Hamilton 74')  
20  Dean Dillon (Sean  Boyd 55')  
21  Harry Cornally  (Conor Gleeson 45')  
10  James Donna  (James Wilson 75')   
5  Shane Hanney  
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Eoghan Morgan


Shamrock Rovers Under 19's saw off the challenge of Bray Wanderers on a fine afternoon at Tallaght Stadium. 

Goals coming from Aaron Dobbs, Boyd and Dillon capped off a fine afternoon for everyone in Green & White.

It was a bit of a slow start for the Hoops at Tallaght Stadium against Bray Wanderers but when they got going at full gear they proved themselves to be too strong for their opponents.

Rovers started well initially but allowed themselves to be put under some pressure from their opponents in the early stages.

It was Sean Boyd for Rovers though who had the first real dangerous chance to open the scoring in the 20 a fine save from Bray ‘keeper Sean Fogarty.

Play around the middle of the first half was fairly even with Bray getting a dangerous free kick on the edge of the box and in the moments that followed Mikey Quinn was forced into a good save to keep the game scoreless.

Rovers were lucky in that particular instance as some people felt a penalty should have been awarded but referee Paula Brady got it correct as photographs taken from the TV gantry showed that while Rovers’ Conor Gleeson was inside box Bray’s Christian Dietz was outside; it was dangerously close though.

Eoin Stokes put Fogarty to the test minutes later and a header on from Boyd to Aaron Dobbs saw the latter get to the end line and put the ball across to Jamie Hamilton who just couldn’t get up high enough to meet it at the far post.

Bray’s Shane Barnes was booked in the 30th minute for taking Morgan down near the Rovers’ box. Quinn’s free travelled all the way to the opposite box and was met by Rossiter who tried a go himself but was blocked by Fogarty but Rossiter, with back to goal, got another touch on it and switched to Dobbs who seized on the ball and sent it into the back of the net.

The Hoops increased their lead further in the 43 to Boyd and following another bit of play in the box Boyd finished the move with a strong shot that flew past Fogarty and across the line.

The Hoops put their opponents under strong pressure right from the beginning of the second half. They could have gone three up in the 52nd minute managed to shake off the attention of ‘keeper Fogarty but proceeded to over hit his effort. 

Substitute Dean Dillon put Dobbs through in the 65th minute to finish into the net but Fogarty managed to make a save at Dobbs’ feet. Dobbs was denied yet again the 78th minute when James Doona tried to put him through but Padraig Murphy read it well and cut it out before Dobbs could get a touch. 

Last week in Tralee Harry Cornally benefitted from a tremendous ball to score for the Under 17s; this week ‘H’ was the one who delivered a fantastic ball after he picked Doona out on the right but the midfielder had to settle for a corner. From Doona’s corner kick Dillon rose to meet the ball and proceeded to score with a powerful header to make it 3­0.

It was game over at that stage for sure with a lot of Rovers’ players having different reasons to be happy with their own and the team’s performance.


EA Cup QF on Monday

Next up for the Hoops is an EA Sports Cup quarter final v Shels at Tolka Park on Bank Holiday Monday 5pm kick off.


Rovers 2:0 Bray

  SSE Airtricity Premier Division - Tallaght Stadium - Friday 29 April 2016
 Shamrock Rovers  
(0) 2
:   0 (0)
Bray Wanderers
K.Brennan (64') D.Clarke (83')         v
photos  Match photographs here
Hoops Line-Out
 1  Barry Murphy  
 17  Simon Madden  
 2  Robert Cornwall  
 4  David Webster  
 15  Gavin Brennan  
 16  Patrick Cregg  
 37  Stephen McPhail (C)  
 11  Killian Brennan  
 10  Brandon Miele  
 7  Gary McCabe  
 18  Dean Clarke  
 25  Craig Hyland
 23  Sean Heaney  
 24  Richard Purdy  
 20  Trevor Clarke (Dean Clarke 83')  
 22  Sean Boyd  
 27  Gareth McCaffrey  
 9  Danny North (Cregg 61')  
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Stephen McPhail

Shamrock Rovers hosted Bray Wanderers at Tallaght Stadium this evening in a game which saw Stephen McPhail captain the Hoops to three points once again.

Also returning to the squad was Gary McCabe, who missed Monday's game through suspension and Robert Cornwall who had his first start of the season. 

Rovers had their first attack inside ten minutes as Killian Brennan attempted a 'cheeky' lob on Bray goalkeeper, Peter Cherrie, but the ball looped over the crossbar. 

Gary McCabe went close two minutes later, but the Bray defenders were up to the task so far. 

It was a competition as to who could take the better free-kick just after twenty five minutes, when both teams were awarded dangerous free-kicks on the edge of the area. Brennan hit it for Rovers, to which it went over the bar, Marks hit it for Bray and we saw the same result, over the bar. Score remained 0-0. 

Rovers were enjoying quite a long spell on the ball, although, not creating enough golden chances to see themselves go 1-0 up, Bray were defending well up to this point. 

Shamrock Rovers went in at the break locked in a 0-0 draw, with the game just lacking that final touch to find a goal. A big second half awaited the Hoops to which they delivered. 

Waiting for some major goal action was a bit like waiting for a bus to come, nothing for a good while, then two inside thirty seconds. Rovers went close to opening the scoring but Cregg couldn't manage to control the ball inside the box and it set up a solid counter attack for Bray Wanderers. 

Andrew Lewis went close to giving the visitors the lead as he nearly finished off a good counter attacking move but his hard and low shot was saved by Barry Murphy in the Rovers goal. 

In a flurry of incidents then we had a red card, a sub for Rovers and even a goal!

First off Danny North came on for Patrick Cregg, Sean Harding found himself in the bad books of the referee as he brought down Dean Clarke and found himself being sent off, due to being last man back for the seasiders. 

Rovers then had a dangerous free kick and up stepped midfielder Killian Brennan to hammer the ball into the net, with the help of the wicked deflection, the ball found its way into the right hand corner of the Bray Wanderers goal to give the Hoops the lead. 

Danny North also had a shot saved a few moments later as some good work by himself found his way into the box to win a corner for the Hoops, which was eventually cleared. 

Dean Clarke managed to get himself on the scoresheet too just inside the last ten minutes, the tricky winger was the right man in the right place when right back Simon Madden crossed the ball into the box after a good run past former Hoop Conor Kenna.

Clarke's goal doubled the advantage for the Hoops and finished the game beyond doubt. Rovers held off any challlenge Bray had for the last few minutes and collected the win on this cold Friday night.

Up next for the Hoops is an away to Shelbourne fixture in the EA Sports Cup on the May bank holiday. 




League Table

# Team M P
1 Dundalk 10 25
2 Cork City 10 21
3 Derry City 10 20
4 Galway United 10 18
5 Shamrock Rovers 10 18
6 St. Patrick's Athletic 10 16
7 Finn Harps 10 11
8 Sligo Rovers 10 10
9 Bohemian FC 10 10
10 Bray Wanderers 10 7
11 Wexford Youths 10 6
12 Longford Town 10 6

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