Wednesday 29 January 2020

Bohs earn silver lining

St Patrick's Athletic 0
Bohemians 1

Bohemians won the Setanta Sports Cup final thanks to a goal from former St Pat's man Anto Murphy at Tallaght Stadium.

Murphy headed in the winner on 24 minutes to ensure the Gypsies claimed the trophy in their maiden Setanta campaign.

Pat's Paul Byrne and Vinny Faherty had early chances before Jason Byrne went close to opening the scoring for Bohs on 13 minutes.

Byrne connected with Murphy's pass inside the six-yard area and volleyed the ball on target, but Pat's keeper Gary Rogers was well placed to made an excellent block.

Bohs took the lead when Murphy met Killian Brennan's corner from the right and headed past Rogers at the near post.

Gareth Coughlan slammed a long-ranger off the crossbar for Pat's on 47 minutes as they went in search of an equaliser. But Dave Mulcahy should have done better with shots in the 61st and 62nd minutes that had plenty of power behind them but were wide of the mark.

Pat's threw everything at Bohs as the game wound down but they couldn't find a way past a Gypsies side happy to defend their lead.

St Patrick's Athletic: Rogers; Pender, Berminghan, Kenna, Guthrie; Guy, Coughlan (Sinnott 89), S Byrne, Mulcahy (Doyle 89); P Byrne (Williams 67), Faherty.

Bohemians: B Murphy; Heary, Powell, McGuinness, Shelley; A Murphy (Quigley 71), Keegan, Cronin, Brennan; Byrne (Cretaro 85), Greene (Madden h/t).

Referee: A Black.

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