Posts Tagged ‘ Eamon Zayed ’

LOI: Fenlon Seeks To Put One Over Former Charges


Bohemian FC –v- Shamrock Rovers    7:45

A Dublin derby here as Bohemians play host to fierce rivals Shamrock Rovers at Dalymount Park.

Goals from Karl Moore and Jason Byrne gave Bohemians victory over Drogheda United on Friday. This win keeps them in seventh position and has all but secured their position in the league next year. Having thus far surpassed their tenth place finish last year’s Bohs will be determined to finish as high as they can and are more than capable of doing so.

After the excellent start to Pat Fenlon’s reign at Shamrock Rovers, the 1-1 draw with Athlone Town on Friday put quite a dent into it. Rovers have had a short amount of time to regroup and will have to be at their best if they are to get a win here. Long term, this season can be considered a write off. It’s now just preparation for what must a serious title challenge next year. Continue reading

LOI: Bohs Seek Dublin Bragging Rights On Enemy Ground


Athlone Town –v- UCD    7:45

Bottom side Athlone Town welcome UCD to the Athlone Town Stadium.

The 2-0 defeat to Sligo Rovers on Tuesday was not unexpected, but would have been disheartening to Athlone Town after getting their first point in the previous game. They will consider this game an opportunity and will look to take advantage of their opponents inconsistent form and land that badly needed win.

UCD will be extremely pleased with their 1-1 draw with St Patrick’s Athletic last week. That result lifted them into ninth position and gave them some breathing room over the bottom sides. They will be looking for and expecting win here over a poor side, but need to be prepared and organised or they may leave the game with nothing. Continue reading

LOI: Dundalk Face Tricky Test Against Ever Improving Cork City


Athlone Town –v- Bray Wanderers 7:45

Bottom side Athlone Town face off against Bray Wanderers at Athlone Town Stadium.

Ten games and ten defeats. It has been a thoroughly miserable time to be an Athlone Town fan. So miserable that changes have been made and Mick Cooke has left the club and Keith Long has been brought in. It remains to be seen if this change of managers will have an effect on the results but things certainly don’t look good. Athlone can take comfort in the fact that it can’t get any worse.

A solitary David Scully goal gave Bray Wanderers an impressive 1-0 home win over title chasing Dundalk last time out. That win leaves them sitting in a comfortable seventh. The Wicklow side will need to be weary of their opponents given their new manager’s first game. Alan Matthews will need to ensure his players head into this game prepared to play against a revitalised team or they may end up on the losing side.

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LOI : Heary Seeks Derby Win While Sligo Aim To Bounce Back


Bohemian FC –v- Shamrock Rovers    7:45

A Dublin derby takes place at Dalymount Park as Bohemians take on Shamrock Rovers.

A brace from Daniel Corcoran gave Bohemians a 2-2 draw with Drogheda United last week. Bohs still undefeated thus far will be looking for more than a draw here. Owen Heary will be pleased with how his side have started the season and will look for more of the same in this game. A strong start to the season for Bohs could equal a successful campaign. Continue reading

Bohs Offer Zayed Apology After Striker Subjected To Racist Abuse


Bohemians have issued a statement offering an apology to Shamrock Rovers striker Eamon Zayed after he was racially abused following his sides one nil defeat at the hands of their fierce Dublin rivals last Friday night at Dalymount Park.

The Libya international was approached by a number of fans following the game and was subjected to racial abuse. Continue reading

Croly Still The Man For Rovers


Despite Friday’s defeat to Bohemians , I firmly believe that Trevor Croly is the man to remain in charge of Shamrock Rovers for the rest of his current contract and the forseeable future.

Some may argue against my opinion but that’s football. Some may say Trevor has a tendency to play for draws or not understand his strongest XI, but really, did many expect Shamrock Rovers to be 20+ points clear and still going strong in all cup competitions? Nobody with common footballing sense did as it was Croly’s first season as the main main in the dugout. Continue reading

Semi Final Setting For Battle Of The Rovers

EA SPORTS Cup Final 2012 Media Day

Shamrock Rovers will be looking to make it to their second cup final of the season when they take on Sligo Rovers in the EA Sports Cup semi-final on Tuesday night.

The Setanta Sports Cup holders will host the Bit O’Red in the game which will have an 8pm kick-off at Tallaght Stadium. Continue reading