Sligo win the 2011 FAI Ford Cup
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Cretaro scores and Sligo win!!
Colm James misses!!
Keane scores 3-1 now to Sligo
Ciaran Kelly saves Dawson’s peno!! 2-1 Sligo and now it’s Keane…
Sligo skipper Richie Ryan scores as well! 2-1
Karl Bermingha…. scores 1-1
Eoin Doyle to go first for Sligo…. and scores!
Right here we go then, penalties for the second year running, it’s Shels v Sligo for the FAI Cup 2011….
30+1 mins ET: Cretaro’s looping header floats over the bar and that’s it, penalties!
30 mins ET: 2 mins added time as Shels make their final change- Bermingham on for McGill
29 mins ET: Here comes Kelly, on for Clarke
28 mins ET: Ciaran Kelly is about to come on it seems, he has stripped off on the bench with less than 2 minutes to go
27 mins ET: Shels make a change as Colm James comes on for skipper David Cassidy
26 mins ET: Last on slaught by Sligo, Shels just beginning to hang on here
24 mins ET: Ciaran Kelly, last year’s hero is warming up!
20 mins ET: Sligo just starting to dominate once again as Cretaro plays in McGuinness but he is offside, ten minutes to go
19 mins ET: Shels having a bit of possession in this second half so far but can’t do anything with it
16 mins ET: Back underway, Shels kick us off and can they hold out?
That’s HT and it was a chance for Sligo just before the whislte as Ryan’s corner was flicked on at the near post but Shels some how clear
14 mins ET: Firm challenge on Cretaro by Byrne in the box but referee waves appeals away , rightly so as well, heading towards the end of the first period as penalties loom large
11 mins ET: Greene’s cross is headed over by Blinkhorn but it was blocked by Paisley, corner to Sligo but it’s a free out for a foul
9 mins Still all Sligo as they look for that elusive goal to surely win back to back FAI Cups but again Shelbourne are holding firm
6 mins ET: Sligo continue to bombard the Shels goal but Cretaro’s cross is fired across goal with no Rovers player inside the 6 yard box
4 mins ET: Kevin Dawson goes into the book and from the resulting free, Richie Ryan’s free is blocked by the wall
2 mins ET: Sligo maintain the pressure on Shels’ goal in the opening minutes of extra time but the Dublin club hold firm
Right all set for Extra Time, Sligo to get us underway
90+ 3 mins Blinkhorn fires wide at the near post and that’s it, full time!
90+ 2 mins Last chance for Sligo, Greene’s cross is blocked, corner…
90+ 1 mins Was that the chance? Sligo break things up as Cretaro finds Blinkhorn but his shot goes well wide
89 mins Aaron Greene is now booked, 3 minutes of added time
88 mins Gavin Peers is booked for an off the book incident with Cassidy
85 mins 5 minutes to go until we’re heading for extra time and maybe penalties, still a lot yet to happen as Sligo look to win it in regulation time
83 mins Just preparing for a final last frantic few minutes, Sligo look the most likely to nick it but no real chances to speak about
81 mins It’s cleared and the ball back in sees the Shels attackers offside
80 mins Conan Byrne’s first real involvment as he shoots just wide but it’s a corner…
78 mins Sligo make their second change as Raffaele Cretaro comes on for John Russell, just over 10 minutes to go
75 mins Blinkhorn shoots well well wide but the front man has made a difference since coming on
73 mins Paisley should be send off, he has already been booked and he catches John Russell with a late challenge, who could have been in on goal was it not for the foul, Richie Winter trying to make up for a shocking first half decision perhaps
71 mins Over 21,000 here today, not a bad attendance as Shels hold firm, twenty minutes to go
70 mins Great vlock by Boyle as Blinkhorn looks set to score as he blocks Paisley’s clearance but the centre half denies the Sligo forward
66 mins Things have settled down a bit as inevitably continue to dominate possession but not creating any clear but chances of yet
62 mins Richie Winter books Paisley for a challenge which he clearly got the ball, unbelievable decision!
60 mins Blinkhorn should score with his first touch as Sligo take a quick free kick but Delaney gets down well to deny the striker
59 mins Conan Byrne is on for Shels in place of John Sullivan and Sligo also make a change as Matthew Blinkhorn comes on for John Dillon
57 mins Shels hanging on a bit here, Sligo have two headed chances as Eoin Doyle should connect at the back post but he misses it and then minutes later McGuinness heads just over from a corner
55 mins That was Davoran’s first goal for Sligo and what a time to get it! Sligo look likely now to win this but you never know
52 mins All Sligo now, Russell’s cross hits the bar and it falls to Dillon and he crosses to Doyle but he can;t sort his feat out as he should really have scored
50 mins Philip Hughes booked for a late challenge
47 mins GOAL! All square as Davoran fires Sligo level with a strike from just outside the box, perhaps Delaney will be a bit disappointed he didn’t save that
46 mins Teams back on the pitch now, all set for the second half, ten man Shelbourne get us underway
HT That’s half time but Sligo should be level, Greene’s deflected cross is headed over by Russell from 5 yards, back in 10 minutes, need a warm cup of tea!
43 mins Shels holding on for half time as Sligo attack the goal
41 mins Sligo chance as Russell charges down the right but his cross is just inches to high for Aaron Greene
37 mins looking at replays, extremely harsh decision it seems, John Russell did pull back Clancy but that’s not how Mr.Winter saw it
36 mins OFF! Red card and it’s Barry lancy, just minutes after being booked, the winger is shown his marching orders for a dive
34 mins First booking of the game, Barry Clancy cautioned for a trip
33 mins This game has come alive, Shels’ ‘keeper Delaney makes a good save as Doyle looks to pounce, Shelbourne fans in good voice
30 mins GOAL! Shels have taken the lead and it’s Philip Hughes with the goal, McGill plays a looping ball in and Peers and Clarke leave it for each other and Hughes pokes it home
28 mins Off the bar! Shels have kept Sligo at bay and have looked very dangerous on the attack and Dawson heads onto the bar
25 mins Sligo break and Eoin Doyle was one on one with Andrew Boyle but the defender timed his siding challenge to perfection
23 mins Sligo beginning to take control of the game but no way through Shels’ defence, just a bit scrappy
20 mins A lot of the game being played in midfield but Shels trying to use the pace of Dawson, McGill and the front men by playing the ball in behind the Rovers defence
16 mins The crowd still filig in here as both sides just settle things down as Barry Clancy’s ambitious volley goes just over Clarke’s goal
12 mins Shels coming into this game now but Sligo with most of the ball in the opening exchanges
10 mins Penalty shout as Russell gives it straight to Barry Clancy, his shot is well blocked but Hughes’ follow up effort seems to be handled in the box but referee Richie Winter waves away the appeals, game opening up now
8 mins Phillip Hughes with the first real shot and it’s deflected just wide for a Shels corner but Sligo see it out
7 mins Tense start to the final, Sligo have started the better and Shelbourne looking to get into this final
4 mins Shels yet to get hold of the ball as Rovers start well but no real chances to speak of
2 mins Early spell of pressure for Sligo, from a corner John Dillon fired across the face of goal but it went right across the box
3.32pm We’re away, Sligo kick off, Richie Winter is our referee
3.30pm National anthem sung, hand shakes completed, it’s time! Shelbourne playing in their traditional red shirts and white shorts while Sligo play in their strip of all white
3.25pm Here come the teams, good atmosphere, players being introduced to the presentation party
3.16pm Nearly all set, teams about to be welcome onto pitch, good crowd here from Sligo- making good noise away to my right
3.10pm Upper tier here won’t be open, a tad disappointing but hopefully a good atmoshpere in any case, both sides have gone back into the dressing room, just twenty minutes from kick off
3.05pm Sligo Rovers: Clarke, Keane, Davoran, Peers, Ventre, Ryan (c), Dillon, Russell, McGuinness, Greene, Doyle
3pm Shelbourne: Delaney, Ryan, S Byrne, Boyle, Paisley,Sullivan, Clancy, Cassidy (c), Hughes, Dawson, McGill
2.55pm Teams are in and are being typed up as we speak
2.50pm Hello and welcome to a chilly Aviva Stadium for live score commentary from today’s FAI Ford Cup Final between Shelbourne and Sligo Rovers