UCD V Dundalk | Fri 30 Aug | 7.45pm | UCD Bowl | Matchday 28

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UCD V Dundalk | Fri 30 Aug | 7.45pm | UCD Bowl | Matchday 28

Post by Ezeikial » Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:19 pm

If the second half is a guide to next UCD encounter, we could have our work cut out to get the required 3 points on Friday night

With Rovers likely to have closed the points gap back to 4 points, a win (by any score) is important.

Any views on team selection and/or tactical approach?


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Post by paul1 » Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:27 pm

Cleary will probably play it’s anyones guess who misses out , Jarvis night keep his place if Massey isn’t fit. Shields in instead of Hoare, I’d also play Murrary, Mountney will miss out as he had his foot in a protective boot.. Daniel Kelly to come on as they get tired to try and stretch them. Hoban up top

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Post by El Paso » Tue Aug 27, 2019 3:26 pm

Seeing as they’re travelling to Sligo next Monday we might see Georgie start instead of Hoban. Gannon is an obvious candidate to be rested too and Dummigan might play. He might leave it at that and leave Shields, Massey and Cleary out til next week. Presume Garts won’t play In Sligo.

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Post by oldfogey » Tue Aug 27, 2019 3:34 pm

El Paso wrote:
Tue Aug 27, 2019 3:26 pm
Seeing as they’re travelling to Sligo next Monday we might see Georgie start instead of Hoban. Gannon is an obvious candidate to be rested too and Dummigan might play. He might leave it at that and leave Shields, Massey and Cleary out til next week. Presume Garts won’t play In Sligo.
Game time over the next 2 weeks will, no doubt, be allocated with the EA Sports Cup Final in mind. Bob needs to get to a point where he can make a contribution if needed in Derry.

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Re: UCD V Dundalk | Fri 30 Aug | 7.45pm | UCD Bowl | Matchday 28

Post by Robbiedundalk2 » Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:39 pm

My team for Friday
Rogers
Dummigan
Garland
Cleary
Jarvis
Shields
Murray
D Kelly
Duffy
G Kelly

Let’s hope for a big vocal crowd

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Post by Ezeikial » Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:56 pm

Robbiedundalk2 wrote:
Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:39 pm
My team for Friday
Rogers
Dummigan
Garland
Cleary
Jarvis
Shields
Murray
D Kelly
Duffy
G Kelly

Let’s hope for a big vocal crowd
Good team, but we would probably be better with 11 starters!!
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Post by Ezeikial » Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:02 pm

Rogers
Dummigan | Cleary | Hoare | Jarvis
Shields | Benson
D Kelly | McEleney | Duffy
Hoban
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Post by Ezeikial » Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:29 pm

Team news

John Mountney is out with an ankle injury and he will continue to be assessed with an update on his condition due early next week. Andy Boyle faces a late fitness test with a tight hamstring but everyone else in the squad is fit and ready.

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Post by Ezeikial » Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:19 pm

Dundalk FC have 'a massive opportunity to tick off another box' in title chase at UCD on Friday night

Vinny Perth says Dundalk FC have “a massive opportunity to tick off another box” in their bid to win a fifth SSE Airtricity League Premier Division title in six years when they take on bottom-of-the-table UCD at The Bowl on Friday night (kick-off: 7:45pm).

Perth and his players are “looking forward” to getting back on grass having played their last four fixtures on artificial surfaces, but he insists they must “be at it” despite UCD’s lowly position.

Dundalk coasted past The College 3-0 at Oriel Park on Monday, in a game that was rearranged from June, with Michael Duffy scoring twice before assisting Patrick Hoban for the third, which killed the game off by half-time.

That leaves the defending champions needing just six wins from the final nine games to retain the title, and their head coach believes Friday’s fixture presents a good chance to reduce that number to five.

“We’re probably due a day out on a grass pitch and we’ll look forward to that. We haven’t been on one in a while,” Perth said.

“We have got to be at it, we have got to be professional up there and I think if we do that, we’ll give ourselves a real chance. It’s a massive opportunity for us to tick off another box, so we’ll go and we’ll be at it up there.”

Perth is expected to make more changes for the trip to Belfield and he says people must respect that there are reasons behind team selection, pointing to frustrations from some that John Mountney and Patrick McEleney were left on the bench in Derry last week.

“I don’t know,” Vinny said, asked if he would change it up again for Friday. “John Mountney, for example, was sick on Friday against Derry and people were almost critical of the team we picked. They don’t know what’s going on.

“There are certain issues, certain people have niggles, and they have got certain things in their private life that I have to protect. That’s what I’ll do. We’ll assess that on Friday.

“There are a lot of injuries and a lot of stuff going on at the moment. Monday was our seventh game in 19 days. People say we have a big squad, but I’m not sure about that.”

In team news released on Thursday, Dundalk have reported that Mountney will miss Friday’s game after picking up an ankle injury which forced him off after just four minutes of Monday’s win.

Centre-half Andy Boyle faces a late fitness test with a tight hamstring but, otherwise, Perth has a fully-fit squad and can welcome Chris Shields back after the midfielder served a one-match suspension.

The Lilywhites – who have scored 17 goals in their last four outings – are unbeaten in 18 Premier Division games, a sequence including 16 wins, and are unbeaten in 22 outings altogether in domestic competition.

They have already defeated UCD four times this season, winning 2-1, 3-1 and 3-0 in the league, while they knocked them out of the EA SPORTS Cup 3-1.

On their last visit to The UCD Bowl, in April, Yoyo Mahdy gave The Students an 11th-minute lead which was quickly cancelled out by Hoban’s penalty before second-half goals from Duffy and Georgie Kelly sealed the 3-1 victory.

UCD have not beaten Dundalk since 2013, when they won 3-2 at Oriel Park, and are without a home win over the Louth side since a 3-0 success back in September 2011.

While Dundalk come into this game on the back of six straight wins domestically, they face a UCD team who are strong favourites for automatic relegation having fallen six points adrift of Finn Harps at the bottom of the standings.

They have lost their last five league games, including 7-0 and 10-1 defeats at Shamrock Rovers and Bohemians respectively.

However, their 3-1 FAI Cup win over St. Patrick’s Athletic last weekend – in their first home outing under new boss Maciej Tarnogrodzki – will give them hope, as will their overall form at The Bowl where they have not been beaten by more than two goals this year.

Dundalk’s league run-in is now a lot clearer, with this coming Monday’s trip to Sligo Rovers followed by the visit of Cork City to Oriel Park next Friday night. That outstanding fixture has been squeezed in after the Extra.ie FAI Cup quarter-final against Waterford was pushed back to the following Monday.
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Re: UCD V Dundalk | Fri 30 Aug | 7.45pm | UCD Bowl | Matchday 28

Post by magarnagle » Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:45 pm

That's an interesting comment about the grass pitch. I have a feeling that might be the next upgrade to Oriel

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Post by oldfogey » Fri Aug 30, 2019 2:11 pm

magarnagle wrote:
Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:45 pm
That's an interesting comment about the grass pitch. I have a feeling that might be the next upgrade to Oriel
With only the "Grammar" pitch available for training (and it holds a lot of water when it rains) I cant see how they could put grass down without at least 2 other grass pitches available. They also need pitch time for the 13s/15s/17s/19s. In addition, the current surface is only a couple of years old, so you would only lift it if you planned to re-lay it somewhere secure.

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Post by Ezeikial » Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:38 pm

A 1-0 in off the bum scrambled win would do nicely tonight, but I have a good feeling that we will get a few goals once we score in the first half
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Post by Colin Gallagher » Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:45 pm

2 up to us at half time. headers from our center halves.

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Post by Towelie » Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:03 pm

Daniel Cleary has hit some form. Absolutely delighted for him. Reminds me of Garts a few seasons ago with all these headed goals. Excellent result, shame rovers didn't drop points to add a cherry on top of a decent night.

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Post by Ezeikial » Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:37 pm

It suddenly looks like we are brilliant at corners!

Excellent headers from Cleary for both his goals and a clinical headed finish by Hoare. By wow - UCD were appalling at the marking form those corners. Liam Scales has gone from being a very promising ball playing centre half to a player who recently looks completely out of his depth at this level
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