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Rovers drop points to Finn Harps as McCabe sees red again

It finished 1-1 at Tallaght Stadium.

Gary McCabe was shown a red card.
Gary McCabe was shown a red card.
Image: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

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TEN-MAN SHAMROCK Rovers were held to a 1-1 draw to Finn Harps in the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division at Tallaght Stadium this evening.

The Hoops had taken an early lead through Gary Shaw before David Scully equalised for the visitors just after the half-time break.

Gary McCabe was shown a red card for an off-the-ball incident on 66 minutes and Pat Fenlon’s side had to settle for a point.

The opening goal arrived from a set-piece after eight minutes. Brandon Miele’s good delivery from a corner found Shaw, who headed past Ciaran Gallagher in the Harps goal.

However, the second half was only three minutes old when former Bohemians forward Scully levelled terms with a glancing header.

Rovers midfielder McCabe was then sent off for the second time this season on 66 minutes after kicking out at Gallagher and Ollie Horgan’s men held out for a share of the spoils.

SHAMROCK ROVERS: Craig Hyland, Simon Madden, Rob Cornwall, Sean Heaney, David O’Connor, Killian Brennan, Stephen McPhail (Pat Cregg 80), Dean Clarke (Danny North 70), Gary McCabe, Brandon Miele (James Doona 86), Gary Shaw.

FINN HARPS: Ciaran Gallagher, Ethan Boyle (Josh Mailey 93), Damien McNulty, Packie Mailey, Tommy McMonagle, Ciaran Coll, Michael Funston, Gareth Harkin, Adam Hanlon (Tony McNamee 71), Dave Scully (Kevin McHugh 62), Sean Houston.

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