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Shamrock Rovers suffer setback to title ambitions

Stephen Bradley’s side were held to a 0-0 draw by St Patrick’s Athletic.

Shamrock Rovers’ Jack Byrne dejected after the game.
Shamrock Rovers’ Jack Byrne dejected after the game.
Image: Tommy Dickson/INPHO

SHAMROCK ROVERS WERE left frustrated as they were held to a 0-0 draw against St Patrick’s Athletic at Richmond Park this evening.

The Saints secured a point despite having Shane Griffin sent off for a second booking just four minutes after half-time, while manager Stephen O’Donnell was also dismissed in the dying stages.

The Hoops would have been hoping to capitalise after reigning champions Dundalk could only draw 2-2 with Waterford on Friday.

The result leaves Stephen Bradley’s men four points ahead of second-place Bohemians and eight beyond the Lilywhites with 10 games to play.

The visitors predictably dominated proceedings, particularly after their opponents went a man down.

Jack Byrne, Graham Burke and Aaron Greene were among the players to waste decent chances, as Rovers dropped points for the first time this season.

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