Punched well on many occasions but his kicking could have been better. Went off injured at half time.
Made a great near-post block from a McCabe free kick in the first half and continued to defend very well in the second.
A difficult night for the home defence but the captain marshalled his men very capably and was strong in the air.
He scored the vital opener with a excellent header. Formed a decent partnership with O’Connor at the back.
Another strong defensive performance. He made some important blocks and interceptions. Booked for a foul on Dennehey.
He found space difficult to come by and rarely got on the ball but he did improve in the latter stages.
He came into prominence in the second half and made vital contributions with a goal and an assist.
Like many of his team-mates, he was guilty of surrendering possession too easily. Booked in the 63rd minute before being replaced five minutes later.
He could have done more in possession, particularly when Russell was racing through in the first half. Booked for a cynical foul just before half time.
He cut a lonely figure in the first-half. When the ball was played to him, Hoops’ defenders surrounded him. But he never gave up.
Booked for blocking a quick free-kick. He never really got into the game and was substituted early in the second half.
A spectator for most of the encounter but could little with the goals.
Had little to do defensively until near the end when Rovers were left exposed at the back.
He was never stretched defensively. Replaced by McCormack at half time.
Had little to do defensively for the majority but got forward well and rarely wasted a pass.
His set-pieces were a constant threat to the home defence. Grew in prominence in the second half with some dangerous crosses into the box from the right.
Controlled midfield from deep, showed great composure to play several raking passes to the wings equalised when his free kick was touched onto the post. He did misplace a few paces in the second half.
He was influential in midfield and kept the momentum of forward moves going. Almost chipped McGinley before half time and had several efforts on goal in the second. Replaced by Ciaran Kilduff after UCD's opener.
Had a good game at right back, both attacking and defensively. He was lucky not to be booked for a foul on Russell in the 40th minute.
He used his pace to get into decent areas and volleyed a Rice cross over in the first-half.
He will be scratching his head at how his team came away with nothing. Looked lively and had a few chances. He linked up well with Robinson on numerous occasions