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The champions make the trip to Dalymount Park to face Bohemians, while Shamrock Rovers host Cork City in the fifth round of fixtures

Airtricity Premier Division: Round Five Preview

Friday March 29
Kick-off (GMT)
Bohemians - Sligo Rovers 1905
Bray Wanderers - UCD 1945
Derry City - Shelbourne
1945
Shamrock Rovers - Cork City 2000
Saturday March 30
Kick-off (GMT)
Limerick - St Patrick's Athletic 1945

 Bohemians
vs   Sligo Rovers

PROBABLE LINE-UPS
Roma

Delaney
Lopes, Heary, Byrne, Pender
Moore, McEvoy, Lyons
Buckley, Traynor, Scully

 
Roma
Rogers
Keane, McMillan, Peers, Gaynor
Lynch, Conneely, Cretaro, Connelly, Cawley,
Elding
TEAM INFO
  • Shane Fitzgerald has recovered from his ankle injury and taken part in training this week but Chris Lyons has been ruled out for this encounter.
  • Stephen Paisley is now fully fit and available for selection.
  • This fixture ended goalless when the sides met last season.
 
  • Sligo won't be able to call upon Danny North or Joseph Ndo, out with respective knee and hand injuries.
  • Gavin Peers will be available after missing the victory over Limerick.
  • Sligo are enjoying their best start ever to a season in all competitions with six successive victories.
 Bray Wanderers
vs   UCD

PROBABLE LINE-UPS
Roma

 
Quigley
Webster, D O’ Connor, Knight, Hyland
Zambra, K O’Connor, Doyle, Dempsey
Waters, Byrne

 


Barron
Matthews, O’Connor, Boyle, Douglas
Langtry, Creevy, Walsh
Corcoran, McMillan, Clarke
TEAM INFO
  • Adam Mitchell and Jason Byrne are both doubtful. Byrne picked up an ankle inury and will face a late fitness test.
  • Shane O'Connor could be back in action after recovering from a hamstring problem, and could make his first appearance of the season.
 
  • Mick Leahy (knee) and Robbie Benson (hamstring) have both been ruled out.
  • UCD have lost on their last three visits to the Carlisle Grounds.
  • The two sides have not played out a scoreless draw in their last 31 meetings.
 Derry City
vs   Shelbourne

PROBABLE LINE-UPS


Doherty
Madden, McBride, S McEleney, McCaffrey
P McEleney, Higgins, Molloy, McNamee
Patterson, Rafter

 


Burdon
Memery, Shortall, McCabe, Ryan
Bayly, Hurley, Hanlon, Brennan
Hughes, Kelly
TEAM INFO
  • Derry City welcome back Shane and Patrick McEleney after a bereavement ruled the brothers out of the Candystripes' win in Cork.
  • Barry McNamee, Dermot McCaffrey and pre-season signing Paddy Kavanagh are in contention following injury, but Kevin Deery and Stewart Greacen (both knee) are out.
  • City are seeking their first home win of the campaign after drawing with Drogheda twice and losing to champions Sligo.
 
  • Shelbourne travel to the Brandywell without Graham Gartland who remains suspended after his dismissal against Dundalk.
  • Goalkeeper Ger Hanley remains out so Niall Burdon will keep his place in goal; midfielder Glenn Cronin is the only other injury doubt for Alan Mathews.
  • The Dubliners have only beaten Derry City three times since May 2004 – all three victories by a 1-0 scoreline.
Shamrock Rovers
vs   Cork City

PROBABLE LINE-UPS
Roma

Murphy
Sullivan, Powell, Oman, Foran
Rice, Chambers, Dennehy, Finn
McCabe, Kilduff

 
Roma

McNulty
Dunleavy, Murray, Dennehy, Murphy
D Horgan, Healy, Morrissey, Turner
Behan, Kavanagh

TEAM INFO
  • Jason McGuinness and David Elebert remain on the sidelines with hamstring and groin injuries respectively.
  • Trevor Croly also has concerns over trio Sean O’Connor (illness), Conor Winn (illness), and Mark Quigley (ankle).
 
  • Brian Lenihan is a long-term injury absentee, while Dan Murray misses the game because of work commitments.
  • Daryl Horgan is a doubt with a hamstring injury, while Neal Horgan's knee injury could keep him out.
Limerick
vs St Patrick's Athletic

PROBABLE LINE-UPS


Ryan
Nzuzi O'Callaghan Folan Williams
Tracy O'Leary Gamble
Curran Rainsford Galbraith

 


Clarke
O'Brien, Kenna, Browne, Bermingham
Russell, McFaul, Brennan
Byrne, Fagan, Forrester

TEAM INFO
  • Axel Bosseketa serves the second game of his red card suspension.
  • Limerick suffered a 2-1 defeat to Sligo Rovers in their last game, but received generous praise from Bit o' Red manager Ian Baraclough after the game.
 
  • St Patrick's Athletic have only played twice this season, after last weekend's clash with Bohemians was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.
  • Pat's tie with Shelbourne was also called off, and they look set to play seven times in April.

Bet of the week

* Limerick to beat St Patrick's Athletic at 9/5

Limerick were unlucky against Sligo Rovers in their last outing, while St Pat's haven't played any competitive football in a fortnight due to the weather. The hosts' greater match fitness should see them through to record a narrow victory.

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