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The Bit o' Red will be looking to return to the top of the table with a victory over title rivals Derry City at the Showgrounds, while Cork host Limerick in the Munster Derby

Airtricity Premier Division: Round 12 Preview

Monday May 6
Kick-off (BST)
Drogheda United - St Patrick's Athletic 1500
Cork City - Limerick 1530
Sligo Rovers - Derry City
1700
Shamrock Rovers - Dundalk 1900
Shelbourne - Bray Wanderers 1900
Tuesday May 7
Kick-off (BST)
UCD - Bohemians 2000

Drogheda United
vs St Patrick's Athletic

PROBABLE LINE-UPS
Roma

Sava
Byrne, Gannon, Grimes, Prendergast
G Brennan, Cassidy, Daly, O'Conor
O'Brien, O'Neill

 


Clarke
O'Brien, Kenna, Browne, Bermingham
Brennan, Bolger, McFaul
Byrne, Flood, Forrester
TEAM INFO
  • Ryan Brennan returns from an ankle injury.
  • Alan Byrne is also back in contention after missing Friday's draw with Bohemians.
 
  • Manager Liam Buckley has a full squad to choose from once again.
  • St Pat's will look to close the gap on Sligo Rovers and Derry City with a win.
Cork City
vs Limerick

PROBABLE LINE-UPS
Roma

McNulty
Dunleavy, Dennehy, Murphy, Spillane
Turner, Healy, Duggan, Morrisey, D Horgan

Behan
 


Ryan
Folan, Kelly, O'Callaghan, Williams
Galbraith, Gamble, O'Leary, Tracy, Gaffney
Curran
TEAM INFO
  • Brian Lenihan an absentee with a hamstring problem, while Kevin Murray remains sidelined.
  • Daryl Kavanagh has shaken off a knock and should be fit to play.
 
  • Craig Curran is back in contention after his suspension.
  • Dominic Foley is sidelined once again.
Sligo Rovers
vs Derry City

PROBABLE LINE-UPS
Roma

Rogers
Henderson, Keane, McMillan, Peers
Cawley, Greene, Lynch, Ventre, Ndo
Cretaro

 


Doherty
Crawley, Madden, McBride, S McEleney

Higgins, P McEleney, McNamee, Molloy
Patterson, Rafter
TEAM INFO
  • Anthony Elding will miss out through suspension.
  • Seamus Conneely, Danny North, and Ciaran Kelly are all out.
 
  • Centre back Stewart Greacen is back in contention for the Candystripes.
  • Paddy Kavanagh is a doubt for the trip to Sligo.
Shamrock Rovers
vs Dundalk

PROBABLE LINE-UPS

Roma
Murphy
Sullivan, Foran, Elebert, Powell
Robinson, McCabe, Finn, Dennehy, Chambers
Sheppard

 
Roma

Cherrie
Sullivan, Rossiter, Massey, Boyle
Mountney Towell, Ward, O'Donnell
Mulvenna, Faherty
TEAM INFO
  • Defender Ken Oman misses out with an ankle injury.
  • Conor Powell is also a doubt.
 
  • Chris Shields is a continued absentee due to a knee problem.
  • John Mountney has recovered from a calf strain.
Shelbourne
vs Bray Wanderers

PROBABLE LINE-UPS


Hanley
Shortall,
Ryan, Memery, Flynn
Mooney, Hurley, Hanlon, Crowley, Brennan
Kelly
 
Roma

Quigley
Webster, Malone, Hyland, Earley
Zambra, Waters, Mulroy, Knight, Dempsey
Byrne

TEAM INFO
  • Robert Bayly remains suspended due to accumulating too many cards.
  • Paul Crowley returns from suspension.
 
  • Shane O'Neill could miss out with a hand injury.
  • Captain Danny O'Connor is also doubtful.
UCD
vs Bohemians

PROBABLE LINE-UPS


Barron
Boyle, Douglas, Langtry, O'Connor
Benson, Burke, Russell, Creevy, Walsh
McMillan
 
Roma
Delany
Barker, Byrne, Lopes, Mulcahy
Buckley, McEvoy, Mulligan, O'Brien, Wilson
Lyons


TEAM INFO
  • Mark McGinley is set to miss out once again, so Ger Barron will keep his place in goal.
  • UCD are seeking their second win of the season.
 
  • Owen Heary is a doubt with a knee problem.
  • Bohs previously defeated UCD 2-1 at Dalymount Park.

Bet of the week

* Limerick to beat Cork City at 13/8

The second Munster derby of the season should be an entertaining tie at Turners Cross. Limerick have surprised many so far this campaign, and should have the attacking threat to defeat a Cork side who will find it difficult to play two games in quick succession.

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