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Airtricity Premier Division round 25 preview - Bohemians face Shamrock Rovers in Dublin derby

Airtricity Premier Division round 25 preview - Bohemians face Shamrock Rovers in Dublin derby

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Bohs host the Hoops at Dalymount while Stephen Kenny's title-chasing Dundalk take on Sligo Rovers pair at Oriel Park in a battle between second and third

Airtricity Premier Division: Round 25 Preview

Friday August 16
Kick-off (BST)
Bohemians - Shamrock Rovers 1945
Bray Wanderers - Cork City 1945
Derry City - Drogheda United
1945
Dundalk - Sligo Rovers 1945
Limerick - UCD 1945
St Patrick's Athletic - Shelbourne 1945

Bohemians vs Shamrock Rovers

PROBABLE LINE-UPS
Roma
Murray
Barker, Heary, Lopes, Pender
Scully, McEvoy, Buckley, Wilson
Mulcahy, Corcoran
 
Roma
Murphy
Sullivan, Oman, McGuinness, Ledwith
McCabe, Robinson, Finn, Chambers, Rice
Sheppard
TEAM INFO
  • Chris Lyons faces a late fitness test due to bruised ribs.
  • Karl Moore is suspended, while Ciaran Nangle has an ankle problem.
 
  • Goalkeeper Richard Brush and winger Billy Dennehy are injury absentees.
  • Derek Foran and Sean O'Connor miss out through suspension.
Bray Wanderers
vs Cork City

PROBABLE LINE-UPS
Roma
Quigley
Webster, Malone, Knight, Earley
Zambra, Waters, Mulroy, Doyle, Dempsey
Byrne
 
Roma
McNulty
N Horgan, D Murray, Spillane, Murphy
Turner, Dunleavy, Healy, Duggan, G Morrissey
Kilduff

TEAM INFO
  • Danny O'Connor and Shane O'Connor are both available following injury absences.
  • Ismahil Akinade returns from suspension.
 
  • Kalen Spillane is available following his suspension, but Daryl Horgan will not feature at the Carlisle Grounds.
  • Neal Horgan is a doubt with a knee problem.
Derry City
vs Drogheda United

PROBABLE LINE-UPS

Doherty
Madden, S McEleney, McBride, Osborne
McEleney, Molloy, McNamee, Kavanagh
McDaid, Patterson
 
Roma
Sava
Hand, McNally, Byrne Prendergast
G Brennan, Brady, R Brennan, Daly, O'Conor
O'Brien
TEAM INFO
  • Kevin Deery and Stewart Greacen are manager Declan Devine's only absentees.
  • Rory Patterson has been passed fit.
 
  • Graham Rusk misses out again through injury, while Gary O'Neil is also sidelined.
  • Shane Grimes misses out through suspension.
Dundalk
vs Sligo Rovers

PROBABLE LINE-UPS

Roma
Cherrie
Sullivan, Rossiter, Gartland, Shields
Meenan, Towell, O'Donnell, Dillon
Hoban, Byrne
 
Roma

Rogers
Keane, Peers, E McMillan, Davoren
Lynch, Cawley, Ndo, Djilali, Cretaro
Elding
TEAM INFO
  • John Mountney is a doubt with an ankle injury, while Keith Ward is still sidelined.
  • Tiarnan Mulvenna misses out through suspension.
 
  • Ian Baraclough will have to do without Ross Gaynor, Pascal Millien, and David McMillan, who are all injured.
  • Danny North is doubtful.
Limerick
vs UCD

PROBABLE LINE-UPS

Ryan
Kelly, O'Callaghan, Williams, Folan
Galbraith, Bradley, O'Leary, Gamble, Gaffney
Curran
 

Barron
Morrison, Douglas, Boyle, O'Connor
Benson, Burke, Russell, Creevy, Walsh
Clarke

TEAM INFO
  • Shane Tracy could be out for up to six weeks with a knee injury.
  • Stephen McGann is also sidelined.
  • Shaun Kelly and David O'Leary return from suspension.
 
  • Aymen Ben Mohamed misses out with a foot problem.
  • Mark Langtry and James Kavanagh are suspended for the trip to Thomond.
St Patrick's Athletic
vs Shelbourne

PROBABLE LINE-UPS

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

Hanley
Shortall, Andrews, Gartland, Flynn
McGlynn, Gannon, Hanlon, Cronin, Brennan
Kelly
TEAM INFO
  • Shane McFaul is the only confirmed absentee, although John Russell is a doubt.
 
  • Paul Crowley, Mark Leech, and Jack Memery all miss out through injury.
  • Robert Bayly is doubtful.

Bet of the weekend

Dundalk to beat Sligo Rovers at 21/10
Tonight's game at Oriel Park could be crucial in deciding where both of these clubs end up, and Dundalk might edge out their title rivals. Ian Baraclough is missing a number of key players while the Lilywhites' home advantage could see a narrow win for Stephen Kenny's side.

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