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Graham Burke the stand out man as Shamrock Rovers defeat champions Cork City in Tallaght Stadium

Shamrock Rovers made light work of champions Cork City in Tallaght Stadium last night as they defeated John Caulfield’s men 3-0.

Graham Burke got off the mark after only three minutes with a wonder strike to put the Dublin side ahead.

He was involved with the next goal too as his cross was headed in by Ethan Boyle to double Rovers advantage.

Centre back Roberto Lopes finished Cork off late on as he tucked away the third goal for Stephen Bradley’s men to give his side a win they have been fighting for over the last few weeks.

John Caulfield said after the game, “We we’re second best by a long way. Rovers played really well, and they’ve a team to win the league. We conceded after three minutes and then they score two more from set pieces. We have no excuses and need to get our act together for Saturday.”

SHAMROCK ROVERS: Kevin Horgan; Ethan Boyle, Roberto Lopes, Lee Grace, Joey O’Brien; Greg Bolger, Aaron Bolger, Sean Kavanagh, Ronan Finn (Brandon Miele 81), Graham Burke; Gary Shaw.

CORK CITY: Mark McNulty; Colm Horgan, Conor McCarthy, Sean McLoughlin, Danny Kane (Jimmy Keohane 46); Conor McCormack (c) (Karl Sheppard 46), Gearoid Morrissey (Josh O’Hanlon 67); Barry McNamee, Kieran Sadlier, Garry Buckley; Graham Cummins.

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2 thoughts on “Graham Burke the stand out man as Shamrock Rovers defeat champions Cork City in Tallaght Stadium

  1. aaron Bolger has really made things happen in the middle. the new formation seems to have improved Greg Bolger and Ronan Finn too. Boyle looks more comfortable at wing back. Horgan has been top notch in goal and Joey Obrien exudes a confidence and composure that spreads through the ranks. No pointless long balls from him. Lee Grace looks good beside him too. Pity we waited this long to make these changes

  2. Looks better, and a great win but we won’t hold our breath, knowing how inconsistent the team can be and the number of games lost already. John Caulfield said Rovers have a team to win the League and I agree, but they are too far behind already. great to be building for the future, but what’s wrong with trying to win the League in the present?

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