Shamrock lift shield for 20th time
On a fine summer afternoon at Aviva Stadium, Shamrock Rovers' Robbie Keane lead his squad to their record 20th Irish Shield after a 3-1 victory over Derry City.
Winger Jim Mulholland got the Hoops off to a flyer by scoring a deftly executed on 8 minutes. Derry goalkeeper Gerard Doherty ensured things went from bad to worse for the candystripers on 32 minutes with an own goal. Dean Wittenburg pulled one back for Derry after 59 minutes with a placed shot. Sylvan Ebanks-Blake would close the scoring of the match in the 88th with an exicuted finish.