2010 St Patrick's Athletic F.C. season

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St Patricks Athletic F.C.
2010 season
Chairman Republic of Ireland Garrett Kelleher
Manager Republic of Ireland Pete Mahon
Premier Division 5th
FAI Cup Semi Final (Eliminated by Shamrock Rovers)
EA Sports Cup Quarter Final (Eliminated by Sligo Rovers)
Setanta Cup Final (Runners up to Bohemians
Leinster Senior Cup First Round (Eliminated by Drogheda United)
Top goalscorer League: Faherty (14)
All: Faherty (19)
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

The 2010 season is St. Patricks Athletic F.C.'s 81st year in existence, and their 59th year in the top division. The previous season the Saints finished 7th, failing to qualify for any European Competition.

Pre-season[edit]

When the 2009 season finished, St Pats underwent a revamp. Most of the squad from the 2009 season was let go, only 5 players from 2009 were kept for 2010.

On 9 December Pete Mahon was appointed manager after successfully leading the Saints out of relegation trouble last season.[1] Pete Mahon signed 13 players during pre-season, creating a good deal of excitement amongst the fans.

The team spent a weekend in Wexford were they defeated Wexford Youths 3-0. Up next were 2 home friendlies against Longford Town F.C., 3-1 and Limerick F.C., 1-1. These were followed by 2 away matches against Waterford United F.C., 0-0 and Bray Wanderers F.C., 1-3.

Team kit[edit]

On 15 January it was announced that St Pats secured a kit deal with Umbro to add 4 years onto the deal already in place.[2] Nissan were announced as the new main sponsors of the club after the deal with Paddy Power ran out. A new home and away jersey were issued for the 2010 season.

First-team squad[edit]

No. Name Nationality Position Date Of Birth (Age) Signed From Notes
Goalkeepers
1 Gary Rogers Republic of Ireland GK (1981-09-25) 25 September 1981 (age 32) Galway United
20 Dan Connor Republic of Ireland GK (1981-01-31) 31 January 1981 (age 33) Cork City (left in July)
20 Chris Bennion Scotland GK (1980-08-30) 30 August 1980 (age 34) Athlone Town (signed in July)
30 Paul Hunt England GK (1990-04-06) 6 April 1990 (age 24) Youth System
Defenders
2 Derek Pender Republic of Ireland RB (1984-10-02) 2 October 1984 (age 29) Bray Wanderers
3 Ian Bermingham Republic of Ireland LB (1989-01-08) 8 January 1989 (age 25) Shamrock Rovers
4 Conor Kenna Republic of Ireland CB (1984-11-21) 21 November 1984 (age 29) Drogheda United
5 Shane Guthrie Republic of Ireland CB (1984-12-11) 11 December 1984 (age 29) Galway United
6 Damien Lynch Republic of Ireland RB (1979-07-31) 31 July 1979 (age 35) Drogheda United Captain
16 Neil Harney Republic of Ireland RB (1991-02-20) 20 February 1991 (age 23) Youth System
19 Noel Haverty Republic of Ireland CB (1989-02-24) 24 February 1989 (age 25) Youth System
Midfielders
7 David McAllister Republic of Ireland CM (1988-12-29) 29 December 1988 (age 25) Shelbourne
8 Stuart Byrne Republic of Ireland CM (1976-11-04) 4 November 1976 (age 37) Drogheda United Vice captain
12 James O'Brien Republic of Ireland CM (1990-06-08) 8 June 1990 (age 24) Bradford City (signed in July)
14 Brian Cash Republic of Ireland RW (1982-11-24) 24 November 1982 (age 31) Sligo Rovers
15 Gareth Coughlan Republic of Ireland LW (1990-05-02) 2 May 1990 (age 24) Bray Wanderers
17 Dave Mulcahy Republic of Ireland CM (1978-01-28) 28 January 1978 (age 36) Bray Wanderers
18 Conor Sinnott Republic of Ireland CM (1986-01-19) 19 January 1986 (age 28) Wexford Youths (left in July)
21 Ryan Guy United States RW (1985-09-05) 5 September 1985 (age 29) University of San Diego
25 Derek Doyle Republic of Ireland LW (1986-04-30) 30 April 1986 (age 28) Shelbourne
Strikers
9 Alex Williams Scotland ST (1983-01-15) 15 January 1983 (age 31) Dundalk (left in July)
9 Danny North (signed in July) England ST (1987-09-07) 7 September 1987 (age 27) Alfreton Town (signed in July)
10 Vinny Faherty Republic of Ireland ST (1987-06-13) 13 June 1987 (age 27) Galway United
11 Paul Byrne Republic of Ireland ST (1986-05-19) 19 May 1986 (age 28) Bray Wanderers
Andy Haran Republic of Ireland ST (1991-01-05) 5 January 1991 (age 23) Youth System On loan at Shelbourne

Match results[edit]

League of Ireland[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Shamrock Rovers (C) 36 19 10 7 57 34 +23 67 2011–12 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round
2 Bohemians 36 19 10 7 50 29 +21 67 2011–12 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round
3 Sligo Rovers 36 17 12 7 61 36 +25 63 2011–12 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round 1
4 Sporting Fingal 36 16 14 6 62 38 +24 62 2011–12 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round 1
5 St Patrick's Athletic 36 16 9 11 55 33 +22 57
6 Dundalk 36 14 6 16 46 50 −4 48
7 UCD 36 11 8 17 47 54 −7 41
8 Galway United 36 9 11 16 38 59 −21 38 Relegation play-off
9 Bray Wanderers 36 6 9 21 35 72 −37 27
10 Drogheda United (R) 36 4 9 23 30 74 −44 21 Relegation to First Division

Source: soccerway.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1Sligo Rovers have qualified for the second qualification round of the 2011–12 UEFA Europa League by combined virtue of playing in the 2010 FAI Cup against Champions League-bound team Shamrock Rovers and their league placement. Sporting Fingal took over the first qualifying round spot.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

      Win       Draw       Loss

Leinster Senior Cup[edit]

First Round[edit]

EA Sports Cup[edit]

Second Round[edit]

Quarter Final[edit]

References[edit]