2018-09-14 Cabinteely v Shelbourne

The final League of Ireland First Division match at Stradbrook in the 2018 season, Cabinteely played host to Dublin rivals Shelbourne. The Shels were the closest in the first half as an effort rebounded off the Cabinteely far post with the goalie beaten but the half ended goalless. However, on 53 minutes, John Ross Wilson put a cross into the box which evaded everybody and found it’s way into the net for the opener. This seemed to boost the visitors and they played a neat passing game and looked more than comfortable. However, the hosts were back on level terms shortly after as on 65 minutes Dean Casey broke away and coolly slotted past the onrushing keeper to the delight of the home support. The game simmered out and both teams settled for a point.