|President’s Cup 2021||HT||FT||Pens||Scorers (Time) – At Tallaght Stadium 12 March 2021|
|Shamrock Rovers||(1)||1||3||Liam Scales (45)|
|Dundalk||(1)||1||4||Sonny Nattestad (42)|
Alessio Abibi’s heroics in goal during the Penalty Shootout gained Dundalk the 2021 FAI President’s Cup after he saved two penalties in their 4-3 penalty shootout victory over Shamrock Rovers. The 10-men Lilywhites went ahead after 42 minutes of the traditional curtain-raiser to the season between the League and FAI Cup Champions, after Sonny Nattestad put them ahead, heading in a Patrick McEleny cross, only for Liam Scales to equalise for Shamrock Rovers just before half-time. Nattestad turned Villain shortly afterwards when sent off for a reckless challenge, but Rovers could not find a break-through in the 90 minutes before Abibi’s heroics in goal during the penalty shootout which Dundalk won 4-3.
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Thanks to Tom Gallagher.
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