Ryan Brennan’s crucial penalty miss at Oriel Park summed up in two cracking pictures 5 years ago

Ryan Brennan’s crucial penalty miss at Oriel Park summed up in two cracking pictures

How important is this going to be in the Airtricity League title race?

Dundalk ended up claiming what could end up being a vital point against Shamrock Rovers this evening but it could all have been so different had Ryan Brennan converted a penalty for Pat Fenlon’s men in the second half.

‘Keeper Peter Cherrie was adjudged to have brought down Karl Sheppard in the area and from the resultant spot-kick, former Drogheda United man Brennan slipped at the vital moment and sent his effort flying over the bar to leave the sides tied at 0-0, which is how the game finished after 90 minutes.

Shamrock Rovers's Ryan Brennan lies on the ground after missing a penalty 13/10/2014

Dundalk goalkeeper Peter Cherrie celebrates with Andy Boyle after Shamrock Rovers' Ryan Brennan misses a penalty 13/10/2014

After that result, Dundalk move one point clear of Cork City at the top of the table but the Leesiders are very much back in the race with only two games remaining.

Should Dundalk and Cork City win against Bray and Bohs respectively this Friday evening, then a fascinating winner-takes all encounter awaits in Oriel Park seven days later.

It ain’t over yet folks.

Pics via Inpho/Morgan Treacy