Substitute Kian Leavy got Shelbourne’s season underway and continued with late winners as the Bohemians could only blame themselves as they finished with 10 men at Tolka Park.
Declan Devine’s Gypsies, who came top of the Premier Division table, were the better side until Dylan Connolly was sent off in the 67th minute.
Connolly had a clear counter-attack before being stopped by a brilliant tackle from a retreating John Ross Wilson.
The Bohemian winger rose to his feet in frustration before physically checking right-back Shelbourne out of Northern Ireland referee Arnold Hunter, a minor option. but had to show him a red card
Shelbourne then won Derby in 78 minutes.
Wilson’s cross was only partially cleared by Kacper Radkowski with the ball landing at Leavy.
Borrower Reading, 20, cut past Chris. Tvardeck before firing low into the bottom left corner of James Talbot’s net.
Main striker Sean Boyd is temporarily out of action. due to groin surgery Chelsea had to recover before the game when Mattie Attacking midfielder Smith has been ruled out. Winger Shane Farrell is back in the only change from the defeat at St Pat’s last week.
Unchanged from their last win over Dundalk at Dalymount, the Bohemians started with plenty of goals.
But it was Chelsea’s more direct approach that saw the first goal six minutes later.
Jack Moylan’s clever feet overcame the heading corner clearly, but only Mark Coyle, under his first drive, flew well over the top.
Good passing, Bohemians could take the lead on their first attack seven minutes later.
Jonathan Afolabi spins Shels captain Luke Byrne into Paddy Kirk’s ball in the inside left field.
when he reached the far pole Connolly should have found a cross target instead of slicing wide.
It was the 28th minute of a very competitive derby before our first shot on target, Bohemians midfielder Adam McDonnell threading a loose pass 30 yards out. which goes straight into Conor’s arm Kearnes in the home goal
Moylan’s trick opened up Bohs again at the other end. His cross was cleared by the well positioned Grant Horton.
Boh’s defender was then fortunate to not get a yellow card for yelling at Evan Caffrey.
Tyreke Wilson’s bravery from the dead ball was not poisonous enough to punish the visitors. Because the resulting free kick has both distance and accuracy. but lacks the strength to defeat James Talbot.
Bohemians had a lot of possession on the ball at the start. But almost an hour before they caused Cairns trouble, Ali Coote recovered to squeeze a save at the right post from goalkeeper Shelbourne. Before the drama arrives in the last quarter .
Shelbourne: Conor Kearns; Paddy Barrett, Luke Byrne, Gavin Molloy ; John Ross Wilson, Mark Coyle (Cameron Ledwidge, 49’s), JJ Luney, Tyreke Wilson ; Shane Farrell (Kian Levi, 59′), Evan Caffrey (Brian McManus, 86′), Jack Moylan (Kyle Robinson, 86′).
Bohemians: James Talbot; Keith Buckley, Grant Horton, Kasper Rudkowski, Paddy Kirk (James McManus H-T); Adam McDonnell (John O’Sullivan, ’90), Jordan Flores; Dylan Connolly, Ali Koute (Chris Tvardeck, 70’s), Declan McDeid (James Akintunde, 70’s); Jonathan Afolabi (Dean Williams, n.77)
Referee: Arnold Hunter (Northern Ireland)