Last week was not a good one for Shamrock Rovers. The leaders lost during the week to their Dublin rivals Bohemian FC and then were beaten 2-1 by the reigning champions, Dundalk, in Oriel Park. Pat Hoban and Michael Duffy with the goals for Dundalk and Orhan Vojic pulling one back late on for Shamrock.
They got off to a better start this week though as they beat St. Patrick’s Athletic 1-0 in the Tallaght Stadium. Ronan Finn with the game’s only goal. Their lead though has been cut to four points as Dundalk won 3-0 away to Waterford FC. Michael Duffy with two while Jordan Flores got the other. The reigning champions have a game in hand on the leaders.
Bohs followed up their win against Shamrock by playing out a goalless draw with Waterford in Dalymount Park. They remain in good form as they went to the Brandywell last night and beat Derry City 2-0. Daniel Mandroiu and Dinny Corcoran with the goals.
John Caulfield is starting to come under some heavy criticism from Cork City supporters. They started off the weekend by losing 2-0 away to Derry City. Eoin Toal and Jamie McDonagh the scorers for the Candystripes. Last night they played out a 1-1 draw with bottom of the table Harps in Turner’s Cross. Kevin O’Connor gave them the lead with Keith Cowan earning a point for his side.
Harps had been minutes away from a first win of the season last Friday against their North- West rivals Sligo Rovers in the Showgrounds. Sean Boyd had given them the lead with Ronan Coughlan grabbing an equaliser from the penalty spot in the 90th minute for the home side.
Last night, Rovers were away to UCD in the Belfield Bowl. The Students went into the game on the back of a 2-0 defeat against St. Pat’s in Richmond Park. Ciaran Kelly and Mikey Drennan the scorers. There was no change in their fortunes as they lost by the same score against the side from the North-West. Dante Leverock got the first and Regan Donelon the second.
Despite being held to a 1-1 draw by Bray Wanderers in the Carlisle Grounds, Cabinteely lead the way in the First Division. Shelbourne are up to second as they comfortably disposed of Galway United beating them 3-0 in Tolka Park. The men from West have dropped to bottom after Wexford FC won 2-0 at home in Ferrycarrig against Athlone Town.
Drogheda United won 4-1 away against Cobh Ramblers in St. Colman’s Park whilst Longford Town remain the only unbeaten side across the two divisions. They won 1-0 against Longford Town in the City Calling Stadium.