Dundalk look to be a side that have found their groove as they followed up their win on the road against Derry City during the week by beating Bohemian FC 2-0 in Dalymount Park. Pat Hoban gave them the lead after four minutes with Sean Hoare getting the second seven minutes from time.
Two points behind them are the reigning Premier Division champions Cork City who were 4-0 winners against bottom side Bray Wanderers in Turner’s Cross. Jimmy Keohane, Sean McLoughlin, Graham Cummins and Garry Buckley with the goals.
In what has to be considered a stunning upset struggling Limerick FC beat third place side Waterford FC 6-3 in the Regional Sports Centre. Danny Morrissey scored twice inside the opening quarter hour to give Limerick the lead and Waterford’s woes were compounded further as they were reduced to ten when Stanley Aborah was sent off in the 19th minute. Karl O’Sullivan, Mark O’Sullivan, Barry Maguire and Billy Dennehy got the other goals for Limerick. Courtney Duffus scored a brace for Waterford with Rory Feely getting the other. That was their first home league defeat of the season.
Derry City had suffered their first home defeat since they returned to the Brandywell in their last game against Dundalk and they seemed to have a hangover from that game as they were beaten 5-2 by St. Patrick’s Athletic in Richmond Park. Jake Keegan, Conan Byrne, Kevin Toner, Thomas Byrne and Darragh Markey with their goals. Rory Patterson and Darren Cole with the goals for Derry. St. Pat’s now leap frog Derry and go up into 4th in the table. Sligo Rovers remain 8th in the table after they played out a goal-less draw with Shamrock Rovers in the Showgrounds.
In the First Division UCD remain at the top after they had a routine win against Athlone Town in the Belfield Bowl. They won 3-0 with their goals coming from George Kelly, Jason McCelland and David O’Connor.
Drogheda United are still second thanks to their 2-0 win over Wexford FC in United Park. Chris Lyons and Sean Brennan got the goals with Brennan’s coming from the penalty spot.
Finn Harps lost a bit of ground on the front runners after they were beaten 1-0 in Finn Park by Cobh Ramblers with Cian Leonard getting the game’s only goal.
Longford Town and Shelbourne FC drew 1-1 in the City Calling Stadium. Longford’s all-time leading goalscorer gave Shelbourne the lead as he scored against his former club. Dylan McGlade earned a point for the home side.
Galway United rounded off the weekend’s action as they won 2-1 away against Cabinteely in Stradbrook in Sunday afternoon. Robbie Williams and Marc Ludden got their goals with Keith Dalton scoring for the home side.