1. Bradley praises players after win over Dundalk Stephen Bradley was full of praise for his young Shamrock Rovers side after they saw off reigning champions Dundalk in Tallaght Stadium on Friday. First-half goals from the impressive Ronan Finn and
1. Bradley praises players after win over Dundalk
Stephen Bradley was full of praise for his young Shamrock Rovers side after they saw off reigning champions Dundalk in Tallaght Stadium on Friday.
First-half goals from the impressive Ronan Finn and a header from David McAllister set Rovers up for the 2-1 victory over the Louth side. Bradley was particularly impressed with the bravery his side had shown, stating how important it was that they pressed Dundalk high and avoided conceding a late goal.
2. Mahon disappointed after late Galway United goal
Drogheda United conceded a 91st minute equaliser to draw 2-2 at home against Galway United.
The home side held the lead at half time after an early goal from Adam Wixted but Galway replied with a Padraic Cunningham goal in the 81st minute to level things up. Drogheda thought they had won it when Wixted scored his second of the game in the 89th minute, but Jesse Devers stunned the home crowd as they replied just moments later as the game ended 2-2.
Drogs manager Pete Mahon was disappointed with his sides draw when he spoke after the match.
3. John Caulfield refuses to dream despite 100% league record
Cork City moved 14 points clear of nearest challengers Bray Wanderers after their 5-0 victory over Finn Harps.
The Leesiders have been in sensational form throughout the season but manager John Caulfield won’t let his side become complacent.
In his post match comments Caulfield discussed how important it is to remain focused, before praising his players after their 12th consecutive league victory.
4. Harry Kenny frustrated despite moving ahead of Dundalk into 2nd place
Bray Wanderers manager Harry Kenny was frustrated after his side’s 1-1 draw with St. Patrick’s Athletic on Friday.
It was a feeling of two points left behind for the Wicklow side who dominated the first half and had opportunities to score late on in the game.
Despite the draw, Bray move into 2nd place behind Cork City, before they travel to Finn Harps this Friday.
5. Waterford return to the top of the SSE Airtricity League First Division table
A first-half header from Mark O’Sullivan gave Waterford a 1-0 win over Shelbourne to put them back to the top of the SSE Airtricity League First Division table.
Waterford FC’s goalkeeper Matthew Connor was delighted with the clean sheet as he spoke about the boost such a win can provide.
Connor is hoping that the win will give Waterford confidence as they prepare for a South-East derby with neighbours Wexford FC on Friday.