Five things you might have missed from the weekend

15th November 2023

Here are five things you might have missed after another busy weekend across the SSE Airtricity Premier Division and SSE Airtricity First Division. Sligo Rovers appoint new manager Sligo Rovers appointed Gerard Lyttle as their new manager on Friday.

The latest week of SSE Airtricity League and EA SPORTS Cup action has seen Cork City FC extend their lead at the top of the table, while the EA Sports Cup quarter final draw takes place today.

After an action-packed weekend on, here is five things you might have missed...

1. Brandon Miele double ensures Rovers progress

The Shamrock Rovers youngster came to the forefront for Stephen Bradley’s men as they saw off rivals Bohemians in the EA Sports Cup on Friday.

The Tallaght Stadium crowd was treated to two second half strikes from the former Irish youth international, confirming Rovers’ place in the EA Sports Cup quarter final draw on Tuesday evening.

However, Bradley suggests there is more to come from his player, in his post match comments here.

2. Dundalk see off UCD in penalties

Dundalk defender Sean Hoare and midfielder Conor Clifford spoke about the team spirit within the squad during their post match interviews after their side’s 6-5 penalty shootout victory over UCD.

Hoare was unhappy with his side’s first half showing, admitting that it took a UCD goal before the Dundalk team began to perform.

Clifford scored his first Dundalk goal during what was a difficult night for Dundalk. He expressed his delight at his side’s progression into the EA Sports Cup quarter-final, while also suggesting how important Dundalk’s meeting with Bohemians is this Friday.

Listen to the player interviews here...

3. Karl Sheppard's wonder strike against Bohemians

Cork City set a club winning streak record after their 2-0 win over Bohs in Dalymount Park on Friday.

Sheppard said it “was not my worst goal”, about his stunning strike towards the end of the first half. The ball broke to Sheppard after being cleared from a corner before his volley ended up in the top right corner of Shane Supple’s goal.

The winning streak continued for Cork City after a comprehensive 3-0 victory over Limerick in the EA Sports Cup, placing them in the quarter-final draw of the competition.

Watch Karl’s fantastic strike here...

4. McCabe ready to rock Rovers

McCabe has netted nine times for his side this season making him the top scorer in the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division. The former Rovers man will be looking to extend his personal tally against his old club for Bray in the Carlisle Grounds on Friday.

McCabe spent five seasons in Tallaght before re-signing for Bray, a club he was with at the start of his professional career.

The Wicklow side will be looking to extend their run of good league form which sees them sitting in third place in the Premier Division.

SSE Airtricity League reporter Tom Clancy writes on Gary McCabe’s start to the season here...

5. Fuad already a Sule star at Bohemians

Fuad Sule’s performances for the Dalymount outfit have deservedly seen him praised. The former St. Patricks man has now seen comparisons to Chelsea star N’Golo Kante and former Real Madrid midfielder Claude Makelele thrown his way.

Despite such comparisons, the midfielder remains level headed, suggesting that he has more to offer to his side.  

Sule is certainly one of a number of young talents in the league to keep an eye on for the remainder of the season.

SSE Airtricity League reporter Darryl Geraghty speaks to Fuad Sule here...