Dundalk will enter cup final week in fine voice and song following a dominant 3-0 win over St. Patricks Athletic. At the beginning of the season, it looked as if this game could have decided the title, St. Pat's had assembled a squad that was fit toDundalk will enter cup final week in fine voice and song following a dominant 3-0 win over St. Patricks Athletic. At the beginning of the season, it looked as if this game could have decided the title, St. Pat's had assembled a squad that was fit to compete at the top of the table. Dundalk, however, will have used this game to give Vinny Perth much food for thought ahead of the FAI Cup Final, the return of John Mountney to the side was a welcome return and his assist for the first goal scored by Massey laid a marker down that the Boy from Bohola was back in action. The man who has deputised for Mountney in his absence Daniel Kelly did himself all the favours in the world with a well-taken goal following a top class assist from Robbie Benson. Dundalk was clicking into that elusive fifth gear. Any illusions that Dundalk was not treating games as serious now were all but evaporated. Despite St Patricks Athletic and the impressive Chris Forrester looking like they could spoil the party in waiting at Oriel were denied by Gary Rogers who looks as if he is the fine wine of the side - better with age and increase in value in the side. As Dundalk rang in the changes the game never lost its tempo and spark, this was the perfect game to set them for a cup final. O'Donnell's high tempo pressing game forced Dundalk to play to their key strengths. Patrick Hoban was due a goal and while it looked as if it took a nick off Clarke and the ball was close to being pulled off the line the goal did stand. Georige Kelly signed the night off with a goal that shows his towering height and strength gives Dundalk a different dynamic. The Aviva Stadium...here comes Dundalk again.
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