SSE Airtricity League Roundup: Galway Shock Dundalk as Cork Continue Winning Streak

Galway United recorded their first win in this season’s SSE Airtricity League Premier Division as they defeated reigning champions Dundalk 2-1 at Eamon Deasy Park. Goals from Vinny Faherty and Gary Shanahan either side of a strike from David McMillan gave them the win with Shanahan’s winner coming in the 93rd minute. That defeat means that Dundalk now trail Cork City by 12 points.

The Leesiders made it eleven league wins out of eleven as they beat third placed Bray Wanderers 2-1 at Turner’s Cross. Sean Maguire got the first from the penalty spot with John Dunleavy scoring the second. Derek Foran pulled a goal back in injury time for Bray.

They still don’t have a manager but it is having little effect on their season as Limerick remain 4th in the League. This week they drew 1-1 away to Shamrock Rovers. Roberto Lopes gave the home side the lead with Limerick’s in form Brazilian striker Rodrigo Tosi levelling on the stroke of full time.

Gerard Lyttle began his tenure as manager of Sligo Rovers with a 1-1 draw away to Drogheda United. Gareth McCaffrey had given the home side the lead with Jonah Ayunga, who is on loan from Brighton, equalising for Rovers with his second goal of the season. In between the goals Kieran Sadlier had a penalty for Rovers saved by Drogheda keeper Stephen McGuinness.

Derry City are now six league games without a win as they drew 2-2 with St. Patrick’s Athletic but they did twice come from behind and remain 5th in the table. Kurtis Byrne and Conan Byrne twice put the Super Saints in the lead with Ronan Curtis and Aaron McEneff equalising for Derry.

Goals from George Poynton and Oscar Brennan gave Bohemian FC a 2-0 win at Dalymount Park against Finn Harps. Harps finished with ten as Barry Molloy was sent off.

Cobh Ramblers are the new leaders in the First Division as Stephen Henderson’s side won 1-0 away against Shelbourne. Previous leaders Waterford were held to a 1-1 draw at home to UCD.

With only one promotion place up for grabs this season promises to be the most competitive in years. 4th place side Cabinteely drew 1-1 away to Wexford. Athlone Town’s rocky patch continues as following on from the parting of the ways with their manager Ricardo Monsanto last week, this week their former manager Colin Fortune who had been first team coach under Monsanto resigned. There was no comfort on the pitch as they were beaten 3-1 by neighbours Longford Town.