Airtricity League round-up: Dundalk extend their lead from Cork at the top

The Airtricity League resumed tonight after its summer break, with Dundalk retaining their spot at the top of the Premier Division table.

Ciaran Kilduff and Ronan Finn netted for the reigning League champions in the second half of their tie against St Patrick's Athletic to seal a 2-0 win.

Dundalk's Ronan Finn celebrates scoring. Pic: INPHO/Morgan Treacy
Dundalk's Ronan Finn celebrates scoring. Pic: INPHO/Morgan Treacy

There were scoreless draws between Bray Wanderers and Sligo Rovers, and Shamrock Rovers and Cork City.

The latter result means that City slip three points behind leaders Dundalk.

Longford Town lost to Finn Harps 2-0, with the visitors’ goals coming from Josh Mailey and Tony McNamee.

Bohemians drew 1-1 with Galway United, as Ismahil Akinade’s early goal for Bohs was cancelled out by Ryan Connolly.

Finally, Nathan Boyle’s 18th-minute strike for Derry City separated the Brandywell hosts and Wexford Youths.

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