Dundalk have had to settle for a point from tonight's Airtricity League Premier Division clash with Shamrock Rovers.
The League of Ireland champions had to come from a goal down to draw 1-1 at Oriel Park, which leaves them five points clear at the top of the table.
However Cork City have a game in hand on the Lilywhites.
A mistake by Dundalk keeper Gary Rogers allowed Rovers to take the lead in the 33rd minute as Gary Shaw put the Hoops ahead.
But Brian Gartland grabbed a vital equaliser for the league leaders in the 59th minute when he fired the ball home from just six yards out.