With the celebrations still in full swing around him at Oriel Park after Dundalk’s title-clinching 3-2 victory over Shamrock Rovers on Monday night, Vinny Perth took the opportunity to reveal that replicating Derry City’s unique 1989 treble was something he and his players had consciously set as a target at the start of this season.
Still holding maximum points in the league, but smarting from defeat by Drogheda United in the Setanta Cup, champions Sligo Rovers travel to Richmond Park to take on third-placed St Patrick’s Athletic in the big game of the night in the Airtricity Premier Division (kick-off 7:05pm, live on RTE 2).
While the majority of leagues take a break for the duration of international blocs, there’s no such rest for Airtricity League clubs, with a full list of fixtures down for decision today and tomorrow – even if the cruel weather might still force a couple of cancellations.
Cork City bid to stretch their unbeaten run in all competitions this season to seven when they take on Bray Wanderers at the Carlisle Grounds this evening, but manager Tommy Dunne will have to plan without key defender Dan Murray, ruled out because of work commitments.
SLIGO ROVERS know they need to end their recent poor form against Bohemians to keep their Premier Division title challenge on course at the Showgrounds this evening (7.45pm), the Gypsies having only lost once to the Bit O’Red in the league since Pat Fenlon became manager in 2008.