The first Munster derby of the new SSE Airtricity League Premier Division season is all about showing ‘bouncebackability’, with both Cork City and Waterford smarting from defeats on the opening night and anxious to get their first points on the board at Turner’s Cross this evening.
Damien Delaney has started pre-season as a Waterford player determined to learn the lessons from a challenging six months at Cork City which saw the 37-year-old “hit a brick wall”, as he puts it, before eventually parting company with his hometown club in early December.
Dundalk’s ‘bouncebackability’ will be put to the test against Limerick at the Market’s Field tonight, as the Premier Division leaders resume their quest to dethrone champions Cork City who currently trail them by just three points.
With Cork City not in action until tomorrow when they play host to Limerick, Dundalk will travel to Waterford this evening looking to convert their superior goal difference into a clear points advantage at the top of the Premier Division table.
As if this comeback win for Waterford didn’t provide enough drama to be going on with, an extraordinary night ended with two players from each side and both managers being sent off in time added on as tempers boiled over at the RSC.