A night that began with the Manchester United players sheltering on the floor of the team bus as the vehicle was attacked by bottles and other missiles on its way to the Boleyn Ground ended with Louis Van Gaal’s side crestfallen at having lost control of the race to finish fourth.
With their closest rivals Cork City not playing Sligo Rovers until tomorrow, Dundalk will be looking to strike the psychological blow of extending their lead at the top of the SSE Airtricity League to nine points – at least for 24 hours – when they host Longford Town at Oriel Park this evening.
Four of the top five go head to head in the SSE Airtricity League tonight with leaders Dundalk away to fifth-placed St Patrick’s Athletic and second taking on third as Cork City host Shamrock Rovers at Turner’s Cross.
League of Ireland: With leaders Dundalk not in action until tomorrow, Cork City and Shamrock Rovers will both be hoping to make at least temporary inroads into the champions’ lead in the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division tonight.
CON SHEEHAN (Clonmel BC),the defending champion, andthe new pretender to the throne, Tommy McCarthy (Oliver Plunkett, Belfast), served up the best performance of an action packed weekend when they met in the quarter finals of the heavyweight division at the Elite national boxing championships at the National Stadium on Saturday night.