Match Info

Date: 24/05/2019
Kick-Off: 7:45pm
Competition: League
Venue: Oriel Park

Officials

Referee: Paul McLaughlin
Assistants: Alan Sherlock and Declan Toland
4th Official: Ben Connolly

Dundalk vs St Patrick's Athletic

For the second time in the space of five days, Dundalk ground out another late victory with Sean Hoare's last-minute winner breaking St Patrick's Athletic's resolve at Oriel Park.

After seeing off Bohemians with a 96th-minute penalty on Monday night, Vinny Perth's side had to dig deep again and a chunk of good fortune helped them maintain their place at the top of the table.

With the clock showing 90 minutes, Michael Duffy's corner bounced around the penalty area but Kevin Toner's attempted clearance cannoned off Hoare and flew into the top corner, sparking scenes of jubilation.

The visitors created the first real chance of a poor first half when Simon Madden's delivery found Mikey Drennan but he couldn't keep his header on target. Pats' top scorer should have done even better six minutes later when he met Rhys McCabe's free but, again, his effort posed no real danger to Gary Rogers.

Dundalk continued to look flat with Sean Murray's free-kick, which was tipped around the post by Brendan Clarke, the closest they came in the opening half an hour. They did show signs of chugging into gear as the half ended with John Mountney heading over at the far post and Murray curling one into Clarke's arms.

The introduction of Jordan Flores at the break injected real purpose and Ian Bermingham did extremely well to hook a vicious Dean Jarvis cross behind with a number of white shirts ready to pounce.

Dundalk continued to work the left flank and Michael Duffy saw a deflected effort creep wide of the post with Clarke rooted to the spot. The Lilywhites winger then prodded a Patrick McEleney ball across the face of goal when it looked easier to score.

Pat's struggled to make an impression in the final third but they almost landed a sucker punch in the 68th minute when Drennan let fly from close-range but Jarvis was on hand to make a hugely important block.

Perth introduced Georgie Kelly as Dundalk went to an orthodox 4-4-2 but Harry Kenny's side remained disciplined and both Kevin Toner and Jamie Lennon showcased their stubbornness by throwing themselves at Patrick Hoban and Jarvis respectively in the final 15 minutes.

It looked like they had done enough to take something from the game when Kelly glanced a Duffy corner just wide in the 88th minute but Lady Luck turned her back on the Saints and flashed a broad grin at Hoare just two minutes later to keep Dundalk ahead of the pack on goal difference.

© rte.ie


Date Competition Home Team Away Team
May, 24th 2019LeagueDundalk1St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
October, 5th 2018LeagueDundalk1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
April, 30th 2018LeagueDundalk5St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
September, 1st 2017LeagueDundalk6St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
March, 18th 2017LeagueDundalk3St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
June, 24th 2016LeagueDundalk2St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
April, 18th 2016LeagueCupDundalk0St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
August, 17th 2015LeagueDundalk4St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
March, 20th 2015LeagueDundalk3St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
February, 28th 2015PresidentsCupDundalk2St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
Date Competition Home Team Away Team
May, 24th 2019LeagueDundalk1St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
May, 10th 2019LeagueDerry City1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
April, 29th 2019LeagueShamrock Rovers1St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
April, 22nd 2019LeagueFinn Harps0St Patrick's Athletic2REPORT
April, 12th 2019LeagueCork City1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
March, 29th 2019LeagueBohemians1St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
March, 15th 2019LeagueWaterford2St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
March, 1st 2019LeagueUCD1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
February, 22nd 2019LeagueSligo Rovers0St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
February, 1st 2019FriendlyShelbourne0St Patrick's Athletic3REPORT
Date Competition Home Team Away Team
May, 24th 2019LeagueDundalk1St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
April, 5th 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Dundalk0REPORT
April, 1st 2019LeagueCupSt Patrick's Athletic1Dundalk2REPORT
October, 5th 2018LeagueDundalk1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
September, 3rd 2018LeinsterSnrCupSt Patrick's Athletic1Dundalk0REPORT
July, 6th 2018LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Dundalk3REPORT
April, 30th 2018LeagueDundalk5St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
April, 9th 2018LeagueCupSt Patrick's Athletic4Dundalk4REPORT
March, 12th 2018LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic0Dundalk0REPORT
September, 1st 2017LeagueDundalk6St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
Date Competition Home Team Away Team
May, 24th 2019LeagueDundalk1St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
May, 21st 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Derry City0REPORT
May, 17th 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Bohemians1REPORT
May, 10th 2019LeagueDerry City1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
May, 3rd 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic0Waterford3REPORT
April, 29th 2019LeagueShamrock Rovers1St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
April, 26th 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic2UCD0REPORT
April, 22nd 2019LeagueFinn Harps0St Patrick's Athletic2REPORT
April, 19th 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic2Sligo Rovers1REPORT
April, 15th 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Derry City3REPORT