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Date: 8 p.m. March 9, 2018
Venue: Oriel Park
Att: 3,563
TV: Eir Sport

Patrick Hoban 4' -
Scored: 4'


Robbie Benson 73' -
Peno Miss: 73'


Live Updates for Dundalk -v- Cork City

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90' + 4'

FULL TIME!

The game has ended between Dundalk and Cork City.

What an advertisement for the SSE Airtricity League that was. You couldn't take your eyes off that match for a split second, it really had everything. Dundalk showed a real aggressivness that simply wasn't there last season and have secured their first win against Cork City in eight attempts - the last of which came in 2016.

Niall Newberry signing out for Extratime.ie - we really do hope that you've enjoyed our coverage tonight.

90' + 3'

Substitution

Dean Jarvis replaces Jamie McGrath for Dundalk.

90' + 2'

Yellow Card

Chris Shields is booked for Dundalk.

90'

Substitution

Marco Tagbajumi replaces Pat Hoban for Dundalk.

89'

How on earth has Benson not scored there? He's done everything right, skipping past the challenge of several Cork defenders before somehow hitting the side-netting - we're into the last minute here.

87'

Yellow Card

Aaron Barry is booked for Cork City.

86'

Yellow Card

Karolis Chvedukas is booked for Dundalk.

84'

Michael Duffy really should've put this game to bed once and for all after Robbie Benson plays him through but he somehow fires wide - Dundalk could yet live to rue all of these missed chances.

79'

Substitution

Karolis Chvedukas replaces Ronan Murray for Dundalk.

78'

Substitution

Jimmy Keohane replaces Garry Buckley for Cork City.

73'

MISSED PENO!

Robbie Benson misses for Dundalk from the penalty spot.

Mark McNulty has reedemed himself for that earlier mistake by pushing Benson's penalty around the post.

73'

PENALTY TO DUNDALK

Aaron Barry fouls Robbie Benson - referee Paul McLaughlin hesitates before pointing to the spot.

69'

Dane Massey's rasping long range effort from the left is excellently tipped over by Mark McNulty.

66'

Great save from McNulty to deny Murray after a beautiful interchange between McGrath and Hoban but the Cork keeper again drops the ball from the resulting corner before Griffin clears.

63'

Jamie McGrath has more than justified his selection tonight but he really should've done better there, firing straight into the arms of Mark McNulty - Dundalk really do need that second goal.

62'

The official attendance here at Oriel Park is 3,563 - not bad considering this is a televised match.

59'

What a tackle from the industrious Chris Shields on Kieran Sadlier - he has been instrumental here.

56'

Patrick Hoban really should've made it 2-0 there but he somehow fires wide after being played through by Michael Duffy - that was a real let off for Cork, who have been hanging on here at times.

51'

Shane Griffin appears to have kicked out at Jamie McGrath after fouling the Dundalk winger - luckily for the Cork full-back, referee Paul McLaughlin did not spot that though tensions are high here.

50'

McNulty is on hand save from Ronan Murray after some neat build up play between Jamie McGrath and Michael Duffy - Dundalk have picked up right where they left off at the start of this second half.

50'

Michael Duffy goes close after firing an effort from the right just wide of Mark McNulty's near post.

46'

Second Half

The second half between Dundalk and Cork City has started.

45' + 2'

Half Time

It is half-time between Dundalk and Cork City.

45'

Dundalk almost double their lead right on the stroke of half-time after Ronan Murray's shot sails agonisingly wide of Mark McNulty's post - the hosts have been truly outstanding in this first half.

40'

An overhead kick from defender Sean Hoare of all people is easily collected by Mark McNulty.

33'

At the other end, Cork City almost equalise after Barry McNamee's effort is brilliantly saved by Gary Rogers before Daniel Cleary clears off the line from Kieran Sadlier's tries his luck from the rebound.

32'

Dundalk almost double their advantage after Michael Duffy whizzes past Barry McNamee before unleashing a low drive which had McNulty at full stretch - the hosts are looking very hungry here.

29'

Robbie Benson's effort after some lovely play from Jamie McGrath is never troubling McNulty.

27'

Kieran Sadlier again fires well wide for Cork City after Chris Shields was caught in possession.

22'

John Caulfield getting very animated here - he's been given a warning by fourth official Paul Tuite.

21'

Ronan Murray's low shot had looked goal bound but was deflected over the bar by Shane Griffin - nothing amounts from the resulting corner but this has been an entertaining first 20 minutes here.

21'

Substitution

Barry McNamee replaces Conor McCormack for Cork City.

18'

Yellow Card

Garry Buckley is booked for Cork City.

17'

Very audacious effort from Kieran Sadlier - who did score a screamer here in the President's Cup - however, this one goes well wide as Cork appear to be still reeling from that early concession.

13'

Dane Massey's low shot has produced a fine save from McNulty - nothing happens from the resulting corner but Dundalk will be absolutely delighted with the start they've made here.

12'

Steven Beattie has Cork City's first shot in anger but his effort sails well wide of Gary Rogers' post.

7'

Murray's free almost catches out McNulty again - not the most popular man in Dundalk by any means, he's had a horrid first seven minutes here and the home crowd are letting him know that.

6'

Yellow Card

Conor McCormack is booked for Cork City.

4'

GOAL!

Pat Hoban scores for Dundalk.

What an absolute howler from Mark McNulty - Hoban wins a free-kick after being fouled by Conor McCormack before the Dundalk forward taps home after Ronan Murray's free-kick is spilled by McNulty.

1'

GAME ON!

The game between Dundalk and Cork City has kicked off.

0'

Hello and welcome to Oriel Park for tonight's meeting between the big two in the SSE Airtricity League - Dundalk and Cork City. Keeping you updated tonight is Niall Newberry (Twitter @niallnewberry) as The Lilywhites look to claim their first win against The Leesiders since 2016.

The teams news here is that Dundalk make two changes from the side that hit Limerick for eight last time out with Sean Hoare and Jamie McGrath coming in for Stephen Folan and Dylan Connolly respectively - Cork are already four points ahead of the hosts coming into this match and also make two changes from their win over Sligo Rovers with Conor McCarthy and Garry Buckley coming in for Alan Bennett and Barry McNamee.



Photo Gallery for Dundalk -v- Cork City



Dundalk
Gary Rogers
Goalkeeper
Dane Massey
Defender
Sean Hoare
Defender
Sean Gannon
Defender
Daniel Cleary
Defender
Chris Shields
90Booked: 90'
Midfielder
Jamie McGrath
90'
90Subbed Off: 90'
Midfielder
Michael Duffy
Midfielder
Robbie Benson
73Peno Miss: 73'
Midfielder
Ronan Murray
79'
79Subbed Off: 79'
Forward
Patrick Hoban
4Scored: 4'
90'
90Subbed Off: 90'
Forward

Substitutes
Gabriel Sava
Goalkeeper
Dean Jarvis
90'
90Subbed On: 90'
Defender
Stephen Folan
Defender
Dylan Connolly
Midfield
Karolis Chvedukas
79'
79Subbed On: 79'
86Booked: 86'
Midfield
Krisztián Adorján
Forward
Marco Tagbajumi
90'
90Subbed On: 90'
Forward
Cork City
Mark McNulty
Goalkeeper
Conor McCarthy
Defender
Shane Griffin
Defender
Steven Beattie
Defender
Aaron Barry
Defender
87Booked: 87'
Kieran Sadlier
Midfielder
Gearóid Morrissey
Midfielder
Conor McCormack
Midfielder
6Booked: 6'
21'
21Subbed Off: 21'
Garry Buckley
Midfielder
18Booked: 18'
78'
78Subbed Off: 78'
Karl Sheppard
Forward
Graham Cummins
Forward

Substitutes
Barry McNamee
Midfield
21Subbed On: 21'
21'
Sean McLoughlin
Defender
Jimmy Keohane
Midfield
78Subbed On: 78'
78'
Michael Howard
Forward
Colm Horgan
Defender
Peter Cherrie
Goalkeeper
Tobi Adebayo-Rowling
Defender