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Dundalk FC matches postponed due to European involvement

Dundalk FC matches postponed due to European involvement

Dundalk FC’s scheduled matches away to Sligo Rovers in the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division on Saturday August 3rd and the EA Sports Cup semi-final at home to Bohemian FC on Monday August 5th have both been postponed by the league.

The decision was made yesterday due to the club’s involvement in European competition. Vinny Perth’s side depart for Baku today where they will face Qarabag in their Champions League second qualifying round second leg tie on Wednesday.

New dates for the fixtures will be announced in due course.

Dundalk now hold a seven point lead with a game in hand at the top of the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division table after the weekend.

The Lilywhites restored their eight point lead at the top when they beat St Patrick’s Athletic 1-0 at Richmond Park on Saturday. John Mountney scored the game’s only goal on 53 minutes when he finished from Patrick McEleney’s cross.

Pat’s finished the game with 10 men following Mikey Drennan’s late dismissal.

Second placed Shamrock Rovers then failed to respond when they were held to a 1-1 draw away to Cork City at Turner’s Cross on Sunday.

St Patrick’s Athletic: Clarke, Madden, Webster, Kelly, Desmond, Toner, Clarke, Lennon (Forrester 74), Markey, Clifford (Coleman 81), Bermingham (Doona 73), Drennan.

Dundalk: Rogers, Dummigan, Gartland, Cleary, Jarvis, Kelly (McGrath 64), Moutney, Shields, Murray (Duffy 80), McEleney, Kelly (Hoban 73).

Referee: Rob Hennessy.