DOWDALLSHILL recorded their second league win of the campaign to move above John Mitchels in the table after this encounter in St Brigid's Park.
The Dundalk men have been showing some improved form of late and they were on top in the first half which ended in them leading by 1-7 to 0-4 thanks to a Ciararn Sheridan goal.
The home side retained control in the second half and they sealed the win thanks to a well-taken goal from Paul Gill.
Best for the winners were James Everard, Vincent Roe, David Crave, Paul Gill and Noel Finnegan.
DOWDALLSHILL: James Everard; Eamonn Duffy, Gary Corrigan, Vincent Roe; Anton Rogers 0-1, Justin Halley, Cathal McShane; David McCrave, Ciaran O'Callaghan; Donal Sheridan 0-1, Gerard McShane, Ciaran Sheridan 1-1; Darren Rogers 0-4, Paul Gill 1-3, Noel Finnegan 0-5. Subs: Domhnall McArdle for C O'Callaghan, Chris McMahon for G Corrigan, John McCabe for V Roe, Sean Duffy for D Sheridan, Dermot Smyth for C McShane.