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Thursday 17 August 2017

League of Ireland round-up: Dundalk stalemate sees Cork increase stranglehold on top spot

23 May 2017; David McMillan of Dundalk in action against Conor McDermott of Derry City during the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division match between Dundalk and Derry City at Oriel Park, Dundalk, Co. Louth. Photo by David Maher/Sportsfile
23 May 2017; David McMillan of Dundalk in action against Conor McDermott of Derry City during the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division match between Dundalk and Derry City at Oriel Park, Dundalk, Co. Louth. Photo by David Maher/Sportsfile
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Dundalk missed the chance to reduce Cork's lead at the top of the Airtricity League Premier Division after they were held to a 0-0 draw at home to Derry City.

Dundalk have won the previous three league crowns but seem all but certain to lose their title to Cork this season - even at this early stage.

Stephen Kenny's men welcomed Kenny Shiels' fourth place Derry side to Oriel Park but neither side could break the deadlock.

Elsewhere, a late own goal saw Limerick leave Dalymount Park with a 2-1 win against 10-man Bohemian. Rodrigo Tosi put the visitors in front after a quarter of an hour before Georgie Poynton equalised just after the half hour mark.

The game seemed to be heading for a draw until Bohs defender Dan Byrne put through his own net with eight minutes to go, with defender Dylan Hayes picking up a straight red in injury time.

In the other game tonight, Drogheda were held to a 0-0 draw at home to Bray Wanderers.

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