Laws in seventh heaven as Rovers rout Dundalk
SHAMROCK ROVERS trounced Dundalk 7-0 at Tallaght Stadium for their first home league win since May.
Brian Laws team were in complete control from the off and were two-up after 30 minutes with Ronan Finn and Ken Oman getting on the scoresheet.
Things didn't improve and Ciaran Kilduff and a Gary McCabe penalty extended the Hoops lead.
Another McCabe penalty was followed by a brace of goals from Scottish striker Gary Twigg (right) to make it seven. Mercifully Damien Hancock blew up 30 seconds early to end Dundalk's torture.
Ten-man Bohemians battled from two goals down to gain a share of the spoils against UCD at the Belfield Bowl.
The Gypsies got off to the worst possible start when Kevin Feely was sent-off for a foul on Daniel Ledwith on the edge of the area and Ledwith picked himself up and curled in the free-kick.
Paul O'Connor's long-range shot took a wicked deflection to spin past Keith Murray to double the Students lead. A brace of goals from Dave Scully in the dying minutes earned Bohs a point.
Shelbourne played out a goalless stalemate with Bray Wanderers at Tolka Park moving the Wicklow side a point closer to safety.
A bright opening to the game saw Jason Byrne flash wide while Glen Cronin forced Darren Quigley into a good save as Shels carved out the best of the opportunities.
Paddy Kavanagh had the two best chances of the second half but Quigley was equal to them and the game ended in a draw.
FORMER Ireland U21 cap Ian Daly has linked up with English non-league side Bromley.
The Dublin-born striker, who was a trainee with Manchester City and also had spells with clubs in Greece and Spain, had been a free agent since quitting St Patrick's Athletic in the summer and now Conference South side Bromley have snapped up Daly.