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McMahon seals Bohs win at Oriel

Bohemians strolled to a 2-0 victory over a poor Dundalk side at Oriel Park last night, with Peter McMahon's super 70th-minute strike putting a gloss on the Gypsies' display.

McMahon latched on to Keith Ward's back-heel to smash an unstoppable effort into the top-right corner of the net after a free-flowing Bohs' move had cut Dundalk to pieces.

Bohs had earlier taken a one-goal lead into the break thanks to Ryan McEvoy's 26th-minute finish, with McMahon the creator.

Cork City again hit another dramatic late goal at Tolka Park, as the vistors took all the points thanks to a 2-1 win over Shelbourne.

On the last day of the 2011 campaign, such a strike secured promotion for Cork. This time, it gave them their first away points and goals of the 2012 campaign as Vinny Sullivan struck twice.



Smashed

Paddy Kavanagh had smashed home a brilliant volley straight from the restart to bring Shels level with City, but there was to be another sting in the tail.

With four minutes remaining, Bray Wanderers' striker Jason Byrne rose unmarked to head in Kevin Knight's cross and win a game which seemed destined to end in a draw.

Monaghan were reduced to 10 men with 20 minutes left, when Keith Quinn was given a straight red for a late challenge. And following his loud protestations, his manager, Roddy Collins, joined him.

As the pressure grew, Byrne headed home the winner after Knight's cross.

Alan McNally's 83rd-minute header denied the students a home win after a terrific contest at Belfield, which saw Drogheda leave with a point.

Daniel Ledwith netted a 69th-minute goal when taking advantage of hesitant Drogheda defending to fire UCD ahead.

Drogheda's leveller arrived seven minutes from time when McNally headed home.


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