Hoban treble for Dundalk
Dundalk returned to the top of the Premier Division with a 4-0 win over Limerick at Oriel Park last night.
Striker Pat Hoban continued his fine form with the lead goal on 41 minutes and he doubled Dundalk's advantage with a penalty in the 66th minute. Krisztian Adorjan added Dundalk's third in the 69th minute before Hoban completed his hat-trick late on.
Meanwhile at the RSC, St Patrick's Athletic suffered their fourth league defeat in succession with a 2-0 loss to Waterford. Courtney Duffus and Ismahil Akinade scored.
The Saints challenge wasn't helped by a 16th-minute red card for defender Kevin Toner.