First league goal for Jarvis
Dean Jarvis scored the first league goal of his Dundalk career against Cork City on Friday night. His last goal in a league match was just over two years ago on May 5th 2017 for Derry City against Bohemians. The Derry native had broken his duck for Dundalk on April 1st when he scored the second for Vinny Perth’s side in their 2-1 win away to St Patrick’s Athletic in the EA Sports Cup.
Hoare’s 100% record ends
With Sean Hoare suspended on Friday night, Sean Gannon and Gary Rogers are now the only two Dundalk players to have featured in every minute of every league game so far this season.
Another Rogers landmark
Another week, another landmark for Gary Rogers, who moved level with Peter Hutton on 545 league appearances against Cork City and was expected to surpass it in Monday night’s league game at home to Bohemians. Only Owen Heary (565) and Al Finucane (634) have now played more than Rogers in the League of Ireland.
Dundalk’s penalty in Turner’s Cross was the eighth they had won this season, equaling the total they had from 2013 which was a modern high figure. They have now scored five and missed there with Pat Hoban’s shot off the post the fourth penalty miss of his career and the first that hasn’t come against Sligo Rovers.
Mixed night for Mountney
John Mountney, who was back in the Dundalk starting 11 on Friday for the first time in over a month since the 1-0 win at home to Bohs on April 15th, had a night of mixed fortunes. His second half header was his 15th league goal for Dundalk with the club going on to retain his record of winning every time he has scored. It was also the third time he had scored for Dundalk against Cork. However, a good night ended on a sour note when he was sent off for the second time in his career 11 minutes from time. He was previously sent off by Alan Kelly (second yellow for diving) in a 1-0 win away to Drogheda Utd in United Park on June 10th 2013.
Assist king Gannon
Sean Gannon’s cross for John Mountney’s goal on 50 minutes was his fourth assist in his last seven games. That equals the total he contributed in the league in the whole of last season.
Biggest win in 24 years
Dundalk’s 2-0 victory away to Cork City on Friday night was their biggest at Turner’s Cross in almost 24 hours since they also won 2-0 there on December 9th 1995. On that occasion Mick Byrne and substitute Peter Withnell got the goals.