McMillan on target in Europe again
David McMillan scored the ninth European goal of his career against Inter Club d’Escalades on Thursday night and his first since scoring the opener in the 1-1 draw with Rosenborg in July 2017. McMillan now has more European goals for Dundalk (8) than he has managed for the club in the EA Sports Cup (7) and FAI Cup (7). Thursday’s game was the 20th European start of his career.
First red for Boyle
Andy Boyle picked up the first red card of his career on Friday in what was his 378th career appearance. He did get two yellows once upon a time against UCD in June 2014 but wasn’t sent off, although he did get a subsequent ban.
Another clean sheet for Rogers
Gary Rogers kept the 14th clean sheet of his European career on Thursday night. Shay Given, with 23, is the only Irish goalkeeper with more. The Meath man was back in the side for the clash with Inter Club for what was his 220th game in Dundalk colours. He has now played a record 47 games in Europe – six clear of Ollie Cahill and Ronan Finn.
30 not out for Shields
Chris Shields captained Dundalk in Andorra on what is his 30th European appearance for the club. He moved level with Sean Gannon as Dundalk’s record European appearance holder but the latter regained the title after coming off the bench in the second half. The record before this generation was held by the late, great Tommy McConville with 19.
European debut for Sloggett
Greg Sloggett mades his European debut in Andorra on Thursday night. He missed UCD’s four matches in the Europa League in 2015 with a hip injury while a toe fracture kept him out of Dundalk’s Champions League defeat to NK Celje in Budapest last month.