Unbeaten home run ends
Dundalk’s defeat to Shamrock Rovers on Sunday was the club’s first home league defeat in 26 matches stretching back to the 2-1 loss against the Hoops in August 2018. That club record is now over with Sunday’s result Dundalk’s heaviest defeat at home in the league since losing 5-0 to Kilkenny City in July 2005. It was also the first time the Lilywhites have conceded three goals in the first half of a league match at Oriel Park since February 1996 when they lost 4-2 to Bohemians.
100 not out for Kelly
Daniel Kelly played the 100th game of his career against Shamrock Rovers on Sunday. The winger also made his 30th league start for Dundalk on the night.
Rare outing for Dummigan
Cameron Dummigan made his fifth league start for Dundalk against Shamrock Rovers on Sunday but it was his first since playing in the 1-0 win away to St Patrick’s Athletic in July 2019 – a game also played between European matches.
Double landmark for Boyle
Sunday was a big night for Andy Boyle, who played his 200th match for Dundalk. It was also his 250th game in the SSE Airtricity League.
Meath man Andrew Quinn came in for his debut on Sunday while there were first league starts for the club for Joshua Gatt, Will Patching and Nathan Oduwa. Youngsters Jamie Wynne and Val Adedokun also made their debuts for the club as second half substitutes.
Murray on target
Sean Murray’s goal against Sheriff Tiraspol on Thursday night was his first in 560 days since scoring in the 2-0 win away to Derry City in March 2019. The last time a Murray scored in Europe for Dundalk was way back in 1968 when Kevin Murray scored against Rangers in Ibrox, again just before half-time. A certain Sir Alex Ferguson featured for the Glasgow men that day. Murray’s goal continued the trend of Dundalk number 16s scoring big goals in Europe following on from Ciaran Kilduff against AZ Alkmaar and Maccabi Tel Aviv in 2016 and Dylan Connolly against Levadia Tallinn in 2018.
Dundalk’s advancement on penalties against Sheriff Tiraspol on Thursday means it is the first time in the club’s history that they have come from behind to win a game in Europe.