NewAirtricity League on Friday evening…13/09/2019

The Airtricity League Premier Division continued on Friday evening, but with Derry City and Dundalk contesting the EA Sports Cup Final on Saturday evening, there were just three fixtures.
Third place Bohemian went down to a two one defeat by Waterford in Dalymount Park with RTE 2 bringing live coverage of the match. St Patrick’s Athletic, with new manager Stephen O’Donnell at the helm, were held to a scoreless draw by UCD in Richmond Park while Sligo Rovers defeated North West rivals Finn Harps by three goals to one  in the Showgrounds.

                            P   W  D  L   F   A   G/D   Pts
Dundalk                    29  22  5  2  62  13   49    71
Shamrock Rovers            30  20  4  6  53  18   35    64
Bohemian                   31  14  7 10  42  26   16    49
Derry City                 30  12 11  7  45  29   16    47
St Patrick’s Athletic      30  12  8 10  24  27   -3    44
Sligo Rovers               31   9 11 11  34  41   -7    38
Waterford                  31   9  7 15  38  49  -11    34
Cork City                  29   7  9 13  25  38  -13    30
Finn Harps                 30   6  5 19  24  57  -33    23
UCD                        31   5  3 23  21  70  -49    18

Shelbourne are Airtricity League First Division Champions. They defeated second place Drogheda United by three goals to one in United Park this Friday evening to go six points clear with just one round of fixtures remaining. Play-off candidates Cabinteely defeated Athlone Town by three goals to one at Stradbrook while Galway United crushed Cobh Ramblers, who had two players dismissed, by seven goals to one at the Eamonn Deacy Stadium. Troubled Limerick secured a four one victory over Wexford in the Markets Field.

On Saturday evening third place Longford Town suffered a two one home defeat by Bray Wanderers in the City Calling Stadium.

                            P   W  D  L   F   A    G/D   Pts
Shelbourne [Champions]     26  18  3  5  43  19    24    57
Drogheda United            26  16  3  7  58  32    26    51         
Longford Town              26  15  3  8  38  22    16    48
Cabinteely                 26  13  8  5  37  27    10    47
Bray Wanderers             26  13 4   9  40  25    15    43
Limerick                   26  10  6 10  33  34    -1    36 
Cobh Ramblers              26   8  7 11  37  47   -10    31
Galway United              26   7  3 16  33  41    -8    24
Athlone Town               26   5  4 17  29  59   -30    19
Wexford                    26   2  5 20  21  63   -42    11