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Tonight's Airtricity League results

SoccerBy Kevin Palmer
Drennan (left) celebrates after scoring for Shamrock Rovers
Drennan (left) celebrates after scoring for Shamrock Rovers

Shamrock Rovers put pressure on Dundalk at the top of the Airtricity League standings as they beat Galway United 3-0 in Tallaght on Friday night.

Goals from forward Mikey Drennan in either half, and a late strike from Brandon Miele sealed the win for Rovers, who are now just one point behind Dunfalk ahead of their game with Limerick on Saturday.

A David Cassidy hat-trick moved Bray Wanderers moved off the bottom of the table after a 3-1 win against Sligo Rovers, with Sligo boss Owen Heary fuming with his players after their limp performance at the Showgrounds.

Cork City secured a comfortable 3-0 win against Derry City as John O’Flynn and Karl Sheppard (2) got themselves on the scoresheet at Turner's Cross, in front of a crowd of 5,104.

Meanwhile, Marc Griffin fired an 88th minute winner for 10-man Bohemians as they claimed a controversial win against Drogheda, as Derek Prendergast was sent off for a foul that appeared to be committed by his team-mate Lorcan Fitzgerald.