Dundalk end season on a high with victory over Bray

Pat Hoban opens the scoring for Dundalk

Pat Hoban opens the scoring for Dundalk

Dundalk ended their season on a high by beating Bray Wanderes 2-0 at the Carlisle Grounds to secure second place in the Premier Division table.

The win was worth an additional €20,000 for Dundalk as they now receive €45,000 in prize money for finishing as runners-up.

The visitors hit the front five minutes before the break when Stephen O’Donnell cushioned the ball into the path of Pat Hoban, who made no mistake with a low drive to the bottom corner of the net.

The win was then secured on the hour mark when Kurtis Byrne raced onto a John Mountney pass before sliding in to poke the ball past goalkeeper Darren Quigley.

There was also a minute’s applause before kick-off for Lilywhite legend Tommy McConville, who passed away earlier that day.

Bray Wanderers: Darren Quigley; Daire Doyle, David Webster, Shane O’Connor, Dean Zambra; Ismahil Akinade, Kevin O’Connor, Kevin Maher (Gary Dempsey 64), Kieran Marty Waters (Conor Earley 80); John Mulroy, Jason Byrne (Ryan Coombes 71).

Dundalk: Peter Cherrie; Mark Rossiter, Brian Gartland, Andy Boyle, Dane Massey; John Mountney, Chris Shields, Stephen O’Donnell (John Dillon 87), Richie Towell, Kurtis Byrne (Darren Meenan 89); Patrick Hoban (Vinny Faherty 84).

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