League of Ireland
St. Patrick’s Athletic came from two goals down to defeat Dundalk 3-2 at Richmond Park, while Shamrock Rovers stayed top after a goalless draw with Derry City at the Brandywell.
This week, Dessie reflects on a magnificent start to the season for an all-conquering Shamrock Rovers side and pays tribute to his old Longford Town team-mate David Freeman.
Defences ruled the roost on a night when there were three goalless draws in the Airtricity League, while Shamrock Rovers went top with a victory over St. Pat’s at Tallaght Stadium.
Dessie looks back on a weekend in which Bray staged a dramatic comeback to defeat St. Pat’s, while Shamrock Rovers claimed a vital win at the Showgrounds.
Shamrock Rovers title hopes have been given an early boost, after they recorded an away victory against Paul Cook’s much fancied Sligo Rovers.
Bohemians went to the top of the Airtricity League table after a narrow win over Drogheda, while Bray Wanderers staged a dramatic comeback to defeat St. Pat’s at Richmond Park.
Dessie talks about the need for the Airtricity League to attract positive headlines, player wages, attendances and says that his old team Shamrock Rovers are the team to beat.
Reigning Airtricity League champions Shamrock Rovers got their campaign off to a perfect start, while elsewhere there were wins for Sligo Rovers, Bohemians, UCD and St. Patrick’s Athletic.