McGinty helps Rovers to fine first night

Ed McGinty produced a man of the match performance for Sligo Rovers as we held Dundalk 1-1 on Oriel Park on Friday night in the SSE Airtricity Premier Division.

Rovers were under pressure for large parts of the game but an inspired McGinty saved a Patrick Hoban penalty and made several fine save.

Jack Keaney scored the Rovers goal with a 30-yard free-kick that was accurate and well-struck to deceive Gary Rogers.

Sean Murray’s goal meant the game finished level.

Next up is St Patrick’s Athletic in The Showgrounds on Friday.

DUNDALK: Gary Rogers; Sean Gannon, Brian Gartland, Sean Hoare, Dane Massey; Chris Shields, Robbie Benson (Sean Murray 10); John Mountney (Daniel Kelly 74), Patrick McEleney (Georgie Kelly 83), Michael Duffy; Patrick Hoban.

SLIGO ROVERS: Edward McGinty; John Dunleavy, John Mahon, Dante Leverock, Regan Donelon; Kyle Callan-McFadden, Jack Keaney; Kris Twardek, Daryl Fordyce (Niall Morahan 83), Liam Kerrigan (Ronan Coughlan 87); Romeo Parkes.

REFEREE: Rob Harvey.