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League Of Ireland Club Furious After Bus Fiasco As First Division Begins

League Of Ireland Club Furious After Bus Fiasco As First Division Begins

It was a dramatic opening night for the SSE Airtricity League First Division, on and off the field.

Drogheda United stormed to the top of the table after a 4-0 victory over Cobh Ramblers. A Mark Doyle double as well as goals from Chris Lyons and Adam Wixted ensured a comfortable victory but preparations were less than ideal for the away side after their bus broke down three times on the way to the game.

Despite this, the club were not accommodated by officials.

Manager Stephen Henderson took to social media to hit out at the treatment of his players.

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Elsewhere, Bray Wanderers secured an impressive 3-0 victory over Cabinteely while Limerick and Longford played out a 0-0 draw. In Galway, President Michael D Higgins took part in Galway United's 'Reclaim the Dyke' project, marching up the local Dyke Road before watching his local club take on Shelbourne in Eamon Deacy Park.

It finished 3-2 in favour of Ian Morris's side. Ciaran Kilduff scored twice and Karl Moore grabbed a third for the visitors. In the night's final game, Athlone Town overcame Wexford FC 4-2.

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Maurice Brosnan

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