Whatever you are doing on Tuesday night, cancel it. Cork City and Dundalk are set up for one hell of a title showdown on RTE, as the pair of results Montrose dreamed of came through. Leaders Dundalk faltered at home to Sligo Rovers, while Cork City blew Galway United away to give themselves a serious shot at the title as they face Dundalk at Oriel Park next Tuesday.
Dundalk's 3-0 home defeat, coupled by Cork's 5-0 romp past Galway, means that Dundalk's lead is down to a single point, and the destiny of the title now also rests in Cork's hands. Dundalk remain top on 62 points, with Cork breathing down their necks with 61.
Cork were extremely comfortable against Galway, and when word filtered through of Dundalk's non-performance against Rovers, the person running Cork's social just couldn't help themselves:
Big call from Cork City on Twitter. Set up brilliantly now for Tuesday night's game! @ballsdotie @ExtratimeNews pic.twitter.com/5VMInpD0Z3
— David Jackson (@Dathijacko) October 8, 2016
Dundalk were losing at the time, and the tweet has now sadly disappeared from Cork's timeline. It's this kind of snide that all sports need, so it's a pity it's gone.
It is also a remarkably swift kiss of death that Eamon Dunphy has planted upon Dundalk's forehead. After the Irish game on Thursday, Dunphy used Dundalk as this week's example of the fact utopia is a concept practised by everybody other than the Irish football manager.
The Examiner's Larry Ryan was quick to point it out:
Even by Dunphy's standards, his Jonah job on Dundalk has been swift
— Larry Ryan (@RyanLarry) October 8, 2016
It's up for grabs now. Cork just better hope that Dunphy doesn't find reason to mention them during the Moldova coverage tomorrow night.
Thanks to David Jackson for sending this on to us.