Cork City secured a crucial 2-1 victory over Sligo Rovers to ease some of the early season pressure. Goals from Sean McLoughlin and a Gearóid Morrissey screamer ensured the win for John Caulfield's side.
After a disappointing opening two rounds, Cork travelled to the Showgrounds in search of a much-needed three points. It was a result John Caulfield clearly relished as the City boss lept into the away end after the final whistle to celebrate with travelling supporters.
— Colm O'Sullivan (@ColmRedFM) February 25, 2019
I must say there is no better man to be @CorkCityFC manager than John Caulfield, hopped the barrier and thanks all away fans for making the trip up. Absolutely fantastic, we really don’t appreciate him enough. #CCFC84
— Alex (@AlexisOBrien48) February 25, 2019
Callan-McFadden’s header meant it was a tense finish but Caulfied's outfit saw out the tie.
Elsewhere, a Dinny Corcoran penalty handed Bohemians all three points in their home Dublin Derby against Shamrock Rovers. In attendance was Republic of Ireland's new assistant manager Robbie Keane.
Dundalk got back to winning ways with a 2-1 win over UCD while Derry City and Waterford produced a five-goal thriller which ended in a 3-2 win for Declan Devine's side.
In Richmond Park, St Pathetic's Athletic and Finn Harps finished 0-0.