In Pictures: Cork City and Derry City keep the pressure on Dundalk with league wins

Dundalk were in FAI Cup action

Tallaght Stadium

A view of Taillight Stadium during tonights game ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Cork City and Derry City have closed the gap on Dundalk at the top of the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division. 

With Dundalk in FAI Cup action - they beat Crumlin United 5-0 in the third round tonight - second and third-placed Cork and Derry made sure to keep the pressure on with wins. 

Cork City made light work of a clash with Bray Wanderers at Turner's Cross to win 4-0 with goals from Gearoid Morrissey, Gavan Holohan, Kenny Browne and Sean Maguire.

Derry came out on top 1-0 away from home against Shamrock Rovers thanks to a Rory Patterson goal.

Cork are within a point of Dundalk, while Derry are two points further back.

Republic of Ireland internationals James McClean and Eunan O'Kane watch Shamrock Rovers vs Derry City ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Shamrock Rovers Killian Brennan Aaron McEneff of Derry City ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Shamrock Rovers Killian Brennan with Patrick McClean of Derry City ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Dundalk's Chris Shields celebrates his goal with Shane Grimes ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson

Dundalk's Carlton Ubaezuono on the attack ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson