Dundalk were in FAI Cup action
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.
Full-time Dundalk win 5-0 and progress to the quarter-finals of the FAI Cup to face UCD the weekend after next.— Dundalk FC (@DundalkFC) August 30, 2016
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