Chiedozie Ogbene's brace set Cork on their way
Cork City have put aside the disappointment of not being able to take the League of Ireland title race into another round of games by thrashing Wexford Youths 5-0 at Turner's Cross.
John Caulfield's side challenged Dundalk for the title but the Louth club secured their third Premier Division triumph in a row on Sunday night.
Two goals from Chiedozie Ogbene put Cork 2-0 up within 10 minutes.
The prolific Sean Maguire then made it 3-0 after 32 minutes, before Conor McCarthy added a fourth six minutes later to give the second placed side a commanding half-time advantage.
Gavan Holohan added goal No 5 on 57 minutes.
Full time: Cork have held on for the 5-0 win! We will now be playing a playoff to keep our place in the Premier Division for next year!— Wexford Youths FC (@WexfordYouthsFC) October 24, 2016
Ogbene had a chance for a hat-trick and to make it 6-0 from the penalty spot but saw his effort saved.
The 5-0 defeat for Wexford means they will have to face playing in this year's promotion/relegation play-off against either Cobh Ramblers or Drogheda United as a win tonight was necessary to avoid that fate.
After their final league fixture, Cork take on Dundalk in the FAI Cup final on November 6th at Aviva Stadium.