Dundalk are League of Ireland champions for the second year running after a 1-1 draw away at Shamrock Rovers secured the title. Photograph: Inpho

Shamrock Rovers 1-1 Dundalk They say a good neighbour is always there to lend a helping hand and so it proved last night as Dundalk were crowne(...)

Richie Towell celebrates scoring his second, and Dundalk’s third, goal at Oriel Park as the champions put Drogheda United to sword. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Dundalk 6 Drogheda United 0 Richie Towell hit four goals as Dundalk moved 11 points clear of the chasing pack by putting 10-man Drogheda United to the(...)

Dundalk players celebrate John Mountney’s late  winner in the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division match against Drogheda United at   United Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Drogheda United 1 Dundalk 2 If Dundalk’s first priority here was to put a bit of distance between them and their title rivals before turning th(...)

Richie Towell’s 56th-minute penalty sealed victory for Dundalk over Sligo Rovers at the Showgrounds. Photo:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Sligo Rovers 1 Dundalk 2 Dundalk will take their three-point lead at the top of the table into the mid-season break after a hard-fought defeat of a re(...)

Shane McEleney of Derry City challenges for the ball with David McMillan of Dundalk during the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division match at Oriel Park. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Dundalk 1 Derry City 0 After the Bray game in which they scored early then often, Dundalk, or more accurately Derry, kept the home support waiting f(...)

Daryl Horgan scored Dundalk’s opening goal in their victory over Longford. Photo:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Longford Town 0 Dundalk 2 Two wonderful second-half goals helped Dundalk regain their seven-point lead at the top of the Premier Division with Longfor(...)

Derry City’s  Philip Lowry closes down Dundalk’s Chris Shields during the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division match at the  Brandywell. Photograph:  Lorcan Doherty/Presseye/Inpho

Derry City 0 Dundalk 1 Stephen Kenny’s Dundalk secured a deserved narrow win at the Brandywell last night, Dane Massey, producing the strike to(...)

Daryl Hogan is mobbed by his Dundalk team mates. Photograph: INPHO/Tommy Grealy

Dundalk 1 Longford 0Daryl Horgan’s 16th minute goal was enough for Dundalk to open their title defence with all three points but the champions were pu(...)

St. Patrick’s Athletic’s Ken Oman argues with the fourth official after being sent off at Oriel Park. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Dundalk 0, St Patrick’s Athletics 0 There was little to choose between Dundalk and St Patrick’s Athletic at Oriel Park last night with both sides fi(...)

Dundalk manager Stephen Kenny. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Dundalk took seven points from their three games against Cork last season but the southerners are a different proposition this time around and Stephe(...)