UCD continued their perfect start to the League of Ireland Division 1 season with a comfortable 4-0 victory over Kildare County at Belfield.
UCD opened the scoring on 19 minutes after a Mulhall free kick was flicked on to the crossbar by Kilduff. Evan McMillen gratefully nodded in the rebound from two yards.
The Students wrapped up the points in an eight-minute spell from the 53rd minute when McMillen headed in another Mulhall free kick, which was followed immediately by a clinical finish from Creevey.
Mulhall then scored directly from a free kick on the hour. A nasty injury to Mahon on 75 minutes capped a miserable night in Belfield for Kildare.
Sporting Fingal continued their recent run of good form as they saw off Finn Harps at Morton Stadium 1-0.
The home side got off to the better start despite the poor conditions. Harps held off the early pressure from their opponents.
Neither side managed to create any chances in the opening twenty minutes of the game and both resorted to playing long balls to their target men.
Sporting Fingal’s dominance paid off just before half time when Finn Harps failed to clear a Conan Byrne free kick. The clearance fell to the feet of Eamon Zayed who coolly dispatched it past Gavin Cullen in the Harps net.
Zayed’s goal gave Fingal a massive boost and they came out all guns blazing in the second half.
Harps were dealt a massive blow early in the second half when Cullen had to come off after he appeared to fall awkwardly on his ankle.
Fingal were unlucky not to add a second as first Doyle and then Zayed came agonisingly close to finding the net.
Harps never really pressured Quigley or the Fingal defence as the Northsiders ran out comfortable winners in the end.
Shelbourne struck in the 88th minute to break the resistance, and hearts, of a determined Mervue United, with the hosts perhaps unlucky to lose by the only goal of the game.
Kevin Doherty was the hero for Shels as they got their reward for pressing late in the game.