Dundalk goalscoring hero Patrick McEleney said the club has been consumed with doing the double since his return to Oriel Park in July.

The Derry man moved back to the Louth club after a difficult six months with Oldham Athletic and has rediscovered the form that turned so many heads across the water.

He clipped home a terrific winner to sink UCD in the FAI Cup semi-final on Friday night and told RTÉ Sport afterwards that adding the blue riband trophy to the league - which is all but theirs already - is top of the agenda.

"I've had disappointments the last couple of years, I'm hoping to get it right now," he said.

"It was in our sights. Since I've come back it's all everybody has been talking about at the club. We're in a great position for it now. I'm really happy."

Collie O'Neill's Students were impressive against the champions elect. They'll be meeting more often next year after UCD powered to the First Division title and they were far from outclassed in defeat.

McEleney was impressed. "They're a good side. We expected it," he added.

"The play really good football and they made us run a wee bit to be fair. They came and gave it a proper go.

"They tried to play the right way. It was a good game, thankfully we just got the goal."