Dundalk moved back to the top of the table with a 5-0 demolition of St Patrick's Athletic at Oriel Park.
Amazingly the game was scoreless going into the break even though Dundalk had numerous chances to go in front but the St Pat's defense held firm.
However, only a minute into the
Dundalk's Pat Hoban & Ronan Murray along with Cork City's Graham Cummins are the joint favourites to be the League of Ireland's top scorers for 2018.
All three players are placed at 6/1 to be the number one striker this year with Paddy Power.
Here is the full list below.
Dundalk FC have announced three signings today at the launch of their new jersey.
The club announced the return of striker Pat Hoban along with the captures of Dean Jarvis (left back) from Derry City and Stephen Folan (centre back) from Galway United.
More to follow.
#PatsBack pic.twitter.com/lYE5DOCubk— Dundalk FC (@DundalkFC)
Former Dundalk & Mervue United player Patrick Hoban has been released by his club Oxford United and is now a free agent.
Hoban has high level League of Ireland experience playing with Mervue United and also had two season with Dundalk where he scored 34 times in 60 appearances for Stephen
Shamrock Rovers are having a tough season in front of goal in 2016 and it seems to be having big implications on their title challenge.
Rovers are sitting in 5th place, seven points off the leaders Dundalk, and have scored the least goals in the top six of the league with
After Dundalk's comfortable 2-0 away victory over Bohemians at Dalymount Park, manager Stephen Kenny was asked if he had any interest in signing striker Patrick Hoban for a second spell at Oriel Park.
Hoban who scored 20 goals for Dundalk in their title winning season of 2014 and will be out
Former Dundalk and Mervue United striker Pat Hoban has signed for Grimsby Town who are not in the football league until the end of the season.
Hoban left Dundalk in 2014 and signed for Oxford United after being the League of Ireland's top scorer with Dundalk.
He left Oxford on loan in
Colin Healy won the SSE Airtricity League Player of the year at the FAI Awards last night in Dublin.
The Cork man held off very strong opposition with former Dundalk striker Patrick Hoban and St Patricks Athletic striker Christy Fagan.
Healy produced many great performances in the 2014 season for Cork City
Dundalk delivered the league title to their fans in 2014. The Dundalk supporters had been waiting 19 years for an elusive tenth league title, while only two years previously Dundalk were on the brink of going out of business and narrowly avoided relegation. The contrast in fortunes in those two