Cork City laid down a marker ahead of the 2017 League of Ireland season with an emphatic win over fierce rivals Dundalk in the President’s Cup, retaining the trophy they won for the first time last year.
Two of their star players from last season were involved in the dismantling of the Lilywhites with Sean Maguire scoring the opener, while Kevin O’Connor sent a curling free kick beyond Gabriel Sava in the second half. Karl Sheppard put the icing on the cake for the Leesiders with a superb individual goal in the closing moments.
Dundalk had their chances, with Patrick McEleney and Ciarán Kilduff posing a threat, but they could not find a way past an imperious Mark McNulty.
You can watch the highlights, courtesy of FAI TV, below.