President's Cup | Cork score four in 45 minutes to beat Dundalk
Flurries of snow during the President's Cup match at Oriel Park, @DundalkFC lead @CorkCityFC 2-0 as the second half gets underway pic.twitter.com/cX78dHQ5MA — Sportsfile (@sportsfile) February 11, 2018 John Caulfield made two changes at half time, with Karl Sheppard and Steven Beattie entering the fray in place of Jimmy Keohane and Colm Horgan. The changes had their desired effect as the Irish champions soon turned the game around. It took Sheppard just four minutes to find the net, sliding the ball under Gary Rogers and hurting himself in the process. Summer signing Barry McNamee drew the Leesiders level with a header from a Kieran Sadlier cross around the hour mark. Both sides had chances before Sadlier put Cork ahead with a stunning strike. Graham Cummins – who returned to the club last month – scored the visitors’ fourth in the 82nd minute after another good cross by the impressive Sadlier, who scored the winning penalty in last season's FAI Cup final.
🎥 🏆 #CCFC84 pic.twitter.com/TTGPsmehV2 — Cork City FC (@CorkCityFC) February 11, 2018 Caulfield's champions have now won six of the last seven meetings with Dundalk, and will enter the new season with fresh bragging rights. Dundalk: Rogers, Poynton, Hoare (Benson 37), Folan, Massey; Shields, Adorjan (Hoban 67); Connolly (O'Keefe 88), McGrath, Duffy; Murray Cork City: Cherrie, Horgan (Beattie 45), Bennett, Barry, Griffin; McCormack, Morrissey (McCarthy 89); Keohane (Sheppard 45), McNamee, Sadlier (McLoughlin 90); Cummins (Adebayo-Rowling 90)