Dundalk stars eyeing the double

Dundalk fans appalud Patrick Hoban after he had opened the scoring in Dundalk's 2-0 victory over Sligo Rovers at Oriel Park
Dundalk stars Patrick Hoban and Richie Towell have both set their sights on a league and cup double ahead of Friday night’s FAI Cup quarter-final tie with Limerick at Oriel Park.

Dundalk stars Patrick Hoban and Richie Towell have both set their sights on a league and cup double ahead of Friday night’s FAI Cup quarter-final tie with Limerick at Oriel Park.

Hoban scored his 14th goal of the season in Dundalk’s 2-0 win over champions Sligo Rovers on Friday night, a victory that keeps Stephen Kenny’s men just a single point behind leaders St Patrick’s Athletic.

And the ambitious 22-year-old said that he will view anything but success in both competitions as a disappointing season.

“We have to finish first, there is absolutely no point thinking about anything else for us now”, he said.

“I want to win everything this year and everything is there for us so we have to go for it. It is all in front of us and we will keep giving our all to do it,” he added.

“Limerick come here in the cup next week and we will be looking to win in that too because we are not just in that for the laugh of it. I want to win everything this season.”

Limerick are the only team that Dundalk have not beaten this season. The sides drew 2-2 at Oriel Park earlier in the season before the Lilywhites surrendered a two goal lead to find themselves on the wrong end of a 3-2 scoreline in Thomond Park in June.

Dundalk have recorded six wins and a draw from their seven games since that defeat and midfielder Towell believes that the momentum they have at the minute could take them all the way to what would be the most remarkable of achievements.

“Limerick is going to be a massive game”, he said.

“To win the league would be nice but it would be unbelievable to win the double .

“I don’t see why we can’t do it. We just need to keep focusing on each game as it comes”, he added.