Man of the match Richie Towell led Dundalk to another five-star performance against Shelbourne in their FAI Cup clash at Tolka Park last Friday night.
The Lilywhites cruised into the final four by crushing the Dublin outfit with five first half goals before Lee Murtagh hit a second-half consolation for Shels.
“I thought the first half performance was great. To score five goals before the break against any team is a great achievement.
“We shot them down straight away and didn’t allow them to get any momentum whatsoever.
“It is what we knew we would have to do because we were 2-0 up against them here last time in the league and they came back at us so we knew we would have to put them to bed early and we did that. It was job done at half time.”
Towell’s double also means he has now hit four in as many games for the club.
“It is nice getting a few goals and really good to get one with my head as well. I’m not known for that and the lads were giving me a bit of stick for not scoring with my head so it was good to get that one,” laughed the fan favourite.
Towell was once more the unanimous pick for yet another Man of the Match award However given that he was substituted at half time, the midfielder was somewhat shocked that he won it at Tolka Park.
“I was a bit surprised to get it after only playing a half but I wasn’t concentrating too much on that to be honest.
“I am just glad that we did our job and we are in the next round which was the main thing”, he added.