Meenan happy to provide the artillery

Dundalk's Darren Meenan got this ball away and this challenge of Shelbourne's Pat Flynn didn't put him off at Tolka Park
Darren Meenan took his assist tally to seven for the season by setting up both goals in Dundalk’s win over Shelbourne at Tolka Park on Friday night.

Darren Meenan took his assist tally to seven for the season by setting up both goals in Dundalk’s win over Shelbourne at Tolka Park on Friday night.

And speaking afterwards, the 26-year-old said he was happy with his contribution to date even if it was still lacking in one area.

“I’m happy enough with the assists”, he said. “I’m just missing a goal now but if I don’t score all season and we end up winning the title then I’ll happily take that.”

Meenan remarked that it was no coincidence that Dundalk were scoring plenty of goals from set-pieces.

“Stephen Kenny has us working hard on them and luckily enough we have scored a couple of goals off them recently so hopefully they keep coming.”

The Dundalk boss was also highly complimentary of Meenan’s technique from dead ball situations, although he admitted it was something that he was unaware of until recent weeks.

“When I signed Darren I didn’t really know that set-pieces was his strong point to be honest”, said Kenny.

“We had Keith Ward and John Dillon taking the set pieces and it is only something we discovered as the season progressed. Darren’s set pieces have been very important to us.”