Dundalk RFC's Seán McGrane. (Pic: Ciarán Culligan)
Dundalk RFC's second team suffered a comprehensive defeat to Boyne RFC's second string in the curtain-raiser at Mill Road on Saturday - a result which sees Dundalk lose ground on Boyne at the league's summit.
In what was a try-scoring fest , the visitors out-scored the home side by five to three with Seán McGrane, Robin McGee and Ciarán Bellew each crossing for the hosts.
Dundalk RFC: Conor Williams, Seán McGrane, Ciarán Brannigan; Joe Marks, Robin McGee; John McGahon, Ciarán Lennon, Greg Whately; Andrew Williams, Ray McCabe; Ultan Murphy, Chris McGeady; Ciarán Bellew, Ciarán Murray, Robert Shields
Reps: Zac Bolton, John White, Mark Pepper, Paddy Duffy, Errol Boyle