League of Ireland roundup: Wexford earn first win of 2023, Waterford lose at the RSC

League of Ireland roundup: Wexford earn first win of 2023, Waterford lose at the RSC

James Keddy earned his first win as Wexford boss, as his side saw off Athlone Town by 3 goals to nil at Ferrycarrig Park.

Aaron Dobbs opened the scoring after 11', with Aaron Robinson rounding off a fine night in Wexford, finding the back of the net twice.


The result sees Keddy's men climb to sixth place, a solitary point behind Waterford FC in the final promotion play-off spot.

Waterford endured a frustrating night at the RSC, falling to a one-nil defeat at the hands of Galway United.


American Vincent Borden hit the game's only goal after 22' and that was enough to keep the away sides 100% start to the season.

Speaking after the frustrating night, Blues manager Danny Searle could not hide his disappointment.

"Pepple are not going to keep travelling up and down the Country if they don't think you're going to run through brick walls for the badge," he said.

"Until we can show some real passion for the club, and for the people who work every day to make the club what it is, we need to take accountability for ourselves."


Elsewhere, Kerry FC earned their first League of Ireland point at home to Treaty United, where it finished one-all. It also ended a goal apiece between Finn Harps and Bray

In the SSE Airtricity Premier Division, Derry earned a statement win with a 2-1 victory over Shamrock Rovers in Tallaght Stadium, as the champions still search for their first win.

Elsewhere, Cork City got their first win of the season with a fine 4-0 victory over UCD.

Matthew Healy started the scoring after 13' and it was plain sailing for last season's first-division champions.

In Tolka Park, Kian Leavy's goal gave Shelbourne a 1-0 win over rivals Bohemians.

However, Dundalk made the biggest statement of the night with a sensational 5-0 victory against St Patrick's Athletic.

Following a week of takeover rumours, Dundalk rocked Irish football with a tremendous performance, leaving potential investors licking their lips.

Lastly, Drogheda United enjoyed a 1-0 win over Sligo Rovers, with the games only goal coming from Adam Foley.