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Cathal Noonan/INPHO File photo of Cabinteely manager Eddie Gormley.
# rude awakening
The newest League of Ireland team were given a First Division wake-up call in Donegal
Cabinteely were no match for Finn Harps.

AFTER LAST WEEKEND’S perfect start to life in the Airtricity Division One, it was a tougher night at the office for Cabinteely as they were beaten 2-0 by Finn Harps at Finn Park.

The home side got off to the perfect start with striker Ruairi Keating firing them in front after five minutes. The only other goal on the night was also scored by Keating, this time with five remaining to seal the game for Finn Harps.

The most impressive team in Division One action tonight was undoubtedly Athlone Town, as they routed Cobh Ramblers 4-0 at Athlone Town Stadium.

The majority of the damage was done in the first half as Garbhan Coughlan broke the deadlock on ten minutes, with Marco Chindea adding goals after 21 and 43 minutes. Coughlan got his second goal of the game 18 minutes into the second half to round off the home team’s resounding victory.

Elsewhere, a late Sean Heaney strike was enough to give Shelbourne a narrow 1-0 away win over UCD at the UCD Bowl.

Also, Waterford United recovered from the concession of an early goal to leave Wexford with a valuable away win. Danny Furlong scored first for Wexford Youths before Shane Dineen equalised midway through the first half.

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