Two early goals did the trick
Two early goals gave Cork City victory tonight and piled more pressure on Shamrock Rovers.
The 2-0 win pushed Cork up to third, while Pat Fenlon's Rovers stay sixth in the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division.
The home side got on the scoreboard inside the opening minute when Steven Beattie scored after racing onto Greg Bolger's long pass.
And the home side doubled their lead in the 13th minute when Karl Sheppard fired home a rebound.
Cork City's Steven Beattie celebrates scoring the first goal of the game ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne
Cork City's Steven Beattie celebrates scoring the first goal of the game with Garry Buckley ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne
Cork City's Karl Sheppard celebrates scoring their second goal of the game ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne