Dundalk 1-0 Cliftonville
Cliftonville’s preparations for the 2017/18 campaign commenced with a narrow defeat in a thorough work-out against Dundalk at Oriel Park this evening.
Taking charge of the Reds for the first time, boss Barry Gray made use of 19 players over the course of the night and, though Joe Gormley, Jay Donnelly, Ciaran Caldwell and Garry Breen all went close to finding the net for the visitors, a scrambled effort early in the second period was enough for Dundalk to secure victory.
REDS XI: Trialist A, Cosgrove, Breen, Harney, A Donnelly, Bagnall, Garrett, M Donnelly, J Donnelly, Gormley, Hughes. Subs: Dunne, Ramsey, Curran, Neeson, Caldwell, Seydak, Lavery, Winchester, G Donnelly.