Was easily UCD's stand-out performer in another disappointing showing from the Students. His injury plagued few months are seemingly behind him as the Limerick-born shot stopper produced some high-quality saves to keep the score to just 2-0.
Still working his way back to full fitness after such a lengthy period on the side-lines and was solid during the first-half, leading from the front before hobbling off.
The right-back is usually a threat going forward but the flow of the game meant he hardly ventured into the opposition half while he struggled to cope with the menacing Dundalk attack
Is adopting to his new role at left-back but his ability to play in that position is still questionable. His defensive quality means the Students are stronger down the left but offers little going forward.
Struggled to deal with the potent Dundalk forward quartet of Meenan, Towell, Hoban and Byrne and his lack of pace was often highlighted. Having said that, could do little about the goals and defended bravely to the end.
An unusually quiet and ineffective game for the manager's son
Apart from one or two moves in the first-half, had little impact and was largely anonymous
A few nice touches but the hosts' midfield was overrun from the first minute
Worked hard to assist his defence but was withdrawn early in the second-half
Couldn't continue his fine run on front of goal but in truth wasn't given the opportunity as he ran his socks off without reward
Could do little about the onslaught his team-mates faced but perhaps could have done more to hold the ball up better when it came his way. Other then that didn't have a sniff
A Craig Walsh shot apart, had nothing to do but watch his team mates lay siege on the opposition goal.
Another eye-catching performance from Massey who has made the left-back berth his own this season. Defensively astute, the former Bray defender is a potent threat going forward and showed his qualities with several runs at the UCD rearguard
One of his quieter nights at the back and nearly broke the deadlock in the first-half with a fine header
A reliable and consistent performer, the right-back put in another effective display to help his side to the summit.
A solid performance at the heart of the defence
The former Student was obviously keen to impress his former employers and his direct nature was too much for O'Connor. Was unlucky not to get on the score sheet
Undoubtedly the signing of the season and has quickly become the fulcrum of Stephen Kenny's well-oiled side. Another stand-out performance which was capped by a moment of pure quality in the dying minutes.
Had little to do in front of the back four but cleaned up any loose ends and was the start of most attacks
Was absolutely brilliant from the first minute as he dominated the midfield area as well as causing plenty of problems to Leahy and co. His cross teed up Hoban for the crucial breakthrough goal
The striker has taken to the Premier Division like a duck to water and his goals are firing Dundalk towards the league title. Clinically swept home O'Donnell's cross in the second-half and was a constant threat
Very quiet and ineffective ninety minutes for the striker who was utilised largely on the left flank in the first period