The game has ended between Cork City and Dundalk.
Newly appointed Dundalk captain Brian Gartland collects the President's Cup after the Lilywhites held on to beat Cork, who won the last three finals against Dundalk.
Niall Newberry signing out here. Thanks for joining me for live updates of this match. Stay tuned to Extratime.ie for Dylan O'Connell's match report which is sure to make excellent reading.
We're deep into four minutes stoppage-time here. Dundalk look like they're going to hang on and lift the President's Cup after losing the previous three editions to Cork City.
Only five minutes of normal time remaining here. Cork looking for an equaliser that would send this President's Cup match into penalties. No extra-time / free advertising for us here!
Ten minutes to go here at Turners Cross but not much in the way of chances since our last update. You could cut the tension with a knife however. A proper old-fashioned rivalry this.
Brilliant long-range effort from Daire O'Connor stings the hands of Rogers. We've really got one cracking game on our hands now. Next goal could very well decide the outcome.
This match is becoming very heated now with three bookings in quick succession, although Shields looked to have won the ball there but referee Robert Hennessey books him anyway.
Kevin O'Connor scores for Cork City.
He’s only just returned from Preston North End this week and come off the bench, but Kevin O’Connor has just curled a beautiful free-kick past Gary Rogers. Cork deservedly back in this game.
Cork looking a lot better in the second half but they're still struggling to get a hold of the ball. Dundalk look like a team that's already halfway through the season. Incredible fitness levels.
Cork's best chance of the evening has just fallen to Graham Cummins, whose shot is palmed away by Gary Rogers. Important to note that Dundalk were also 2-0 up in last year's final and lost 4-2.
The president, Michael D Higgins, seems to be really enjoying the football on display though.
Not much to report here in the early stages of the second other than the fact that Cork manager John Caulfield is growing increasingly animated here in front of me.
Patrick Hoban scores for Dundalk.
Dundalk double their advantage in first half stoppage time as Shields finds Duffy who crosses for Patrick Hoban, who expertly glances the ball past McNulty. Long, long way back for Cork now.
Daire O'Connor - a new signing from UCD - shows some good skill on the right flank for the hosts but his cross to too close to Rogers in the Dundalk goal. That was better from Cork though.
One of Cork's new signings James Tilley has just seen his free-kick sail miles over as the Leesiders look to hit back. That happened to be their their first shot as Dundalk continue to dominate.
Dane Massey scores for Dundalk
The resulting corner from Duffy is met by the head of Dane Massey who gives Dundalk a deserved lead. Vinny Perth, who has previous with Cork and John Caulfield, certainly enjoyed that goal.
Sean Gannon's shot from the edge of the box is excellently blocked by McCormack before John Mountney's shot is deflected out wide for a corner by Cork defender Dan Casey.
Duffy - the current PFAI Player of the Year - has seen a free-kick from a very dangerous area go narrowly over the bar, much to the relief of the shed end here in Turners Cross.
Cork, who have won the past three editions of the President's Cup (all against Dundalk) are settling a little more into this match now, putting a couple of dangerous balls into the box.
Dundalk may have had a change in manager during the winter but there certainly hasn't been a change in philosophy with Vinny Perth's side dominating possession here.
Duffy causing Cork all sort's of problems in the early stages and he's just seen a free-kick from well outside the box sail wide of McNulty's left-hand post.
Beautiful corner from the right by Duffy is headed off the post by Patrick Hoban. The Lilywhites having the better of the opening ten minutes here.
Michael Duffy finds himself through on the left flank before unleashing a shot which is saved by Mark McNulty. That was the game's first chance of note.
Scrappy opening to affairs here at the Cross with both teams getting stuck into each other and as you'd expect, Conor McCormack and Chris Shields are in the thick of it.
Hello and you're very welcome to Turners Cross for the President's Cup match between Cork City and last year's double winners Dundalk.
Niall Newberry (Twitter @niallnewberry) at the controls here as Dundalk look to win the annual curtian-raiser to the League of Ireland season for the first time since 2015.