4 added minutes.
Nearly an instant impact as Gannon just can't get enough power in his strike following a pull back from Dan Kelly.
Shields saunters forward but his strike drifts wide of McCabe's goal.
Shields finds Duffy again with a great pass in behind, the cut back is to Murray but his control is poor. Goal kick Shels.
Last ditch tackle from Deegan prevents Dan Kelly to latching onto a one-two with Murray.
Shels so close to another equiliser, Dundalk look like a schoolboy team trying to defend at times.
Leahy saves the home sides blushes as he just nips in front of Luke Byrne to clear for a corner.
MASSIVE CHANCE FOR SHELS!
Somehow Sheppard can only head wide from 6 yards after being completely unmarked in the Dundalk box. Bad miss.
McMillan nearly scores again, just a glancing a Duffy cross over.
Dan Kelly with an instant impact, glides down the right wing before chipping a cross into the path of McMillan who nods over.
Another glorious goal to add to the collection.
Gregg Sloggett wins the ball back high up the pitch before unleasing a superb effort into the top corner.
Duffy floats the free kick harmlessly over the bar.
Free kick Dundalk as Deegan fouls Murray.
Iain Morris is livid on the sideline as he feels Kilduff was being held as a cross came in.
Searching cross field pass from Shields towards Duffy is calmly headed back to his goalkeeper by Poynton.
Duffy can't stretch enough to get enough purchase on another Colovic cross, great chance.
2 added minutes to close out a great opening half.
Brennan fires over from 25 yards as Shels' confidence continues to grow.
Shels starting to get to grips with the home side, settling into their 4-4-1-1 formation, trying to crowd the midfield spaces.
Murray snaps onto a loose ball and floats his left footed effort over McCabe's crossbar from 19 yards.
Claims waved away by referee Paul McLaughlin as McCabe clatters Leahy while also getting the ball in the six yard box.
Tensions are high in the stand as the injured Pat Hoban has some choice words for some of the Shelbourne travelling party.
George Poynton (Shelbourne) scores from the penalty spot.
Poynton scores against his former club from the spot as Gartland was adjudged to have pushed another ex-Dundalk player Kilduff in the box.
Poynton made no mistake as he dispatched his penalty low to the bottom left corner.
Gartland pushed Kilduff in the box and gives way a penalty.
Poynton floats in a great cross from a wide free kick straight onto the head of Dan Byrne who powers his header beyond McCarey in the Dundalk goal.
Alex O'Hanlon wins a free kick well down the left for the away side.
Duffy causing all sorts of problems down the Shels left, a pass into McMillan's feet allows the striker to lay off for Sloggett but his effort from 20 yards is well blocked.
First chance for Shels as Dan Byrne drives through the Dundalk midfield before finding Fernandes down the right.
He digs out a cross for the on-rushing Dayle Rooney but he can only head over from 8 yards.
A delicious outswinging corner from the left from Colovic is headed into the ground and into the net by Gartland, ideal start to life as manager for Filippo Giovagnoli.
Duffy with a great run off the back of Poynton, wins a corner.
It has taken nine minutes for Shels to get on the ball, as Dundalk have started like a team possessed.
Dundalk back four deal easily with crosses whipped into the box.
What a start!
Duffy cracks one into the top corner leaving McCabe with no chance, unbelievable strike.
Quick start made by the Lilywhites, Shields drives over after Duffy, Colovic and McMillan test the Reds' defence.
Underway here at Oriel, perfect night for football.
Late change to the home side, McEleney out with an injury, Murray in for him. Patching comes on to the bench.
Welcome Oriel Park for the meeting of Dundalk F.C and Shelbourne F.C, updates to come from me, David Wilson, with a report to follow.
Big call for Filippo Giovagnoli as Aaron McCarey comes in for Gary Rogers, Patrick Hoban misses out with an injury and there is no place for Sean Gannon.
Shels make no changes to the line-up from last week's one all draw with Cork City.
Kick off at 8pm.