With a full fixture list on last night there were some pivotal games at the top and bottom of the table.
Champions Dundalk defeated Bray Wanderers 1-0 at home through an Andy Boyle header to make it six wins in a row for the Louth side.
Cork City and Shamrock Rovers kept up the pressure on the leaders with wins over Bohs and Sligo Rovers respectively.
Derry City dropped out of the top three as they conceded a 94th minute equaliser to Finn Harps to draw the game two all at the end.
Liam Buckleys St Pats dispatched Galway United in a game that was very big for the Dublin side having already been defeated by the Tribesmen this season.
The big game at the bottom seen Shane Keegans Wexford Youths defeat Longford Town 4-2 to push them away from the drop and leave Cousin’s Longford Town in deep trouble.
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