Sligo Rovers remained mired in the relegation battle in the Premier Division of the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division as they were beaten 2-0 by Bohemian FC in Dalymount Park. As has become the case in recent times they were struck by the curse of the former player with Keith Ward and Dinny Corcoran both scoring against their old club. Only goal difference keeps the Bit o’Red out of the bottom three. This was due to the fact that none of the bottom three won at the weekend. Dundalk beat Finn Harps in Oriel Park with Robbie Benson, David McMillan, Patrick McEleney and Jamie McGrath all getting their goals. Drogheda United also shipped four goals as they were beaten 4-1 by Shamrock Rovers. Gary Shaw, Trevor Clarke, James Doona and Aaron Bolger scored for the Hoops with Sean Brennan on the mark for Drogheda. It was announced after the game that two of Drogheda’s mist high profile players Killian Brennan and Marc Griffin had left the club with no solid rumour as to where they are likely to end up next. Bottom side St. Patrick’s Athletic drew 2-2 away to Limerick. Chiedozie Ogbene and Rodrigo Tosi had given the home side a two goal lead but the visitors earned a point thanks to goals from Ian Bermingham and Conan Byrne.
Bray Wanderers remain in the hunt for European qualification for next season as they defeated Galway United 2-1 in Eamon Deasy Park. Anthony Flood and Mark Salmon got the goals for Harry Kenny’s side. Stephen Folan scored for Galway. Runaway leaders and Champions elect were given a stiff test against Derry City in McGinn Park but came through to win 2-1. All the goals came in the first half. Barry McNamee gave Derry the lead with Karl Sheppard equalising. Five minutes after drawing level Cork scored what would prove to be the winner through Gearoid Morrissey. They had to finish with ten men as Jimmy Keohane was sent off with twenty five minutes remaining. In the First Division UCD have closed to within four points of the leaders Waterford after they beat them 3-2 in the Belfield Bowl on Friday night. Third place side Cobh Ramblers missed out on the chance to close in on the Blues as they were beaten 1-0 at home by Shelbourne. Wexford also won 1-0 away as they beat Cabinteely. In the Midlands derby Athlone Town and Longford Town played out a 2-2 draw. Following the game it was revealed that their talented winger Dylan McGlade had left the club with a side in Dublin the most likely destination.