Shamrock Rovers maintained their five-point lead at the top of the SSE Airtricity Premier Division tonight.
Graham Burke scored the only goal and was later sent-off as the Hoops beat Shelbourne 1-nil at Tallaght Stadium.
Second placed Derry City thrashed UCD by 6-goals to nil - the Students also finishing with ten men.
Mark Doyle got the only goal as St. Pat’s won 1-nil away to ten-man Cork City.
Jonathan Afolabi scored twice as Bohemians ran out 3-1 winners at home to Sligo.
While Dundalk got the better of the Louth derby - second half goals from Daniel Kelly and Pat Hoban helping them beat Drogheda 3-1 at Oriel Park.
Wexford edged closer to securing a First Division playoff spot, holding Waterford to a scoreless draw tonight at the RSC.
Fellow playoff hopefuls Athlone were thrashed 6-nil away to champions Galway.
Bray were 2-1 winners at home to Cobh Ramblers.
And Finn Harps collected their first win since July with a 2-1 defeat of Kerry.