UCD 1 St. Patrick's Athletic 3
Strikers Daryl Kavanagh and Danny North made it five goals combined from their last three games as St. Pat's stretched their unbeaten league run to nine matches.
Derek Doyle tapped home one-time UCD skipper Evan McMillan's cross to give St. Pat's a 12th minutes lead.
But College hit back and levelled on 31mins when central defender David O'Connor headed home a cross from Dean Marshall.
St. Pat's had a penalty shout waved away on 66mins when Kavangh was sent tumbling by Sean Harding.
But two minutes later Kavanagh got his head to skipper Stephen Bradley's corner to beat Ger Barron and restore St. Pat's lead.
North then finished a superb move involving Kavanagh and Dave Mulcahy to drill in the third goal on 82mins.