Derry City completed a good week as they celebrated making the FAI Cup final by stunning in-form Shamrock Rovers with a 3-1 win at Tallaght Stadium tonight.
Winger Stephen McLaughlin brought his man-of-the-match form from their cup semi-final replay win at Shelbourne to Dublin 24 to head home a cross from Rory Patterson for the opening goal on six minutes.
Derry doubled their lead on the half hour when Rovers' keeper Oscar Jansson was booked for a foul on Patterson inside the area and the City striker stepped up to score from the resultant penalty.
Barry McNamee ended the game as a contest two minutes into the second half with Derry 's third goal. Tommy Stewart pulled a consolation goal back for Rovers a minute into stoppage time.
A late penalty from David McMillan gave 10-man UCD a 1-0 win over third in the table Drogheda United at the UCD Bowl.
College defender David O'Connor was sent off on 74 minutes for a last-man challenge on Declan O'Brien.
Ten minutes later UCD got the only goal of the game when McMillan slotted home from the spot after he was taken down by Derek Prendergast.
Conan Byrne scored a brilliant winner as Shelbourne came from 2-0 down to beat Cork City in a five goal thriller at Tolka Park.
Goals from Vinny Sullivan, on 25 minutes, and skipper Kevin Murray, 42, looked to have Cork in control at half-time.
David Cassidy got Shels back into it with a goal on 53 minutes before Philly Hughes levelled from a 61st minute penalty.
Byrne then curled home a stunning free-kick on 73 minutes to complete the turnaround.
Bottom side Dundalk and Bohemians played out a 2-2 draw at Oriel Park.
Dundalk were gifted the lead on 26 minutes when Bohs' keeper Andy McNulty, having just made a decent save from a William Woods' shot, threw the ball straight to Lilywhites' midfielder Stephen Maher who shot to the net.
But Bohs responded to level through Evan McMillan who headed home a Karl Moore free-kick two minutes into the second half.
Dinny Corcoran then put Bohs ahead when punishing defensive dithering after chasing down skipper Owen Heary's long ball.
But Dundalk snatch a point with an equaliser six minutes from time. John Mountney crossed and Bob McKenna tucked the ball home.