Dundalk have opened up a seven-point lead at the top of the SSE Airtricity Premier Division tonight.
The Lilywhites were comfortable 3-0 winners at home to UCD.
Dundalk had two goals within the first 20 minutes thanks to a brace from winger Michael Duffy.
Before the first half ended, the league's top scorer Pat Hoban wrapped up the three points with a goal of his own.
Dundalk are now unbeaten 18 league games and have a game in hand over second-place Shamrock Rovers.
Friday will see Dundalk travel to the UCD Bowl where the Lilywhites will again take on the Students.
Elsewhere in the league,
Former City star Neale Fenn has signed "a multi-year agreement" to take over at the club, having resigned from his position as Longford Town manager last week.