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Limerick FC lifted the Airtricity First Division title despite not playing, as second-place Waterford United were beaten by Mervue United


SD Galway 2-0 Finn Harps
Goals at the end of both halves helped SD Galway record a rare win, beating Finn Harps 2-0 at Terryland Park.

SD Galway played well in the first half, and took the lead through Brian Gaffney in the 35th minute. Paul McVeigh went close for Finn Harps minutes later, before Jakub Tomanica almost doubled Galway's lead.

Shaun Cowan hit the bar for the visitors in the second half, before Nicky Curran made it 2-0 to SD Galway with five minutes left to give them their fifth win of the season.

Waterford United 1-2 Mervue United
Waterford United handed Limerick FC the First Divsion title after failing to beat Mervue United at the Regional Sports Centre.

Darragh Walshe had a good chance for Waterford early on, but was kept out by Ger Hanley in the Mervue net. The keeper also denied Paul Phelan as the sides went in scoreless at half time.

A much livelier second-half saw Mervue United take a 65th-minute lead with Etanda Nkololo finding the net, before a red card for Seamus Long put a huge dent in Waterford's title hopes. Gary Dempsey scored from a free kick to give Waterford a lifeline, but the Blues were left exposed at the back as they pushed men forward and Alan Murphy gave Mervue a stoppage time win.


Wexford Youths 4-2 Athlone Town
An eventful game at Ferrycarrig saw two red cards and six goals as Wexford Youths defeated Athlone Town 4-2.

Midfielder Barry O'Mahony gave the visitors the lead after just eight minutes, before Danny Furlong grabbed a 22nd minute equaliser. A hard tackle from Caolon O'Gorman saw Wexford reduced to ten men just before the half hour mark, but the hosts went in 3-1 at the break thanks to goals from Joe Mulcahy and a second from Furlong.

Shane Dunne made it 3-2 with 25 minutes left and Athlone could have been level five minutes later, but Sean Skelly had his spot kick saved by Youths keeper Graham Doyle. Joe Woods picked up a second yellow card as Athlone also finished the game with ten men, before Eric Molloy scored right at the end to give Youths a 4-2 victory.

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