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Shelbourne goalkeeper Niall Burdon impressed against Shamrock Rovers, while Gavin Brennan put in a top-drawer performance for Drogheda United

Despite plenty of rainfall over the weekend, five of the six Airtricity Premier Division matches went ahead, as only St Patrick's Athletic and Bohemians missed out. Plenty of players stood out, while Anthony Elding and Rory Patterson continued their scoring streaks.

Young goalkeeper Niall Burdon put in a fantastic display against Shamrock Rovers to see Shelbourne pick up their first point of the season. Burdon made a great double save late on, but was also helped by Ian Ryan in defence, who shepherded his players well to ward off Hoops attacks.

Bray Wanderers found themselves on the wrong end of a 2-1 scoreline against Drogheda United, but solid performances from Dave Webster and Gary Dempsey kept the game close throughout. Sligo Rovers' defender Jeff Henderson also left it late, as he scored his first goal for the club to sink Limerick at the Showgrounds.

The Bit o' Red always looked like bagging a winner, with Raffaele Cretaro sparkling in midfield for Ian Baraclough's side. With Shelbourne defending well, Shamrock Rovers were often frustrated, but James Chambers put in an excellent performance in midfield as the Hoops searched for a goal.

Drogheda's turn-around against Bray was greatly helped by the roving runs of Gavin Brennan, who proved a constant threat out wide. Eric Foley returned to the Drogs starting XI and rewarded manager Mick Cooke with a well-taken goal, while Tiarnan Mulvenna came off the bench to extend UCD's misery with the equaliser for Dundalk.  Limerick loanee Craig Curran scored his first goal for Stuart Taylor's side after looking promising in his first few games for the club.

BURDON
SHELBOURNE
 vs Shamrock R (H)
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RYAN WEBSTER HENDERSON
SHELBOURNE
BRAY WANDERERS
SLIGO ROVERS
vs Shamrock R (H) vs Drogheda (A) vs Limerick (H)
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CRETARO CHAMBERS DEMPSEY G BRENNAN
SLIGO ROVERS
SHAMROCK ROVERS
BRAY WANDERERS
DROGHEDA UNITED
 vs Limerick (H) vs Shelbourne (A) vs Drogheda (A)
vs Bray (H)
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FOLEY MULVENNA CURRAN
DROGHEDA UNITED
DUNDALK
LIMERICK
vs Bray (H) vs UCD (A) vs Sligo Rovers (H)
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