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The Bit o' Red shot-stopper saved a penalty and put in a commanding performance to ensure the win against Derry, while Craig Curran's long-range effort helped Limerick to a victory

Sligo Rovers kept up the pressure on the league leaders St Patrick's Athletic with a hard-fought victory over title rivals Derry City in the Northwest Derby and goalkeeper Gary Rogers was central to their success, saving a Rory Patterson penalty. Kieran Djilali was a constant threat for the Bit o' Red, while Seamus Conneely won the midfield battle. Nevertheless, Derry City full back Simon Madden put in a solid shift for the Candystripes and was unlucky to finish on the losing side.

Craig Walsh put in a strong performance for UCD as they cruised to an important 3-1 victory over Bohemians at Dalymount Park. Dean Clarke was extremely lively for the Students and capped his performance with a well-taken goal, while David O'Connor was monumental at the back as well as in attack, scoring a tap-in in the first half.

With the title race heating up, Dundalk maintained momentum with a crucial 3-1 home win over Shamrock Rovers and the Lilywhites have striker Pat Hoban to thank as the Galway native bagged two goals. Chris Shields put in an assured display for Stephen Kenny's men at left back and his calmness was an important facet in the victory.

Bray Wanderers and Shelbourne played out an entertaining 1-1 draw at the Carlisle Grounds but it was Kieran Marty Waters who stole the show. The winger's enthusiasm was evident in abundance as he made numerous incisive runs.

Elsewhere, Limerick emerged victorious in the Munster Derby, beating Cork City 2-1 at Thomond Park and it was Craig Curran's magical goal-scoring prowess that inspired the Shannonsiders to an important victory. The former Rochdale striker went close a number of times before he curled a magnificent effort past Mark McNulty to open the scoring.





ROGERS
SLIGO ROVERS
vs Derry City (A)
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MADDEN SHIELDS
O'CONNOR
DERRY CITY
DUNDALK
UCD
vs Sligo Rovers (H)
vs Shamrock Rovers (H)
vs Bohemians (A)
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TOTW Apps: 4
TOTW Apps: 1
TOTW Apps: 4
DJILALI
CONNEELY
WALSH
WATERS
SLIGO ROVERS
SLIGO ROVERS
UCD
BRAY WANDERERS
vs Derry City (A)
vs Derry City (A)
vs Bohemians (A)
vs Shelbourne (H)
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TOTW Apps: 2
TOTW Apps: 1
TOTW Apps: 1
TOTW Apps: 5

CLARKE CURRAN HOBAN
UCD
LIMERICK
DUNDALK
vs Bohemians (A)
vs Cork City (H)
vs Shamrock Rovers (H)
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TOTW Apps: 3
TOTW Apps: 2
TOTW Apps: 2

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