Goals from Anthony Murphy and Darragh Maguire were enough to give the Saints three points in Friday's Dublin Derby against Shamrock Rovers.
Meanwhile Drogheda Utd were held to a two all draw by Cork City giving Pats a two point lead over the Boynesiders and leaving them nine points ahead of third placed Cork.
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|11||St. Patrick's Athletic||19||16|
|12||Galway United FC||20||15|