With Bohemians going down to Bray Wanderers at Dalymount Park, Shamrock Rovers took full advantage at Tallaght Stadium.
Gary Twigg scored the winner from the spot on the half hour, his 19th of the campaign, having been pulled at by Damian Lynch who was shown a straight red card.
|11||Galway United FC||19||15|
|12||St. Patrick's Athletic||18||15|