A crowd of 1,044 saw St Patrick's Athletic dismiss the challenge of Leinster Senior League side Belgrove at Richmond Park as Airtricity League side continued their pursuit of a first FAI Cup success since 1961.
Belgrove goalkeeper Alan Cosgrave saved an early Derek Doyle penalty but then gifted Doyle the ball and the opening goal when he hesitated with a back pass on 26 minutes.
Ian Bermingham netted the second goal just before the break after Cosgrave did well to parry Ryan Guy's initial shot.
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