St Pat's dropped to third following today's defeat to Drogheda United at Richmond Park.
The Saints starting XI saw five changes following Thursday's heroic aggregate win against IBV.
Barry Murphy made is first league start of the season and Stephen O'Flynn started his first game since March.
However, goals from Gavin Brennan and Peter Hynes gave the visitors a surprise victory at Inchicore.
|11||St. Patrick's Athletic||11||9|
|12||Galway United FC||10||8|