St Pat's climbed above Drogheda into second place in the league following tonight's win against Shamrock Rovers.
The Saints have now won 5 of their last 6 league matches, including three consecutive Dublin Derby wins.
Sean O'Connor opened the scoring from the penalty spot after 7 minutes.
Two minutes later, Colin Hawkins put the ball into his own net following good work from Jake Carroll.
Gary McCabe's 78th minute goal resulted in a nervy end to the match, but the Saints survived 5 minutes of additional time for a famous win.
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