Goals from Ciaran Kilduff and Ronan Finn ensured SSE Airtricity League leaders Dundalk made a winning return to action following the mid-season break.
It looked like the league champions would be left frustrated by a dogged Saints display but former Pat's striker Ciaran Kilduff popped up to break the deadlock in the 73rd minute when he fired home from close range.
And the big striker played an integral part in the second goal eight minutes later, Ronan Finn tapping home after Kilduff's header came back off the post and bounced across the goal line.
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|11||Galway United FC||19||15|
|12||St. Patrick's Athletic||18||15|