Cork City's title ambitions suffered a huge setback on a chilly night in Richmond Park as late goals from Sam Verdon and Conan Byrne secured St Patrick's Athletic a well-earned victory.
The Saints led early on through lethal marksman Christy Fagan before Alan Bennett equalised on the stroke of half-time, a scoreline that stood until Verdon's spectacular intervention five minutes from time.
The devastating loss - combined with Dundalk's win over Longford Town - leaves John Caulfield's City side seven points adrift of the Lilywhites with three games to play.
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|11||Galway United FC||16||14|
|12||St. Patrick's Athletic||16||14|