Young Shamrock Rovers striker Dave Mooney fired his side's equalizer in injury time at the end of the 90 minutes of this Dublin derby at Richmond Park to lift the Hoops off the mark at the foot of the table following their eight-point deduction by the eircom League's licensing panel.
Mooney has broken into the side ahead of imports Lee Feeney and Martin Cameron in recent weeks, and his work-rate was praised by manager Roddy Collins after Friday's game.
He certainly kept ticking over until the final whistle, and received his reward right at the death when he exploited a rare lapse by Saints defender Colm Foley to fire past Barry Ryan.
St Pats looked well set to take all three points when Rovers keeper Russell Payne fluffed his lines
Mooney and Rovers had the last laugh, however, and, following their eight-point deduction by the FAI for licensing irregularities, this priceless point helps the Hoops to within one of Finn Harps at the foot of the table.