- Monday October 23rd, 2023 @ 21:46
Result: Saints 1 - Sligo 0
FAI Cup finalists St Patrick's Athletic secured European football for next season with a huge win at home to struggling Sligo Rovers.
A first half cracker from Kian Leavy meant that, not only did the three points stay in Inchicore, but the victory also kept their faint title hopes alive ahead of Friday nights mouth-watering Dublin Derby with four-in-a-row chasing Shamrock Rovers - whose manager Stephen Bradley watched on keenly from the stands.
As Storm Babet battered the country 72-hours previously, the pair were fortunate to get on the pitch on Friday at all, Pat's dispatching city rivals Bohemians, while Sligo were beaten by Dundalk. The weather was barely any more hospital tonight as a powerful pre-game deluge battered Richmond Park.
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