Dundalk hit Bray for eight while Cork and Bohs share the spoils
Champions Dundalk made it a Bank Holiday to remember for their supporters as they inflicted a record defeat on sorry Bray while Cork and Bohemians had to settle for a point at Dalymount Park.
At Oriel Park, Richie Towell opened the scoring after just 73 second with a sensational goal to break the deadlock and by half-time the visitors trailed by four goals to one.
Andrew Boyle and a Brian Gartland brace had the home side firmly in the driving seat, with David Cassidy grabbing what proved to be nothing more than a consolation goal after 20 minutes.
Things went from bad to worse after the interval as Daryl Horgan (2), Dane Massey and Ronan Finn added to the humiliation for Bray as the champions simply ran riot much to the delight of the bumper crowd.
In the other game of the day, Cork City moved into third place in the table after a 1-1 draw at home to Bohemians, but they came within six minutes of collecting all three points.
Mark O'Sullivan gave the travelling fans something to cheer about after just two minutes when his thundering strike from outside the box for John Caulfield's side.
The Rebel Army looked set to close the gap to leaders Dundalk to five points, but substitute Adam Evans struck a volley with six minutes remaining to claim a point at Dalymount Park.