Bohemians missed the chance to leapfrog Sligo Rovers last night with Ismahil Akinade's early goal not enough against a resilient Galway United at Dalymount.
Bohs could have leapfrogged Sligo following their draw against Bray, but Tribesmen captain Ryan Connolly's first-half strike scuppered the Dublin club's plans.
Bohs' result also ended their winning streak as the league resumed from its mid-season break.
Akinade put the Gypsies ahead in the opening ten minutes when he met Keith Buckley's pinpoint cross to defeat goalkeeper Conor Winn.
Captain Ryan Connolly then equalised for the Tribesmen with his powerful 30th-minute strike. The league's top goalscorer Vinny Faherty set up Connolly who defeated a stretched Delany to the bottom left-hand corner.
Elsewhere, Derry City claimed a 1-0 win at home to Wexford Youths, thanks to Nathan Boyle's 18th minute strike.
Bray Wanderers narrowed the gap on third-from-bottom Wexford Youths with a hard-earned point after a 0-0 draw against Sligo Rovers at the Showgrounds.
Longford Town, meanwhile, lost 2-0 at home to Finn Harps, thanks to goals from Packie Mailey and Tony McNamee.