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Pats outwit UCD as Rovers bounce back in Cup

THERE was no repeat of the performance which saw them rout Shamrock Rovers on Friday night but St Pat's did enough to see off the challenge of UCD 2-1 at Richmond Park.

The Saints struck on the stroke of half-time when Sean O'Connor slotted the ball beyond Mark McGinley.

Ian Daly grabbed Pats’ second on 58 minutes before substitute Chirs Lyons pulled a goal back for the students seven minutes from time.

LIMERICK scored a very impressive win over premier division opposition as they cruised to a 3-0 win over Cork City.

Shaun Kelly put the home side in front inside two minutes and Sean Brosnan volleyed a superb second on 52 minutes.

Cork's misery was complete two minutes into injury time when David O'Leary headed Limerick's third.

It took a goal in the 112th minute to separate Shelbourne and Bray Wanderers as the Seagulls left it late to win 2-1 deep into extra-time at Tolka Park.

Jonathan Kelty scored the opener for Bray with a curling 25-yard effort and it took until the 85th minute for Shels to equalise courtesy of David Cassidy's deflected shot. Shels must have believed they had at least forced a penalty shoot-out but Sean Houston struck to seal Bray's victory.

SHAMROCK Rovers bounced back from their heavy defeat to Pats at the weekend with a 2-0 victory over SD Galway. Gary McCabe scored the first from the penalty spot and added another penalty on the stroke of half-time. Rovers were denied by the woodwork on several occasions and the score-line flattered the Tribesmen.

DERRY CITY remain on course to defend their EA Sports cup final after they hammered Finn Harps 4-0 at the Brandywell.

Barry Molloy scored the opener on 36 minutes with Patrick McEleny and Mark Farren adding further goals before the break. Molloy scored his second four minutes from time to make it four.

MONAGHAN United centre-half Conor McMahon scored two own-goals as Sligo Rovers advanced to the next round of the league cup on a 3-1 scoreline.

Drogheda host Bohemians tonight at Hunky Dory Park while Longford Town entertain Dundalk at Flancare Park.