Bohemians moved back to the top of the table with a professional performance against cross city rivals St Pat's at a cold Dalymount Park.
The powerhouse Gypsies making it clear that they will do all that they can to push Rovers all the way as they strive to keep the trophy in Dublin 7.
Jason Byrne opened the scoring on 23 minutes with Ken Oman doubling the advantage on 34. Killian Brennan made sure of the points with a rocket on 50. Mark Quigley got on the scoresheet late on for the visitors.