Dundalk came out on top against ten-man St Pat's in a pulsating encounter at Richmond Park thanks to goals from Matthew Tipton and Ross Gaynor.
Tipton flicked in the opener for the visitors on 26 minutes after good work from Dean Bennett and Daniel Kearns.
Gaynor put Dundalk two ahead on 52 before Damian Lynch reduced the arrears on 65 minutes, but Pat's couldn't muster an equaliser.
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