Goals from Sean O'Connor, Stephen Bradley, Danny North and Paul Crowley gave St Patrick's Athletic their fourth Airtricity League victory over Galway United this season, before a crowd of 649 at Richmond Park.
O'Connor's drive past Galway goalkeeper Conor Winn opened the scoring after two minutes and Bradley's penalty doubled the lead in the 14th minute.
North scored the third on 37 minutes before O'Connor's shot went in off the crossbar on 42 minutes.
North netted the fifth on 76 minutes and Crowley the sixth on 80 minutes before Paul Sinnott scored a consolation for Galway on 81 minutes.
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