Aaron Greene netted the only goal of the game as St Patrick's Athletic secured fourth place in the league and Europa League football for 2016.
The Saints were safe and solid throughout this clash at Eamonn Deacy Park as Galway failed to pose any significant questions.
Liam Buckley's side had to wait until the 45th minute before scoring courtesy of a sharp Greene strike.
From then until the end all that needed to be determined was the visitors' margin of victory as Galway rarely threatened, with the single goal proving enough.
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