If this is were a sign of what Stephen O'Donnell and Pat Cregg will bring to St Patrick's Athletic, there are bright days ahead in Dublin 8 as they nullified a frustrated Shamrock Rovers in Tallaght.
Dundalk could now win the title Monday evening by beating Rovers, whose eyes are now on the FAI Cup, whilst Pat's fans will be thinking of next season with a renewed confidence that is far from misplaced. They remain very much in the hunt for European football.
Patrick's were tactically excellent but more impressive was their work-rate all over the park and they limited Rovers to precious few chances, albeit without being especially potent at the other end.
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