Galway United extended their lead at the tip of the SSE Airtricity Men's First Division table to 13 points thansk to a 3-1 defeat of Athlone Town at Eamonn Deacy Park.With second-placed Waterford not playing until tomorrow night, against Longford Town, John Caulfield's men had the opportunity to further tighten their grip on top spot.They did just that thanks to goals form David Hurley (12), Stephen Walsh, (52) and Killian Brouder (71).
Frantz Pierrot fired home a 66th-minute penalty for Athlone.Elsewhere Wexford hammered Kerry 6-0 in Tralee - Aaaron Dobbs banged in four with Danny Furlong grabbing a brace.Finn Harps picked up a win on the road as they got past Treaty United 3-0.
Two Ryan Flood goals had them in control at the break and Aaron McLaughlin sealed it with a third in injury time.Bray Wanderers and Cobh Ramblers played out a 2-2 draw at the Carlisle Grounds.
Luke Desmond put Cobh ahead on 17 minutes. Michael McCarthy's own goal levelled things up seven minutes later before Conor Crowley put Bray ahead in the 54th minute.Desmond struck again to equalise just after the hour mark and though Gerard Shortt was sent off for the Seagulls after 65 minutes, neither side could find a winner.Read more on rte.ie