Finn earns Shamrock Rovers a vital win

A terrific second half goal from Ronan Finn earned Shamrock Rovers a vital 1-0 win at Derry City to relief the pressure on under fire manager Stephen Kenny.

The only goal of the game came on 54 minutes as attacking midfielder Finn surged forward to crash a stunning shot to the net in off the underside of the crossbar.

Drogheda United beat UCD 1-0 at Hunky Dorys Park to record a sixth win on the spin and move to within a point of leaders Sligo Rovers.

Declan O'Brien struck for his eighth league goal of the campaign on 21 minutes, beating Mark McGinley with a volley from distance after UCD captain Mick Leahy headed away a free kick.

Bohemians beat Dundalk 2-1 at Dalymount Park to make it three wins in four games and move up to fifth in the table, their highest placing of the season.

Bohs utterly dominated the first half, finally taking the lead on 35 minutes when skipper Owen Heary's headed form Peter McMahon's cross got a final touch from Evan McMillan.

Central defender McMillan then got his second goal of the game in first half stoppage time with a fine stooping header from Keith Ward's corner.

Dundalk were much better in the second half and got a goal back on 70 minutes when Michael Rafter's fiercely struck low free kick somehow got through the wall to find the corner of Andy McNulty's net.

Cork City made it 11 games unbeaten, but they had to settle for a 0-0 draw with Shelbourne at Turner's Cross as they also finished with ten men.

The game's chief incident came on 84 minutes when Cork's recent signing, substitute Keigan Parker, was shown a straight red card following a clash with Shelbourne defender Brian Shortall.

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