Sligo Rovers also came out on top over Shamrock Rovers
Title-chasing Cork City have been held to a 0-0 draw by Bohemians in tonight's SSE Airtricity League action.
With leaders Dundalk having lost two fixtures in a row, it presented an opportunity for John Caulfield's side but they couldn't find a way through at Turner's Cross.
Elsewhere, a third minute goal from Christy Fagan proved enough for St Patrick's Athletic against Galway United, while Sligo Rovers enjoyed a 3-2 home win over Shamrock Rovers with Achille Campion, Raff Cretaro and John Russell on the scoresheet.
Aaron McEneff's two first half penalties set high-flying Derry City on their way to a 5-0 away thrashing of Finn Harps, while the basement battle saw Wexford Youths beat Longford Town in the south east.
Mark Quigley of Bohemians ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan
Sligo's Rafael Cretaro celebrates his goal ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson
Christy Fagan of Pats celebrates scoring the first goal of the game ©INPHO/Donall Farmer