All 12 sides were in action in the top flight
SSE Airtricity League leaders Cork City have bounced back convincingly from last week's draw at Galway United.
John Caulfield's side recorded a resounding 5-0 win over Drogheda United with four goals by half time in this Friday night's Premier Division clash.
Sean Maguire and Karl Sheppard both scored twice and Jimmy Keohane scored the opener as Cork go 13 points clear of Dundalk at the top of the table.
Reigning champion Dundalk have moved up to second after a 3-0 victory away at 10 man Limerick.
Brendan Clarke was sent off after 18 minutes for Limerick before a brace from David McMillan and a late goal from Sean Gannon sealed all three points for Stephen Kenny's side.
Bray Wanderers slipped down to third after a 2-1 home defeat to Bohemians.
Bray Wanderers vs Bohemians:Rob Cornwall of Bohs with Dylan Connolly of Bray ©INPHO/Donall Farmer
Tim Clancy had Bray in front but Bohs turned it around thanks to a Dinny Corcoran double to move out of the bottom three and up to seventh.
Derry City move within two points of Bray thanks to a 3-1 win over Shamrock Rovers as two goals from Aaron McEneff and a goal from Barry McNamee cancelled out Graham Burke's effort for Rovers who remain fifth.
St Patrick's Athletic and Sligo Rovers could not be separated after a 1-1 draw at Richmond Park. Christy Fagan opened the scoring for Pats before Michael Leahy levelled.
Galway United and Finn Harps started the day as the bottom two but it's Galway who climb up to ninth after fighting back to win 2-1 at home in their head to head.
Barry Molloy had put Harps in front midway through the first half but a 74th minute equaliser from Ronan Murray and a late winner from Vinny Faherty saw Galway win and leave Harps bottom of the table after 14 games.