It's been a big night on the Airtricity League Premier League front with Derry City returning to their Brandywell home for a game against Limerick FC.

Results

Bray Wanderers 1, Sligo Rovers 2

Cork City 1, Shamrock Rovers 0

Derry City 5, Limerick 0 (See below)

St. Patrick's Athletic 0, Dundalk 0

Waterford United 1, Bohemians 0

HAT-TRICK HERO HALE

Ronan Hale gave the Candystripes a dream start with a ninth minute goal and they got their second on 61 minutes through Ronan Curtis. City enjoyed a real purple patch with Arron McEneff next on target (64 minutes)  followed by two more strikes for hero of the night Hale who completed his hat-trick as Derry won 5-0.

After the 6-1 drubbing by Shamrock Rovers, this was the perfect response on a great return to the famous venue that left that Brandywell faithful in full voice.

Champions Cork City beat Shamrock Rovers before the biggest crowd of the night - there was an attendance of 4,483 - and they are joint top of the table with Waterford United.

EA Sports League Cup, Round One

Finn Harps 4, Mayo League 3.

The Donegal club led 4-0 early in the second half but had a bit of a a scare as Mayo grabbed three goals in the last quarter to give animated Harps boss Ollie Horgan plenty to shout about from the sidelines.

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