LIMERICK FC MOVED 17 points clear at the summit of the SSE Airtricity League First Division after a bizarre 4-3 win UCD at the Markets Field.
Goals from Stephen Kenny, Aaron Greene and a brace from Chris Mulhall ensured that Martin Russell's men took all three points despite a brave display from Collie O'Neill's outfit.
Referee Kevin O'Regan had four penalty decisions to make across the 90 minutes - struggling to keep a hold of the game.
Gary O'Neill, Greg Sloggett and Kieran Marty Waters had the College right in contention until the final minute, but it wasn't to be - as Limerick proved too good for the inexperienced side.
LIMERICK FC: Freddy Hall; Shaun Kelly, Paudie O'Connor (Shane Tracy, 90+3), Robbie Williams, Sean Russell; Paul O'Conor, Lee-J Lynch; Stephen Kenny, Sean McSweeney (Tony Whitehead, 12), Aaron Greene (Ross Mann, 69); Chris Mulhall.
UCD: Niall Corbet; Adam Harney, Maxi Kouogun, Josh Collins, Dan Tobin (Cathal Brady, 69); Greg Sloggett, Gary O'Neill (Jack Watson, 78); Kieran Marty Waters (Sean Coyne, 51), Dylan Watts, Jason McClelland; Ryan Swan.
REFERE: Kevin O'Regan (Kerry)