It’s been a good night for League of Ireland sides in the Conference League qualifiers.
Sligo Rovers were 1-nil winners away to Motherwell, courtesy of a first-half Aidan Keena strike.
Sligo could have had a second, but Motherwell avoided conceding a penalty despite a clear handball from Jake Carroll on the line.
Meanwhile, Christopher Forrester’s superb goal on the hour saw St. Pat’s draw 1-1 with Mura at Richmond Park.
The second legs of both games will be played next Thursday.