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Derry's away win in the battle between third and fourth place moves them five points clear of Rovers although the Dublin club have two games in hand.
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Barry McNamee should have sealed Derry's victory as he wasted a glorious chance after a Lukas Schubert cross and the visitors had to defend stoutly late on with McClean and McDermott making crucial interventions.
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Kenny Shiels' Derry side, now unbeaten in eight league games, will be back in action on Friday night when they host Galway United.
Derry, under former Kilmarnock boss Kenny Shiels, took a commanding lead thanks to the quickfire double from Curtis.
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Stats package ahead of Friday's Dublin Derby at Dalymount.
Rovers lose in Dalymount Park in the last Dublin Derby of the year.
That leaves Derry and Shamrock Rovers, who both have four matches left, fighting it out for third which guarantees a place in Europe.
Derry took a deserved lead in the 36th minute as Patterson notched his 13th goal of the campaign by heading McDermott's cross past Hyland.
Rovers rallied after the break with the impressive Doherty denying Gary Shaw and home striker Brandon Miele wasting a great chance as he attempted to find a team-mate instead of shooting himself.
The then Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism, John O'Donoghue, consistently supported the government decision to support the stadium with soccer pitch dimensions, and claimed that the GAA were stalling the project which he believed they had no need for on top of their own site in Rathcoole. On 14 December 2006 the Football Association of Ireland pledged financial assistance for the Hoops’ High Court battle involving Thomas Davis.
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The club played at Glenmalure Park from 1926 to 1987, when the owners controversially sold the stadium to property developers. Shamrock Rovers spent the next 22 years playing home games at various venues around Dublin and on occasions, Ireland. They moved into Tallaght Stadium prior to the start of the 2009 season after years of delays and legal disputes, during which time the club's supporters saved them from extinction.
Former Derry player Simon Madden threatened the visitors early on at Tallaght Stadium with a couple of strong runs while Patrick McClean had to react smartly to clear after keeper Gerard Doherty had beaten away a Trevor Clarke cross.
Former Republic of Ireland and Leeds midfielder McPhail equalised with a free-kick which went through a group of players.
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It was a fourth consecutive draw at home for Derry City who play Dundalk in the FAI Cup semi-final on Sunday.
Derry's win moves them to within two points of leaders Dundalk although the Oriel Park outfit's European exploits in recent weeks means they have four games in hand on the Candystripes.
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Patterson headed Derry's winner on 36 minutes after a Conor McDermott cross.
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Shamrock Rovers were founded in Ringsend, Dublin. The official date of the club's foundation is 1901. They won the League title at the first attempt in the 1922–23 season and established themselves as Republic of Ireland most successful club by 1949, winning 44 major trophies. During the 1950s, the club won three League titles and two FAI Cups and became the first Irish team to compete in European competition, playing in the European Cup in 1957.
The 20-year-old midfielder netted an accurate shot from the edge of the box after a ball in from Dean Jarvis had not been cleared.
However, Derry then began to take control with the impressive Aaron McEneff testing Rovers keeper Craig Hyland with two fierce free-kicks.
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Rovers top scorer McCabe punished Derry for losing possession by reducing the deficit in the 39th minute.
Their biggest win was a 7–0 aggregate victory (3–0 away, 4–0 home) over Fram Reykjavik in the UEFA Cup first round in September 1982, which remains a record for League of Ireland clubs in European competition.
Derry keeper Gerard Doherty tipped a David Webster header on to the bar as Rovers pushed for an equaliser in the second half.
Cork remain second in the table, a point ahead of Derry, after their 4-0 win over Bray Wanderers on Tuesday.
He placed a fine shot past keeper Barry Murphy in the 17th minute and quickly blasted in a second from six yards out.
Curtis then rushed in to meet Barry McNamee's ball and thump number two past keeper Murphy for 2-0 with less than 20 minutes gone.
But Gary McCabe pulled a goal back for Rovers six minutes before half-time and Stephen McPhail got a late equaliser.
They followed this by winning a record six FAI Cups in succession in the 1960s, when they were also one of the European club teams that spent the summer of 1967 in the United States, founding the United Soccer Association. They won the first of four League titles in a row in 1983–84, after a long decline.