The Hoops ended a disappointing league campaign with a home defeat to Sligo Rovers. Shane Robinson opened the scoring for Rovers but Aaron Greene netted a first-half equaliser. Rovers struggled to make chances in the second period and substitute Danny North struck the winner to leave the Hoops in a poor 5th position in the league.
Rovers started well and had a chance after just six minutes when Tommy Stewart found Ronan Finn in space in the box on the right but Sligo 'keeper Kelly saved his low shot. The visitors hit back and when Cretaro crossed from the right on 9 minutes the ball evaded Derek Foran but Aaron Greene couldn't make contact in front of goal.
Kelly was called on again to save when Robinson turned well to shoot on target. On 16 minutes Ronan Finn burst forward and found Robinson in the box but he shot wide. On 20 minutes Ross Gaynor crossed low for Kieran Djilali to get a touch but fortunately Richard Brush was well positioned to save. A Ronan Finn volley tested Kelly but he got a strong hand to his shot.
[GOAL 1:0 - 26th min.] Sligo were punished for sloppy defensive play by Evan McMillan and the ball fell for Shane Robinson to power home a first-time shot into the corner of the net from the edge of the area.
On 28 minutes it was Sean O'Connor's turn to shoot on target but again Kelly was well placed to save.
[GOAL 1:1 - 31st min.] O'Connor however lost possession in midfield and Djilali broke forward and his fine weighted pass found Aaron Greene on the right-hand side of the box and he planted his shot past Brush into the corner of the net.
The Hoops almost restored their lead on 41 minutes when an O'Connor low cross saw Finn shoot on goal and the ball fell to Robinson in front of goal but his touch on goal went straight into the arms of Kelly. A brilliant run from Finn just before the break from his own half ended when he shot just wide of Kelly's right-hand post.
Ten minutes into the second half Tommy Stewart and Ronan Finn exchanged passes and Finn shot on goal only to see the ball clip the outside of the left-hand post. A good cross from O'Connor beat Kelly but Henderson headed clear. On 69 minutes Richie Ryan took the ball off sub Danny North's toe as he was about to shoot on goal.
[GOAL 1:2 - 71st min.] Djilali was released down the right and his perfect cross picked out Danny North who was in plenty of space to cushion his shot past the dive of Brush and into the corner of the net.
Rovers shots on goal were not up to scratch in the second half and McCabe continued that trend when shooting wide on 77 minutes. Substitute Anthony Elding then shot over the bar from inside the area following good work by another sub David McMillan.
Billy Dennehy came on for Sean O'Connor and his cross on 80 minutes almost picked out another Rovers sub Eamon Zayed at the back post. In the 83rd minute a cross from Dennehy fell to McCabe but he saw his shot deflected just wide. With time running out a Dennehy cross was headed on goal by Robinson but Kelly saved comfortably. The last chance fell to Tommy Stewart who cut in from the right to shoot on goal but a Sligo defender was on hand to block.