Finn Harps suffered defeat for the first time in five games losing 1-0 to Bray Wanderers at the Carlisle Grounds on Saturday evening.
Conor Kenna scored the ties only goal on 32 minutes.
The Bray men hit the front as Kenna scored with a powerful header from a corner.
Bray remain 10th in Premier Division, seven points behind 8th placed Harps.
On the plus side for the Ballybofey boys, Packie Mailey returned from injury.