Winning start for Curracloe United
CURRACLOE UNITED 2 BENFICA 1: CURRACLOE showed their potential to be serious title challengers when overcoming Benfica in a very close, exciting game with all the goals coming in the first-half. Tara Moloney put the home side ahead before Aleisha Cullen increased that advantage with a well-taken goal on her debut at adult level.
Cherelle Kessei pulled one back for the visitors just before the break but, despite putting on pressure in the second-half, Benfica were unable to find that elusive equaliser and Curracloe picked up the three points
Ferns United 10, North End United 2: Last season's champions, Ferns, had too much for a young North End side and ran out comfortable winners, with Ellen Kelly marking her arrival in the Premier division with four goals. Liz Evered scored a hattrick, Megan Murray hit two while Rachel Collier also scored.
North End's goals came through a deflection to the net by a Ferns defender, with Martina Pender scoring the other goal.
Bunclody 3 Adamstown 0: Bunclody made a winning return to the Premier division when proving too strong for Adamstown and running out comfortable 3-0 winners. Goals from Celine Slye, Grace Fanning and Nicole Fortune saw the home side well in control and they could be a force to be reckoned with in the top division this season
Kilmore United 0, Killenagh Wanderers 4: The close season transfer market was cruel to Kilmore as they lost three of their top players and are currently rebuilding with a very young squad, and newly-promoted Killenagh took the opportunity to take three points from their long journey.
Marian Cardiff was in good scoring form as she knocked in a hat-trick, and Laura Stafford added the fourth, with the visitors leading 1-0 at halftime.