Shiven Rovers’ first team eventually secured an easy win under lights at home on Friday night, but were made to work hard for the first half of a game played in tough conditions. They actually went behind when Gerry Ward scored first for Ballaghdereen, but they got back in the game in short order with two quick goals, the first from Rory Cunningham and the second from Joe Hunt. These gave Shiven a 2-1 half time lead. The second half saw the home team dictate the game, and further goals from Rory Cunningham, a superb free kick from Frank Kilcommins and Daragh Murphy gave Shiven a 5-1 win.