Shiven Rovers got their RDFL season off to a flying start on the opening weekend. Friday evening saw the B team beat beat a young Skyvalley Rovers side 4 – 1 at Newbridge. Karl Healy, Darragh Murphy and two from David Kelly gave the winners an early 4 – 0 lead. The visitors steadied the ship after that and pulled a goal back in the second half. Next week they travel to Cloonfad to play their respective B team.
The following evening it was the turn of the A team, who hosted Dysart. Eoghan Browne gave the home side a 1 – 0 lead after twenty minutes and James Coyne levelled the game for Dysart eleven minutes later. Just before half time Sean Keating restored the Shiven Rovers lead and despite almost constant pressure from the visitors Shiven held out to take all three points. Next week, the Shiven men face a difficult trip to play Boyle Celtic away, hoping to make it two wins in a row.