Arra Rovers 1- Rearcross 'A' 1
An understrength Rearcross outfit trekked to Portroe for this league opener and played out a one all draw against the host side. Arra Rovers edged ahead ten minutes before the break thanks to a Willie Conway strike, apart from this the first half was evenly contested with both sets of defences top. The tie opened up in the second half with Arra coming close with some long range efforts. Rearcross were also having their moments and Kieran Devitt's shot from the edge of the box was barely over and then the Arra custodian made a fine block from Darragh Kennedy. Rearcross remained on the ascendency and got a deserved equalizer when the evergreen Diarmuid Sheehy rattled the net with twenty minutes to go. Rearcross pressed hard for an equalizer but Arra dug deep to withstand the onslaught to leave it all square the full time whistle.
Rearcross 'A': Derek O Toole, Declan O'Toole, Eamonn Devitt, Tommy Ryan Luke, Diarmuid Sheehy, David O'Toole, Rob Harrington, Darragh Kennedy, Darren Quigley, Kieran Devitt, Shane Lenihan
Referee: David Butler