Fixture Series Two in the 2018 Airtricity League Premier Division commenced on Friday evening with Bray Wanderers losing by two goals to one against St Patrick’s Athletic in the Carlisle Grounds while down on the South coast, defending champions Cork City secured a two nil victory over newly promoted Waterford in Turners Cross.
In the North West, Sligo Rovers defeated visitors Derry City by two goals to one in the Showgrounds while Tallaght Stadium hosted a scoreless draw between Shamrock Rovers and Dundalk. The Markets Field hosted the one all draw between Limerick and Bohemian on Saturday evening.
The First Division also commenced on Friday evening with Cabinteely losing to the only goal from Wexford at Stradbrook. Galway United commenced their campaign with a four one defeat of Athlone Town in Eamonn Deacy Park while The Bowl hosted the two one seccess of UCD over visitors Shelbourne. The Saturday evening contest between Longford Town and Cobh Ramblers ended in a two all draw.