The Airtricity League First Division commenced this Friday evening with all five contests kicking-off at 7.45pm. Athlone Town played host to Wexford FC and defeated their visitors by four goals to two. Cabinteely suffered a three nil home defeat by local rivals Bray Wanderers at Stradbrook. Drogheda United crushed their visitors Cobh Ramblers by four goals to nil in United Park . Shelbourne recovered from a two goal deficit against Galway United in Eamonn Deacy Park to secure a three two success while further South, Limerick and Longford Town played out a scoreless draw in the Markets Field.