Winning Start For New Rovers Boss

shamrock rovers crest Pat Fenlon has made a winning start as Shamrock Rovers manager with a 2-nil win over Derry. Leaders Dundalk were held to a 1-all draw by Drogheda United, allowing Cork City to close the gap at the top to just 4 points after a 1-nil win over St Pat’s. It finished scoreless between UCD and Bohemians. Listowel Celtic won last evening in the New Yorkers Over 35s League. They beat Castlegregory 2-1 while Athletico Ardfert against Ballybunion was off. It finished honours even in the first match of the Championship season last night. Cardiff were held to a 1-1 draw by Blackburn in their first game back in the second tier. Another one of the recently relegated Premier League sides are in action this evening in the Championship as Fulham take on Ipswich from 5.15 Before that, Brentford’s return to the second tier is a London derby with Charlton, while Rotherham go to last season’s play-off finalists Derby. Two potential promotion contenders meet as Wigan entertain Reading, while Brighton begin their campaign at home to Sheffield Wednesday and Watford go up against Bolton. Stuart Pearce takes charge of Nottingham Forest for the first time in the league when they play Blackpool. Elsewhere, Huddersfield meet Bournemouth, Middlesbrough host Birmingham and Leeds travel to Millwall. All games at 3. The opening day of the Scottish Premiership season sees the return of two teams to the top flight. Dundee begin life back in the big time at home to Kilmarnock, while another promoted side Hamilton take on Inverness. Motherwell entertain St Mirren in today’s other game. All games at 3 Tonight Sligo Rovers will play host to Athlone Town in the Airtricity League Premier Division. The action gets underway at The Showgrounds from 7:45. Raheny United are in Romania for their Group 2 clash in the preliminary round of the UEFA Women’s Champions League. The Dublin side are going up against Olimpia Cluj from half-past 5.