NA Piarsaigh, Doon and South Liberties have opened with wins in the Limerick SHC.
All three recorded wins this Saturday evening, while last evening, Monaleen and Knockainey played out a draw in round one of the Credit Union sponsored championship.
2016 All Ireland club SHC winners Na Piarsaigh had 17-points to spare over newly promoted Cappamore.
Goals from David Dempsey and Adrian Breen helped them to a 2-12 to 0-5 half time lead.
In Cappamore, Niall Moran hit 0-10 (one from play) for Ahane but was on the losing side – Doon 1-12, Ahane 0-11.
Doon were 0-7 to 0-4 ahead at half time with two points each for Dean Coleman and Micheal Ryan.
An early second half goal from Dean Coleman had Doon 1-9 to 0-6 ahead and although David Laing was sent off for a straight red card on 40-minutes, Ahane did cut the deficit slightly only for Doon to hold on.
South Liberties hit the final four points to overcome Bruff, 0-19 to 0-18.
The sides were level, 0-11 each, at half time.
On Friday, a late Mark O’Dwyer free ensured a draw, 0-16 each, between Monaleen and Knockainey. O’Dwyer ended with 0-10 (7frees) for Monaleen, who were 0-8 to 0-6 up at half time.
Knockainey had 0-7 (6frees) from Patrick Kirby.
The two remaining first round games take place on Sunday – Patrickswell v Adare in Kilmallock at 4.45pm and Ballybrown v Kilmallock in Bruff at 7pm.
*See the print editions of the Limerick Leader for full match reports on all Limerick SHC games.