St. Monnina A are the only team in Division 1 with two wins from two league games. Their team is packed with former Premier Division players and should certainly be in running for promotion honours.
Trainor's B probably could be right up there so Thursday nights clash between the two was going to put down a marker for the winners.
Tommy Mooney is like the School yard Bully. Always picking on the lightweights. He opted out of a season challenging for the Premier Division title with Trainor's A for a relaxing season playing for Trainor's B in Division 1. Mooney was never going to be troubled by Declan Brady and it was an easy 1-0 lead for Trainor's B.
Stephen Cunningham and Thomas McGuinness reversed that lead for the Killeavey based side. Lukie Phelan and Mikey Nugent slipping up on their home table.
Derek Ruddy is a new signing for Trainor's and he equalised for the home side with a good display against the 'hit and miss' Michael Teggart.
Andrew Mackin and Paddy McCann took the next two for St. Monnina for a 4-2 lead. Aaron Ruddy and the experienced Charlie Doherty losing out.
St. Monnina wasted no time in wrapping up the points. Conor McQuid is the captain for The Saints and he bagged the points with a gritty win over tasty potter Paddy McKeown.
Paddy Hughes put the icing on the cake, wrapping up a comfortable 6-2 win. His defeat of Mark Trainor firmly put the Saints in Pole position in the early season league table.
Windmill have flattered to deceive in recent seasons. They've always had decent players but they neither had the heart nor the mentality to move to the next level. If the desire is there to push for promotion then the talent they have could see them as promotion contenders. Have they got that leader in the team that won't accept defeat as an option? Probably not but they have got the season off to a good start which is something they haven't had in a long time. They thrashed a weak looking Glen Social Club 7-1 on Thursday night.
Stevie Gray, David Loughran, John Anderson, Conor Cunningham, David Heartly, Darren McGeough and the stylish Aaron O'Callaghan chipped in to put the visiting Windmill 7-0 up.
John Morgan, caolan Lonergan, Paddy Morgan, Kevin Sands, Jay Kelly, Ben Mackin and Daniel Sands slumping on their home venue.
Raymie Sands has been about a few teams and he could be looking for the exit door if there's many more nights like this. Under no circumstances should he be playing last but at least he did pick up their only win of the night when he defeated Brendan McVerry to help his team avoid the dreaded Whitewash.
Ballyholland have pretty much the same side that won promotion to the Premier Division. Its near enough the same side that got relegated from the Premier Division too. They'll be right in the mix for honours going into the Spring next year.
Gerard McAvoy and Giby Vettienkal fired the Harps 2-0 up against the newly promoted Cavern Bar.
Joe Byrne pulled one back for the home side Cavern but Ballyholland marched on.
Niall McQuillan, Jim McMahon and then David McAvoy sealed the win at 5-1. Colm Shields made it 6-1 before Joe Campbell beat Brendan Keenan to take the bad look off it for Cavern and make it 6-2.
James Young, Martin Reavey, Damon Murphy, Matthew Cregan, Davey Mac and Sean Finegan finding the higher division a little tougher than last season. Manny Kelly was the other Ballyholland player to suffer defeat.