The much anticipated Dublin Senior Football Championship started this evening with five games played.
The headline news was the scoreline between Kilmacud Crokes and Erin's Isle. The south-side club put on an exhibition of scoring, racking up a huge tally of 10-12 in a facile win over the Finglas men who could only manage 0-7.
Another romp as St. Judes cruised past Naomh Mearnog on a scoreline of 1-20 to 0-6. An early Ross O'Brien penalty set Judes on their way to victory.
As expected, Parnells got the better of Fingal Ravens, 6 points was the winning margin in the end, 1-13 to 0-10.
Elsewhere St. Mary's, Saggart (1-15) comfortably overcame Whitehall Colmcille (1-7) on their way to the next round.
In the late throw-in, Bernard Brogan's St. Oliver Plunkett's, Eoghan Ruadh claimed a major scalp over the 2016 All Ireland winners Ballyboden St. Enda's. Despite being behind 0-10 to 1-4 at half-time Plunkett's battled back. Gareth Smith converted an early second half penalty setting up the comeback. They ran out 2-10 to 0-13 winners.