We are well and truly up and running in the Airtircity League Premier Division now with last night's second round of fixtures producing 15 goals and a fair dollop of drama.

Graham Burke scored five times as Shamrock Rovers eased to a 6-0 victory against a Cork City side that played half the game with 10 men in their clash at Tallaght Stadium.

Dundalk won but they couldn't rain on Shelbourne's parade as the home side put in a thrilling second-half performance as Premier Division football returned to Tolka Park after six years.

Bohemians kick-started their season with an away victory over Waterford on a night where the wet and windy conditions at the Regional Sports Centre limited the attacking capabilities of both sides.

Two first-half goals saw St Patrick's Athletic pick up their first points of the season against a rudderless Sligo Rovers at the Showgrounds.

Super-sub' Adam Liddle broke Finn Harps' hearts as Derry City were fortunate to claim a point from the first North-West derby of the season.