Last season's runners-up Shelbourne started their 2020 Women's National League season on a winning note with a 3-1 victory over Cork City at Tolka Park. 

Shels were in command from early on and goals from Pearl Slattery and Ireland international Ciara Grant gave them a two goal cushion at the break.

Rebecca Cooke's strike shortly after the restart effectively ended the game as a contest though Saoirse Noonan did grab a consolation goal for the visitors from the penalty spot after Christina Dring was brought down. 

In the 6pm kick-off, Galway WFC were held to a draw by DLR Waves at Eamonn Deacy Park. 

Aoife Thompson put the hosts in front when she found herself in the right place at the right time to fire in from a lofted free-kick from experienced defender Shauna Fox.

DLR were on the back foot for a lot of the first period but gradually they gained a foothold in the contest. Katie Malone was a danger throughout and her persistence paid off when she equalised for the visitors in the second half.

Galway could have snatched the win late on but Savannah McCarthy headed wide.

Reigning champions Peamount United were much too strong for Treaty United at Greenogue

James O'Callaghan's team got off the mark early when Alannah McEvoy slid a pass through for captain Aine O'Gorman to drive her shot past goalkeeper Michaela Mitchell.

Champions Peamount United won 5-0 in Greenogue

The experienced O'Gorman repeated the same trick inside the opening 25 minutes when she met a Karen Duggan pass and showed just why she remains one of the League's most clinical finishers.

Mitchell pulled off a number of excellent saves as Treaty but a deflected goal plus strikes from McEvoy and Stephanie Roche - on her return to the League after six years - sealed the win the home side.

Wexford Youths, champions in four of the past six seasons, overcame league debutants Bohemians in Ferrycarrig Park this evening. 

Kylie Murphy (Bohemians) and Aisling Spillane (Bohemians) challenge for the ball

Lauren Kelly got them off the mark after linking up with fellow striker Vanessa Ogbonna, before debutant Ellen Molloy popped up on the half hour to smash in her first goal.

Wexford kept the pressure on and Ogbonna added their third goal before Molloy got her second of the game. Bohs hit back through Chloe Darby and that consolation goal will give them some heart for a gutsy performance.