In the first game of the League Portumna welcomed the Shield Finalists Nenagh Celtic.Both teams started well with the conditions perfect for the game. Nenagh Celtic settled better with good pressure being applied in the first half. 10 minutes into the second half Nenagh scored from a through ball with a slight deflection and was turned into the net by the on running Nenagh player. . 10 minutes later after a very good spell of play from Portumna they were awarded a free from the left side of the box with Graham Fogarty delivering a class ball for Garry Curran to climb and head it into the top corner. Chances from both sides saw some close misses with Niall Royston in the Portumna goals making some impressive saves. Nenagh were awarded a penalty with ten minutes to go which they converted and despite pressure from Portumna they held on for a 2-1 victory.