LSL Major Sunday
Kilbarrack began life in the Leinster Senior League with an impressive victory.
The LSL new boys defeated a fancied Willow Park away from home to bank an opening day three points.
Willow are relatively new to the league themselves and won promotion to the top junior division in their first LSL season last term, while having defected from the AUL over the Summer Kilbarrack were promoted by default weeks after initially being placed in Major 1A.
However, the North side club proved they were more than capable of competing at Major level with victory against one of a number of quality teams in the division.
Kilbarrack started brightly against a side that hadn’t been beaten at home last season and Alan Clarke put them ahead on 15 minutes.
They took that single goal lead into the break and managed to get a cushion on 70 minutes when former Junior International Dean Gibbons found the back of the net.
Willow, who were knows as the Sheriff of the CCFL, pulled one back five minutes later but Kilbarrack made sure of the win when the returning Mark Nolan scored his first goal since signing for the club.