AUL Premier A
Sheriff YC produced a brilliant second half display to get their title defence off to the perfect start on Friday night.
The reigning Champions were held by a battling Baldoyle in the opening 45 minutes, but hit top gear in the second period to eventually end up with four goals and three points on day one of the new AUL season.
Baldoyle produced a solid first half display against a side that won five trophies last season and the teams went in deadlocked at the break.
Captain Paul Murphy eventually broke the deadlock for a team that hit 155 goals last term.
With 21 minutes to go Jon Rock gave the home side some breathing space. the experienced striker, who top scored with 27 goals for Sheriff last season, put the finishing touches on a well worked move to double the advantage.
New signing Keith Rickard then made sure with his first competitive goal for the club converting a break away move to all but wrap up the points.
With four minutes remaining stalwart Darren Dunne added further gloss to the score as he curled home from range.