Renard's victory over Ballydonoghue probably the most eye-catching as the South Kerry side coped with the switch of venue to Valentia in recording a narrow 2-5 to 1-6 victory over the Shannon Rangers side.
Four Paul Kennelly points helped the away side to a 0-5 to 0-3 lead at the break but two important saves from goalkeeper Alan Egan kept Renard in touch. The second half was a lively affair at both ends. Renard were awarded a controversial penalty with 10 minutes to go which they converted before Jim Cremins scored a goal almost instantly from the kick-out for Ballydonoghue to put them back in front. They finished with 14 men as the home side gained the win courtesy of taking advantage of a moment's hesitancy in the Ballydonoghue defence by knocking the ball into the net for a two point win. Shane and Liam O'Sullivan were the most impressive for Renard on the day.
Renard's hosts and fellow South Kerry side Valentia had a good trip to Killorglin coming away with a 14 point win over Laune Rangers B. The match looked like being a rout when goals from Brendan O'Sullivan and Junior Murphy had the Young Islanders 2-6 to 0-2 in front coming towards half-time but an Eamon Carey goal made things a bit more respectable for the home side at the break. A free from Gary Flynn and a John O'Shea point had the margin down to five after the restart but Valentia reasserted their control of the match with a third goal from Paul O'Connor before going on to record a winning score of 3-13 to 1-5.
Duagh were given a bit of an early fright by Asdee up north, the visitors taking a 1-3 to 0-1 lead after 15 minutes over the North Kerry champions before the home side settled. Three goals in quick succession, the first from John O'Brien followed by a double from Denis Lane (pictured) had Duagh 3-3 to 1-3 in front at the interval. The second half was a much quieter spectacle, Daniel O'Donoghue finishing with four points as Duagh had a 3-7 to 1-6 win.
After missing out on two opportunities at promotion last year, Fossa will be anxious to make no mistakes this year and they got off to the right start at home to Kilgarvan, first-half goals from Kevin McCarthy, Tadgh O'Shea and Lorcan Daly giving them a 3-7 to 0-3 lead at the break and even though there were only four scores in total during the second-half, the East Kerry side had a 15 point winning margin in the finish, 3-10 to 0-4 the final score.
The other game was between Strand Road and Knocknagoshel. The St Kierans side were 1-15 to 3-1 winners in a game severely affected by the windy conditions. James and Edmund Walsh dictated matters once more for Knock, Edmund scoring six first half points as the home side failed to score until the 27th minute from a David Rusk goal. Ciaran O'Connor prevented an avalanche at the other end but he couldn't keep Joe O'Regan's effort out in the first-half meaning the visitors led by 1-12 to 1-0 at the break. John McGrath goaled for the Tralee side after the restart but Walsh finished with a total of eight points as a third goal for Strand Road here the end from Paul Griffin added a better degree of respectability on an eight point defeat for the home side in the end.
The Sneem/Derrynane versus Cromane game was not played as the Sneem pitch was deemed unplayable.