A second half goal by debut boy Derek O'Brien was enough for the Saints to edge past a spirited Cobh Ramblers side.
O'Brien was a half time substitue for Alan Kirby and pounced on a Ryan Guy flick on to volley home in the 65th minute.
Full report to follow.
Team: Ryan; Lynch, Byrne, Harris, Paisley; Dempsey, Fahey, Kirby (O'Brien ht); Guy, Quigley; Fitzpatrick
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