Sligo Rovers under-19s began the new 2017 season away at Shelbourne.
The game, played at the AUL, finished in a 1-1 draw.
The Bit o’Red made an ideal start with Jack Keaney scoring with a penalty after just three minutes played.
However, Shels got their goal early in the second half as the game then finished as a tie.
Rovers starting team: McGinty, O’Brien, Doherty, McCallion, Mahon, Morley, Hannon, Doyle, Keaney, Walsh, Feeney.
Next will be a first home game of the season when this weekend Athlone Town come to Sligo.