The Bank of Ireland Dr McKenna Cup got underway for six of the teams on Sunday.
Derry began life under Rory Gallagher with a trip to Inniskeen to take on Monaghan who are once again managed by Seamus McEneaney.
The Farney Army took the plaudits in this one with a 1-17 to 0-14 victory with the goal coming from Aaron Mulligan on eight minutes.
Conor Turbitt hit the net twice for Armagh as they beat Cavan 2-17 to 1-13.
Liam Kerr was the man on target as Down overcame Fermanagh 1-11 to 0-7.