Villa showed their class as they saw off Shamrock Rovers 2-0 at the Tallaght Stadium.
Andreas Weimann and Christian Benteke bagged the goals in front of an expectant crowd, including Paul McGrath and Ian Taylor.
Weimann fired home after 15 minutes while Benteke headed in on 30 minutes.
Overall Villa were in command for much of the contest, which also saw Aleksandar Tonev and Jores Okore return from injury.
Photographer Neville Williams was on hand for the engaging contest and took a host of pictures throughout the encounter.
Check out his exclusive picture gallery from the game.