Ratoath 2-7, Kilmanham 0-6.
Playing against a strong wind Ratoath used their experience in the first half to go in 1-4, 03 up. A great goal from Mick Lavin and great work rate from the forwards kept their noses in front.
Despite playing with the wind in the second half, this half was a much tighter affair. The crucial score came from Robbie Madden, who scored the goal to keep a cushion between the teams. Overall a great start to the championship. Best for Ratoath were John Kirwan, Robbie Madden, Evan Donnelly and Darren Lyons.
Foireann Ráth Tó: Richard Donnelly, Coleman Conmey, Paul Flaherty, Brian Duffy, Sean Killian, Mick Lavin, Conor Killian , Sean Ryan, Darren Lyons, Evan Donnelly, Paul Kirwan, Toirdealhac O’Neill, Robbie Madden, John Kirwan, Dessie Donnelly.
Scorers: John Kirwan 0-2, Robbie Madden 1-2, Darren Lyons 0-1, Mick Lavin 1-0, Paul Kirwan 0-1, Cian O’Connor 0-1.
Subs: Paddy Coady, Stephen O’Brien, Conor O’Brien, Shane Mc Goldrick , Cian O’Connor