The Wolfe Tones and the Blues produced somewhat of a surprise, the margin of victory being the surprise. The Tones fielded a team with former Meath star, Charles McCarthy, in the middle of the field, while Gary Brilly dropped into the half back line. The Tones got a grip on the game early on and kept a tight hold on for the 60 minutes, stifling the Blues for the duration of the game. The Blues did not get any chance of staging a comeback of any sort and will be hoping to put the performance behind them as quickly as possible
|Dan McCabe tries to stop Denis McElligott.|
|Luke Kavanagh and the Tones kept a lid on the Blues challenge.|
Blues: G. Kissane, S. Kelly, S. Mann, P. Magee, D. McElligott, C. Mullen, P. Murray, B. Shanahan, S. Carroll (0-1), S. Cahill, K. O’Shea, K. Hurley (0-4), M. Lyons. Tones: C. Hynes, K. Regan, E. Naughton, D. Maguire, B. Kinaton, G. Brilly (0-1), L. Kavanagh, C. McCarthy, S. Dalton (0-2), M. Farrell (0-1), B. Blanchfield (0-3), D. McCabe, J. Doyle (1-2).
By Rory O'Donnell