Meath trailed by 0-4 to 1-7 at the interval after playing against a strong wind - it didn’t look too bad at that stage.
Wicklow scored four points in 12 second-half minutes against the elements, Meath managed one and that set the pattern for the remainder.
Wicklow scorers - C Moorehouse 0-2, A O’Brien 0-4, M Lee 0-6, W O’Gorman 1-1, R Keddy 0-1, D Staunton 0-1.
Meath scorers - James Toher 0-3, Peter Durnin 0-3, Darren Reilly 0-1, Adam Gannon 0-1.
NHL DIV 2B
First round - Wicklow 1-15, Meath 0-8; Mayo 2-13, Fingal 3-9; Down 2-20, Armagh 1-7.
Sunday 23rd February - Meath v Mayo; Down v Wicklow; Fingal v Armagh.