Donaghmore / Ashbourne got out of Dunsany this afternoon with a flattering 1-13 to 0-10 victory over Moynalvey in a thrilling SFC first round encounter played in front of a big crowd.
The winners were ahead by 0-6 to 0-5 at the interval, but were fortunate not to concede an early second-half goal when Moynalvey’s Padraig Harnan was denied by a superb block on the goal line by Jason Boland.
Andrew Tormey scored a goal for Donaghmore / Ashbourne on the stroke of full time and that added some extra gloss to what was a far from inspiring performance.
However, the win is what was important and Donaghmore / Ashbourne will go into the next game against Keegan Cup holders Summerhill in a confident manner.
Moynalvey will have to pick themselves up to deal with the challenge of Rathkenny in the next round.
Donaghmore / Ashbourne 1-13, Moynalvey 0-10
Simonstown 1-18, Walterstown 0-8
Rathkenny 3-6, Srt Patrick’s 0-5
Wolfe Tones 3-8, Skryne 0-10
Ratoath 4-13 St Ultan’s 2-7
St Colmcille’s 2-8, Ballinlough 0-9
Dunderry 1-9, Longwood 1-8
Clanna na nGael 1-7, Donaghmore/Ashbourne 0-8
Boardsmill 1-10, Meath Hill 2-5
O’Mahonys 3-7, Skryne 0-10
Dunshaughlin 2-11, Kwood 1-11
Dunboyne 4-10, Clonard 1-7.