Kiltale retained the Jubilee Cup SHC crown at Páirc Tailteann this afternoon with a emphatic 2-15 to 0-12 victory over Kildalkey to take their overall tally to six and their fourth since 2007.
This was polished display by Kiltale who were worthy winners as they established a 1-8 to 0-6 interval advantage with Peter Durnin grabing the first of his two goals in the 22nd minute.
Kildalkey rallied briefly after the resumption and a brace of points got the deficit down to a goal, but Kiltale reacted positively and were 1-12 to 0-8 to the good by the end of the third-quarter.
Durnin's second goal with about eight minutes remaining added some gloss to the display on a day when he was the top scorer with 2-2 while Jack Regan talled seven points.
Kiltale will now prepare for a Leinster campaign intent on making up for defeat in last year's provincial decider (intermediate) and they will face the Wexford intermediate champions (home) in a fortnight in either Navan or Trim.
Kiltale finished with 14 men after Stephen Donoghue picked up a second yellow card in the closing stages.
Kiltale – Shane McGann; Anthony Donnelly, David Donoghue, Ciaran Ennis; Stephen Donoghue, Ronan Ryan, Eamon Ryan (0-1); Anthony Forde, Padraig Kelly (0-2); James Kelly (0-1), Cathal McCabe, Jack Regan (0-7 five frees); Peter Durnin (2-2), Ross Ryan, Kevin Ryan (0-2).
Subs – John Donoghue for Durnin 58 mins, Brendan Dixon for P Kelly and Shane Lenehan for Ross Ryan both 59m.
Kildalkey – David Harmon; David Conneely, Enda Fitzgerald, Eoin Potterton; Maurice Keogh, Sean Corrigan, Mairtin Doran; Sean Heavey (0-1), Tony Fox; Padraig Geoghegan (0-1), Patrick Conneeley (0-1 free), Martin Healy (0-1); Mark Healy (0-5 one free, one '65'), Padraig Keogh, Derek Doran (0-1).
Subs – Patrick Potterton for E Potterton 28 mins, Francis Doran for Keogh 37m, Conor Kearney (0-2 one '65') for Fox 44m, Gary Kelly for Mark Healy 51m.
Referee Richard Morris (Blackhall Gaels).