Kiltale fine-tuned their preparations for the Leinster Club IHC campaign with a fluent 3-22 to 2-16 win this morning over Dunboyne in the final of the Brendan Davis Cup at Kildalkey.
Hurling chairman TJ Reilly presented the trophy, the second time in a week, to Kiltale captain Anthony Donnelly and wished them well in the provincial competition next Sunday against the Wexford champions Naomh Eanna (Gorey).
Today in Kildalkey the Dunboyne men were ahead by 1-9 to 0-8 at the interval, but Kiltale introduced Cathal McCabe, Jack Regan and Peter Durnin for the second-half and that turned the tide in favour of the recently-crowned Jubilee Cup champions.
Durnin (2-3) and Regan (1-8) picked off crucial scores and although Dunboyne battled with great determination they were edged out by a stronger team.
The Leinster club hurling fixtures for next Sunday are listed
AIB LEINSTER CLUB INTERMEDIATE HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP
Aughrim (2.15) - Bray Emmets (WW) v Dublin Reps.
Kilkenny Venue (2.00) - Kilkenny Reps. v Coill Dubh (KE)
Meath Venue (TBC) - Kiltale (MH) v Naomh Eoin (Gorey)
AIB LEINSTER CLUB JUNIOR HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP
Meath Venue (TBC) - Clann na nGael v Lusmagh (OY)
Dublin Venue (2.00) - Scoil Ui Chonaill (D) v Moorefield (KE)