The race for the 2013 Jubilee Cup got underway last night at Longwood where Trim took the spoils by 1-11 to 0-11 against new boys Rathmolyon in a tight game.
Rathmolyon were playing their first game back in the SHC after last year's superb victory in the IHC decider and they then enjoyed a fine run in the Leinster Club JHC where they reached the final.
Last night they pushed Trim all the way and were ahead at the interval by 0-8 to 0-6, but they were unable to sustain that momentum and were overhauled.
Crucial to Trim's victory was Damien McGee's second-half goal which gave manager John Andrews something to smile about as his side made a winning start.
Next up for Trim is a tussle with Drumree while Rathmolyon will face Navan O'Mahonys in the second round.
The remaining fixtures will be completed next week in all first round championships.
THURSDAY 30th JUNE (7.30)
Kildalkey - Boardsmill v Kiltale, SHC, C Ferguson.
Navan (Brews Hill) - Clann na nGael v Donaghmore/Ashbourne, IHC, J Burke.
FRIDAY 21st JUNE (7.30)
Trim - Longwood v Kildalkey, SHC, G O’Brien.
Moylagh - Kilskyre v GAeil colmcille, IHC, P Foy.
SATURDAY 22nd JUNE
Athboy - Navan O’Mahonys v Na Fianna, SHC, 5.0, P Gannon; Navan O’Mahonys v Moylagh, JHC, 6.45, A Kirby.
Trim - Wolfe Tones v Kildalkey, IHC, 5.0, G Martyn; Killyon v Kilmessan, SHC, 6.45, R Morris.
SUNDAY 23rd JUNE
Kilmessan - Dunboyne v Drumree, SHC, 2.0; Dunboyne v Dunderry, IHC, 3.45, M Ryan.
Batterstown - Kiltale v Kilmessan, IHC, 12.0, A Reilly.
Kiltale - Ratoath v Blackhall Gaels, IHC, 6.0, Donal Smyth.
Boardsmill - Killyon v Rathmolyon, JHC, 12.0, T Healy.
WEDNESDAY 26th JUNE (7.30)
Dunderry - Trim v Boardsmill, JHC, C Flynn.
Click on photos below for a slideshow (photos by John Quirke)