Following the 3-16 to 5-31 defeat to Offaly in Trim, Meath are the
only team in the Joe McDonagh Cup hurling championship without a
point after three rounds.

While the losing margin was ten points less than to Laois seven days earlier.
the home side again conceded 36 scores.

Meath’s return of 3-16 would be sufficient to win some games but
shorelines have been rocketing up in the game and the umpires were
kept very busy with flags being waved 55 times in the 70 minutes.

Meath threatened to make a match of it in the first half and were in
arrears by just five points 2-12 to 2-17 at the interval. Two goals
from Nicky Potterton in the closing stages of the first period raised
Royal hopes. Tom Shine netted the third Meath goal on 50 minutes but
with Brian Duignan and Charlie Mitchell to the fore in attack, the
Faithful men comfortably increased their advantage to win by a  comfortable

margin of 19 points.