Barry leads rout
It was all one-way traffic in this opener at Pairc Tailteann as Meath managed to get 12 different players on the scoresheet in the process, with Shane Barry managing 2-2 for himself.
SCORERS -- Meath: S Barry 2-2, D Landy 1-3, L Tolan 1-1, F Toolan 1-2, P Fox 0-4, C Devereux 0-3, FMcManus 1-0, J Conlon 0-3, B McMahon, C O'Brien, S Mattimoe, D Queeney 0-2 each.
MEATH -- C McHugh; A Doyle, C McGill, A Forde; F Toolan, B Moore, E Lynch; F McManus, C Sheridan; P Fox, D Queeney, S Barry; D Landy, C Devereux, L Tolan. Subs: B McMahon for Tolan, C O'Brien for Queeney, J Conlon for Devereux, S Mattimoe for Landy, C Downey for Barry.
KILKENNY -- P Boeye; S Walsh, C Walsh, B Doherty; W O'Connor, S McDonald, C Foley; S Aylward, G Teehan; A O'Dwyer, D Farrell, G Malone; T Aylward, M Holohan, E Guilfoyle. Subs: JJ Corrigan for Boeye, L Blachfield for Foley, CBolger for Guilfoyle, J Nugent for Farrell, T Whitely for Bolger.
REF -- J Murray (Dublin).