James Kavanagh flew all the way from Australia to lead his club to the title on their home pitch yesterday.
Ballymore dominated the opening half and led by 0-9 to 0-4 at the break with William O'Donoghue helping himself to three points as Nobber seemed over-reliant on Brian Farrell.
The Meath men came back after the break and by the 50th minute just a point separated the teams. But there was no way back for Nobber when Alan Farrell saw red and Kavanagh sealed it with a huge free late on.
SCORERS -- Ballymore: W O'Donoghue 0-4 (1f), J Kavanagh 0-3 (3f), G Fennell, J Doyle, S Kavanagh, M McCarville, T Archbold 0-1 each. Nobber: B Farrell 0-7 (2fs), G Farrelly, B Heffernan, F McEntee (1f) 0-1 each.
Ballymore -- K McNally; P Browne, K Conway, K Fennell; G Fennell, J Doyle, J Balfe; T Grace, J Kavanagh; S Kavanagh, E Kavanagh, W O'Donoghue; M McCarville, T Archbold, G Clarke. Subs: S Dwyer for Archbold (26), T O'Rourke for E Kavanagh (60).
Nobber -- C O'Reilly; P Weldon, B O'Reilly, A O'Brien; G Weldon, P McEntee, R Shields; A Farrell, G Farrelly; C Clarke, J Owens, B Heffernan; F McEntee, B Farrell, D Lamb.
Ref -- D Brazil (Offaly).