Moylagh made history by winning their first Intermediate Hurling match in the clubs history. The Junior champions of last year turned on the style and the return of Shane Nolan from Canada gave the team a timely boost as two regulars Eana Brody and Kevin Foley were ruled out with injury before the game.
Kilmessan started brightly and were four points up before two brilliant goals from Sean Og Doyne got the Moylagh nerves settled.
Moylagh dominated the first half and despite some poor finishing went in 3-06 to 0-09 in front at half time against a stiff breeze.
The second half started with Moylagh dominating with points from Willy McGrath ,Paddy Rahill and Owen Gilsenan but as the half went on Kilmessan came more into the game but Moyalgh came back with good points from Shane Nolan , Doyne , Rahill and a brilliant long range point from Philip Grall who had a good game in the number 5 position. Kilmessan in the end scored two goals but the boys in green held out for a good win and can look forward to the next round against Donaghmore Ashbourne with some confidence.
Shane Nolan,Willy McGrath and John White stood out in a solid team performance.
Cieran Grall , James Tuite , Colm Melia , John White, Phil Grall[0-01] , Eamon Boyle ,Colm o Shea , Owen Gilsenan[0-2] ,Paddy Grall , Willy McGrath [0-5],Shane Nolan ,[0-4] Tom Melia, Sean Og Doyne[2-2], Stephen Tierney, Paddy Rahill.[1-1].