Manager Eddie Gowran introduced a host of effective subs over the 75 minutes including Richie Hartnett and Dermot Hehir, who had 2-9 between them. Pa Ryan also had a good contribution off the bench.
With the Cavan seven a side in two weeks, the year is under way. The New York side included hurlers from both the junior and senior circuits, and the new season in both divisions promises to be an exciting and enjoyable one.
Kevin’s: Mike Conlon, Ronan Devery (1-1), Andrew Grattan (0-1), Graham Dunphy, Aaron McManus, Brian Flannery, Martin Kenny, (1-0), Steve Harrington, Liam Cahill (1-5), James Tracey (0-3), Conor McGovern (0-1), John Flannery (0-1), John Whelan (0-1), Iarlaith Nolan, Sean Cahill (0-5) Sub: Eamon Cahill.
New York: Brian McNaughton, Matt Cashman, Gary Donoghue, Alan Sherlock, Conor Costigan, Liam Butler, Aaron Farrell, Robbie Jackson (0-1), John Power, Sean Brennan, Paul Loughnane, (0-3), Eddie Hogan, Paudie Kyne, 14 Pat Egan (1-0), 15 Jason Daly. Subs: Richie Hartnett (1-2), Donie Broderick (0-4), Kieran O’Keefe, Dermot Hehir (1-7), Eoghan Kyne, Pa Ryan (1-1), Liam Walsh. Eoghan Hogan.