It wasn’t as entertaining as the Tommy Clements opener, but Ratoath Harps won’t mind after banking three points.
Harps drew 4-4 with Donnycarney in an opening day back and fort eight goal thriller on Sunday.
However, may be more content with a more routine single goal win on Tuesday.
Hartstown had conceded six to Hardwicke in their opening fixture and were a lot more resolute on Tuesday than they were on Sunday.
However, it wasn’t enough to secure them a result as Gary Eiffe won the game for Harps with a strike early in the second half.