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Tuesday 16 September 2014

Naomh Mearnog bolster survival prospects

Published 05/11/2013 | 05:32

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NAOMH Mearnog will be expecting a big crowd next Sunday in Torcaill as they face up to Clann na Gael Fontenoy in a crucial relegation clash.

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In what will be their final game of the season, Mearnog will be attempting to maintain their proud record of continuously playing senior hurling since 1996.

Mearnog hold a two-point advantage over bottom-of-the-table Fontenoys and will be hoping to have all hands on board for this do-or-die clash.

Their penultimate league game of the season in Finglas at the weekend saw them overcome a three-point deficit at one stage.

Mearnog had trailed by 1-3 to no-score in the first half before a free in by Davy Byrne was finished home by wing forward Gary De Loughrey.

By half-time the score was at 1-10 to 1-7 to Erins Isle, but a goal from Pa Jo Reale was to see Mearnog pull ahead.

Erins Isle, who were chasing a promotion play-off spot, came back to within a point before Naomh Mearnog closed the game out with points from Ciaran Watters, Mick O'Donoghue and Aidan Kenny.

Best for Mearnog on the day was Aidan Kenny who gave a terrific display from the placed ball, while John Owens excelled at wing back.

NAOMH MEARNOG: Aiden Kenny 0-9, Gary De Loughrey, PA Jo Reale 1-1 each, Ciaran Watters, Mick O'Donoughue 0-2 each, Brian McCarthy 0-1.

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