Thursday 23 November 2017

St Patrick's relegation fate in the hands of Simonstown

Sean Wall

A CRUCIAL FL Division 1 clash between Simonstown Gaels and Gaeil Colmcille this Tuesday evening (7.45) will decide the fate of St Patrick's Stamullen.

The Stamullen men need Simonstown to take at least a point from the Kells outfit if they are to preserve their top-tier league status.

St Patrick's are presently on nine points after receiving a walkover from already-relegated Oldcastle at the weekend.

Gaeil Colmcille have two points less, but a win would see them move to nine and after recording a victory over St Patrick's in the head-to-head clash earlier in the season they would stay up at the expense of the Stamullen side.

The only other outstanding match in the division also takes place this Tuesday evening between Wolfe Tones and Duleek/Bellewstown, both of whom are in mid-table, while Na Fianna will take on St Peter's Dunboyne in the final following their 2-14 to 0-11 win over long-time leaders Dunshaughlin.

In Division 2 St Colmcille's preserved their status with victory over Dunderry who are relegated along with Kilmainham.

Form team Ballinlough clinched promotion to the top flight following a 2-10 to 0-10 win over Ratoath. Ballinlough's win ended the hopes of Nobber, despite a 4-6 to 0-5 victory over Walterstown. Ballinlough meet Blackhall in the final, with both teams promoted to Division 1 for next season.

The Division 3 decider will be between St Ultan's and Drumbaragh, while both Ballivor and Kilmainhamwood will ply their trade in Division 4 next season. That pair will be replaced by promoted Longwood and St Mary's of Donore who will contest the Division 4 Final.

Drogheda Independent

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