Saturday 20 January 2018

Saints add to drop fears


Ballinteer St Johns 1-19

Naomh Mearnog 1-12

IN a repeat of the 2011 Division 2 final, Ballinteer produced a strong second-half display to add to Mearnog's relegation worries.

Mearnóg, still without influential utility player Davy Byrne performed well in the first half with Aidan Kenny (0-9 on the day) sending over a succession of frees.

And while unable to convert a number of goal chances, a strike from Gary De Loughrey after the goalkeeper had fumbled, saw Mearnog just a point behind at the break.

But with Keith Nolan and Michael Meagher tightening up at the back after the interval, Ballinteer pulled away with a string of scores from James and Jack Gilligan.

Fingal Independent

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