BALLINTEER St John's made a winning return to the top flight when defeating St Patrick's, Palmerstown by 2-12 to 0-14 in their Dublin Adult Hurling League Division 1 encounter at Marley Park yesterday.
The visitors started brightly, with Shane Stapleton in impressive form at centre-forward, but St John's gained a foothold through a crucial goal from Feargal Chambers.
Points ensued from Joe Maher, Ciarán Lane, Chambers and Aodhán Clabby.
The hosts tired, but held on to mark a positive week after the club's U21s advanced to the A final following their defeat of Ballyboden St Enda's.
At St Mobhi Road, Faughs overcame Na Fianna by 2-13 to 0-10, while Peadar Carton inspired O'Toole's to a 3-18 to 0-8 win over Lucan Sarsfields.
AHL1: St Vincent's 0-13 Kilmacud Crokes 1-10; Cuala 1-10 St Jude's 1-16; Na Fianna 0-10 Faughs 2-13; Ballinteer St John's 2-12 St Patrick's, Palmerstown 0-14; O'Toole's 3-18 Lucan Sarsfields 0-8.
AHL2: Whitehall Colmcille 2-14 Parnell's 3-11; Nh Fionnbarra 1-14 Erin's Isle 1-5; Nh Mearnóg 1-11 St Brigid's 2-12; Setanta 1-12 Kilmacud Crokes 2-9; Crumlin v St Oliver Plunkett's/ER OFF; Ballyboden St Enda's 1-9 Raheny 0-16.