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Hurling: Faughs battle back to earn draw with Vins

ST VINCENT'S ensured their top flight status for another year after claiming a 0-14 apiece draw with Faughs in their Dublin Adult Hurling League Division 1 encounter at a windy Clonshaugh last night.

The Marino men played with the benefit of the elements in the opening half with their half-back line of Mark Kirwan, Damien Russell and Gerry Keegan providing a strong platform while Alan Moore and Cathal Billings impressed with 0-3 apiece as they led by 0-10 to 0-5 at the interval.

The visitors kept in touch through the free-taking of Mikey Ryan and gradually played themselves back into contention with Cal Aherne immense at centre-back, getting valuable support from Seán White and Lorcan Heavey.

Moore, Mossy McGrane and Keith Connolly kept Vinnies on top but scores from the impressive John Kelly and Brian Dillon ensured a tight finish and a late free from Ryan brought the sides level, moving the Templeogue club to joint third in the league table.

p RESERVE your seat at Dublin's All-Ireland SFC semi-final v Donegal on Sunday August 28.

Enjoy the game in the comfort of the private hospitality area, situated in the Hogan Mezzanine Foyer on Level 4. Whether you're going with friends or treating business clients or staff, you are sure to enjoy the spectacle in comfort. Securing your seat at the Project Blue Hospitality dinner includes: Match tickets, Pre-match reception upon arrival, Silver Service three-course gourmet meal, served with superior wines, full complimentary bar, special guest speaker, complimentary match programme, Vodafone fan pack. Then following the game, full complementary bar for one hour.

All of this in your own private dedicated area with a pitch view, in the wonderfully equipped corporate level of Croke Park. A table of ten costs €2,000. For all enquiries contact Mark on 0872608656.