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Mearnóg hit a high point!

NAOMH Mearnóg claimed the Féile Division 2 title following an emphatic 1-14 to 1-3 victory over a brave Cuala outfit at Parnell Park on Sunday afternoon.

The Portmarnock lads produced an exhibition in point scoring, leading by 0-7 to 0-1 at the interval and although Cuala rallied briefly upon the restart, their battling efforts proved in vain as Alex Boylan struck a precious goal near the end.

Mearnóg, who topped their group following wins over Thomas Davis, Scoil Uí Chonaill and Clontarf, maintained their excellent form with a semi-final victory over Castleknock.

The confidence derived from those wins ran through to Sunday's final with Adam Ryan, Dara O'Boyle, Gavin Nangle, Fintan O'Connor, Jack Skelton, Jack O'Brien, Shane Kavanagh and Andrew O'Dowd all figuring prominently.

Cuala had worked wonders in coming through a tough group involving Ballinteer St John's, Naomh Barróg and Castleknock and they gained respect in defeat through the efforts over the weekend of Cormac Quinn, Michael Johnson, Kevin Kirwan, Tom Magee, Mark Treacy and Patrick Byrne, who played a captain's role for his team.

However, they produced a tired performance in the final with Mearnóg kicking some excellent scores through Karl Bissett and Cian Keaveney, grandson of Seventies Dubs legend Jimmy Keaveney.


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