Tuesday 25 October 2016

Faughs preserve Senior 'A' status

Niall Jones, Faughs
Niall Jones, Faughs

Goals in either half from Carl O'Mahony and Eoin Prendergast proved crucial as Faughs narrowly defeated St Brigid's by 2-11 to 0-16 in their Dublin SHC relegation play-off at O'Toole Park on Saturday, writes Ronan MacLochlainn.

O'Mahony converted a penalty midway through the first-half to boost a Faughs team that impressed through the efforts of full-back Shane Campion and wing-forward Fergal Heavey, who chipped in with two points.

Prendergast's 35th minute strike and a brace of scores by substitute John Kelly left their side nine points clear and a brave Brigid's comeback fell short despite the excellence from placed balls of Paul Winters.

Crumlin were another team to ensure their senior standing as they beat Parnells comfortably by 3-16 to 3-6.

In AHL1, holders St Jude's moved into third spot with Ronan Joyce's goal early in the second-half easing them to a facile 1-27 to 0-9 win over Ballinteer St John's with Danny Sutcliffe, Tom Devlin and Wayne Hutchinson impressing for Jude's.

SHC Relegation play-off: Crumlin 3-16 Parnells 3-6; St Brigid's 0-16 Faughs 2-11. AHL1: St Jude's 1-27 Ballinteer St John's 0-9. AHL2: St Oliver Plunkett's/ER 2-18 Kilmacud Crokes 2-14.

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