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Trainor goal sees Vins maintain their winning streak

SEVEN out of the eight Dublin AFL Division 1 fixtures were postponed on Saturday evening as clubs envoked a rule which states they are only obliged to fulfil their final two league games if they have a full quota of county players.

With Pat Gilroy's men in action this Sunday, no Dublin front-liners were made available and so the only AFL1 game to take place was between St Vincents and Raheny.

Vincent's managed to continue their challenge at the top of the division with a hard fought 1-13 to 2-8 victory. Former Mayo player Austin O'Malley was in superb form for the Marino men as he fired his side to a three-point interval lead.

When Ruairí Trainor hit the net for Vincent's early in the second half it looked as though they would stroll to victory. However, the accuracy of Mick O'Keeffe and goals from Jimmy Keogh and Greg Bennett ensured there was be a grandstand finish.

But the 2008 All-Ireland champions held out for the win which moves them to within a point of table-toppers St Sylvester's.

Division 2 saw four of its eight fixtures played and the St Brigid's first team maintained their 100 per cent record with a comfortable seven-point victory over Ballinteer at Russell Park.

Davy O'Connor scored for the only goal of the game midway through the second half as Brigids made it 14 wins on the trot.

DUBLIN - AFL 1: Raheny 2-8 St Vincent's 1-13. AFL2: Naomh Mearnóg 0-13 Kilmacud Crokes 1-6, St. Brigid's (1) 1-14 Ballinteer St. Johns 0-10, St Patrick's (P) 1-7 St Anne's 1-11, Naomh Olaf 1-7 St Peregrine's 4-10.