Thursday 19 July 2018

Vinnies rally to beat St John's

DUBLIN AHL1&2 FOCUSAt Páirc Naomh Uinsionn, St Vincent's finished strongly to eke out a 0-16 to 2-7 victory over Ballinteer St John's, writes Ronan Mac Lochlainn. Goals by Joey Maher and James Gilligan had helped the visitors to restore parity midway through the second-half.But the hosts assumed control by the end through scores from John Hetherton, Mossy McGrane and Tomás Connolly. St Patrick's Palmerstown produced a minor shock.Shane Stapleton struck for a late goal confirmed a deserved 3-15 to 0-18 success over Ballyboden St Enda's at Páirc Uí Mhurchú.The visitors were best served by Barry O'Hanlon, Graham Dunne, Jamie Walker and Graham Kelly, while Des Rushe and David O'Hanlon worked tirelessly around the middle third for St Pat's. AHL1: St Jude's 1-22 Faughs 1-12; Ballyboden St Enda's 0-18 St Patrick's Palmerstown 3-15; Kilmacud Crokes 0-17 Lucan Sarsfields 2-5; St Vincent's 0-16 Ballinteer St John's 2-7; O'Toole's 0-22 Cuala 0-13. AHL2: Whitehall Colmcille 1-10 Crumlin 3-12; Nh Fionnbarra 2-15 Setanta 0-8; Ballyboden St Enda's 1-13 Nh Mearnóg 0-17; St Brigid's 0-17 Kilmacud Crokes 1-14; Erin's Isle 1-13 St Oliver Plunkett's/ER 1-11.

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