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Naomh Olaf loose out on Division 2 title

Naomh Olaf 1-6 Ballinteer St Johns 1-7

Naomh Olaf threw away the chance of winning the Adult Football League Division 2 title on Sunday 8th December in O'Toole Park. Having led by seven points at the break they looked odds on to finish off the task in the second, however they hadn't banked on a spirited comeback by St Johns.
Ballinteer started the brightest and scored an early point against a slight breeze. Olafs responded well to take full control of the first half. Points from Mick Murray, Alan Lyons (2) and Sean Gibbons helped Olafs to a three-point lead. It was at this stage that Alan Lyons struck for a well worked Goal. Olafs tagged on another point before the break to lead by seven at the break. 1-5 to 0-1.
Ballinteer came out with all guns blazing at the start of the second half. An early goal started them on the comeback trail. They slowly pegged back Olafs advantage and the teams were level with just 10 minutes remaining. They continued their progress and tagged on 2 more points. Things at this stage were looking ominous for Olafs. However a point from a free reduced the margin to the bare minimum. Try as would, they just couldn't get the ball over the bar and Johns hung on for victory.

Team
C Daughton, J Quinn, M McMullan, A Nolan, B Lynch, P Feehan, D Dowling, E Horgan, D Maxwell, F Purcell, S Gibbons, E Christian, M Murray, A Lyons and E Kinsella

Subs
P Byrne, K Keane, R Byrne, L Kinsella, S Whyte, G Wilkins

Selectors
T Brennan, K Birrane, J Horgan and K Curtain