2018 GAA Allianz Football League Division by Division Review

With the leagues now basically completed apart from the league finals in all 4 divisions we can now look at how things faired out, regarding who got promoted and who got relegated.

It was a tough weekend for some sides with only a score or two determining whether they got relegated or promoted. You can check out the information below.

Division 1: In Division 1, Dublin topped the table despite losing to Monaghan in the final round, they now look forward to a league final against Kevin Walsh’s Galway in a week’s time at Croke Park. In the battle for relegation, Donegal were relegated after an injury time levelling point from Kevin McLoughlin and Mayo seen a draw take place. Kildare are also relegated to Division 2 having failed to win any games in the 7 rounds.

Division 2: In Division 2, Roscommon and Cavan finished joint top on 11 points and were both subsequently promoted with final round wins over Cork and Tipperary respectively. There are still two games to be played in the Division which were postponed due to the weather, but they will have no impact. The final is due to take place in a week’s time. In the relegation battle, Louth were relegated to Division 3, while Down will also join them in the third tier for 2019.

Division 3: In Division 3, the top two teams were from Ulster with Armagh and Fermanagh getting promoted to Division 2 for 2019. It took a last minute free from Seamus Quigley in their 1-point win over Longford to get Fermanagh their though. Armagh lost their final game to Wexford, but they already had secured promotion before that game commenced. In relation to the relegation battle, Wexford and Derry were sent to Division 4.

Division 4: In Division 4 Laois topped the group with 6 wins from 6, their neighbours Carlow were also promoted in the Division. Wicklow failed to make any impact and finished bottom in the division and they will look to better prepared come championship.

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