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GAA League Division 2 : How table stands for promotion and relegation – Roscommon in the driving seat

In one the most tightly contested Divisions, Roscommon took control with a win away to Armagh. However, the mid-table means five teams can still finish second. At the other end, Fermanagh’s relegation was guaranteed despite a valiant fight in Clare. Here is a Division 2 update.

 Division 2

On Saturday, Westmeath gained the upper hand on Laois. Previously, the teams had an identical record. But last weekend Westmeath boosted themselves up the table. A Jamie Gonoud goal in the last ten minutes sealed the game. Now, Laois must win against Fermanagh in round 7 to avoid relegation. Whereas, Westmeath could earn promotion or even a title with a win against Kildare as long as other results go their way.

Armagh vs Roscommon was a top-of-the-table clash in Division 2. Armagh seemed in control early on as Roscommon were wasteful in front of the posts. But, a penalty just before half-time and two goals in as many minutes in the second-half turned the game around. in consequence, Roscommon can guarantee the Division 2 title against Cavan. Meanwhile, Armagh must overcome Clare to go to Division 1.

Fermanagh will be in Division 3 next season after a loss to Clare sealed their fate. Joe McGann’s goal went a long way in the Munster side’s favour. But, Fermanagh didn’t go down fighting. They were denied twice in the closing minutes, once by the woodwork. A late penalty made it a nervy finish but Clare held on. Yet, they need another good result against Armagh to ensure safety.

Finally, Kildare and Cavan provided a super shoot-out in Newbridge. It finished 1-21 vs 0-20 to the home side. Jimmy Hyland hit 0-9 for the Lilywhites and they carried a ten-point lead into the second-half water break. However, Cavan came roaring back in the final quarter and just came up short. The sides are now level on points. Kildare host Westmeath and Cavan host Roscommon in round 7 and either side could still be either promoted or relegated.


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