GAA Football Division 2 round-up – Roscommon are champions, Kildare also promoted with Cavan and Fermanagh relegated
Cavan vs Roscommon
Roscommon eased to victory in Cavan and have been crowned Division 2 football champions. The game finished on a score line of 0-12 to 1-12, with Enda Smith’s second half goal proving decisive. For Cavan, they have remarkably been relegated to Division 3 following a late comeback by Laois against Fermanagh. Clare had beaten Cavan earlier in the year, and so survive the drop on the head-to-head. Roscommon led all the way and the score line was somewhat flattering to Cavan in the end.
— Roscommon GAA (@RoscommonGAA) October 24, 2020
Clare vs Armagh
Armagh have also been promoted along with Roscommon following a 1-18 to 1-13 win over Clare in Ennis. This game was closer than the score suggests however as it was 0-9 to 1-7 in favour of Armagh at half-time as Callum Comiskey scored an early goal. The game was also level in the final 10 minutes at 1-13 apiece. From here, Oisin O’ Neill scored two points in a row as Armagh scored the final 5 points of the game. As previously mentioned, Clare avoid relegation on head-to-head.
Fermanagh vs Laois
Laois claim the points and save their division 2 status in Enniskillen following a dramatic late comeback finishing 3-12 to 1-11. Fermanagh looked home and hosed with less than 15 minutes to play following a Tomas Corrigan goal which left the score as 1-10 to 0-7. From here Kieran Lillis saw red for Laois and relegation looked a certainty for the O’Moore county. However, a dramatic late comeback saw Laois score 3 late goals to preserve their Division 2 status and relegate Cavan in doing so. Fermanagh had already been relegated prior to today’s fixtures.
Kildare vs Westmeath
Kildare have pulled off an impressive 0-16 to 0-11 win over Westmeath in Newbridge. However, this was not enough to secure promotion. Kildare led by 8 points to 5 at the break and continued their advantage until the end. Had Armagh slipped up against Clare, which looked possible at one point, Kildare would have been promoted. Jack O’ Connor will be happy with his sides last two wins to finish the league following a shaky start. Kildare look to be in decent shape ahead of the championship.
Elsewhere in Division 4, Wicklow have been promoted along with Wexford Following a 0-13 to 0-10 win over the Slaney-siders.