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Exciting finish to Armagh League

August 8, 2016

The new look Armagh Leagues have certainly entertained and now with the final round of games down for decision next Friday night the exciting fare continues as all League titles are still up for grabs.

Senior League Football A

CROSSMAGLEN RANGERS GRAB POLE POSITION IN MOST DRAMATIC FASHION

St Patrick’s had one hand on the League trophy last Friday night as they entertained Crossmaglen Rangers whom they led a merry dance for most of the encounter. But akin to small ball exponents in Black and Amber it’s never over until the fat lady is actually singing. Pat’s were 4 points ahead with as many minutes left on the clock when Rian O Neill and Tony Kernan pounced for goals which literally turned a party into a wake.

Rangers win puts them top of the table one point ahead of St Pat’s and 2 ahead of Maghery whom Cross visit in what will be a winner takes all contest for the League title. Should the Lough shore encounter end in a draw, a St Pat’s win at home to already relegated Ballymacnab will give them the title. Wolfe Tone will be joining Ballymacnab in Senior Football B next year.

Senior League Football B

FORKHILL AND GRANGE DROP FROM SENIOR AS GRANEMORE AND CLANN EIREANN MOVE UP TO A

Unless Forkhill or Grange can win the Senior Championship they will be plying their trade in Intermediate ranks next year after finishing the season in the bottom two. Granemore and Clann Eireann still in a battle to see who will go up as champions will be operating in Senior A next year.

Intermediate Football League A

CULLOVILLE IN POLE POSITION AS ST. PAUL’S AND MULLAGHBAWN DROP TO B

Culloville are the leaders by 2 points from Silverbridge with a round of fixtures to go. Culloville face a tricky trip to St Peter’s as the Bridge entertain already relegated Mullaghbawn. With one win each against each other shared between the top two, a win or a draw will see Culloville promoted as champions. A Bridge win and a Culloville defeat will see it go to scoring averages which favours the Bridge by 41 at present. The relegation teams in this division were decided a long way out as St Paul’s join Mullaghbawn in Intermediate B unless either team can turn their fortunes right round and win the championship.

Intermediate Football League B

THOMAS DAVIS RELEGATION ONLY REAL ISSUE RESOLVED

The relegation of Thomas Davis in League terms is all that has been resolved in this division. Who will join them is very much up in the air as Eire Og, Middletown (games in hand) and An Port Mor are all on 10 points. At the top end of the table Clan Na Gael and Tullysaran look destined for promotion (but in what order) as they are 2 points clear of Derrynoose who have a game more played than them. Clans have An Port Mor and Thomas Davis to play Friday and Sunday, Tullysaran face Thomas Davis followed by Middletown.

Junior Football League A

KEADY AND CLONMORE IN CONTROL

Keady and Clonmore are level on points at the top of the table with a game each to play, Keady head to Collegeland with Clonmore home to Lissummon so the likely outcome is that this will be decided by head to head results between the two.

Junior Football League B

ALL ROADS LEAD TO O HANLONS ON FRIDAY NIGHT

Friday night O Hanlon’s entertain Belleek in a winner takes all contest to decide who tops the division.

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