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Mullaghbawn return to senior ranks

Successive promotions has seen Mullaghbawn return to Senior Football after a 10 year absence as they claimed the Intermediate Football League A title with a match remaining. Mullaghbawn were declared winners following defeat at home for second placed St Pauls 2-11 to 2-12 by Shane O Neills. In their last match of the league the newly crowned champions travel to Wolfe Tones with the home side needing victory as they try to avoid joining Middletown as the second relegated team from Intermediate A. In Intermediate B Tullysarran were the title winners with Keady as Runner-up. Eire Óg and Crossmaglen Rangers drop down to Junior ranks.

In Senior Football League B Pearse Óg are 2 points clear of Clann Eireann at the head of the table with one round of fixtures remaining. At the other end of the table Culloville will be returning to Intermediate and will be joined by Sarsfields or Annaghmore. The High Moss side are a point behind Annaghmore with both side having one game to play.

Senior Football League A saw Maghery claim the League title. Ballymacnab beat Dromintee by a point on Friday night to pull clear of the relegation zone which now has 3 teams involved. Dromintee &St Pats both with 9 points and Silverbridge who are on 8 points. The Bridge travel to Dromintee in their last match so everything is on the line in this one.

Of course all these promotion and relegation positions generated over the course of the League can be altered by championship glory.

The completion of the Senior and Intermediate Leagues next week paves the way for the draws for

the Armagh Cormac Leonard Commercial Senior & Intermediate Football Championships. As per last year League finishing positions will count towards different seedings for teams for the Group stages draw for the championship. The anxious wait for your championship fate be it as a player or supporter is but a week away and then the real action begins for all 16 teams that are involved at both Senior and Intermediate level.