End of Year Review – Division 2B

Each team in Division 2B has played six of their seven first round games, with one match remaining before the split in the league.

Promotion and relegation spots are still up for debate, with all eight teams having something to play for when the league continues next year.


A great season for the young Camlough side, who currently remain unbeaten in the league and hold top position due to scoring average.

The only blotch on their record currently is an opening day draw away to Wolfe Tones, who sit below them on equal points.

Cruppen got their championship season up and running with an impressive nine-point win over Collegeland, 3-8 to 0-8.

They put in a massive shift against St Paul’s in one of the games of the season but just lost out in the end. Definitely a team for the future.

Wolfe Tones:

The Tones reached the last four of the Intermediate Championship in 2019 and carried that momentum into the league.

Only a draw against Carrickcruppen has saw them drop points, winning five of their six games in the league.

Their championship run ended before it started however, losing out to Clonmore in their quarter final clash, 2-8 to 0-10.

Tones were in a good position, but two late goals allowed the underdogs to progress. Still, promotion is well within their grasp.


The 2019 Junior league champions made a terrific start to life in Division 2B and currently sit third in the league.

They picked up four wins from their six outings, seeing them just three points below Cruppen and Tones.

Two late goals from James Grimley guided them through the opening round of the championship against Wolfe Tones.

Clan na Gael proved a step too far in the last eight, although Clonmore would have been happy with their first half display.


A good season for Keady, reaching the last four of the Intermediate Championship before losing out to Clan na Gael.

They currently sit midtable however and when football returns in 2021, Keady will be eager to break into the top four and avoid a relegation battle.

They’ve won 50% of their league ties, with a two points difference between the team above and the team below them.

They secured strong wins over Middletown and Ballyhegan in the championship and put in a decent semi-final performance against Clans.


Took a while to find their feet at this level, but the 2019 Junior Champions eventually started to pick up points before the league was suspended.

Two late wins saw them climb the table to fifth and they will hope to avoid relegation when football returns after the new year.

Collegeland experienced a brilliant championship run at Junior level last season but couldn’t repeat their heroics in 2020.

They were defeated by Carrickcruppen in the opening round, with nine points the difference in the end, 3-8 to 0-8.


A side that will be in a relegation battle once action returns, but Ballyhegan will look back on 2020 fondly.

Peter Turley’s side caused the shock of the season when they battled past a strongly fancied Whitecross in the first round of the championship.

Keady were much the better side when the teams crossed paths in the quarter final, but Ballyhegan will have been pleased with their championship experience.

In terms of the league, they sit third from bottom, level on three points with An Port Mor and one point above bottom side Middletown.

An Port Mor:

The Blackwatertown side hold the exact same league record as Ballyhegan, who are just above them in the table.

An opening day win in the league over neighbours Collegeland proved to be their only victory in the 2020 year.

They fought brilliantly in the first round of the championship and narrowly lost out to their rivals Tullysaran, 0-11 to 0-10.

They’re sure to be in the bottom half of the table, so they will have to fight for their lives to try and avoid the drop.


Under former Crossmaglen star Johnny Murtagh, who has now moved on, Middletown experienced a difficult year, winning just one game.

They were on the losing side in five of their six league outings and currently sit at the foot of the division.

Their championship from didn’t improve much as they were knocked out as early as the opening round.

They battled bravely against Keady for long spells but couldn’t keep up the tempo and eventually Keady pulled away.