2022 End of Year Review – Division 2A

Shane O’Neill’s enjoyed double delight in the league and championship and Division 2A remains hugely competitive.


Annaghmore suffered relegation to Division 2B, having dropped out of senior football last season.

Declan Fox’s men won just three of their 12 league outings, finishing second bottom of the league table.

They put in a good performance against St Peter’s in the opening round of the IFC, but it wasn’t enough to get over the line.

Photo Credit: Sinead Snaps

Shane O’Neill’s

2022 couldn’t have gone much better for Shane O’Neill’s. They lost just twice throughout the entire year.

Patrick Gregory’s men earned promotion via league success and followed that up by winning the Intermediate Championship.

Shane’s will compete at the senior grade next year and hope to secure their status in Division 1B.

Photo Credit: John Merry

St Paul’s

It was heartbreak for St Paul’s in the Intermediate Championship final as they were just moments away from winning it.

A last-minute Shane O’Neill’s goal shattered their dreams, but they’ll be pushing for promotion in the New Year.

Ronan Clarke has taken over from Shane McConville and St Paul’s remain one of the best teams at this level.

Photo Credit: John Merry

St Peter’s

Their league performances were enough to earn them promotion to senior grade, following their relegation last year.

St Peter’s lost three times throughout the league and finished in second place, just three points behind Shane O’Neill’s.

Former Antrim manager Frank Fitzsimmons is their new manager and they’ll aim to retain their place in Division 1B.

Photo Credit: Chris Totton


The championship semi-final proved a stumbling block once again for Tullysaran, who remain one of the teams to beat in Division 2A.

They finished fourth in the league table and lost to St Paul’s in the last four of the championship.

John Devine and Davy Harte are back at the helm, and they’ll want to go at least one step further next season.

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2022 was a difficult season for Whitecross as they finished bottom of the league and were relegated to Division 2B.

Whitecross suffered a winless season which ended with a first-round championship defeat to Shane O’Neill’s.

They’ll be targeting an improved 2023 with Phelim McGuinness taking the hotseat for the new season.

Photo Credit: Chris Totton

Wolfe Tones

The Tones will leave 2022 with some regrets, as they just missed out on a place in the last four of the championship.

St Paul’s edged their dramatic quarter-final clash after extra time. Wolfe Tones also finished comfortably above the relegation zone in Division 2A.

Peter Nugent is back in charge for a second season, and they’ll be pushing to finish higher up the table.

Photo Credit: Wolfe Tones