2022 End of Year Review – Division 2B

Division 2B was hugely entertaining this year and Culloville eventually topped the table and earned the league crown.


Ballyhegan struggled right throughout the year and finished bottom of the Division 2B league table, winning just once.

Their championship run didn’t last long as they were knocked out in the first round by Collegeland after a real battling performance.

They’ll play at Junior level next year and Ballyhegan will be targeting a big campaign in Division 3A.

Photo Credit: Colin Molloy


Just promoted from Junior, Belleek really impressed in Division 2B this season and fought hard for promotion.

They just missed out, finishing third, and suffered a quarter final defeat to Tullysaran in the championship after a ‘Game of the Season’ contender.

Former player Shane Quinn is their new manager and they’ll be looking to build on a great 2022 campaign.

Photo Credit: Sinead Snaps


It all came down to the final day and a home draw against Clonmore wasn’t enough to save Collegeland from relegation.

They suffered a huge defeat to Culloville in the championship following their first-round win over Ballyhegan.

They’ll compete in Division Three next season, and they’ll hope to repeat their championship feat of 2019.

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Clonmore finished second from bottom in Division 2B and suffered relegation to Junior football for next year.

They put in a pleasing performance in the first round of the Intermediate Championship but lost by one point to St Paul’s.

Star men Brendan Donaghy and James Grimley will perform player-manager roles for Clonmore in the New Year.

Photo Credit: Clonmore

Cross II

Like Belleek, Cross IIs had a great season following their promotion from Junior football last season.

Cross finished fourth in the league and gave an eye-catching performance against Tullysaran in the championship.

Peter McMahon is their new manager for 2023 and Crossmaglen will be aiming to keep their Intermediate status.

Photo Credit: Colin Molloy


Culloville successfully earned promotion to Division 2A and collected the league title along the way.

They made it to the last four of the Intermediate Championship but lost out to eventual winners Shane O’Neill’s.

Kieran Hatzer has turned the team around and they’ll remain one of the favourites for championship gold next year.

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Forkhill just about survived relegation with a one-point victory over Keady on the final day of the league campaign.

They finished fifth in the Division 2B table, and the target will be to secure their status next season once again.

They fell at the first hurdle in the championship, suffering a first-round defeat to Belleek after a replay.

Photo Credit: Sinead Snaps


Keady kept their Division 2B status due to their superior score difference over Collegeland as both teams finished on 13 points.

Their season ended on a sour note however as Culloville dished out a heavy defeat in the first round of the championship.

Simon McGeary has taken over from Eugene McDonnell as manager and will aim to retain their position in the league once again.

Photo Credit: Sinead Snaps

Tir na nOg

After suffering relegation to Division 2B last year, the Portadown men bounced right back up this season.

They finished second to Culloville in the table and will compete once again in Division 2A next year.

Tir na nOg were defeated by Wolfe Tones in a low-scoring encounter in the first round of the Intermediate Championship.

Photo Credit: Tir na nOg