2022 End of Year Review – Division 3A

Derrynoose won both the league and the championship this year while Middletown also earned promotion to Division 2B.


It was double delight for Derrynoose this season and 2022 will live long in the memory as they finally ended their wait for a Junior Championship.

And they did it in style, capturing the Division 3A league title as well to earn their spot in Division 2B before the championship kicked off.

Paul Doyle has stepped down after one year in charge and Paul Hagan will be in the hotseat next season.

Photo Credit: John Merry


It was a disappointing season for Dorsey as they won just six of their 16 league games and finished sixth position.

The championship didn’t fare much better, and they were knocked out at the quarter-final stage by Derrynoose.

Former player Barry Loughran has recently taken over the as manager and Dorsey will target a big 2023.

Photo Credit: Dorsey

Eire Og

The Craigavon men made a great start to the season, but their league title challenge faded away after a round six defeat to Derrynoose.

Before that, Eire Og had topped the table with five wins on the trot but ended up finishing fourth.

Their championship ambitions were ended by Middletown in the quarter-final. But Eire Og remain one of the top teams in the division.

Photo Credit: Derrynoose


2022 was a sensational year for Lissummon, especially given that it was the clubs 50th anniversary.

They finished third in the league table, just six points off the top and made it all the way to the JFC final.

The decider didn’t work out as they’d hoped but Lissummon will take huge confidence from their displays this year.

Photo Credit: John Merry


Middletown earned promotion back to Division 2B by finishing second in the league on scoring difference.

The Middletown men may be disappointed with their championship journey however as they were halted by Derrynoose at the last four junction.

Middletown were relegated to Junior football last year, so to achieve promotion at the first attempt will be pleasing.

Photo Credit: Dorsey

St Michael’s

St Michael’s are showing all of the signs that they are a team that will compete for a JFC in the near future.

They’ll hope to find more consistency in the league and push to finish higher up the table than this year.

They gave a great showing against Derrynoose, but ultimately lost by one-point, in the first round of the JFC.

Photo Credit: John Merry