Division 2B – Keady 2-17 Derrynoose 0-9
Keady finished their Division 2B league campaign in style as they picked up their tenth victory of the year.
Simon McGeary’s side had already secured the title, but they received the cup on Saturday evening following a 14-point win.
Despite defeat, Derrynoose still earned a top four finish, giving them a better seeding for the Intermediate Championship.
The home side led from start to finish and powered into an eight-point lead, hitting 1-5 without reply at the start of the game.
James O’Hara rattled the net for Keady while Derrynoose knocked over two-points on the trot.
O’Hara claimed another three pointer just before the break as Keady headed into half time leading 2-10 to 0-3.
Three in a row from Derrynoose at the start of the second half narrowed the gap, but it was all one-way traffic.
Derrynoose also landed the final three scores of the game, but the result was beyond doubt by that stage.
Division 2B Round Up
Annaghmore earned promotion to Division 2A, bouncing straight back up following last year’s relegation.
It was a straight shootout with Belleek on Saturday evening, with the winner joining Keady in the topflight of Intermediate football.
Playing away from home, Dessie McCormack’s side claimed two goals to secure an eight-point win, 2-11 to 1-6.
Crossmaglen IIs secured their Division 2B status for another year with a final round win over Whitecross.
The Rangers needed to win the game to guarantee safety, and two goals from Johnny Murtagh helped them over the line.
Whitecross had already fended off relegation fears with a win over Forkhill last weekend, so didn’t have as much on the line.
Murtagh’s two majors ensured a two-point win for Cross IIs, playing on home turf, as they won 2-9 to 0-13.
Crossmaglen’s victory means that Forkhill go down and will join Middletown in Division 3A next season.
Middletown conceded their final outing to Forkhill, having already learned their fate a number of weeks ago.