Football League: Armagh and Fermanagh close to promotion

Fermanagh and Armagh are both unbeaten in Division 3
Fermanagh and Armagh can both clinch promotion with a game to spare in two weeks

Armagh and Fermanagh both remain on course for promotion from Division Three of the Football League after winning their latest games on Sunday.

The Orchard men withstood a second-half revival by Clare as two Tony Kernan goals and an Ethan Rafferty strike helped see off Clare 3-11 to 1-11.

Sean Quigley fired 11 Fermanagh points in their 2-19 to 2-10 win over Limerick at Brewster Park.

Ruairi Corrigan hit a superb goal after Eoin Donnelly's early three-pointer.

Donnelly's third-minute goal helped Fermanagh lead 1-2 to 0-0 and while Robert Browne responded with a Limerick goal, Corrigan's superb individual effort after he waltzed past several defenders contributed to the Erne County's 2-7 to 1-5 interval advantage.

Fermanagh dominated the third quarter at Brewster Park to charge into a 2-14 to 1-6 lead and David Ward's late goal was little consolation for Limerick.

Rafferty's early goal and Kernan's 18th-minute strike helped Armagh lead 2-8 to 0-4 at half-time against Clare in Ennis.

The home side fought back by hitting an unanswered 1-5 after the restart helped by Pat Burke's goal but Armagh regrouped to regain control and Kernan's 65th-minute three-pointer sealed their victory.

Fermanagh and Armagh both move to nine points from five games after Sunday's wins.

One of them will definitely be promoted as third-placed Tipperary only have six points and one win from their final two games will be enough to guarantee Division 2 football for both the Ulster counties.

Armagh host Louth and will play Sligo again in their remaining games with Fermanagh facing trips to Wexford and Clare.



Football League Division 1

Mayo 0-10 2-18 Dublin

Division 2

Meath 0-13 0-13 Laois

Hurling League Division 1A

Clare 2-22 2-20 Dublin

Division 1B

Limerick 0-21 1-21 Offaly

Division 2B

Kildare 3-20 1-14 Mayo

Division 3B

Longford 2-16 2-11 Warwickshire


Football League Division 1

Kerry 2-13 2-11 Donegal

Monaghan 0-15 0-10 Derry

Tyrone 2-10 0-17 Cork

Division 2

Galway 0-10 0-12 Cavan

Kildare 2-12 0-24 Roscommon

Westmeath 0-10 2-17 Down

Division 3

Clare 1-11 3-11 Armagh

Fermanagh 2-19 2-10 Limerick

Louth 3-11 4-16 Tipperary

Sligo 2-10 1-08 Wexford

Division 4

Offaly 0-14 1-10 Carlow

Wicklow 1-10 1-16 Longford

Waterford 0-13 0-15 Antrim

Hurling League Division 1A

Tipperary 2-22 1-13 Kilkenny

Galway 0-20 2-17 Cork

Division 1B

Waterford 4-30 0-10 Antrim

Laois 0-25 5-22 Wexford

Division 2A

Carlow 3-17 1-24 Kerry

Westmeath 1-22 2-10 Wicklow

Division 2B

Down 4-17 2-11 Donegal

Meath 1-15 1-17 Armagh

Division 3A

Tyrone 1-20 2-07 Louth

Monaghan 0-18 2-12 Fingal

Roscommon 0-16 0-06 Fermanagh

Division 3B

Sligo 2-10 1-15 Leitrim