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Tuesday 23 July 2019

League issues go right down to last day

Meath GAA : 'A' League

Four teams are still in contention for the three top spots going into the final round of A League Division 1 ties this coming weekend.

Navan O'Mahony's lead the table but will be joined by Summerhill if they defeat Wolfe Tones in a back match this evening (Tuesday). Simonstown Gaels and Gaeil Colmcille are also in the mix and the clash of the Kells men and Summerhill at Grangegodden on Sunday will likely determine which of these sides remain in contention for a final spot.

Navan O'Mahonys are away to Skryne in their final game, while Simonstown Gaels make the short journey to take on neighbours Wolfe Tones.

At the other end of the table Moynalvey's relegation was confirmed in mid-week when they lost to Skryne, the holders winning 2-16 to 0-11.

If Syddan lose to Oldcastle this evening their relegation will also be confirmed ahead of their final game against Ratoath.

Oldcastle will likely be involved in the relegation/promotion play-off involving the team finishing third in Division 2.

That Division 2 is every bit as close as the top tier, with Seneschalstown already promoted and east Meath pair St Patrick's and St Colmcille's along with Ballinabrackey fighting to join them.

If Ballinabrackey win their back match against Nobber they can clinch promotion on Sunday with victory over Meath Hill.

The Cille's versus St Patrick's clash at Piltown on Sunday is crucial and the winners of that one will have a promotion/relegation play-off at worst.

St Michael's, Meath Hill, Bective and Nobber are all fighting to avoid relegation.

Unbeaten Castletown have already booked their spot in the Division 3 decider and could be joined by Ballinlough, but they must travel to take on Castletown in their final game needing a point to be certain of promotion. Walterstown and Drumbaragh both have an outside chance if Ballinlough slip up.

Senior outfit Longwood look set to be relegated to Division 4 along with either Dunsany or Kilmainham.

Moylagh are assured of a place in the Division 4 final and will be joined by Clann na nGael if they manage to defeat Boardsmill in their final game.

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