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Ryan joy as both Wexford and Longford in final show

WEXFORD manager Jason Ryan was overjoyed after his side secured promotion thanks to a 0-18 to 2-9 victory over Antrim at Casement Park yesterday.

The margin did little justice to the winners, who dominated matters for most of the game.

Ryan said: "We play Longford next Sunday in the last round of the league and then we will play them in the Division 3 final.

"There is also a chance that we will meet them in the championship. It is fabulous that we have now clinched promotion."

LONGFORD boss Glenn Ryan was also a happy camper with the way his team secured promotion, coming from behind in Thurles on Saturday night, securing a 0-12 to 0-12 draw against Tipperary.

"We didn't expect anything other than a tough game from Tipperary," Ryan said. "I'm very happy with the commitment shown by our players right through the season and they've got what they deserved through promotion."

SLIGO made sure of their Division 3 status next season with a deserved 1-14 to 1-12 win over Offaly in Tullamore yesterday.

Offaly look destined to be playing Division 4 football next season.

ROSCOMMON were down 1-4 to 0-1 inside six minutes but managed to recover to carve out a win over cavan at Dr Hyde Park.

David Givney's early goal gave Cavan the perfect start.

However, Des Newton's charges dominated the remainder of the half and a scrappy David O'Gara goal in the 37th minute gave them a perfect platform for victory.

Hannon haul is vital to Wicklow

WICKLOW right full-forward Tony Hannon's tally of 1-6 proved crucial as the visitors beat neighbours Carlow at Dr Cullen Park yesterday, 1-9 to 0-10, to keep their slim promotion hopes alive.

CLARE all but assured themselves of a place in the Division 4 final thanks to 0-17 to 0-12 win over London at Ruislip with Thomas Davis' Shane McGrath slotting 0-3.

LEITRIM maintained their outside chance of promotion with a comprehensive 4-26 to 0-3 win over Kilkenny.

LIMERICK look set for another season in the bottom grade after losing 1-18 to 1-14 to Waterford at the Gaelic Grounds.