Thursday 22 February 2018


Martin Breheny

Martin Breheny

Confusing times in Ulster. Tyrone and Armagh have won all the provincial titles between them since 1999, but Down and Donegal are winding up for big challenges this year.

First though, there's the question of how Ulster teams are spread at the end of the league.

Best-case scenario is for Monaghan to survive in Division 1 and for Donegal and Tyrone to be promoted from Division 2, which would leave Ulster with five of eight teams in the top flight next year.

Alternatively, Monaghan could be forced out of Division 1, while Kildare and Laois might squeeze ahead of Donegal and Tyrone.

Antrim are on their way out of Division 2 after just one season and unless Cavan, bottom of Division 3, pick up at least two points from their remaining two games, they're on their way down to Division 4.

Irish Independent

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