Saturday 18 November 2017

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League round-up

DUBLIN despatched Tyrone into Division 2 of the NFL yesterday but missed out on a place in the final as a result of Mayo's impressive win over Cork in Pairc Ui Chaiomh.

Mayo topped Division 1 with six wins from seven games to book a place against Cork in the final on Sunday week.

The real drama was at the bottom end of the table where Tyrone and Derry dropped into Division 2 while Monaghan survived.

All three finished on four points, but Monaghan had the best scoring return which ultimately kept them in the top flight.

Tyrone and Derry will be replaced in Division 1 by another Ulster pair, Armagh and Down, who will also meet in the Division 2 final. Westmeath suffered their 14th successive league defeat yesterday and will be relegated to Division 3 with Tipperary.

That pair will be replaced in Division 2 by Sligo and Antrim, both of whom clinched promotion for the second successive year.

Roscommon and Fermanagh were relegated to Division 4 and will be replaced by Limerick and Waterford.

NFL 2010

Division 1: Final: Cork v Mayo; Relegated: Derry, Tyrone.

Division 2: Promoted: Armagh, Down; Relegated: Tipperary, Westmeath.

Division 3: Promoted: Sligo, Antrim; Relegated: Roscommon, Fermanagh.

Division 4: Promoted: Limerick, Waterford.

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