NFL division 2

NFL Division 2 Round-Up

The NFL Division 2 campaign started as many would have predicted with the so called big teams picking up wins on the first day. Going into the last round of games it’s Meath on top, closely followed by Donegal and Fermanagh. While down the bottom of the table Cork, Tipperary and Clare occupy the bottom three places, all on 3 points.

Round 1

There were wins for the big teams to start off the NFL Division 2 campaign, Donegal, Meath and Kildare all winning comfortably on the day. Fermanagh and Cork however, played out a draw in Brewster Park. Conall Jones stepping up in the 4th minute of injury time to level matters with a mark.The game was very low scoring, finishing Fermanagh 0-8 to Cork’s 1-5. Some other results in the division included;

Clare 0-13 Donegal 0-16

Kildare 0-14 Armagh 1-8

Meath 0-15 Tipperary 1-8

Round 2

The second round threw up two draws with Fermanagh picking up their second draw of the campaign against Tipperary this time. Armagh and Clare also played out a draw at the Athletic Grounds. Donegal kept marching with a win over Meath. Kildare also picked up a big win down in Cork with a goal from midfielder Kevin Feely proving the difference. That game finishing 1-10 to 0-10.

Donegal 1-13 Meath 0-14

Armagh 1-13 Clare 2-10

Tipperary 2-5 Fermanagh 2-5

Round 3

This week produced a few surprises with the unbeaten Donegal finally losing away to Tipperary and Fermanagh picking up a win at home to Kildare. Meath won well at home to Armagh and Clare got their first win with a big win over Cork in Ennis. Two goals in the first five minutes for Clare set the tone for the game and there was no coming back from this. Talisman David Tubridy notching up 1-7 throughout to leave the game on a scoreline of 3-13 to 1-10.

Fermanagh 0-8 Kildare 0-6

Tipperary 3-9 Donegal 0-13

Meath 2-13 Armagh 0-13

Round 4

The fourth round and the table is starting to take shape with Meath picking up vital wins, this time over Cork. This loss also leaving Cork stuck to the bottom of the division with only one point. Kildare and Armagh picked up wins over Clare and Tipperary respectively while the big shock came in Donegal. Fermanagh were the visitors and they inflicted another defeat on Donegal, winning by 3 points in the end. Ciaran Corrigan leading them to victory with 4 points all from play. The game finished Donegal 0-10 Fermanagh 0-13.

Cork 1-9 Meath 2-12

Armagh 1-15 Tipperary 0-12

Kilare 1-16 Clare 0-13

Round 5

Cork who were rooted to the bottom of the table finally picked up a win against Tipperary in Thurles, but it looks like too little too late for the rebels. Donegal got back to winning ways by the skin of their teeth beating Armagh by a point. Fermanagh who have impressed this year picked up another valuable win over Clare at home. It is Meath who now top the table as they ground out a win over Kildare in Navan, with an injury time penalty from Barry Dardis putting them top. The game finished up Meath 1-9 Kildare 1-8 on a wet day in Navan.

Tipperary 0-12 Cork 1-12

Donegal 1-9 Armagh 0-11

Fermanagh 0-12 Clare 0-9

Round 6

The big guns all picked up wins in this vital second last round. Donegal had a big win over Cork, Kildare just got by Tipperary. Meath beat Clare in Ennis after the game was pushed back a day due to bad weather, putting them clear at the top of the table going into the last round. Armagh, who have nothing to play for now had a comfortable win over Fermanagh, beating them by 6 points in the end, 1-9 to 0-6

Cork 1-12 Donegal 1-19

Kildare 1-11 Tipperary 2-7

Clare 1-7 Meath 1-12

This action leaves Meath on top of the NFL Division 2 with 10 points, Donegal and Fermanagh both level on 8 points but Donegal have the better score difference. Down the bottom Cork will more than likely be relegated to division 3.  Tipperary or Clare will be joining them as they play each other in the last round, the loser will be relegated.

NFL division 2

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