7 October 2022 No Comments by The Northern Standard


The Greenfield Foods SFC relegation group concludes on Saturday. Back-to-back wins have Donaghmoyne top ahead of a repeat of the 2021 IFC Final v Aughnamullen, while the other game is a fourth meeting this year between Carrickmacross and Castleblayney. Donaghmoyne’s sizable score-difference advantage means they are as good as safe, barring a heavy defeat, leaving the other three teams playing to stay in the top flight. Aughnamullen’s defeat to Carrickmacross last time out leaves them in third place on head-to-head rule, but wins for both teams on Saturday would put the top three on four points each, leaving it to be settled by score-difference. That would mean the Emmets would need a comprehensive win over Blayney to sneak a top-two finish.

The Faughs need to win, for Aughnamullen to lose and for a significant swing in scoredifference to cling onto their long-held senior status. Carrick, who lost the relegation final in the league back in July, must avoid the bottom two to earn another play-off against the third-placed side. The bottom team will be automatically relegated. The permutations are clearer for the final round in the McElvaney’s Recycling IFC relegation group. With four points each to their name, Cremartin and Doohamlet are assured of their Intermediate status regardless of the outcome of their local derby tomorrow evening (Friday). Sunday’s clash between Monaghan Harps and Tyholland is must-win for both north-Monaghan sides. Whoever loses in Scotstown will be relegated, with another chance in a play-off with Blackhill on offer for the winners.

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