Ardara’s win against Four Masters in Donegal town this afternoon confirmed them as Division 2 champions, after their closest rivals Na Cealla Beaga lost to Aodh Ruadh in Beal Átha Seanaigh. While the overall winners are decided, Killybeg’s loss has tightened the race for the second promotion spot. Our picture shows happy Ardara players leaving the pitch at Tir Conaill Park earlier today.

 

Fri, 16 Aug

Dungloe 1-18 Buncrana 0-11
Sun, 18 Aug, 
Aodh Ruadh Béal Átha Seanaigh 1-14 Na Cealla Beaga 1-10
Dungloe 2-8 St Nauls 0-9
Four Masters 1-3 Ardara 0-16
Naomh Columba 1-18 Buncrana 0-11
Termon 3-10 Glenfin 0-10

 

Aodh Ruadh lead on points difference from Na Cealla Beaga and Naomh Naille and what was a very tough run-in for the Ballyshannon side including a home tie against Ardara on the final day may have got a little easier if the Division 2 champions slacken off to avoid injuries before championship the following week. Before that, however, there is a crunch tie against Naomh Naille in Mountcharles next Sunday. Naul’s final game is away to Naomh Columba who would hope to be safe from relegation by then while Killybegs finish with games against Naomh Columba (H) and Termon (A). With their rivals facing each other next Sunday Na Cealla Beaga are slight favourites to progress.

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TEAM PLD WON DRAW LOST FOR AGAINST DIFF POINTS
Ardara 16 12 0 4 278 179 99 24
Aodh Ruadh Béal Seanaigh 16 9 1 6 253 211 42 19
Na Cealla Beaga 16 8 3 5 253 211 21 19
Naomh Náille 16 8 3 5 210 199 11 19
An Clochán Liath 16 7 3 6 223 216 7 17
An Tearmainn 16 6 2 8 187 204 -17 14
Gleann Fhinne 15 7 0 8 217 229 -12 14
Naomh Columba 15 6 2 7 210 235 -25 14
Four Masters 16 5 0 11 190 246 -56 10
Bun Cranncha 16 4 0 12 207 286 -79 8