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Derry seal promotion as Down and Fermanagh edge closer

Derry have sealed promotion back to Division Three for 2020 with two games to spare after winning their fifth game on the bounce in Limerick.

It has been confirmed that Leitrim will be joining them in the third tier ahead of their league meeting which will now serve as a dead-rubber ahead of the league final on March 30th.

Damian McErlain’s side trailed by two at the break after Colm McSweeney’s early goal but, the visitors would have the advantage of a stiff breeze for the second stanza.

Chrissy Bradley hit five scores in a row before Ryan Bell hit the Oakleafers into a lead they would never lose.

Staying in Division Four, Antrim have fell out the promotion race after they fell to a one point defeat in Waterford.

In Division Two, Fermanagh have moved to within one win away from sealing a spot in the top tier.

Sean Quigley landed four first half scores as the Ernesiders led by the minimum at the break.

Quigley pushed his team ahead in the second half as further points from Aidan Breen and Ryan Lyons kept Rory Gallagher’s men on course for promotion.

Down have moved to the top of Division Three with an eight point win against Clare in Brewster Park.

Substitute, Cory Quinn registered two second half goals to keep Paddy Tally’s charges in the hunt for promotion.


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