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WITH all of the complexities it would appear ironed out surrounding the final fixtures of the Armagh all county leagues the issue of promotion and relegation have become more clear.

At the top of Division One pace setters Maghery, who have been out in front since the start of the season, will now play Cullyhanna in a play off with the winners being crowned Division One champions. At the bottom of the section Wolfe Tones, Clan Na Gael and Clann Eireann have all been relegated and the Division One Shield winners were Sarsfields who beat Dromintee in the final at St.Paul’s last Thursday night.

In the second division Shane O’Neill’s finished on top and are promoted along with St.Paul’s and St.Peter’s, who were second and third respectively. This Sunday at Ballycrummy in Armagh, St.Paul’s will contest a league decider against Shane O’Neills with the winners being crowned Division 2 champions.

The Teghevan outfit, like their crosstown rivals St.Peters, have been progressing well over the past number of seasons. The Saints suffered a bit of a dip in form before finishing strongly to capture the runners up spot in the league section of the second flight. With St.Paul’s already promoted, they can look forward to their playoff this weekend with a lot of confidence, on a line of form through St.Peter’s who beat Shane O’Neills in the Intermediate Championship the Teghnevan men are well capable of being crowned Division 2 champions on Sunday.