GAA – Tyrone & Derry stay in Division 2

With Donegal and Laois making the step up to Division 1 next season Tyrone and Derry will once again battle it out in Division 2. Tyrone had to win and hope other results went their way. Mickey Harte’s sides drew with Meath 0-17 v 1-14 in Navan on Sunday. The result was good enough for Meath to stay in Division 2 for next year. Martin Penrose scored Tyrone’s goal to put them four points up 15 minutes into the second half.  Meath battled back to move a point ahead towards the end and it took a  late score from Penrose to tie up the game.

Tyrone Manager Mickey Harte said afterwards that Tyrone should have won in Navan.
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Just like Tyrone, Derry needed to win and look for Donegal to do them a favour. Derry had a comfortable win away to Antrim 1-18 to 0-13 at Casement Park but with Donegal losing the Oak Leaf county will be staying where they are for another year. Antrim have now been relegated to Division three, going down with Sligo. Derry finished level with Donegal and Laois at the top on ten points each, but were edged out of a place in the league final on score differences.