Date Time Competition Season
27 March 2022 2:00 pm NFL Division 2 2022

Match Report

Roundup: D2 Allianz Football League

It’s Galway and Roscommon who have gained promotion to Division 1 while Cork survived a Offaly fight back to maintain their status while Down and Offaly fall to Division 3.

Clare 2-14 Down 1-9, Sunday 27th March, 2pm, Pairc Esler

Down finished out their Division 2 campaign in disappointing fashion losing eight points in what was a dead rubber for them having relegation confirmed last week. 

Clare having the very small possibility of getting relegated were keen to quash any possibility of that happening and starting the game very quickly.

Aaron Griffin and Cian O’Dea both found the back of the net in the first half seeing Clare lead at half time 2-5 to 0-5. 

Clare led by nine points early in the second half and saw out the game comfortably from there. 

Ryan McEvoy got a second half goal for down but it was not enough as Clare ran out eventual winners.

Derry 1-16 Meath 2-11, Sunday 27th March, 2pm, Páirc Tailteann.

In what was a much win match for Derry in terms of their promotion push they got over the line just at the death in dramatic fashion by two points.

Meath who had nothing as such to play for had a slow start to the match and found themselves 0-6 to 0-2 down after 20 minutes.

A late flurry of scores from Meath saw them score 1-4 to no reply - Jack O’Connor with the goal.

The goal separated the sides at the interval on a 1-7 to 0-7 score-line.

Derry kept notching on the points but looked in trouble after Shane Walsh got Meath's second goal from the penalty spot. 

Derry had a late purple patch of their own scoring 1-4 of their own talisman Niall Loughlan finding the all important goal as his side won it out in the end 2-11 to 1-16 

Cork 1-21 Offaly 1-20, Sunday 27th March, 2pm, Bord na Móna O’Connor Park

In what was a winner takes all and avoids the drop contest both sides battled on to the end in a match that either side could have come out winners, Cork eventually came out on top by the minimum margin. 

Cork started the better, finding themselves 1-5 to 0-1 up after 12 minutes, Cathail O'Mahony giving the Rebels their early lead.

Anton Sullivan got a goal of his own from the penalty spot bridging his side within touching distance just before half time the sides went in at the break with Cork ahead 1-10 to 1-7

Offaly fought hard in the second half and their point scoring closed the gap early in the second half the sides matching each other point for point and the home side eventually taking the lead. With seconds left in the match Stephen Sherlock stepped up for Cork and notched the all important score his side winning by one and securing his sides safet.

Roscommon 1-20 Galway 1-15, Sunday 27th March, 2pm, Dr Hyde Park.

Roscommon had their promotion faith in their own hand in the final match of the league and knew a win against a much changed Galway side would secure promotion and a place in the league final.

That league decider would be another match against this Galway side, and the Rossies first half performance was key as they ran out five-point winners in Dr Hyde Park. 

The match started fairly even with Roscommon getting into the groove of things early on. 

Leading 0-6 to 0-4 after 15 minutes. 

The home side upped the intensity and their scoring 1-6 to no reply putting the game out of reach for an inexperienced Galway side. 

The Rossies were leading at the break 1-14 to 0-6. 

With the game over as a contest and Roscommon confident in having secured the victory they needed for promotion a flurry of changes in the second half saw the game die down. 

Galway finished the stronger outscoring the home side 1-9 to 0-6 in the second half, both sides seemingly having an eye on their next encounter in the League final in the upcoming week it finished in the end Roscommon 1-20 to 1-15.


1Harry Hogan Goalkeeper 50', 55', 74'
2Robin Clarke Defender
3Conor McGill Defender
4Jordan Muldoon Defender
5Eoin Harkin Defender
6Gavin McGowan Defender
7Donal Keogan Defender
8Bryan Menton Midfielder 30'
9Ronan Jones Midfielder 19', 26'
10Jason Scully Forward 5'
11Thomas O’Reilly Forward 59'
12Mathew Costello Forward 16'
13Jordan Morris Forward
14Shane Walsh Forward 56'
15Jack Flynn Forward
16Andrew Colgan Goalkeeper
17Jack O’Connor 20'
18James O’Hare
19Keith Curtis
20Ronan Ryan
21Bryan McMahon Forward
22Ethan Devine Midfielder
23James McEntee Defender 20'
24Joey Wallace 3'
25James Conlon
26David McEntee


1Odhran Lynch Goalkeeper
2Christopher McKaigue Defender
3Brendan Rogers Defender
4Conor McCloskey Defender
5Conor Doherty Defender 17'
6Padraig McGrogan Defender
7Paudie Tad 18 Defender
8Conor Glass Midfielder 75'
9Emmet Bradley Midfielder
10Padraig Cassidy Forward
11Ethan Doherty Forward 14'
12Ciaran McFaul Forward
13Benny Herron Forward 7'
14Shane McGuigan Forward 1', 6', 14', 43', 56', 61', 61'
15Niall Loughlin Forward 57'
5', 40', 53', 56', 67'
16Conlan Bradley Goalkeeper
17Paul McNeill
18Shea Downey 7 Defender
19Shane Heavron
20Anton Tohill Midfielder
21Declan Cassidy Defender
22Jack Doherty
23Lachlan Murray Forward
24Manus Doherty
25Niall Toner Forward
26Ben McCarron

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