Roundup: TG4 All-Ireland Intermediate Championship Relegation Play-Offs

Cavan and Offaly have retained their Intermediate status for next year. The Breffni County had a fine win over Antrim on Saturday while Offaly defeated Wicklow this afternoon. Antrim and Wicklow will now face each other in the relegation final.

Qualifier 1

Antrim 0-07 Cavan 3-11

Cavan retained their Intermediate status with a comfortable win over Antrim in the relegation qualifier. Antrim now face into a relegation final.

Cavan raced into a three point lead after 36 minutes. Sinead Levingstone scored two goals for the Breffni County to give them a nine point lead at half-time.

Antrim struggled to get back into the game. Amy Wharton put away a penalty to extend that lead to 14 points in the 34th minute. The Saffrons kicked over four late consolation points. 

Qualifier 2

Offaly 3-11 Wicklow 0-10

Offaly retained their Intermediate status for next year with an excellent win over Wicklow in Crettyard this afternoon. Wicklow now face Antrim in the relegation final; the losers will be relegated to the Junior Championship.

Three minutes had gone in the game when Offaly scored their first goal. They added a second soon after and held a seven point lead after 10 minutes of play. The Faithful County scored their third goal to lead 3-04 to 0-04 at the break.

With a nine point lead at the break it was a tough ask for Wicklow to get back into the game. Offaly added further scores to their tally and they will play Intermediate football again next year.

Deniese is a freelance sports journalist/broadcaster. She has worked for several local and national media outlets. GAA and soccer are her great loves and she also follows rugby league and snooker. She's a big supporter of her local clubs St. Mary's GAA Granard and Longford Town. She also follows Celtic, Liverpool and Leeds Rhinos. She presented and produced a popular sports podcast last year where she interviewed Ray Houghton, Chris Kamara and John Hartson. Deniese is currently Head of Communications for Boccia Ireland

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