Maghery’s Aidan Forker and his Armagh team-mates have suffered relegation to Division Three despite a weekend win over Derry.
Results in the Tyrone draw with Fermanagh and Laois defeat by Meath left the Orchard County seniors down on a gripping final day of National Football League play.
The final points difference tally placed Armagh in the drop zone despite a multi-team tie overall.
Micael McKenna’s goal before half-time put Armagh clear by 1-12 to 0-7 at the interval.
Ethan Rafferty registered a string of frees, with Forker captain.
ARMAGH: P.Morrison, A.Mallon (0-1), C.Vernon, S.Heffron, M.Sheilds (0-1), S.Connell, J.McElroy, A.Forker, E.Rafferty (0-7 frees), R.Grugan (0-2), M.McKenna (1-1), C.O’Hanlon (0-1), C.Watters (0-1), S.Campbell (0-3), G.McParland (0-1). Subs (used): T.Kernan, N.Grimley, M.McNeice, A.Findon.