Relegation blow for Maghery’s Forker

Aidan Forker (top) on duty for Armagh. Pic by PressEye Ltd.
Aidan Forker (top) on duty for Armagh. Pic by PressEye Ltd.

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.