Fermanagh leagues set for dramatic conclusion

By Niall Gartland

THE last round of league fixtures in Fermanagh will take place on Friday night and there’s plenty at stake at both ends of the table.

In Division One, second-placed Enniskillen welcome table-toppers Erne Gaels to Brewster Park, while Kinawley, lurking closely behind the Gaels, travel to Derrylin for a vital derby fixture.

Erne Gaels look virtually guaranteed of a place in the Division One final, while Dominic Corrigan’s Kinawley will book their spot if they wrap up their campaign with a win and Enniskillen lose.

The bottom two teams will be relegated and as things stand bottom-placed Roslea will definitely be relegated if they lose out in their final match against Derrygonnelly. Devenish and St Patrick’s, Donagh are also in danger of the drop, while Derrylin have a slim chance of falling through the relegation trapdoor.

Relegation for Roslea would be a big blow given their proud history, but they can still pull off a great escape if they manage to surprise Derrygonnelly, who are out of the running for the league title.

In Division Two, Irvinestown are strongly positioned to finish first and achieve promotion as they prepare for their final match against Brookeborough, who haven’t picked up a single point from any of their eight games to date. As things stand, Irvinestown will be joined by either Teemore or Lisnaskea in the league final depending on how things go this weekend.

The final placings will also determine the championship seedings as Fermanagh have introduced a group stage format this year.

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