Bless­ing­ton keep Divi­sion 3 sta­tus

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Bless­ing­ton 3-14, Knockananna 1-6: Bless­ing­ton left noone in any doubt about their right, or abil­ity to play in Divi­sion 3 of the SFL next year with this big win over Knockananna in a rel­e­ga­tion play-off at Ti­na­hely on Sun­day.

DIVI­SION 3 Knockananna did stay well in con­tention in the early stages but Bless­ing­ton still led by 0-4 to 0-2 at the end of the first quar­ter.

Kevin Tyrrell gave the bor­der team a boost with the first goal of the match but Michael O’Leary struck back with a goal for Bless­ing­ton.

The blues added more points and when Pa­trick McGee struck for an­other goal Bless­ing­ton were ahead by 2-9 to 13 at half-time and well on their way to victory.

So it’s Knockananna that make the drop to Divi­sion 4 but they can take heart from the fact that they will be op­er­at­ing in the best run divi­sion of them all next year with all their league matches on a Thurs­day evening.

Bless­ing­ton: Conor O’Brien; Robert Walsh, David Nolan, Joe Byrne; Gerry Phibbs, Seán Nolan, Mick Fen­nan; Thomas Fisher, Fergus Daly (0-1), John McGee (0-3), Mark Richardson, Alan Kelly (0-3); Ed­die Boylan (0-2), Pa­trick McGee (2-4), Michael O’Leary (1-0). Subs. – JP Mo­ran and Gary O’Rear­don.

Knockananna: Bren­dan Lawrence; David Whe­lan, Dara Gre­gan, De­clan Car­roll; David Whe­lan, Cathal Wy­brant, Alan Humphries (0-1); Seán Canna, JP Fo­ley; Joe Kelly, Paul Lan­caster, Brian Lawrence; Keith Wy­brant (0-10), An­drew Hughes, Kevin Tyrrell (1-2). Subs. - Johnny Wy­brant, Damien Byrne (0-2) and John Keogh.

Ref­eree: (AGB).

Pat

Hickey

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