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In Pictures: Armagh leave promotion tilt to final day after defeat at home to Roscommon

Photos by Vincent Loughran

It will go down to the final weekend for Armagh in their bid to return to GAA’s top table next season following defeat to promotion-chasing Roscommon on Saturday.

Played out in front of virtually no supporters – although credit must be given to the initiative which saw 3,000 school children’s drawings placed on empty seats – Armagh succumbed to a more potent Rossies frontline.

Two second half goals in as many minutes was were the damage was inflicted on Kieran Mcgeeney’s men who duly missed the passionate – and often compact – home support.

While Roscommon are all but promoted thanks to their win, Armagh must get a positive result away to Clare next weekend to secure top flight football.

Clare, meanwhile, may need victory themselves to avoid relegation with Laois – just below them – travelling to already Division 3-bound Fermanagh.

Match action photos provided by Vincent Loughran.

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