Here are 15 of the possible permutations as we head for the finale of Divison 2A !

After the conclusion of Round 7 teams in first (Monaghan confirmed) and second places will contest League Semi-Final and earn place in Division 2 2008. Teams in third and fourth places will have qualified for Division 3 2008 and teams in fifth-eight places will be in Division 4 2008 and play in Tommy Murphy Cup 2007.

[b]1.[/b] If Leitrim and Roscommon both win next Sunday, score difference will decide second and third, at the moment Leitrim are four points behind Roscommon.

[b]2.[/b] If Leitrim and Roscommon both draw Roscommon will finish second and Leitrim third on score difference.

[b]3.[/b] If Leitrim draw and Roscommon lose Leitrim will finish second.

[b]4.[/b] If there are wins for Monaghan, Roscommon and Clare next weekend, Offaly, Longford, Carlow and London will play in TM Cup and Division 4 2008. Leitrim and Clare will play in Qualifiers 2007 and League Division 3 2008, with Monaghan and Roscommon playing in Division 2 2008.

[b]5.[/b] If there are wins for Offaly, Longford and Monaghan, then Roscommon, Leitrim, Longford and Offaly will be tied on eight points each and playoffs will be required to decide who qualifies for Division 2(one team), Division 3(two teams) and Division 4(one team) from among these four.

[b]6.[/b] If all three games finish level, Roscommon will finish second, Leitrim third and playoffs will be required to separate Longford/Clare/Offaly to decide one reaming place in Division 3 2008 and two remaining places in Division 4 2008 and TM Cup 2007

[b]7.[/b] If Offaly/Roscommon and Longford/Clare matches are both drawn then Leitrim will finish second if victorious over Monaghan, with Roscommon finishing third and playoffs will be required to decide the separation of Clare, Longford and Offaly

[b]8.[/b] If Offaly/Roscommon and Longford/Clare matches are both drawn then Leitrim will finish third if losing/drawing versus Monaghan, with Roscommon finishing second on score difference in the event of a Leitrim draw and playoffs will be required to decide the separation of Clare, Longford and Offaly.

[b]9.[/b] If Longford/Clare draw and there are wins for Leitrim and Offaly, then Leitrim will finish second, Roscommon/Offaly third/fourth with Clare, Longford, Carlow and London playing in Division 4 2008 and TM Cup 2007.

[b]10.[/b] If Longford/Clare draw and there are wins for Monaghan and Offaly, then Leitrim, Roscommon and Offaly will be tied for second place and playoffs will be required to determine the remaining one place in Division 2 and the two remaining places in Division 3 with Clare, Longford, Carlow and London playing in Division 4 2008 and TM Cup 2007.

[b]11.[/b] If Offaly/Roscommon draw and there are wins for Leitrim and Longford then Leitrim will finish second, Roscommon third, Longford fourth with Offaly, Clare, Carlow and London playing in TM Cup 2007 and Division 4 2008

[b]12.[/b] If Offaly/Roscommon draw and there are wins for Monaghan and Longford then Leitrim will finish fourth, Longford third, Roscommon second and Monaghan first with Offaly, Clare, Carlow and London playing in TM Cup 2007 and Division 4 2008.

[b]13.[/b] If Offaly/Roscommon draw and there are wins for Leitrim and Longford then Leitrim will finish second, Roscommon third, Longford fourth with Offaly, Clare, Carlow and London playing in TM Cup 2007 and Division 4 2008.

[b]14.[/b] If there are wins for Monaghan, Longford and Roscommon: Monaghan & Roscommon in Div. 2 with Leitrim and Longford in Division 3 2008 and the remainder in Division 4.

[b]15.[/b] If there are wins for Monaghan, Clare and Roscommon, Monaghan and Roscommon will play in Division 2 2008, Leitrim and Clare will play in Division 3 2008 with Longford, Offaly, Carlow and London playing in TM Cup 2007 and Division 4 2008.

Most of the possible combinations of results are included above. Overall the positionÓgoing into the last round would suggest that the best possible scenario for Leitrim is that a win/draw next Sunday will guarantee at least Division 3 football in 2008 with the possibility of a Division 2 League semi-final on Saturday week and Division 2 2008 depending on the combination of the Leitrim/Monaghan and Offaly/Roscommon results.

The worst possible scenario after the combination of the results of all of the games next weekend is that Leitrim will be guaranteed at least a playoff to decide the remaining places in Divisions 3 & 4 2008 and the last place in the TM Cup. See Permutations 5 & 10 above.

The 2008 League Divisions will look as follows:

Division One
Donegal, Mayo, Kerry, Tyrone, Galway, Kildare, Derry, Laois

Division Two
Dublin, Cork, Westmeath, Armagh, Cavan, Meath, Monaghan
& [b]One[/b] from Roscommon/Leitrim/Longford/Offaly/Clare

Division Three
Limerick, Fermanagh, Louth, Down, Wexford, Sligo
& [b]Two[/b] from Roscommon/Leitrim/Longford/Offaly/Clare

Division Four
Carlow, London, Wicklow, Antrim, Tipperary, Waterford
& [b]Two[/b] from Roscommon/Leitrim/Longford/Offaly/Clare

All to play for on Super Sunday April 15, 2007!!

 

 

10-Apr-07 by Brendan Doyle – PRO