There was a dramatic conclusion to Division 2 of Tyrone's All County League over the weekend. It eventually saw St Patrick's Greencastle promoted to Division 1 football.
Greencastle defeated Kildress 1-9 to 0-10 on Sunday to finish their league campaign. However, the victory alone did not secure the club's promotion.
🎉🎉 𝗟𝗘𝗔𝗚𝗨𝗘 𝗖𝗛𝗔𝗠𝗣𝗜𝗢𝗡𝗦 🎉🎉
Comhghairdeas to our senior men and management who have just been crowned @TyroneGAALive Division 2 League Champions and have been promoted to senior football once again 🥳
An Caisleán Glas 1-9 Kildress 0-10 pic.twitter.com/9Rmya5afBx
— Greencastle GAA (@greencastleGAA) December 12, 2021
In the dressing room following the final whistle, they awaited the result of Aghyaran's tie with Killeeshil.
Going into Sunday, Aghyaran were favourites for promotion, but Killeeshil emerged victorious - 0-13 to 2-6 - ensuring they retained their Division 2 status. Their win also allowed Greencastle to top the table.
The moment Greencastle players discovered they had been promoted was captured by Mark Carson.
Greencastle discover Tyrone league promotion
It was out of our Hands but christ it was a Fairytale ending if I ever seen one. Christmas has come early.💚 pic.twitter.com/egP83GFx8a
— Mark carson (@carssy5) December 13, 2021
11 and a half hard months of hard Grid alot of ups and downs along the way but Someone up there shown down on us today and all I can say is thank you. I'm forever greatfull. #TheCastlesGoingUp pic.twitter.com/meGV6Vc6d5
— Mark carson (@carssy5) December 12, 2021