Meath and Monaghan gained promotion to Division 2 of the Allianz Football League after wins over Fermanagh and Antrim, with the latter relegated.
The defeat for the Saffrons saw them relegated alongside Wicklow.
In Navan, the Royals accounted for Peter Canavan's Fermanagh on a 2-12 to 0-14 scoreline.
Michael Newman top scored for the winners with 1-05, while Paddy Gilsenan also raised a green flag. The visitors had a chance to take a firm grip on the game early in the second half when they were awarded a penalty.
However, Thomas Corrigan's effort from the placed ball was saved by Meath custodian Paddy O'Rourke, and the latter was also on hand to save Corrigan's follow-up.
Monaghan proved too strong for Antrim in Clones and eased to a 3-16 to 0-13 victory.
Conor McGuinness' goal in the first minute set the Farney on their way. They were 2-09 to 0-07 ahead at the interval, with Kieran Hughes, who would later get his marching orders after a second yellow card, grabbing goal number two.
Points from Paddy Cunningham kept the Antrim scoreboard ticking over, but their slide to the fourth tier was compouned grabbed a third goal for Monaghan with 15 minutes left.
Wicklow's drop to the bottom tier was sealed after they went down by 1-12 to 0-11 to Sligo at Markievicz Park.
Elsewhere in the division, Roscommon were too good for Cavan at Breffni Park as they ran out 2-14 to 1-07 winners.