Antrim leapfrogged Kerry at the top of the Division 2A standings with a six-point win over their promotion rivals in Tralee.
The visitors led by three at half-time, 0-12 to 1-06, and Domhnall Nugent's goal just after the break gave them a cushion to see out the game.
Conor McCann’s major with 15 minutes to play kept the hosts, who must wait on the results of next week’s game between Antrim and Offaly to see if they stay in the promotion picture, at bay.
Eoghan Cahill chalked up 17 points as Offaly kept their promotion hopes alive with a resounding win over Wicklow.
The home goals came courtesy of Thomas Geraghty, Colm Gath, Peter Geraghty and Jason Sampson.
Michael Fennelly’s side will earn a divisional final place if they beat Antrim in Tullamore next week by any score as they already have a superior scoring difference to Kerry.
A victory for the hosts in the rescheduled match would leave the three teams on eight points, with scoring difference superseding head-to-head records in that case.
Mayo let a four-point half-time lead slip against Meath in Trim as they were relegated to Division 2B.
The hosts took advantage of a strong wind in the second half to reel in the Connacht side, who finished the campaign without a point.
The Royals drew level through a Jack Regan penalty with a minute left in the game and although Mayo went ahead again, three unanswered points deep into added time made the difference.