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2019-20 All Ireland League 1B Club Rugby Men Editorial

AIL 1B. Who’s been doing what?

With the Energia AIL 1B being parked until 11th January, we have a look at who has been doing what in the first half of the season.

Energia AIL 1B Results and Standings.

We have two weekends of results and a Week 5 refix match to catch up with. 

The refix was played on Thursday evening with Old Wesley recording a 38 – 15 win against Navan at Energia Park. The scorers from that match are now included in our overall totals but not in the two week review.

It’s been an interesting two weeks in AIL 1B with the previously undefeated Highfield and Old Wesley recording their first losses of the season and Navan recording their first win. 

Energia AIL 1B Week 8 & 9 Results

Banbridge have been the only side to take any sort of advantage of the slip ups, by the top two, with the Ulster side the only team to record two wins.

At the other end of the scale Old Belvedere will be happy to see the back of December with their two losses leaving them without a win in this month. 

With the rest of the sides winning one and losing one the league now looks like this. 

Energia AIL 1B Week 9 Standings

Energia AIL 1B Current Form

Having won their last three matches with a try bonus point, Banbridge are now the form team in the league based on the last three and the last five results. 

Malone are in second pace after picking up 10 match points, out of a possible 15, but like a lot of teams in this competitive league consistency has been a problem.  

Going into the second half of the season the stats would point to both Highfield and Old Wesley continuing to dominate with Banbridge and St Mary’s College the two sides most likely to take advantage should either of the top two slip up again. 

Energia AIL 1B Week 9 Form Indicator

Energia AIL 1B Scorers. 

There were 367 points scored over Week 8 and Week 9 with Week 9 the second lowest scoring week this season with 166 points scored.

The points over the two weekends  came from 50 tries, 30 conversions (60% conversion rate), and 19 penalties, the conversion rate being someway below the season average of 70%. 

Banbridge’s Adam Doherty recorded the most points over the two rounds with his 18 point total coming from 1 try, 5 conversions and 1 penalty. Malone’s Jack Milligan was a point behind with 17 from 4 conversions and 3 penalties. 

Correction 24th December 2019. More good news for Adam Doherty as thanks to our readers an additional 9 points have been added to his total due to an incorrect allocation in Week 4.

Michael Cromie (Banbridge) was out on his own on 15 points from 3 tries followed by Colm O’Reilly (Navan) and Ruairi Shields (St Mary’s College) both on 12, O’Reilly hitting 3 conversions and 2 penalties and Shields 4 penalties. 

Shane O’Riordan (Highfield) and Peter Osborne (Naas) hold on to their top six spots each clocking up 11 points over the two weekends. 

Rory Stynes moves to the top of the leading scorers table after a busy two weeks.

Rory Stynes is the biggest mover by virtue of the refix game against Navan with the Old Wesley player picking up 18 points in that game from 2 tries and four conversions to add to the 10 points he picked up over Weeks 8 and 9.

Energia AIL 1B Week 9 Scorers

Now we’ve hit the halfway point of the league we’ve broken out the individual try scorers and Shannon’s Pa Ryan leads the way with an impressive 7 tries to date.

However, Colin O’Neill (Highfield), Fionn Higgins (Nass) and  Hugo Conway (St Mary’s College) are just a try behind in a competition that could run to the last week of the season. 

Energia AIL 1B Week 9 TRYS

Energia AIL 1B Individual Club Scorers. 

We’ve broken out the scorers by club for easy reference. Have a look at your own club stats below and let us know if there are any mistakes. 

BANBRIDGETCPTOT
Adam Doherty113752
Peter Cromie40020
Andrew Morrison30015
Greg Jones30015
Michael Cromie30015
Bruce Houston06012
Neil Kilpatrick20010
Ryan Hughes20010
Stevie Irvine20010
Penalty Try1107
Callum Reid1005
Hugo Harbinson1005
John Porter1005
Jonny Stewart1005
Max Lyttle1005
Stuart Cromie1005
Aaron Kennedy0204
TOTALS27227200
CITY OF ARMAGHTCPTOT
Cormac Fox1111469
Andrew Willis40020
Shea O’Brien40020
Andrew Smyth20010
Penalty Try22014
Joshua McKinley1005
Paul Mullan1005
Josh Morton1005
Neil Falloon1005
Robert Whitten1005
TOTALS181314158
HIGHFIELDTCPDGTOT
Shane O’Riordan01711170
Paul Stack10005
Eoin Keating10005
Match Awarded000028
Colin O’Neill600030
James Cronin300015
Penalty Try220014
Dan Healy200010
Luke Kingston200010
Mark Dorgan200010
Paddy Ryan10005
Fintan O’Sullivan10005
Ben Murphy200010
Miah Cronin200010
TOTALS2519111227
MALONETCPTOT
Jack Milligan012642
Callum Smith25535
Matthew Dalton30015
Peter Cooper30015
Stuart Moore30015
Azur Allison1005
Angus Curtis20010
Angus Kernohan20010
Lewis Finlay20010
Ross Todd20010
Ben McCaughey1107
Connor Spence0026
Dave Cave1005
Clayton Millagan1005
Johnny Milliken1005
Scott Finlay1005
TOTALS251813200
NAASTCPTOT
Peter Osborne28644
James Hawkey1005
Conor Doyle1005
Niall Delahunt1005
Fionn Higgins60030
Eoin Walsh20010
Mark Sutton0128
Craig Adams1005
David Benn1005
Johnny Holmes1005
Bryan Croke0102
TOTALS16108124
NAVANTCPTOT
Colm O’Reilly06630
Shane Faulkener1005
Colm Carpenter1005
Evan Dixon20010
Riaan vd Vyer40020
Christian Byrne1005
Kyle Dixon1005
Darragh Magee1005
Cono Hand1005
Ruairidh Swan0013
TOTALS126793
OLD BELVEDERETCPTOT
Steve Crosbie2131684
Jack Keating40020
James McKeown30015
John McKee30015
Marcus Walsh20010
Jack Kelly40020
Ariel Robles1005
Connor Owende1005
Tom Moloney1018
James Bollard1005
TOTALS221317187
OLD WESLEYTCPTOT
Rory Stynes2131684
Ed O’Keefe1005
Josh Pim1005
Ben Burns50025
Tommy O’Callaghan30015
Conor Barry20010
Tom Kiersey20010
Josh Miller0319
Paul Derham1005
David Poff30015
James O’Donovan20010
Richie Walsh1005
TOTALS231617198
SHANNONTCPTOT
Pa Ryan70035
Billy Gray09636
Penalty Try1107
Jamie McGarry40020
John Bateman0115
Ben Daly05113
Kelvin Brown20010
Thomas Ahearn1005
Ikem Ugweru20010
Adam Moloney1005
Colin Slater1005
Conor Glynn1005
Lee Nicholas1005
Nathan Randles1005
Ronan Coffey1005
Will Leonard1005
TOTALS24168176
ST MARY’S COLLEGETCPTOT
Ruairi Shields041862
Hugo Conway60030
Penalty Try22014
Mick O’Gara02313
Michael McCormack20010
Craig Kennedy1005
TOTALS11821134

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