The topsy turvy Energia AIL 1B continued with it’s usual set of unpredictable results.

Highfield appear to have come out of their recent slump with a convincing win against second placed Old Wesley, who have now gone three without a win. Third placed Banbridge took advantage with a win against Navan.

Banbridge are showing the best run of form at present with four wins from five and have closed the gap on Old Wesley to 3 points. 

City of Armagh, Nass and Shannon have all started the New Year well and remain undefeated for January, all three picking up a five pointer at the weekend. 

This leaves the table as follows. 

With seven rounds left there is plenty to play for, all the way down to Naas in 9th place, as the teams start to position themselves for promotion play off places. 

Energia AIL 1B Scorers. 

There were 216 points scored in Week 11, the points coming from 32 tries, 19 conversions (59% conversion success) and 6 penalties. 

Highfield’s Shane O’Riordan was this weeks leading scorer with 11 points from a try and 3 conversions to consolidate second place in the Leading Scorers table. 

There are six players on 10 points for the weekend with Andrew Willis (City of Armagh), Ben Murphy (Highfield), Eoin Walsh (Naas), Craig Adams (Naas) and John Porter (Banbridge) all scoring a brace and they are joined by Mick O’Gara (St Mary’s College) also on 10 from 2 conversions and 2 penalties. 

Big shout out for Old Wesley’s Rory Stynes who’s eight point haul at the weekend sees him pass the 100 point mark for the season. 

The brace of tries from Armagh’s Willis sees him join a group of 8 players on 6 tries each for the season but a return to form by Shannon’s Pa Ryan sees him keep a couple of scores clear at the top of the try scorers table. 

With a couple of weeks to go till the next round we’ll hold back our upcoming fixtures and form predictions until nearer the date.


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