At the time of writing there are three weeks of the AIL 1B competition postponed with the fourth and final week still scheduled to go ahead in mid April.
You can view the fixtures below.
The following matches have been postponed until further notice.
|Sat 14 Mar||P-P||SHANNON||BANBRIDGE|
|Sat 14 Mar||P-P||CITY OF ARMAGH||NAVAN|
|Sat 14 Mar||P-P||HIGHFIELD||ST MARY’S COLLEGE|
|Sat 14 Mar||P-P||MALONE||NAAS|
|Sat 14 Mar||P-P||OLD WESLEY||OLD BELVEDERE|
|Sat 21 Mar||P-P||BANBRIDGE||MALONE|
|Sat 21 Mar||P-P||NAAS||HIGHFIELD|
|Sat 21 Mar||P-P||NAVAN||SHANNON|
|Sat 21 Mar||P-P||OLD BELVEDERE||CITY OF ARMAGH|
|Sat 21 Mar||P-P||ST MARY’S COLLEGE||OLD WESLEY|
|Sat 28 Mar||P-P||CITY OF ARMAGH||ST MARY’S COLLEGE|
|Sat 28 Mar||P-P||HIGHFIELD||BANBRIDGE|
|Sat 28 Mar||P-P||NAVAN||OLD BELVEDERE|
|Sat 28 Mar||P-P||OLD WESLEY||NAAS|
|Sat 28 Mar||P-P||SHANNON||MALONE|
The final round is still scheduled for mid April, however this is subject to change.
|Sat 18 Apr||14:30||BANBRIDGE||OLD WESLEY|
|Sat 18 Apr||14:30||MALONE||HIGHFIELD|
|Sat 18 Apr||14:30||NAAS||CITY OF ARMAGH|
|Sat 18 Apr||14:30||OLD BELVEDERE||SHANNON|
|Sat 18 Apr||14:30||ST MARY’S COLLEGE||NAVAN|
When things do return to normal it’s likely that cup matches and play offs will be top of the fixture priority list.
We really should have reviewed week 14 of the Energia AIL 1B at the time as it really was an exciting week for the Ulster sides involved.
City of Armagh brought Shannon’s highly impressive run to a juddering halt at the Palace Grounds, Banbridge turned over Naas away from home and Malone got revenge on an earlier defeat at Gibson Park by taking the points against St Mary’s College at Templeville Road.
It was actually a good week for our predictions, with four out of five, City of Armagh’s win against Shannon being the one to throw us off.
The results, however, didn’t have a huge impact on the league placings. Old Wesley leapt back into second place at Shannon’s expense and City of Armagh leapfrogged old Belvedere to form an Ulster bridgehead ready for a challenge on the top four should the league resume.
Week 14 was the lowest scoring week this season with 120 points scored, which I believe is the lowest scoring week this season, bringing the weekly average down to 180 points.
The 120 points came from 17 tries, 10 conversions and 5 penalties.
Joe Dunleavy (Malone) and Josh Pim (Old Wesley) were the Week 14 leading scorers with Cormac Fox (City of Armagh) next in line with 8 points from 2 penalties and 1 conversion.
Fox’s eight point haul sees him move into third place in the leading scorers table with Rory Stynes ( 3 conversions) and Peter Osborne (1 penalty) the only others in the top six to add to their totals.
Highfield’s Colin O’Neill was the only leading try scorer to get over the line in Week 14, his single try moving him to joint third alongside Shea O’Brien on 7 tries for the season.
Individual Scorers by Club
We’ve included all the scorers from all the clubs in the drop down below to give you something to read over this quiet period. Please check them out and let us know if there are any amendments we need to make.