ULSTER CONFERENCE DIVISION 1 UPDATE
Three weeks in, we have a look at how the teams are progressing in Ulster Conference D1.
City of Armagh Queen's University Ballynahinch Rainey Old Boys Banbridge Malone
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Ulster Conference Division 1
Week 3 Standings
CITY OF ARMAGH
Played 3, Won 2, Drawn 1. Armagh lead the way in D1, they have fulfilled all their fixtures and they remain undefeated. An exciting blend of youth and experience under a new head coach they have picked up 73% of available match points, which is a league winning haul.
No. 1 73%
Played 3, Won 2, Drawn 1. Queen's look to be the main challengers, their only draw being a Covid Cancellation aginst Malone. The AIL2A team are keen to make their mark against thei AIL1 opponents having sniffed at promotion in recent seasons.
No. 2 67%
Played 3, Won 1, Lost 2. Hinch have managed to complete all their fixtures to date but two last minute defeats have knocked the AIL1A side off their stride. However, they have picked up 3 bonus points to stay in contention. Don't rule out a late run from McLaughlin's men.
No. 3 47%
RAINEY OLD BOYS
Played 3, Won 1, Lost 2. A big defeat followed by a Covid Cancellation saw Rainey come out fighting for their first win last week. They'll need to show more of that grit and determination, and bag a few bonus points, if they are going to stay in the hunt.
No. 4 40%
Played 3, Drawn 2, Lost 1. The boys form the Bann won't be happy with their progress to date. A draw, a Covid Cancellation and a loss is not what they would have expected. However, last week's draw against league leaders Armagh will give them something to build on.
No. 5 27%
Played 3, Drawn 1, Lost 2. The Red Sox were pushing for a play off place in AIL1B when the league came to an abrupt halt last season. However, when 2/3 of your points come from a Covid Cancellation, something has gone wrong. They will need to pulll up those famous red socks and grind out a few wins.
No. 6 20%
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