An eventful weekend in which YMCA were the main winners, staging a remarkable comeback thanks to a batting collapse by Clontarf. The Hills and Railway Union will also be glad to have secured the all important fifth victory which makes it much less likely that they will dragged into a relegation battle at the end of the season.
Interest in both D1 and D2 now centres on the bottom end of the table. With the two promotion spots from D2 pretty much sown up by Pembroke and Phoenix, and Leinster comfortable at the top of D1, all attention is focused on relegation.
In D1 North County have most to do. They are a full victory behind Merrion with the harder run in. To have any reasonable prospect of getting out of trouble they need at least two victories and some good bonus points out of their last three games. Merrion and Clontarf have a crucial head to head which will surely see the victor in D1 next year. To keep ahead of North County both teams will be looking to their remaining game against bottom placed Terenure in the hope of getting enough points to stay oput of the second relegation spot. At this point it will require the full implementation of new project maths to rescue Terenure.
With three teams on three victories each the remaining matches in D2 will also be twitchy affairs. A lot of NRs for Cork County distort the picture somewhat but with only one win this year they clearly have a lot to do. Bonus points [and in Belvedere’s case, penalty points] look like having a bearing on the outcome with Malahide having 20 more BPs than Old Belvedere. But the season is certainly not over with Malahide still to play Leinster II and Old Belvedere and Cork County also to play Leinster II and Old Belvedere.
A tense end to the season in prospect for all the clubs involved.
|RSA Leinster League Division 1||2012|
|RSA Leinster League Division 2||2012|
|*Old Belvedere points deducted by 5 for not having a scorer.|