The AIl 1B returns this weekend with the last three rounds to be played over the next four weeks and it appears to be setting itself up for a thrilling finale with only five points separating the top five clubs.

The last round featured big wins for Ulster clubs Ballynahinch and City of Armagh consolidate their top three standings.

AIL 1B WEEK 15 RESULTS
Ballymena 27 31 Banbridge
Buccaneers 24 43 Ballynahinch
City of Armagh 39 21 St Mary’s College
Nass 7 5 Old Wesley
Old Belvedere 15 12 Malone

 

Banbridge’s win against Ballymena at Eaton Park keeps Banbridge still in the hunt, thought they will be relying on others to slip up, but it practically consigned Ballymena to a bottom place finish. Malone’s losing bonus at Old Belvedere still gives them some say at the top of the table.

The current standings are as follows.

AIL 1B STANDINGS AFTER WEEK 15
Team P W D L F A Diff TB LB Pt
Old Wesley 15 9 1 5 323 237 86 3 2 43
Ballynahinch 15 9 1 5 297 262 35 3 2 43
City of Armagh 15 8 2 5 289 273 16 4 2 42
Malone 15 8 0 7 273 229 44 2 5 39
Naas 15 7 1 7 273 255 18 4 4 38
Banbridge 15 7 0 8 285 268 17 4 5 37
Old Belvedere 15 7 1 7 282 267 15 4 3 37
St Mary’s College 15 7 0 8 311 332 -21 4 3 35
Buccaneers 15 6 0 9 322 355 -33 6 5 35
Ballymena 15 4 0 11 239 416 -177 2 3 21

 

AIL 1B Leading points scorers in association with Samurai Rugby Gear

Old Wesley’s good form over the last few weeks has enabled Rory Stines to leapfrog Peter Osborne and put some clear space between himself and the rest of the leading contenders.

However, Steve Crosbie at Old Belvedere has scored the most points over the last four rounds averaging nine points a game for his 36 point improvement.

The arrival of Ian Porter at Banbridge has seen the ex Ulster player take over the kicking duties from Adam Doherty, who is in danger of dropping out of the top six.

LEADING POINTS SCORERS AFTER WEEK 15
Player Club T C P DG Tot
Rory Stynes Old Wesley 1 28 24 0 133
Peter Osborne Naas 3 21 20 0 117
Tim Small Ballymena 2 20 21 0 113
Steve Crosbie Old Belvedere 3 25 15 0 110
Luke Carty Buccaneers 0 25 18 0 104
Adam Doherty Banbridge 0 18 14 0 78

 

AIL 1B Leading try scorers in association with Samurai Rugby Gear

Old Belvedere’s Jack Keating has created some room for himself at the top of the leading try scorers table, banging in four tries over the last four weeks.

Banbridge’s Peter Crombie and Naas’ Andrew Ellis have both added one each to their totals and Conor Field (Banbridge) has announced himself as a late contender, banging in three against Ballymena.

LEADING TRY SCORERS AFTER WEEK 15
Player Club Tries
Jack Keating Old Belvedere 11
Andrew Ellis Naas 7
Peter Cromie Banbridge 7
Conor Field Banbridge 6
Rhys O’Donnell Ballynahinch 6

 

AIL 1B Current Form in association with Samurai Rugby Gear.

We really do have quite an exciting finish to this league with half the sides in realistic contention to claim the title. The current form, over the last five rounds, is shown below and, at the minute, Ballynahinch look favourites to finish in top spot if the ems continue to pick up match points at the current rate.

AIL 1B FORM OVER LAST FIVE GAMES
Team WK11 WK12 WK13 WK14 WK15 Pts %
Ballynahinch HW HLB AW HW AWB 18 72%
City of Armagh AD HWB AL HWB HWB 17 68%
Buccaneers HW ALBB HWB AW HLB 16 64%
Old Belvedere AL HWB HWB ALB HW 16 64%
Old Wesley HLB AW AWB HW ALB 15 60%
Banbridge HW ALB HLB AL AWB 11 44%
Malone AW HW ALB HLB ALB 11 44%
Naas HD ALB HW AL HW 11 44%
St Mary’s College ALB HW ALB HW AL 10 40%
Ballymena ALB AL AL AL HLB 8 32%

 

Of course, this league has saw most teams change form at the drop of a hat so, as a bit of fun we’ve factored in the home and away form for over the season for each of the teams and combined it with their current form to give us the most likely (in terms of the stats) finish to the end of the season.

It’s good news for Ballynahinch who we are predicting should pick up another nine points to finish top of the heap but it’s pretty tight with Old Wesley and City of Armagh hot on thier heels. this one will go down to the wire.

AIL 1B PREDICTED FINISH
Team % Current Form %Home Form %Away Form Predicted Pts
Ballynahinch 72% 73% 40% 52
Old Wesley 60% 46% 68% 51
City of Armagh 68% 73% 37% 51
Malone 44% 69% 38% 47
Naas 44% 60% 40% 45
Old Belvedere 64% 73% 23% 45
Banbridge 44% 57% 43% 44
Buccaneers 64% 53% 40% 43
St Mary’s College 40% 80% 18% 42
Ballymena 32% 46% 13% 26

 

The above tables are based on the following information we’ve collated on the clubs over the season. Please check out your clubs information below and let us know if there are any errors.

Ballymena Player Stats
Player Club T C P DG Tot
Tim Small Ballymena 2 20 21 0 113
Connor Smyth Ballymena 5 0 0 0 25
Penalty Try Ballymena 3 3 0 0 21
Michael Stronge Ballymena 4 0 0 0 20
David Whann Ballymena 2 0 0 0 10
Jordan Foster Ballymena 2 0 0 0 10
Darrell Montgomery Ballymena 1 0 0 0 5
Glenn Baillie Ballymena 1 0 0 0 5
JJ McKee Ballymena 1 0 0 0 5
John Andrew Ballymena 1 0 0 0 5
Marcus Rea Ballymena 1 0 0 0 5
Matthew Dick Ballymena 1 0 0 0 5
Matthew Norris Ballymena 1 0 0 0 5
Paddy James Ballymena 1 0 0 0 5
Totals 14 26 23 21 0 239
Ballynahinch Player Stats
Player Club T C P DG Tot
Johnny McPhillips Ballynahinch 0 9 6 0 36
Rhys O’Donnell Ballynahinch 6 0 0 0 30
Richard Reaney Ballynahinch 3 2 3 0 28
Hilton Gibbons Ballynahinch 0 8 4 0 28
Peter Nelson Ballynahinch 0 3 7 0 27
Aaron Cairns Ballynahinch 5 0 0 0 25
Ross Adair Ballynahinch 5 0 0 0 25
James Simpson Ballynahinch 3 0 0 0 15
Zack McCall Ballynahinch 3 0 0 0 15
Campbell Classon Ballynahinch 2 0 0 0 10
George Pringle Ballynahinch 2 0 0 0 10
Rory Butler Ballynahinch 2 0 0 0 10
Bradley Luney Ballynahinch 1 0 0 0 5
Callum McLaughlin Ballynahinch 1 0 0 0 5
Conor Piper Ballynahinch 1 0 0 0 5
Keith Dickson Ballynahinch 1 0 0 0 5
Paddy Wright Ballynahinch 1 0 0 0 5
Robin Harte Ballynahinch 1 0 0 0 5
Tom O’Toole Ballynahinch 1 0 0 0 5
Connor Phillips Ballynahinch 0 0 1 0 3
Totals 20 38 22 21 0 297
Banbridge Player Stats
Player Club T C P DG Tot
Adam Doherty Banbridge 0 18 14 0 78
Peter Cromie Banbridge 7 0 0 0 35
Conor Field Banbridge 6 0 0 0 30
Caleb Montgomery Banbridge 4 0 0 0 20
Stevie Irvine Banbridge 3 0 0 0 15
Rob Lyttle Banbridge 2 1 1 0 15
Penalty Try Banbridge 2 2 0 0 14
Ian Porter Banbridge 0 5 1 0 13
Adam Ervine Banbridge 2 0 0 0 10
Andrew Morrison Banbridge 2 0 0 0 10
Aaron Kennedy Banbridge 1 0 0 0 5
Hugo Harbinson Banbridge 1 0 0 0 5
John Porter Banbridge 1 0 0 0 5
Josh Crombie Banbridge 1 0 0 0 5
Michael Cromie Banbridge 1 0 0 0 5
Michael Lowry Banbridge 1 0 0 0 5
Niall Armstrong Banbridge 1 0 0 0 5
Schalk vd Merwe Banbridge 1 0 0 0 5
Stuart Cromie Banbridge 1 0 0 0 5
Totals 19 37 26 16 0 285
Buccaneers Player Stats
Player Club T C P DG Tot
Luke Carty Buccaneers 0 25 18 0 104
Shane Layden Buccaneers 5 0 0 0 25
Darragh Corbett Buccaneers 4 0 0 0 20
Simon Meagher Buccaneers 4 0 0 0 20
Callum Boland Buccaneers 3 1 0 0 17
Colm Reilly Buccaneers 3 1 0 0 17
Eoghan Masterson Buccaneers 3 0 0 0 15
Rory O’Connor Buccaneers 3 0 0 0 15
Michael Hanley Buccaneers 0 3 2 0 12
Eoin Griffin Buccaneers 2 0 0 0 10
Evan Galvin Buccaneers 2 0 0 0 10
Penalty Try Buccaneers 1 1 0 0 7
Aidan wynne Buccaneers 1 0 0 0 5
Conan O’Donnell Buccaneers 1 0 0 0 5
Corey Reid Buccaneers 1 0 0 0 5
Dean McMahon Buccaneers 1 0 0 0 5
Harry O’Reilly Buccaneers 1 0 0 0 5
Joe Maksymiw Buccaneers 1 0 0 0 5
Kieran Joyce Buccaneers 1 0 0 0 5
Mark Balaski Buccaneers 1 0 0 0 5
Rory Moloney Buccaneers 1 0 0 0 5
Thomas McGann Buccaneers 1 0 0 0 5
Totals 22 40 31 20 0 322
City of Armagh Player Stats
Player Club T C P DG Tot
Cormac Fox City of Armagh 0 13 14 0 68
Ryan Purvis City of Armagh 3 1 4 0 29
Neil Faloon City of Armagh 5 0 0 0 25
Penalty Try City of Armagh 3 3 0 0 21
Chris Cousens City of Armagh 1 5 2 0 21
Andrew Smyth City of Armagh 4 0 0 0 20
Shea O’Brien City of Armagh 4 0 0 0 20
Andrew Willis City of Armagh 3 0 0 0 15
Tim McNiece City of Armagh 3 0 0 0 15
Nigel Simpson City of Armagh 2 0 0 0 10
Robby Whitten City of Armagh 2 0 0 0 10
Chris Colvin City of Armagh 1 0 0 0 5
Evin Crummie City of Armagh 1 0 0 0 5
Gerard Treanor City of Armagh 1 0 0 0 5
Jonny Morton City of Armagh 1 0 0 0 5
Josh McKinley City of Armagh 1 0 0 0 5
Peter Lamb City of Armagh 1 0 0 0 5
Peter Starrett City of Armagh 1 0 0 0 5
Totals 17 37 22 20 0 289
Malone Player Stats
Player Club T C P DG Tot
Rory Campbell Malone 4 11 11 0 75
Callum Smith Malone 1 2 4 0 21
Peter Cooper Malone 4 0 0 0 20
Mark O’Connor Malone 0 2 4 0 16
Ben McCaughey Malone 3 0 0 0 15
Josh Pentland Malone 3 0 0 0 15
Nathan Brown Malone 3 0 0 0 15
Penalty Try Malone 2 2 0 0 14
Jack Milligan Malone 0 3 2 0 12
Adam McBurney Malone 2 0 0 0 10
David Irvine Malone 2 0 0 0 10
David McMaster Malone 2 0 0 0 10
Michael Shields Malone 2 0 0 0 10
Dan Kerr Malone 1 0 0 0 5
Matthew Agnew Malone 1 0 0 0 5
Matthew Dalton Malone 1 0 0 0 5
Matthew Hadden Malone 1 0 0 0 5
Ricky Greenwood Malone 1 0 0 0 5
Ryan Clarke Malone 1 0 0 0 5
Totals 19 34 20 21 0 273
Naas Player Stats
Player Club T C P DG Tot
Peter Osborne Naas 3 21 20 0 117
Andrew Ellis Naas 7 0 0 0 35
Fionn Higgins Naas 5 0 0 0 25
Peter Hastie Naas 3 0 2 0 21
Conor Doyle Naas 2 0 0 0 10
Johne Murphy Naas 2 0 0 0 10
Max Whittingham Naas 2 0 0 0 10
Adam Coyle Naas 1 0 0 0 5
Andy Ellis Naas 1 0 0 0 5
Cathal Duff Naas 1 0 0 0 5
Fionn Carr Naas 1 0 0 0 5
Paul Monaghan Naas 1 0 0 0 5
Paulie Tolofua Naas 1 0 0 0 5
Pierce Dargan Naas 1 0 0 0 5
Richard Fahy Naas 1 0 0 0 5
Will O’Brien Naas 1 0 0 0 5
Totals 16 33 21 22 0 273
Old Belvedere Player Stats
Player Club T C P DG Tot
Steve Crosbie Old Belvedere 3 25 15 0 110
Jack Keating Old Belvedere 11 0 0 0 55
Peter O’Beirne Old Belvedere 3 0 0 0 15
Tom Molony Old Belvedere 3 0 0 0 15
Ed Rossiter Old Belvedere 2 0 0 0 10
Jamie McAleese Old Belvedere 2 0 0 0 10
Karl Miller Old Belvedere 2 0 0 0 10
Martin Maloney Old Belvedere 2 0 0 0 10
Roman Solanoa Old Belvedere 2 0 0 0 10
Penalty Try Old Belvedere 1 1 0 0 7
Ben Carty Old Belvedere 1 0 0 0 5
Connor Owende Old Belvedere 1 0 0 0 5
Eoin O’Neill Old Belvedere 1 0 0 0 5
Eoin Sweeney Old Belvedere 1 0 0 0 5
Ethan Baxter Old Belvedere 1 0 0 0 5
Fergus Flood Old Belvedere 1 0 0 0 5
Totals 16 37 26 15 0 282
Old Wesley Player Stats
Player Club T C P DG Tot
Rory Stynes Old Wesley 1 28 24 0 133
Paul Harte Old Wesley 5 0 0 0 25
Tom Kiersey Old Wesley 4 1 1 0 25
Cronan Gleeson Old Wesley 3 0 0 0 15
James O’Donovan Old Wesley 3 0 0 0 15
JJ O’Dea Old Wesley 3 0 0 0 15
Paul Derham Old Wesley 3 0 0 0 15
Tommy O’Callaghan Old Wesley 3 0 0 0 15
Ben Burns Old Wesley 2 0 0 0 10
David Poff Old Wesley 2 0 0 0 10
Andrew McCrann Old Wesley 1 0 0 0 5
Charlie O’Regan Old Wesley 1 0 0 0 5
Conor Barry Old Wesley 1 0 0 0 5
Darren Horan Old Wesley 1 0 0 0 5
James Burton Old Wesley 1 0 0 0 5
Josh Miller Old Wesley 1 0 0 0 5
Josh Pim Old Wesley 1 0 0 0 5
Lachlan Andrson Old Wesley 1 0 0 0 5
Mark Rowley Old Wesley 1 0 0 0 5
Totals 19 38 29 25 0 323
St Mary's College Player Stats
Player Club T C P DG Tot
Conor Dean St Mary’s College 2 13 11 0 69
Paddy O’Driscoll St Mary’s College 2 6 6 0 40
Penalty Try St Mary’s College 4 4 0 0 28
Sean Kearns St Mary’s College 1 4 3 1 25
Hugo Conway St Mary’s College 4 0 0 0 20
Ruairi Shields St Mary’s College 3 1 0 0 17
Marcus O’Driscoll St Mary’s College 3 0 0 0 15
Miles Carey St Mary’s College 3 0 0 0 15
Cormac Foley St Mary’s College 2 0 0 0 10
Craig Kenedy St Mary’s College 2 0 0 0 10
Mark Fogarty St Mary’s College 2 0 0 0 10
Richard Halpin St Mary’s College 2 0 0 0 10
Dave Fanagan St Mary’s College 1 1 0 0 7
David Aspil St Mary’s College 1 0 0 0 5
Liam Corcoran St Mary’s College 1 0 0 0 5
Liam Curran St Mary’s College 1 0 0 0 5
Nick McCarthy St Mary’s College 1 0 0 0 5
Padraig Dundon St Mary’s College 1 0 0 0 5
Ronan Winters St Mary’s College 1 0 0 0 5
Tim McMahon St Mary’s College 1 0 0 0 5
Totals 20 38 29 20 1 311

 

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