AIL Roundup: Division 2C Week 1

Division 2C of the Energia All-Ireland returned and AIL newcomers Instonians made quite the statement, easing past Tullamore in round one. Skerries, Bruff, Clonmel and Bangor also claimed opening day wins, in a thrilling return to the AIL.

Ballina 21-29 Skerries, Saturday October 1st, Heffernan Park, 2:30pm.

Two of the preseason favourites met in the opening weekend and it was last year’s runners up who came out on top. Both sides traded scores in the early stages, with the two teams showing their quality. It was Skerries who took a valuable win back to the capital. Skerries face Instonians at Holmpatrick next weekend, while Ballina travel to Bangor

Bangor 30-21 Sundays Well, Saturday October 1st, Upritchard Park, 2:30pm

Bangor proved to be too strong for Sundays Well today, as they secured a bonus point victory over their opponents at Upritchard Park. Bangor face Ballina next while Sundays Well travel to Midleton who are also on the lookout for their first win of the season.

Bruff 20-18 Omagh Academicals, Saturday October 1st, Kilballyowen Park, 2:30pm.

A late penalty in the dying moments proved decisive for Bruff as they overcame Omagh Academcials at Kilballyowen Park. Bruff will be keen to continue their form when they travel to the midlands to face Tullamore next weekend, while Omagh host Clonmel.

Clonmel 18-8 Midleton, Saturday October 1st, Ardghaoithe, 2:30pm

Clonmel may have only just avoided relegation last time around, but they eased past Midleton in their opening game of the new season. The Tipperary club will be eager to build on the win next weekend when they travel north to Omagh, while Midleton will be keen to go one step further than they did last season when they finished in fifth place. Midleton host Sundays Well at Towns Park in their next game.

Instonians 39-21 Tullamore, Saturday October 1st, Shaws Bridge, 2:30pm

After being promoted to the AIL last season, many feared that Instonians could be in for a rude awakening in their opening game against one of last season’s top four sides. This didn’t happen, and they cruised to a comprehensive bonus point victory over Tullamore. Not many people will fancy playing the 2C new boys, especially if they show the same sort of form from today. They face Skerries next weekend while Tullamore face Bruff.

Luke is a final year Journalism student in DCU. He is a Sports Reporter for Wicklow People Sport and

Start a Conversation

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *