Banbridge

1B Relg P/O – Banbridge maintain status after win over Navan

Banbridge produced a sublime and clinical home performance to trounce Navan 24-0. The result ensures Banbridge maintain their Division1B status whilst Navan will drop down a league.

Scores from Robin Sinton, Michael Cromie, and Conor Field along with nine points from fly half Adam Doherty transformed the second leg of this relegation playoff. From a tense tightly poised 25-17 win away last week, today turned into an afternoon for Banbridge and their supporters to celebrate at a rainy Rifle Park. 

Head Coach Max McDowell had called for Banbridge fans to “get behind the players” and despite the conditions, many turned out to watch. After a pointless opening quarter, Sinton scored a crucial try, which when converted by Doherty gave Banbridge a 15-point cushion on aggregate, turning Navan’s already uphill task into a mountainous challenge.

The hosts scored again right on half time, Cromie dotting down, a true captain’s example in a match where leadership was invaluable. 

The second half mirrored the first for scrappiness and caginess. Although on 65 minutes, Bann cemented the win, winger Field getting over to seal success having also scored the tie-turning try in the first leg away last week. Doherty converted and added a penalty five minutes later, making the score line an emphatic 24-0. 

In a season full of discomforts, in the relegation playoff, Banbridge stayed up in both comfort and style. There is plenty of satisfaction for Bann to take as well.

Coming from behind away in the first leg was undoubtedly a turning point, a rallying cry to the fans which maximised home support and the calm, well-manged game which they played out today.

If they bring these traits regularly next season, a relegation playoff may not be needed to prove themselves worthy of Division 1B status.  

1B Relg PO Prev: Banbridge V Navan

Both Banbridge and Navan will give everything to avoid losing this relegation playoff and retain their status in AIL’s Division 1B.

(more…)

1B Relg P/A: Advantage Banbridge ahead of second leg

Banbridge came from behind to beat Navan in an entertaining first leg of their Division 1B relegation playoff.

(more…)

Preview-Navan v Banbridge

It’s been a difficult season for both Navan and Banbridge in Division 1B of the Energia All Ireland League, but the two sides have their 1B status to play for this weekend. Navan will kick off the relegation play off at Balreask Park since they finished in bottom place in the standings.

(more…)

Roundup: AIL – Men’s Division 1B

Round 18 of the Energia All-Ireland Division 1B brought a lot of crucial fixtures, as playoff seeding was at stake in the final round. 

(more…)

All-Ireland League Division 1B

PosTeamPWDLPFPAPDTBPPts
118160247032015052872
218131442228114143660
3181125492286206501159
41811074774156246953
5188284494024747945
618819327351-2428539
7186012392479-8739731
8184311411450-3937729
9185013322442-12036727
10183114288624-33631418

Fixtures

(Round 1)
2:30 pm
AIL Division 1B
Rifle Park

Banbridge v Highfield

(Round 2)
2:30 pm
AIL Division 1B
Ollie Campbell Park

Old Belvedere v Banbridge

(Round 3)
2:30 pm
AIL Division 1B
Rifle Park

Banbridge v Malone

(Round 4)
2:30 pm
AIL Division 1B
The Mardyke

University College Cork Rugby v Banbridge

(Round 5)
2:30 pm
AIL Division 1B
Rifle Park

Banbridge v St. Mary's College RFC

(Round 6)
2:30 pm
AIL Division 1B
Palace Grounds

City of Armagh v Banbridge

(Round 7)
2:30 pm
AIL Division 1B
Forenaughts

Naas v Banbridge

(Round 8)
2:30 pm
AIL Division 1B
Rifle Park

Banbridge v Buccaneers

(Round 9)
2:30 pm
AIL Division 1B
Energia Park

Old Wesley v Banbridge

(Round 10)
2:30 pm
AIL Division 1B
Rifle Park

Banbridge v Old Wesley

(Round 11)
2:30 pm
AIL Division 1B
Dubarry Park

Buccaneers v Banbridge

(Round 12)
2:30 pm
AIL Division 1B
Rifle Park

Banbridge v Naas

(Round 13)
2:30 pm
AIL Division 1B
Rifle Park

Banbridge v City of Armagh

(Round 14)
2:30 pm
AIL Division 1B
Energia Park

St. Mary’s College RFC v Banbridge

(Round 15)
2:30 pm
AIL Division 1B
Rifle Park

Banbridge v University College Cork Rugby

(Round 16)
2:30 pm
AIL Division 1B
Gibson Park

Malone v Banbridge

(Round 17)
2:30 pm
AIL Division 1B
Rifle Park

Banbridge v Old Belvedere

(Round 18)
2:30 pm
AIL Division 1B
Woodleigh Park

Highfield v Banbridge

Results

(Relegation Playoff)
24 - 0
AIL Division 1B
Rifle Park

Banbridge v Navan

(Relegation Playoff)
17 - 25
AIL Division 1B
Balreask Old

Navan v Banbridge

(Round 18)
18 - 28
AIL Division 1B
Palace Grounds

City of Armagh v Banbridge

(Round 17)
6 - 31
AIL Division 1B
Rifle Park

Banbridge v Shannon

(Round 16)
34 - 10
AIL Division 1B
Templeville Road

St. Mary’s College v Banbridge

(Round 15)
29 - 15
AIL Division 1B
Rifle Park

Banbridge v Navan

(Round 14)
43 - 21
AIL Division 1B
Forenaughts

Naas v Banbridge

(Round 13)
22 - 15
AIL Division 1B
Rifle Park

Banbridge v Malone

(Round 12)
19 - 8
AIL Division 1B
Woodleigh Park

Highfield v Banbridge

(Round 11)
16 - 21
AIL Division 1B
Rifle Park

Banbridge v Old Wesley

(Round 10)
22 - 31
AIL Division 1B
Ollie Campbell Park

Old Belvedere v Banbridge

(Round 9)
18 - 13
AIL Division 1B
Rifle Park

Banbridge v Old Belvedere

(Round 8)
24 - 14
AIL Division 1B
Energia Park

Old Wesley v Banbridge

(Round 7)
19 - 26
AIL Division 1B
Rifle Park

Banbridge v Highfield

(Round 6)
22 - 21
AIL Division 1B
Gibson Park

Malone v Banbridge

(Round 5)
22 - 28
AIL Division 1B
Rifle Park

Banbridge v Naas

(Round 4)
30 - 20
AIL Division 1B
Balreask Old

Navan v Banbridge

(Round 3)
17 - 29
AIL Division 1B
Rifle Park

Banbridge v St. Mary's College

(Round 2)
32 - 10
AIL Division 1B
Thomond Park

Shannon v Banbridge

(Round 1)
10 - 20
AIL Division 1B
Rifle Park

Banbridge v City of Armagh

Get all the latest news, reports, results, fixtures, statistics and tables from the SSE Airtricity Leagues, All Ireland League as well as Inter county and club Gaelic Games.