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AIB League: Ups And Downs

AIB League: Ups And Downs

Incredibly, after such a tight league campaign, next weekend’s Division One semi-finals will be repeats of last season’s last-four encounters as Cork Constitution hosts Clontarf and Shannon entertain their arch rivals Garryowen. In relegation news, UCD have joined Terenure College in losing their top flight status, while Wanderers and Instonians will both be competing in Division Three next season.

AIB LEAGUE – UPS AND DOWNS AFTER ROUND 15: Saturday, April 18

DIVISION ONE:


Semi-finals (Saturday, April 25): Cork Constitution v Clontarf, Temple Hill; Shannon v Garryowen, Coonagh or Thomond Park

Teams to be relegated: UCD, Terenure College

Teams to compete in Division One Section A next season: Cork Constitution, Shannon, Garryowen, Clontarf, St. Mary’s College, Blackrock College, Dolphin, UL Bohemians

Teams to compete in Division One Section B next season: Galwegians, Old Belvedere, Dungannon, Buccaneers, Ballymena, Young Munster, UCC, Lansdowne or Ballynahinch (Ballynahinch have a refixed game to play against Highfield in Division Two)

DIVISION TWO:


Semi-finals (Saturday, April 25): UCC v Old Crescent, The Mardyke; Lansdowne v Ballynahinch or Ballynahinch v Lansdowne (Ballynahinch have a refixed game to play against Highfield which will decide the final placings)

Teams promoted to Division One Section B for next season: UCC (first) and either Lansdowne or Ballynahinch

Teams to be relegated: Wanderers, Instonians

DIVISION THREE:


Semi-finals (Saturday, April 25): Corinthians v Midleton, Corinthian Park; Old Wesley v Queen’s University, Donnybrook

Teams promoted to Division Two for next season: Corinthians (first) and Old Wesley (second)

Team relegated: Waterpark

Team to compete in relegation-promotion play-off with Junior Round Robin series runners-up: Sunday’s Well