The draw has been made for the Round Robin series of matches which make up the All-Ireland Provincial League Championship, with Monivea, Skerries, Richmond and the Ulster qualifiers battling it out to gain a place in next season’s Ulster Bank League.
2011/12 ALL-IRELAND PROVINCIAL LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP FIXTURES:
Saturday, March 24 –
Skerries v Ulster qualifiers; Monivea v Richmond
Saturday, March 31 –
Ulster qualifiers v Monivea; Richmond v Skerries
Saturday, April 14 –
Skerries v Monivea; Richmond v Ulster qualifiers
Saturday, April 21 –
Play-off between second team in Championship and second-from-bottom side in Division 2B
Connacht Junior League champions Monivea, who recently lost the Ulster Bank Junior Cup final, Leinster title holders Skerries and Munster winners Richmond have made it through to the Round Robin series.
The Ulster qualifiers should be known after the weekend of March 10-11, with Clogher Valley (68 points) and Cooke (67) both pushing hard to gain the final slot as provincial champions.
In the All-Ireland Provincial League Championship, the points scoring system will be the same as it is in the Ulster Bank League. The table toppers after the three rounds of games will be promoted directly to Division 2B for next season.
The second-placed team in the Championship will play off against the team that finishes second-from-bottom in Division 2B. Currently Ards are in that position in the table, with Suttonians and Sunday’s Well just above them.
The Division 2B club that finishes second-from-bottom will have home advantage for the play-off match on Saturday, April 21.