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ALL-IRELAND LEAGUE: DIVISION 1B: Saturday, January 26

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Clubs are invited to post the best tries from their All-Ireland League fixtures on the club’s Twitter, Facebook or Instagram pages using the hashtag #AILTry and tag @irishrugby. The scorer of #AILTry of the Month will receive a voucher for €;250 and each of the monthly winners will be entered into the #AILTry of the Season competition.

BALLYNAHINCH (6th) v BALLYMENA (10th), Ballymacarn Park

All-Ireland League Season’s Form: Ballynahinch: LDWWLWWLWL; Ballymena: LLWLLLWWWL
All-Ireland League Top Scorers – Ballynahinch: Points: Hilton Gibbons 28; Tries: Rhys O’Donnell 5; Ballymena: Points: Tim Small 85; Tries: Connor Smyth 4

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Recent League Meetings – Saturday, January 6, 2018: Ballynahinch 28 Ballymena 13, Ballymacarn Park; Saturday, December 8, 2018: Ballymena 18 Ballynahinch 10, Eaton Park

IrishRugby.ie Prediction: Ballynahinch to win

BANBRIDGE (4th) v ST. MARY’S COLLEGE (7th), Rifle Park

All-Ireland League Season’s Form: Banbridge: LWWWLLWLLW; St. Mary’s College: WLLWLWWWLL
All-Ireland League Top Scorers – Banbridge: Points: Adam Doherty 65; Tries: Peter Cromie 6; St. Mary’s College: Points: Conor Dean 59; Tries: Myles Carey, Hugo Conway 3 each

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Recent League Meeting – Saturday, December 8, 2018: St. Mary’s College 28 Banbridge 7, Templeville Road

IrishRugby.ie Prediction: Banbridge to win

BUCCANEERS (9th) v OLD BELVEDERE (8th), Dubarry Park

All-Ireland League Season’s Form: Buccaneers: LLWLLLWLLW; Old Belvedere: WDLLWLLWWL
All-Ireland League Top Scorers – Buccaneers: Points: Luke Carty 79; Tries: Darragh Corbett 4; Old Belvedere: Points: Steve Crosbie 72; Tries: Jack Keating 7

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Recent League Meetings – Sunday, January 31, 2010: Old Belvedere 33 Buccaneers 12, Anglesea Road; Saturday, December 8, 2018: Old Belvedere 11 Buccaneers 10, Anglesea Road

IrishRugby.ie Prediction: Buccaneers to win

NAAS (3rd) v CITY OF ARMAGH (5th), Forenaughts

All-Ireland League Season’s Form: Naas: WWLWWLLLLW; City of Armagh: LDWLWWLWWL
All-Ireland League Top Scorers – Naas: Points: Peter Osborne 89; Tries: Andy Ellis 7; City of Armagh: Points: Cormac Fox 47; Tries: Andrew Smyth 4

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Recent League Meetings – Saturday, February 23, 2013: City of Armagh 28 Naas 13, Palace Grounds; Saturday, December 8, 2018: City of Armagh 16 Naas 11, Palace Grounds

IrishRugby.ie Prediction: Naas to win

OLD WESLEY (2nd) v MALONE (1st), Energia Park, Donnybrook

All-Ireland League Season’s Form: Old Wesley: WDLWLWLWWW; Malone: WWLWWWLLLW
All-Ireland League Top Scorers – Old Wesley: Points: Rory Stynes 93; Tries: Tom Kiersey 4; Malone: Points: Rory Campbell 59; Tries: Rory Campbell 4

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Recent League Meetings – Saturday, February 18, 2012: Malone 39 Old Wesley 5, Gibson Park; Saturday, December 8, 2018: Malone 12 Old Wesley 16, Gibson Park

IrishRugby.ie Prediction: Old Wesley to win