Final rounds for the Bank of Ireland Metro Leagues…
March 13, 2015 12:00 am client
The success of the new Bank of Ireland Metro Leagues in Leinster can be seen that in all Divisions from 1 to 11 as the final pairings in most finals and relegation playoffs won’t be decided till 4.30pm on Sunday afternoon…
In the basement battle in Division 1 St. Marys, Dublin University or Terenure will host Clontarf in the relegation playoff on the 15th; the loser of the Marys V Trinity game will almost certainly have that honour.
In Division 2, Marys 3rds are favourites to play Wesley in the final; this is a great achievement for Marys 3rds who at the start of the season had their concerns with scrum rules in Division 2.
In Division 3, Lansdowne will host Clontarf on the plastic this Saturday after their AIL game in the final, two teams from Old Belvedeve, DLSP & Tullamore will battle it out in the relegation game.
Terenure will host Old Wesley in the Division 4 final on the 15th and it’s looking like Marys will play the loser of Blackrock and Bective who play on Friday in the relegation game.
Terenure will need to upset the runaway leaders in Division 5 Malahide this Sunday to have a chance of both sides meeting again in the final. UCD will jump into the final spot if Terenure falter, Stones will host Guinness in the basement battle on Friday the 13th.
In Division 6, Tarf will host Naas in the final and a number of sides could end up in the bottom 2.
Wesley (a club having a great season at all levels) will play Coolmine or Seapoint in the Division 7 final.
Barnhall will host Terenure or Stones in the Division 8 final with any 2 from 4 between Seapoint, Clondalkin, UCD and AIB will play in the relegation battle. This league started with 10 teams and it has like all Divisions been ultra-competitive all season.
Parkmore play Bective in the Division 9 final with Railway or the BGF Ravens looking to avoid the drop to Division 10.
Surprise packet in Division 10 Kilkenny will play Suttonians in the final with Clondalkin hosting DLSP or the Normans in the Division 11 final.