An understrength Armstrong went down by the narrowest of margins for the second match in a row, and our chances of repeating last season’s fourth place are fading.
The game against Dún Laoghaire was quite a close one – five of the games ended up in draws, including three Brendans. Mel was one of two to fall to defeat, along with Nicky Benson, who was collecting her full sweep of divisions since making her debut in 2004/05. The only Benildus winner was John Healy, who moves to 7, matching last season’s total with one game still to go. That game is against Celbridge, who are all but relegated having stormed the Heidenfeld last season.
In HQ, the Bodley B were down to finish their campaign against Blanchardstown, but the visitors – who’ve already had three games this month – completely overlooked the game in the chaos of their schedule. They’ll call out next week instead, though recent results mean we’re untouchable in third. Amazingly, the title was decided in the exact same manner as the B group – the bad guys (Gonzaga!) won the league by half a point, having hit the required 3½-1½ in the final round.