The Bodley’s five-year jinx is closer to being over after an announcement from the LCU about promotion and relegation today.
The Bodley have missed out on promotion by one spot in each of the last four years, but the LCU have today announced that – to fill the gap left by Kilkenny’s withdrawal from the Heidenfeld – three teams will be promoted rather than one relegated from each division. As things stand, this gives an extra one-point gap back to another season in the Bodley (4½ instead of 3½, both with one game left to play for us in round 5)
The O’Hanlon are now four, not six, points off promotion, while if the O’Sullivan make it into the promotion play-offs, it’ll be three from four teams to go up, not two from four. On the flip side, the Bodley B are that little bit closer the drop zone going into two vital games against sides either side of us!