An update on round 8 – mostly! – of our eight teams’ league campaigns.
The Armstrong and the BEA A both recorded big wins in the last week, while the Bodley South suffered a quick reverse against Dún Laoghaire – not helped by the fact that half their team got called up to the BEA at short notice!
The first week back after the Christmas break saw five of our teams in action, and they came away with four wins, with the main board prize chasers all still in the hunt.
Both the Ennis and the Bodley South A have travelled to Kildare for league action today. The Bodley A are facing North Kildare, while the Ennis are in live action against relegation battlers Curragh. They’ll be looking for a repeat of the 5-1 win with which they rounded off 2018, and which would lift them to second place in the Ennis table with five rounds to go. You can watch the live action here (view “Club Night”, not “Ennis Shield”)
The last week of games saw the Armstrong and O’Hanlon record belated first wins of the season, while the Heidenfeld, Ennis and BEA B are all in promotion races after all picked up big wins and there’s a couple of players on course for a board prize, which means a highly competitive season for our top scorer trophy.
The club’s recent league games saw the Heidenfeld break their drawing streak, only for the BEA South B and the Bodley South B both to pick up their first draws of the season, with Brady v Ó Cinnéide a rather unlikely pairing in the Bodley game.
The Armstrong suffered their second defeat of the season against promoted opposition, while the Ennis’ campaign is gathering pace and the Bodley B have provided a new best win of the season.