Two weeks down, and both pools have three fixtures each remaining. All eight teams are still in with a mathematical chance of making the semi finals set to be played on the 7th of March. Note: Teams on the same amount of points will be separated by tries scored.

  Pool A Played Won  Drawn Lost Bonus Points Points
1 Holy Rosary College Mountbellew 2 2 0 0 2 10
2 St. Gerald’s Castlebar 1 1 0 0 0 4
3 Christian Brothers School Roscommon 1 0 0 1 0 0
4 Gallen Community School 2 0 0 2 0 0

Fixtures To Play:

Thursday 30/01: CBS v Gallen

Thursday 30/01: HRC v Gerald’s

Wednesday 5/2: Gerald’s v CBS

It would take an unlikely series of events to deny Mountbellew a place in the semi finals. Only bonus point wins for both Geralds and CBS and a bonus point win for CBS, while Geralds also get a bonus point could lift both of them above HRC if both schools have more tries than Mountbellew. As long as Mountbellew don’t concede more than 4 tries in their final game to Geralds they should qualify. However, they will be looking to cement first place, and with it a more favourable draw in the semi finals.

Gallen are still in with a chance, relying on a favour from CBS to beat Gerald’s, but not by a lot, while Gallen beat CBS first. It’s unlikely, but not impossible. The likely semi finalist to join Mountbellew will be the winners of St. Gerald’s and CBS Roscommon on the 5th of February.

This pool is too hard to call.

 

  Pool B Played Won  Drawn Lost Bonus Points Points
1 Scoil Chuimsithe Chiaran, An Cheathru Rua 2 2 0 0 2 9
2 St. Enda’s Galway 2 1 0 1 1 5
3 Pres Athenry 2 1 0 1 1 5
4 Athlone Community College 2 0 0 2 0 0

Fixtures to Play:

Thursday 30/1: Athlone v St. Enda’s

Thursday 30/1: Pres Athenry v Scoil Chuimsithe Chiaran

It’s a tight pool, with this week’s victory for St. Enda’s over Pres Athenry putting them in pole position to qualify with Scoil Chuimsithe Chiaran. 

Athlone need a miracle similar to Gallen, needing a try fest victory over St. Enda’s while Pres Athenry get nothing from An Cheathru Rua. 

The other teams still have it in their own hands, and it’s extremely tight on tries scored as well with An Cheathru Rua with 6, just ahead of St. Enda’s and Pres Athenry on 5. It could come down to that to see which two qualify.

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