Press Release, Date: 1/7/12

With the domestic season fast approaching its climax all three provinces saw massive take place in the race for the All Ireland Finals.

In Ulster the Ballynahinch Rabbitohs were given a set back in their quest for a fourth Ulster title in a row when they were handed a 64-36 defeat at the hands of the Belfast Bulldogs. 

While in the second fixture of the day the Fermanagh Redskins ran out 66-0 winners over the Portadown Pumas who are still looking for their first points of the season.

This leaves the Belfast Bulldogs top of the table followed by the Maiden City Broncos and the Rabbitohs in third place which may not be enough for them to retain their title. 

In Leinster there was also a change of league leader when both Ashbourne and Athboy knocking Portarlington off top spot. 

Athboy picked up their points after an emphatic 78-0 win over the Ballyfermot Bears in Markievicz Park a win which puts them second in the league with one round to play.

Ashbourne took the top spot after they saw off the Tallaght Tigers 48-16 which means the Stags have lost just one of their games since entering the league. 

The final game of the weekend in Leinster saw the Dublin City Exiles get back to winning ways with a 44-24 win over the Clondalkin Crusaders. 

Portarlington will return to action next week and will be looking to get their hands on first place once more but will face tough competition against Ashbourne in what may well be a league decider.

In Munster the Treaty City Titans gave their bid for another Munster final a boost with a narrow victory over the West Coast Warriors with the reigning running out 30-24 winners.

The final game in Munster the Cork Bulls picked up an away win over the Galway Tribesmen with that game finishing off 46-16 to the Bulls.

Full Results:

Ulster League

Fermanagh Redskins 66-0 Portadown Pumas

Ballynahinch Rabbitohs 36-64 Belfast Bulldogs

Leinster League

Ashbourne Stags 48-16 Tallaght Tigers

Ballyfermot Bears 0-78 Athboy Longhorns

Clondalkin Crusaders 24-44 Dublin City Exiles

Munster League 

Treaty City Titans 30-24 West Coast Warriors

Galway Tribesmen 16-46 Cork Bulls

League Tables:

Ulster League

   

played

won

lost

drawn

points for

points against

diff

bonus

points

1

Belfast Bulldogs

5

4

0

1

250

138

112

0

9

2

Maiden City Broncos

4

4

0

0

134

50

84

0

8

3

Ballynahinch Rabbitohs

6

4

2

0

144

106

38

0

8

4

Fermanagh Redskins

3

2

1

0

136

62

74

0

4

5

Strangford Sharks

4

2

2

0

146

90

56

0

4

6

Antrim Eels

5

1

2

2

164

192

-28

0

4

7

Ballynahinch Bunnies

4

1

2

1

118

164

-46

0

3

8

Portadown Pumas

5

0

5

0

84

302

-218

0

0

9

North Coast Boomers

4

0

4

0

0

72

-72

0

0

Leinster League

 

played

won

lost

drawn

points for

points against

diff

bonus

points

1

Ashbourne RLFC

5

4

1

0

260

118

142

0

8

2

Athboy Longhorns

5

4

1

0

208

102

106

0

8

3

Portarlington Wolverines

4

3

0

1

234

98

136

0

7

4

Dublin City Exiles

5

2

2

1

206

146

60

0

5

5

Clondalkin Crusaders

5

2

3

0

184

204

-20

0

4

6

Ballyfermot Bears

5

0

4

1

56

308

-252

0

1

7

Tallaght Tigers

5

0

4

1

56

228

-172

0

-1

             

 

Munster League

   

played

won

lost

drawn

points for

points against

diff

bonus

points

1

Country Cowboys

4

4

0

0

116

36

80

0

8

2

Treaty City Titans

5

4

1

0

164

98

66

0

8

3

Cork

4

2

2

0

106

130

-24

0

4

4

West Coast Warriors RLFC

5

1

4

0

124

118

6

0

2

5

Galway Tribesmen

4

0

4

0

30

158

-128

0

0