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Leinster Junior Leagues 2022/23

  • 19-09-2022 9:34am
    Registered Users Posts: 300 ✭✭

    Just starting this thread to see if there is any interest. Was at the Boyne v Suttonians 1A game in Saturday which resulted in a high scoring (somewhat unexpected) win for newly promoted Boyne. Suttonians were very weak defensively out wide, conceding an early try and another straight from the drop off. There were also 2 or 3 further Boyne tries from intercepts. With Boyne down to 13 at one stage Suttonians didnt have the calmness to take advantage, throwing skip passes / knock ons when there were scores there if they had worked through the phases. Suttonians tried a few lineout mauls but dont seem to have the work done in training for them to be cohesive.

    With Gorey defeating Seapoint away, with 6 tries, the league should be more competitive this season, although the next few weeks will tell.


  • Registered Users Posts: 38 siyo

    Kilkenny had a late win Vs Ashbourne.

    Bective also scored a last minute winning try against Monkstown.

    On the little known form I'd fancy the league to be between Bective and Monkstown but who knows.

    I have to say the standard in this league has gone up and up in the last number of years. The rugby is fantastic to watch.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,444 ✭✭✭Lost Ormond

    Standard of this league has been very high for years. Just look at number of clubs whove went senior from Leinster in recent times through Round robin and remained senior. that the top division is only 8 teams means its a high quality competition and the leinster clubs record in all ireland junior cup is also excellent because of quality of the league.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,444 ✭✭✭Lost Ormond

    Leinster looking for peoples input into making possible changes to the lower levels like division 2B/3 in leinster league and divisions 5 and below in metro league

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,419 ✭✭✭arsebiscuits1

    Filled in the survey.

    Not sure exactly what they're hoping to achieve but I gave my 2c anyway.

    From what I can tell the most common reason for concessions is lack of bodies.

    I'm also a bit pissed off being honest that there are only 6 teams in Div 5,6,7.

    I play primarily in those leagues and feeling a bit short changed at potentially 4 less games in the league. I can understand they restructured presumably to mitigate against teams conceding and the net amount of games in a 6 team league is probably comparable.

    But looking at div 8, there have only been 3 concessions by 2 different teams so far after 9 rounds.

    In div 9 there have only been 5 concessions by 3 different teams after 8 rounds.

    And looking at metro 1 and 2 there have been teams conceding games there like so I don't see why they felt the need to restructure totally.

    They better be restructuring the cup too into a cup/ plate/ shield format too. I'll be absolutely spitting if our reward for playing 4 less games is to be in a cup run potentially playing 1 cup game and getting knocked out.