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After the mid-season break, the AIL resumes on Saturday with the fixtures coming in the reverse order.  In Division 2B, Barnhall lead the way by five points from Greystones who travel to Barnhall this weekend.  A home win would put the Kildare side well on the way to the title.

 

A dreadful start to the campaign against the fancied teams left Rainey Old Boys bottom of the table after Week 4.  They gradually picked up to move up the table without ever impressing, but a great result in Cork against Sunday's Well gave them the confidence and belief to extend their winning run at home to Dungannon.  While they have had to call on more than forty players, they played very well at The Palace Grounds, scoring three great tries against a very good side two tiers above them.

 

Rainey trail Greystones by ten points, but the Wicklow men must come to Hatrick Park in late March.  If Rainey can maintain the impetus, a Top Four place should be there for the taking.  On Saturday, Rainey return to Stevenson Park to play bottom club Dungannon and should win, having already defeated them twice this season.  Captain Paul Pritchard sustained a dislocated finger at Armagh, which could make him a doubtful starter.  Next week,Sunday's Well visit Hatrick Park.