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Wednesday 26 July 2017

Buccs' defeat opens door for Clontarf

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Clontarf weren't in action in Saturday's All Ireland League, but Dungannon did them a big favour at Stevenson Park.

Ulster starlets Ali Birch, Chris Cochrane and Conor Gaston all crossed the line for the hosts as they beat Buccaneers 28-25 to effectively hand the Dubliners a place in the Division One play-offs.

Two teams who had real reason to celebrate were UCD and Ballynahinch, who will play in Division 1B next season after they both won away from home to clinch promotion with three matches to spare. UCD defeated Corinthians 27-16, while Hinch overcame DLSP on a 32-19 scoreline.

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