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Storm Ciara wiped out the club rugby programme last Sunday, which included Ashbourne's final home game in Division 1A of the Leinster League, at which they were due to be presented with the Eddie Egan Cup. Instead, that presentation for winning the league will be conducted tomorrow when they welcome Seapoint. (stock photo)

Storm Ciara wiped out the club rugby programme last Sunday, which included Ashbourne's final home game in Division 1A of the Leinster League, at which they were due to be presented with the Eddie Egan Cup. Instead, that presentation for winning the league will be conducted tomorrow when they welcome Seapoint. (stock photo)

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Storm Ciara wiped out the club rugby programme last Sunday, which included Ashbourne's final home game in Division 1A of the Leinster League, at which they were due to be presented with the Eddie Egan Cup. Instead, that presentation for winning the league will be conducted tomorrow when they welcome Seapoint. (stock photo)

Storm Ciara wiped out the club rugby programme last Sunday, which included Ashbourne's final home game in Division 1A of the Leinster League, at which they were due to be presented with the Eddie Egan Cup. Instead, that presentation for winning the league will be conducted tomorrow when they welcome Seapoint.

Not only have Ashbourne secured their crown, but Monkstown have won Division 1B and Mullingar are Division 2A champions. Despite this, there is much to play for in all five divisions.

There are two other rearranged Division 1A games tomorrow, and both have important implications.

Suttonians are second and victory at Station Road against Dundalk would all but secure that position.

With two games left, Dundalk are sixth on 27 points, level with Seapoint who are seventh and in the relegation play-off spot by virtue of winning a game less.

Kilkenny are two points better off in fifth but have played a game more, while fourth-placed Gorey are on 30 points and they make the short trip to already-relegated Wicklow tomorrow.

The battle to finish second in Division 1B and gain a place in the promotion play-off is between Tullow and Longford. Both are at home on Sunday, with Longford entertaining Boyne and Tullow hosting Clondalkin.

De La Salle Palmerston were relegated prior to last Friday night when they were beaten 51-12 by Monkstown in Sydney Parade as the Dublin 4 club won the league.

In Division 2A, Coolmine will secure a spot in the promotion play-off if they can beat Mullingar on Sunday, while Newbridge must beat North Kildare at home if they are to have any chance of escaping the relegation play-off.

Arklow and Athy are level on 44 points atop Division 2B and will face off for the title providing they win on Sunday in their penultimate league fixtures, against Railway Union and Garda respectively.

In Division 3, Roscrea will leap past leaders Portarlington if they beat Clane on Sunday.

Irish Independent