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2005-2006 League Season

The 2006 winners in the three Divisions of the UCU Belfast and District Leagues are Clifton House, Malone and Armagh.

The 2005-2006 UCU Belfast & District League season is finally over. There was a match involving the Division 2 teams Groomsport and Malone that had been left over after the official end of the season. The match had been originally postponed and then a dispute arose as to the date of the re-arranged fixture. Unfortunately no free dates were available before the end of the season but the UCU Committee, deciding there had been a misunderstanding between the two clubs, asked both clubs to play the match as soon as possible, because the outcome of the Division 2 title-race depended upon the result.
 
The match was played on 11th May 2006 in Groomsport and Malone, starting off 4 points behind Bombardier, gained 3 game points, plus 2 points for a match victory, to take the 2006 Division 2 title.

UCU League Division 2    
11/05/2006

Groomsport            2.0 : 3.0+2.0  Malone
Alan McConnell      0.5 : 0.5     Neil Green
ichard Proctor       0.0 : 1.0     Ian Woodfield
William McGrattan   1.0 : 0.0     David Ruben
Albert McCarter     0.5 : 0.5     Norman McFarland
Sam McCartney       0.0 : 1.0     Chris Millar

UCU League 2 final standings

rank  team          pld  win  draw  loss  points
1     Malone     15   11   2    2     73.0
2     Bombardier   15   12    1     2     72.0
3     Groomsport   15   7    1     7     58.0
4     Hillsborough 15   6    0     9     45.5
5     Winston     15   4    1    10    36.0
6     Fortwilliam   15   2    1    12    30.5

In Division 1 Clifton House retained their title. They were reinforced this season by Nicholas Pilkiewicz and got off to their usual fast start. Fisherwick, the 2004 champions, by contrast were slowly into their stride but by mid-season were putting pressure on last year's winners. However Clifton House pulled away again in the final straight.

UCU League 1 final standings

rank  team           pld  win  draw  loss  points
1     Clifton House 15   10    4     1     74.5
2     Fisherwick A   15    9    1     5     65.5
3     Civil Service  15    7    1     7     51.5
4     North Belfast 15    6    1     8     49.0
5     Carnegie     15    5    3     7     48.5
6     RVH Hawks     15    2    2    11     26.0

This season there were enough teams to have a full-scale Division 3 for the first time since the 1998-1999 season. There was a neck and neck race between Randalstown and Armagh, with overall victory finally going to the latter. This was the first time since the early 1990s that an Armagh team had played in the Belfast & District Leagues. Last season a number of Armagh players competed for the Portadown team and this year the clubs amalgamated, meeting at a new venue to both, the Armagh City Hotel.

UCU League 3 final standings

rank  team          pld  win  draw  loss  points
1     Armagh    12   10    1     1     62.5
2     Randalstown 12    9    2     1     60.5
3     Fisherwick C 12    6    1     5     47.0
4     Derriaghy     12    2    0    10     22.5
5     RVH Ravens 12    1    0    11     17.5



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