Tullow extended their lead to ten points at the top of the pile in Division 1b at the weekend despite coming close once more to losing thier unbeaten record in a 5-3 victory over Wicklow.
Having stormed through the opening six rounds recent performances show Tullow have the resilience to go with the dominance and for now at least they seem uncatchable.
Part of the reason for that feeling is that no side has emerged to really challenge, just when we thought Monkstown would be a force having drawn at Black Gates, they slipped up on Friday in Ashbourne.
The battle for second has the potential to be dramatic with six teams seperated by just eight points.
County Carlow are now certainties for the drop after a heavy loss in Longford. The men in black and navy secured a bonus point to pull themselves out of the bottom two.
Ashbourne’s heroic win wasn’t enough tos top them slipping back then while Portarlington and Wicklow lost ground as well.
The big movers in the division are Clondalkin who are up to third in the table after a strong performance in a win over Portarlington. They sit just three points behind Monkstown. All to play for.