NEXT Sunday will see a full resumption of the leagues with teams from all three divisions taking to the field. Tralee are first up as they entertain St Senans in their second outing of the year.
After narrowly losing their opening fixture away to Cobh, Tralee will be looking to get back on the horse straight away and bag at least four points in front of their own crowd however St Senans also came out on the wrong side of the results in week one so they too will be keen to get back to winning ways in this one.
Division two also sees Kerry sides take strut their stuff with both Killarney and Castleisland back in action.
Killarney will be hoping to put last weekend's defeat away to Ennis behind them as they entertain Waterford side Dungarvan. Both of these sides could do with a win as they don't want to let the leaders get too far ahead this early on.
Killarney will be spurred on by their performance away to Ennis and will feel that an improvement is definitely required if they are to get past a side that are far from a push over.
This Sunday sees Castleisland make their season debut with a home tie against Thurles. After a disappointing end to last year Castleisland will be intent on getting off to winning ways straight away against a Thurles outfit that have already recorded a draw last week.
Abbeyfeale, Killorglin and Corca Dhuibhne all help kick off division three this weekend as they face Charleville, Douglas and Kilrush respectively. Killorglin may be the only one of the three that has home advantage this time out but all will be desperate to get off to winning ways as soon as possible. Fixtures Sunday, October 14 at 2.30pm Tralee v St Senans Killarney v Dungarvan Castleisland v Thurles Killorglin v Douglas Kilrush v Corca Dhuibhne Charleville v Abbeyfeale
After a summer off, the Munster domestic rugby season is almost back in full swing with another weekend of action completed last weekend.
Local rivalry came to the fore in the semi final of the Martin O'Sullivan cup as Abbeyfeale and Killorglin went toe to toe for a place in the showpiece later in the month.
Abbeyfeale stormed into a 15-0 lead in the first half thanks to tries from Matt Behan and Donagh Kelly with Tom Enright adding the extra five courtesy of one conversion and a penalty.
The second half was all about the Kerry boys as they hauled themselves back into contention with a brace of tries near the death and managed to tied things up on 15 apiece by the finish.
Extra time was unable to split the pair and unfortunately for Killorglin the result was decided on who scored the first try.
With Tralee on a rest weekend in division 1 the focus of the action moved to the second tier where Killarney were in action against Ennis.
The Kerry side were the visitors in this one but Killarney did come away from county Clare with a valuable bonus point.
A brace of tries from Cian Flynn followed by a touchdown from Liam Ryan did the bulk of the damage to Killarney's hopes with Kicker Dave Murphy adding a penalty, conversion and a drop goal to put the game beyond the away side.
Killarney fought well in this contest and got their losing point reward thanks to two tries from Paul O'Sullivan which were added to by Paudie Sheahan (two pens and a conversion).
This was far from the start Killarney would have been hoping for this season but a point away from home is always a good thing and losing to Ennis is far from a catastrophe at this stage of the campaign.