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Bruff's home advantage

BATEMAN ALL-IRELAND CUP SEMI-FINAL

Published 22/01/2011 | 05:00

Bruff v UCD

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Killballyowen Park,

Tomorrow, 3.0

TWO clubs enjoying historic seasons are looking to go one step further and book an All-Ireland Cup final place in Limerick tomorrow afternoon, writes RUAIDHRI O'CONNOR.

In their centenary year, UCD claimed the Leinster Senior Cup in November -- ending a 33-year wait and the Division 2 side are currently unbeaten in the League.

Limerick side Bruff won the Munster Senior title for the first time in their 40 years of existence, and though their league form in Division 1B is won four, lost three -- they maintain hopes of continuing their rise through the ranks of the league this season.

Both sides are in unchartered waters, but, with home advantage, the Limerick men go in as favourites.

Player-coaches Eoin Cahill and Peter Malone will look to lead from the front, while Brian Cahill's accuracy from the kicking tee is always a threat.

UCD are led by Andy Cummiskey and boast some strong young stars of the future in Mark Flanagan and Andy Boyle. They won't be written off, but victory may just be beyond them.

The other semi-final scheduled for today between Dungannon and Corinthians has been postponed due to the weather.

In the All-Ireland League, Old Wesley take on DLSP in Division Two, while Highfield host NUIM Barnhall and Nenagh travel to Naas in Division 3.

Irish Independent

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