Wednesday 7 December 2016

All to play for in tonight's big Limerick derby at Dooradoyle

Daragh Small

Published 01/04/2016 | 02:30

Garryowen host Young Munster in a massive Limerick derby tonight under the lights at Dooradoyle in the penultimate round of the Ulster Bank League Division 1A. Photo: Sportsfile
Garryowen host Young Munster in a massive Limerick derby tonight under the lights at Dooradoyle in the penultimate round of the Ulster Bank League Division 1A. Photo: Sportsfile

Garryowen host Young Munster in a massive Limerick derby tonight under the lights at Dooradoyle in the penultimate round of the Ulster Bank League Division 1A (7.30pm).

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Garryowen are in fifth place, just nine points behind second-placed Young Munster who will be looking to secure a home semi-final play-off for themselves in the coming weeks.

It was a thrilling 16-16 draw at Tom Clifford Park when the two sides last met, as James Frawley's late penalty almost sealed a comeback win for Garryowen.

Cork Con are third and they travel to take on reigning champions Lansdowne at the Aviva Stadium tomorrow.

In Division 1B, Shannon travel to take on Blackrock College. Dolphin are away to Ballymena. Relegation-threatened UL Bohemians must beat Belfast Harlequins at Thomond Park.

In the final round in Division 2A, UCC host Nenagh Ormond at the Mardyke.

There is another all-Munster tie in Spafield, where Cashel are at home to Thomond.

In Division 2B, title-chasing Highfield need to beat Bective Rangers at Woodleigh Park to keep their dreams of silverware alive.

Sunday's Well have similar ambitions ahead of their clash with Greystones.

In Division 2C, champions Old Crescent host Tullamore at Rosbrien.

Midleton are at home to Boyne, and Kanturk travel to take on Wanderers.

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