Monday 21 August 2017

Big derby under lights tonight

A try from Munster centre Cian Bohane helped Young Munster claimed a 19-10 win at home to Lansdowne last weekend. Photo: Seb Daly/Sportsfile
A try from Munster centre Cian Bohane helped Young Munster claimed a 19-10 win at home to Lansdowne last weekend. Photo: Seb Daly/Sportsfile

Daragh Small

Young Munster are just off the top of the Ulster Bank League Division 1A standings prior to their huge Limerick derby against Garryowen at Dooradoyle under lights this evening.

Young Munster claimed a brilliant 19-10 win at home to Lansdowne last weekend, moving to within a point of the league leaders.

A try from Munster centre Cian Bohane, along with four penalties and a conversion from Alan Tynan, did the business from the Cookies in Tom Clifford Park. 

Garryowen fell to fifth after a 27-17 defeat at Terenure College. Neil Cronin, Hugh O'Brien-Cunningham and Andrew O'Byrne all scored tries for the Limerick outfit, but they lost and will hope to bounce back after their fifth defeat of the season.

Cork Con are third, just four points behind the Lansdowne following their 17-3 defeat at UCD. Tomas Quinlan's penalty was the only score for Con, and despite being level at 3-3 at half-time, they fell to a heavy defeat.

Con are at home to Dublin University in Temple Hill tomorrow.

In Division 1B, UL Bohemians are second in the table and just two points behind league leaders Buccaneers ahead of their clash with Naas at UL tomorrow.

UL Bohemians claimed a crucial 18-9 win over UCC at Mardyke last weekend. 

UCC are eighth in the table, and they travel to take on Dolphin in the big Cork derby at Irish Independent Park.

And Limerick club Shannon face a tricky away date with Old Wesley at Donnybrook but will be hopeful of a positive result.

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