Sunday 30 April 2017

Chance for Con to close the gap

Last year's beaten finalists Cork Constitution will hope to move into second in the Ulster Bank League Division 1A when they clash with Terenure College at Lakelands Park tomorrow. Stock photo: Sportsfile
Last year's beaten finalists Cork Constitution will hope to move into second in the Ulster Bank League Division 1A when they clash with Terenure College at Lakelands Park tomorrow. Stock photo: Sportsfile

Daragh Small

Last year's beaten finalists Cork Constitution will hope to move into second in the Ulster Bank League Division 1A when they clash with Terenure College at Lakelands Park tomorrow.

Con missed their chance last weekend, when they succumbed to a 22-13 defeat at Clontarf, while second-placed Young Munster also fell at home to Terenure.

The Cork side have won eight of their 12 games this season, but now they need to keep the pressure on the leaders, with Young Munster expected to win when they host St Mary's at Tom Clifford Park tomorrow.

Young Munster lost valuable ground on leaders Lansdowne after their defeat last weekend, and they will hope to get back on track in Round 13.

Meanwhile, Garryowen dropped to eighth in the standings ahead of their home clash with UCD.

In Division 1B, UL Bohemians have fallen 11 points behind leaders Buccaneers after their shock Limerick derby defeat at Shannon last weekend.

Buccaneers registered a 36-14 bonus point win over Old Wesley to stretch clear, but the sides meet in a massive game at UL tomorrow.

Shannon will hope to heap more misery on basement side Dolphin when they face-off at Irish Independent Park. And UCC play Naas in the Mardyke.

In Division 2A, Nenagh Ormond are away to Banbridge.

Cashel play Belfast Harlequins, Highfield clash with Blackrock and Sunday's Well are up against Queen's University.

In 2B, Old Crescent play Armagh and Skerries face Thomond, while in the bottom tier, Kanturk are away to Bangor, Seapoint face Midleton, and Bruff travel to take on Tullamore.

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