Thursday 27 April 2017

Clubs' focus returns to league

A first-half shooting spree was enough for Kerry to get past a spirited Waterford at Fraher Field. Stock photo: Sportsfile
A first-half shooting spree was enough for Kerry to get past a spirited Waterford at Fraher Field. Stock photo: Sportsfile

Daragh Small

Young Munster will hope to keep up the pressure at the top of the Ulster Bank League Division 1A when they travel to take on UCD at the Belfield Bowl tomorrow.

Young Munster are seven points off the leaders Lansdowne, who registered a bonus-point win at home to Dublin University last time out, and that is the difference as they continue to streak clear at the top.

Defeat to Cork Con in last week's Munster Senior Cup final was a blow for the Cookies, but they'll look to recover against the Dublin club. Con are third, just four points behind Young Munster, ahead of their clash with Old Belvedere at Temple Hill on Saturday.

Meanwhile, Garryowen are mid-table in fifth, but victory away to Dublin University at College Park could land them back in the hunt for the title.

In Division 1B, UL Bohemians have fallen off the pace slightly in recent weeks, but if they can get the better of Ballymena on a tough trip to Eaton Park tomorrow they will be right back in with a chance of promotion to the top division.

UCC are seventh prior to their huge Munster derby against eighth-placed Shannon at Thomond Park tomorrow.

And basement side Dolphin have the thankless task of facing the in-form leaders Buccaneers at Dubarry Park.

In Division 2A, leaders Highfield and Sunday's Well face off in their Cork derby at Irish Independent Park this evening. Cashel travel to take on Blackrock College and Nenagh Ormond host Malone.

In 2B, Old Crescent are away to Bective and Thomond face MU Barnhall. In the bottom tier, Bruff face Navan, Kanturk are against Tullamore, and Midleton play Bangor.

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