Monday 25 September 2017

Clubs look to pick up points after mixed start to year

James McInerney, pictured, scored a decisive try against Clontarf last weekend Photo:Sportsfile
James McInerney, pictured, scored a decisive try against Clontarf last weekend Photo:Sportsfile

Daragh Small

Garryowen will look to build on last weekend's heroics as they clash with table-toppers UCD at the Belfield Bowl in the Ulster Bank League Division 1A tomorrow (2.30).

A try from James McInerney was the difference as third-placed Garryowen downed Clontarf 10-3 in what was the perfect start to their new year.

However it does not get any easier away to the students who have dominated the league in recent rounds, winning seven of their 10 games in 2015-16.

Elsewhere Cork Con host Old Belvedere at Temple Hill - Con beat Terenure last weekend, while Young Munster dropped to sixth after their loss at Galwegians, and they welcome Terenure to Tom Clifford Park.

There is a Munster derby in Division 1B, where Dolphin and Shannon want to bounce back from their poor start to 2016 where they both lost, and both teams will be keen for a win at Irish Independent Park. UL Bohemians are home to Ballymena at Thomond Park.

In 2A Cashel host Banbridge, Thomond travel to take on Naas, Nenagh Ormond are away to Skerries and UCC are at home to Corinthians. In 2B, Sundays Well make the long journey to take on Armagh and Highfield are home to Rainey OB.

In 2C Kanturk are away to Boyne, Midleton host Navan, Old Crescent are home against Dundalk and Bruff travel to Sligo.

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