Cookies and Con eye top spot
Young Munster can go top of the Ulster Bank League Division 1A this weekend, but they need a win from their clash with Terenure College at Tom Clifford Park tomorrow to have any hope of getting there.
Young Munster claimed a brilliant 32-13 Limerick derby victory over Garryowen last weekend, where Alan Kennedy, Michael Vaughan and Cian Bohane dotted down. The victory kept them in touch with leaders Lansdowne who hammered St Mary's 43-20 on the Aviva Stadium back pitch in Round 11.
Garryowen fell to sixth in the standings after that loss against Young Munster, and they travel to take on a wounded St Mary's at Templeville Road tomorrow.
Cork Con are third, and just five points off the top, ahead of their game away to reigning champions Clontarf at Castle Avenue - Con defeated Trinity 19-3 last weekend.
In Division 1B, second-placed UL Bohemians will hope to make up some ground on leaders Buccaneers tonight, when they play Shannon in the huge Limerick derby at Thomond Park (7.30pm).
UL Bohs are six points off the Athlone side, while Shannon are way back in eighth and they need to keep winning to stave off any fears of relegation.
UCC are seventh going into their game against Ballynahinch in Mardyke, and basement side Dolphin face an in-form Naas side at Forenaughts.
In Division 2A, leaders Highfield clash with Belfast Harlequins. Nenagh Ormond face Corinthians, and Cashel play Banbridge.
In 2B, Old Crescent are against City of Derry, while Thomond play Armagh. In the bottom tier, Bruff face Kanturk in the Munster derby at Kilballyowen Park, and Midleton are against Sligo.