Sunday 26 February 2017

Cookies and Con gunning for home play-off ties

Daragh Small

'Cork Con host Galwegians, while Garryowen are too far off the pace as they travel to Ballynahinch' Stock photo: Sportsfile
'Cork Con host Galwegians, while Garryowen are too far off the pace as they travel to Ballynahinch' Stock photo: Sportsfile

It has come right down to the wire in Division 1A and Young Munster and Cork Con will battle it out for a home play-off semi-final next weekend.

Both teams have been impressive in recent rounds and are already assured of their places in the final four, but with Young Munster one point ahead of their provincial rivals, they know their destiny is in their hands when they clash with reigning champions Lansdowne.

Cork Con host Galwegians, while Garryowen are too far off the pace as they travel to Ballynahinch.

In Division 1B, UL Bohemians need to win away to Old Wesley if they want to give themselves the best chance of avoiding relegation. Dolphin and Shannon are both at home, and require wins to ensure their safety, with games against St Mary's and Buccaneers respectively.

In Division 2A, both UCC and Cashel are into the play-offs - the students finished third in the standings, with Cashel one place behind. Nenagh Ormond finished just outside the play-off places.

Thomond will play their rugby in Division 2B, where they are replaced by Highfield. Sunday's Well finished third and they are through to the play-offs.

Old Crescent claimed the 2C title, Bruff are through to the play-offs after they finished third in the standings. Midleton finished fifth, with Kanturk seventh

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