Tuesday 17 October 2017

Cookies facing tough away day

Munster youngster Dan Goggin (pictured) scored two tries, while Gavin Coombes and Rob Guerin also touched down as Young Munster converted their 24-3 half-time lead, into all five points. Photo by Diarmuid Greene/Sportsfile
Munster youngster Dan Goggin (pictured) scored two tries, while Gavin Coombes and Rob Guerin also touched down as Young Munster converted their 24-3 half-time lead, into all five points. Photo by Diarmuid Greene/Sportsfile

Daragh Small

High-flying Young Munster will look to boost their title hopes when they travel to take on Terenure College at Lakelands Park in Division 1A tomorrow.

Young Munster went top last weekend after their fourth win of the season, a brilliant 34-32 bonus-point success against St Mary's College in Templeville.

Munster youngster Dan Goggin scored two tries, while Gavin Coombes and Rob Guerin also touched down as Young Munster converted their 24-3 half-time lead, into all five points.

Cork Con also have four wins, but they are four points behind, in fourth position prior to their clash with Clontarf at Temple Hill.

Con had a bonus-point 31-5 victory against Terenure last weekend. Max Abbott, Brian Hayes, Shane Daly and Niall Kenneally scored the tries for the hosts.

Garryowen are well off the pace in ninth, and they face St Mary's at Dooradoyle on Saturday. David Johnston was their only try-scorer as they fell to a 23-16 defeat at UCD last time out.

In Division 1B, UL Bohemians finally succumbed to their first defeat of the season last weekend at Buccaneers. They are second in the standings and face Shannon at UL - Shannon are ninth.

Seventh-placed UCC travel to take on Ballynahinch at Ballymacarn Park, and basement side, Dolphin, clash with Naas at Irish Independent Park.

In Division 2A, Cashel are away to Banbridge, Highfield host Belfast Harlequins, Sunday's Well are away to Malone, and Nenagh Ormond are at home to Corinthians. 

In 2B, Thomond clash with Armagh, and Old Crescent play City of Derry. In the bottom tier, Kanturk host Bruff, and Midleton clash with Sligo.

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