Wednesday 24 May 2017

Cork Con gunning for top spot

Con are second, having claimed a 50-25 victory over UCD last time out. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE
Con are second, having claimed a 50-25 victory over UCD last time out. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE

Daragh Small

Cork Constitution can go top of the Ulster Bank League Division 1A when they clash with UCD at the Belfield Bowl tomorrow.

The All-Ireland league resumes after its Christmas break, and all three Munster sides are in contention at the top of 1A.

Con are second, having claimed a 50-25 victory over UCD last time out.

Young Munster are third in the table and they will host Lansdowne at Tom Clifford Park tomorrow.

In the reverse fixture Young Munster lost 30-24 in Aviva Stadium before Christmas and will hope to upset the league leaders on this occasion.

Garryowen are ten points off the lead in fourth, and victory over Terenure at Lakelands Park will keep them right in contention.

In Division 1B, second-placed UL Bohemians will look to continue their brilliant run and go back top of the table when they travel to take on UCC in the Munster derby at the Mardyke.

UCC are eighth in the table and they need a win to stave off relegation fears, but it will be difficult against a UL side who have won seven from nine this season.

Ninth-placed Dolphin travel to Ballynahinch at Ballymacarn Park. And basement side Shannon are desperate for a win as they host Galwegians at Thomond Park.

In 2A, Highfield face Cashel in one of the Munster derbies at Woodleigh Park in what should be a cracking contest.

Nenagh Ormond and Sunday's Well face-off in the other all-Munster tie in New Ormond Park.

In 2B, Thomond face Old Crescent at Liam Fitzgerald Park, while in the bottom tier, Bruff play Bangor, Kanturk take on Rainey, and Midleton face Navan.

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