Thursday 21 September 2017

Defeat sees Cookies slip off pace

Young Munster failed to make up ground in Ulster Bank League Division 1A last weekend when they could only secure a losing bonus point in their 20-13 defeat against UCD in the Belfield Bowl. Stock photo: Getty
Young Munster failed to make up ground in Ulster Bank League Division 1A last weekend when they could only secure a losing bonus point in their 20-13 defeat against UCD in the Belfield Bowl. Stock photo: Getty

Daragh Small

Young Munster are six points off the top of the Ulster Bank League Division 1A ahead of their clash with Trinity College at Tom Clifford Park tomorrow.

Lansdowne lead the way, and Young Munster failed to make up ground last weekend when they could only secure a losing bonus point in their 20-13 defeat against UCD in the Belfield Bowl.

The league leaders host Cork Con at Aviva Stadium this weekend, where third-placed Con will hope to overtake Young Munster in the standings - they are just one point off their Munster rivals.

Con claimed an important 16-10 victory at home to Old Belvedere last time out and they will look to keep the momentum flowing, while also closing the gap on the pace-setters.

Garryowen dropped all the way to eighth last weekend, and they will hope to bounce back from their reversal against Trinity with a win over reigning champions Clontarf at Dooradoyle tomorrow.

In Division 1B, Buccaneers look destined to be crowned champions, but UL Bohemians will look to keep slim title chances alive when they host Galwegians at UL tomorrow.

UCC host Buccaneers at Mardyke, Dolphin welcome Ballymena to Irish Independent Park and Shannon are away to Naas in Forenaughts.

In Division 2A, Cashel host Sunday's Well in the Munster derby at Spafield. Highfield are at home against Corinthians and Nenagh Ormond travel to take on Queen's University.

In Division 2B, Thomond play Dungannon, and Old Crescent are in action against Skerries. In 2C, Midleton are against Boyne, Kanturk face Navan and Bruff go to Sligo.

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