Sunday 24 September 2017

Dolphin bid to drag Cookies into relegation dogfight

In early January four penalties from Rory Scannell were enough to help Dolphin to a 12-11 win over Munster
In early January four penalties from Rory Scannell were enough to help Dolphin to a 12-11 win over Munster

Daragh Small

Young Munster host Dolphin in a Munster derby at Tom Clifford Park in the Ulster Bank League Division 1A tomorrow (2.30).

There are now just five points separating these sides at the foot of the table: Dolphin are bottom but their impressive 13-3 win over Old Belvedere has given them hope.

Young Munster fell to ninth with a 6-3 home defeat against old rivals Cork Con - that was their fifth loss in a row.

In early January four penalties from Rory Scannell were enough to help Dolphin to a 12-11 win over Munster and a similar result would send the Limerick outfit deeper into the dogfight.

Their conquerors from a week ago, Con are still on course for a play-off place as they host Terenure.

Con produced a sensational performance at Lakelands to win 21-7 last month and 'Nure will be looking for revenge as they continue their title push.

In 1B, Garryowen will be looking to follow up one of their best displays of the season with a win at home to UL Bohs. Bohs are eighth and beat Malone 16-6 last Saturday. Elsewhere Shannon host Dublin University.

In 2A, Nenagh Ormond travel to take on Blackrock, Thomond are away to NUIM Barnhall and Cashel travel to Seapoint.

In 2B, leaders Highfield host Sligo, Bruff and Sunday's Well are away to Armagh and DLSP respectively, Kanturk are home to Old Crescent and Midleton host Tullamore.

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