Limerick clubs face play-offs in tough end to season's work
Published 24/04/2015 | 02:30
Young Munster travel to take on Lansdowne on the Aviva Stadium back pitch in the semi-final of the Ulster Bank League Division 1A tomorrow (2.30pm).
The Cookies will be looking for a repeat performance from Round 18 when they beat Lansdowne 15-5 at Tom Clifford Park.
It was a game that John Staunton's men had to win but even with that Munsters still needed results elsewhere to go their way and luck favoured them.
Ballynahinch succumbed to an unlikely 33-18 defeat at home to Clontarf and despite Old Belvedere beating Terenure 18-8, they couldn't pick up a four-try bonus point and that secured a play-off spot for the Limerick outfit.
However, finishing fourth has its own ramifications as Young Munster are presented with the toughest possible semi-final.
They take on the team that won 14 of their 18 games this season and have been runaway leaders for much of it - they finished 12 points clear of second-placed Terenure.
Garryowen have a similarly difficult task as they travel to take on St Mary's at Templeville Road in their Division 1A promotion/relegation play-off tomorrow (2.30pm).
The Dooradoyle side lost 17-13 to Galwegians on the final day of the 1B season and that meant rather than gaining automatic promotion into 1A, they face an away trip to the team who finished second from bottom in the top flight, which is a tough test.