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Thursday 19 October 2017

Munster clubs hope to step up after poor start to league

Munster Juniors face Ulster tomorrow at Youghal RFC
Munster Juniors face Ulster tomorrow at Youghal RFC

Daragh Small

Young Munster face a tough test to maintain their status as the shining light of the Munster contingent in Ulster Bank League Division 1A when they travel to take on Terenure College tomorrow.

The Limerick side defeated UCD 24-19 last weekend but the games don't get any easier and it has been a difficult start to the campaign, with three of the bottom four in the top tier coming from Munster.

Dolphin are bottom - they travel to UCD after losing 22-16 at home to Clontarf last time out. Cork Con host Ballynahinch after their 16-13 defeat to Lansdowne. In 1B, Garryowen will be looking to atone for a loss away to Buccaneers when they host Corinthians at Dooradoyle. UL Bohs make the journey to Crowley Park to meet high-flying Galwegians following their 16-13 victory away to Dublin University. Shannon will bid to get off the bottom when they host Buccs.

The derby clash of Thomond and Nenagh Ormond in New Ormond Park is likely to capture the imagination in 2A, while Cashel host Naas in Spafield and the Mardyke is the venue as UCC take on Bective Rangers.

In 2B, Bruff travel to take on Ards and Richmond face De La Salle Palmerston away in Kirwan Park.

Highfield host Old Crescent in Woodleigh Park, Kanturk are at home to Boyne in Knocknacolan, Midleton face Sligo in Towns Park and Sunday's Well and Tullamore do battle at Irish Independent Park.

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