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Wednesday 18 October 2017

Neighbours primed to lock horns in Leeside derby

Munster's Donnacha Ryan with BJ Botha during squad training. University of Limerick, Limerick
Munster's Donnacha Ryan with BJ Botha during squad training. University of Limerick, Limerick

Daragh Small

Sundays Well president Tony Mulcahy says it would be nice to get one over on the old enemy as they clash with Dolphin in the Munster Senior Cup at Irish Independent Park this evening (7.30pm).

With no Ulster Bank League action until next weekend, the focus is on the domestic scene and this quarter-final, Cork derby.

Currently fourth in Division 2B, Sundays Well last won the Senior Cup in 1994 and will have to beat a team operating 18 places above them, in 1B, to advance here.

"We share the same ground and there are bragging rights involved, between us and Dolphin. But there are no guarantees, so the game could go either way," he said.

Mulcahy never played with the club but joined when his son, and current senior captain James, began to play as a youngster. He coached all the way up and now as president, says the AIL must get preference.

"We had a shaky start to the season, had an awful lot of injuries. Lost our first three games and then we pulled it together. We are looking forward to our next three games in the Ulster Bank League before Christmas.

"We were very happy to beat Seapoint last time out, the lads were delighted. We gave them a down-week last week and we will build from this game forward."

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