Thursday 23 March 2017

Play-off chase to get serious in final round of club fixtures

Young Munster host reigning Ulster Bank League Division 1A champions Lansdowne at Tom Clifford Park tomorrow as they look to secure a home play-off semi-final spot. Photo: Sportsfile
Young Munster host reigning Ulster Bank League Division 1A champions Lansdowne at Tom Clifford Park tomorrow as they look to secure a home play-off semi-final spot. Photo: Sportsfile

Daragh Small

Young Munster host reigning Ulster Bank League Division 1A champions Lansdowne at Tom Clifford Park tomorrow as they look to secure a home play-off semi-final spot.

The Cookies are second in the standings and know that a win should be enough to ensure they finish ahead of Cork Con, who are at home to Galwegians at Temple Hill.

Cork Con will be looking for the maximum return to keep the pressure up, but will be relying on Lansdowne to do them a favour.

Garryowen are too far behind to push for the play-offs and will instead travel to take on Ballynahinch in a dead rubber at Ballymacarn Park.

In Division 1B, Shannon are still at risk of falling into the promotion/relegation play-off, but they are favourites of the three Munster sides to stay up.

They are sixth as they host Buccaneers at Thomond Park, Dolphin are one place behind and are tied on points with Shannon, with St Mary's College travelling to Irish Independent Park.

UL Bohemians travel to Old Wesley and are at the biggest risk of falling into the play-off. They will have a close eye on Blackrock's game at Trinity.

In the 2A/2B promotion play-offs, Sunday's Well are on the road against City of Derry at Judges Road. Bruff are away to Tullamore at Spollanstown in the 2B/2C equivalent.

Irish Independent

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