Sunday 25 September 2016

Play-off spot looms for Cookies after recent good form

Daragh Small

Published 11/03/2016 | 02:30

Young Munster are in pole position for a home play-off in the Ulster Bank League Division 1A. Stock photo: Getty
Young Munster are in pole position for a home play-off in the Ulster Bank League Division 1A. Stock photo: Getty

Young Munster are in pole position for a home play-off in the Ulster Bank League Division 1A after their sensational performances of late.

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Last weekend's 28-13 win at home to former leaders UCD was a timely boost as they continue their march up the standings.

Cork Con have a game in hand in fourth, but are six points behind and will need to win that game, against Terenure on March 26, to keep the pressure up.

Garryowen have slipped off lately and are just outside the play-off positions in fifth. They host Young Munster in their next game in April, and that is likely to shape how both sides' seasons finish up.

The Munster sides haven't been as competitive in Division 1B; Shannon continue in mid-table and are sixth, Dolphin are one place further back. UL Bohemians are second from bottom and they need results in their remaining games against Belfast Harlequins and Old Wesley.

In Division 2A, UCC are third in the standings after their costly defeat at home to Naas last time out. Nenagh Ormond are fourth and Cashel are fifth. But Thomond are being cast adrift at the bottom. Sunday's Well are second in Division 2B and Highfield are third.

Old Crescent lead the way in the bottom tier. Bruff are third and Midleton are fifth, Kanturk are seventh.

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