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Dublin derby date crucial for Killester

It's all to play for in the Men's Premier League this weekend as the title chase picks up momentum. Last weekend, leaders C&S UCC Demons dropped their first game of the season to rivals Bord Gáis Neptune.

Having led by as many as 16 points in the final quarter, Demons' collapse late on has been blamed by some on complacency.

Demons now only remain in first place due to a superior head-to-head record over Killester. This weekend, they face a resilient Belfast Star and that could be dangerous for the Cork side if their morale is low.

In Dublin, two local derbies feature as Killester take on Templeogue and DCU Saints face UCD Marian, while Dublin Inter will also host SSE Renewables Moycullen.

In the Women's Premier League, all eyes will be on Limerick when DCU Mercy make the journey to take on UL Huskies. Although Team Montenotte Hotel Cork sit in first position, they do so with two games in hand and four losses recorded.

The Limerick and Dublin sides are tied in second with an equal number of games played and won. For both teams, their clash this weekend is a must-win. Rachael Vanderwal (pictured), UL Huskies' star player, said: "This is a huge game for both teams. Right now, we are both sitting up at the top of the league table and this result could potentially determine who goes on to win the entire Premier League."

Meanwhile, Liffey Celtics will take on WIT Wildcats as their ability and strength as a team continues to progress this season.