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All-Ireland League Previews

ST MARY'S must step up against flying Clontarf

(all matches start Saturday 2.30 unless stated)


St Mary's College v Clontarf, Templeville Road.

The home side will have to be at their best against the best attack and defence in the division. Coach Andy Wood could have Leinster A tight-head prop Tadhg Furlong on board in what is a full squad.

Lansdowne v Ballynahinch, The Aviva Stadium.

Ireland Clubs flanker Charlie Butterworth will be back to add strength and quality to the back row.

Old Belvedere v Young Munster, Anglesea Road.

Leinster A trio Leo Auva'a, Ben Marshall and Jack Conan are back to bolster The Black & Whites.

Dolphin v UCD, Musgrave Park, Sunday.

Leinster A wings Andy Boyle, possibly from full-back, and Sam Coghlan-Murray could give College real finishing power out wide.


Terenure College v Dublin University, Lakelands Park.

Leaders 'Nure must not to drop into cruise mode to continue their unbeaten blitz for a 14th straight win. Dave Fanagan could come in anywhere along the Trinity three-quarter line on his way back from a broken leg.

Dungannon v Blackrock College, Stevenson Park.

Club captain Dave Rowan is replaced by Dave Scott-Lennon on the left wing in 'Rock's only change.


Old Wesley v Naas, Donnybrook, Tonight 8.0.

Coach Morgan Lennon gives South African tight-head import Karl Bekker his first start of the season. Daragh O'Shea returns at full-back and Andy Kearney into the back row for Naas coach Niall Carson.

Bective Rangers v Banbridge, Donnybrook.

The Rangers have been steady rather than spectacular in maintaining their lower mid-table position.

NUIM Barnhall v Galwegians, Parsonstown.

Coach Dennis Bowes brings prop Peter Courtney and fly-half Chris Winks back to bolster his bench.

Seapoint v UCC, Kilbogget Park.

The Killiney club will be as close as possible to the side which dealt well with Bruff in the last round.


DLSP v Skerries, Kirwan Park.

Salmo coach Phil de Barra will have to make a decision on the wing Martin Smyth and Tim Nugent. Skerries' unrelated half-backs Chris and Conal Keane went well against Tullamore and could be kept together.

Ards v Boyne, Hamilton Park.

Boyne just can't buy a win, losing their last four, their last two by just two points.

Midleton v Navan, Towns Park.

The Meath club has run into form, winning two and drawing one of their last three.

Nenagh Ormond v Greystones, New Ormond Park.

Coach Reggie Corrigan might stay with Killian Marmion at out-half given that Andrew Kealy is out with a broken leg.

Suttonians v Richmond, McDowell Grounds.

Coach Noel Hehir has picked the same side.

Tullamore v Sligo, Spollanstown.

Coach John Moylan might not make any changes for this one.