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ALL-IRELAND LEAGUE (Matches tomorrow at 2.30, unless stated)


St Mary's College v Lansdowne, Templeville Road

Peter Smyth's St Mary's will look to make it two-out-of-two after a confidence-boosting away win at Garryowen.

Lansdowne have no injury worries. New boy Martin Feely has made an instant impression at lock and Cian Ahern has done likewise on the wing.

Old Belvedere v Garryowen, Anglesea Road

Coach Phil Werahiko is hopeful a couple of players will pass fitness tests so that he can field the same side that earned a losing bonus-point at Young Munster.

Clontarf v Young Munster, Castle Avenue

'Tarf will be able to select from a full deck of players with Cork imports Frank Cogan and Richie Lane impressing on debut last Saturday.

Dolphin v Blackrock, Musgrave Park

'Rock had to go back to the drawing board in the aftermath of a home drubbing from Clontarf. It doesn't get any easier in Cork.


UCD v UCC, Belfield Bowl

Director of Rugby Bobby Byrne is able to recall number eight Shane Grannell.


Bective Rangers v Dublin University, Donnybrook, tonight 7.30

Coach Kevin Lewis has decided to go with an unchanged outfit under the 'Friday Night Lights'.

Trinity will have Jack Kelly at second row and Colin Good on the blindside. Wingers Neil Hanratty and Niyi Adeonloqun also find a place in the lineup.

Terenure College v Seapoint, Lakeland's Park

Lock Robert Duke, prop Gary Hamilton, half-back Mark O'Neill and centre John Bollard have all to prove their fitness to coach Ian Morgan.

The Killiney club have promoted Kevin Moes into the front row with the original hooker Stephen Verso relocated to number eight.

Greystones v Malone, Dr Hickey Park

'Stones coach Reggie Corrigan has a number of late fitness tests to deal with at home to a non-nonsense Malone.

Instonians v DLSP, Shaw's Bridge

Club captain Ken Copeland could make his first start of the season in what will probably be the only change for week two.

Thomond v Old Wesley, Fitzgerald Park

Coach Morgan Lennon selects flankers David O'Connor and Conor Boyd as his two changes from the draw against Old Crescent.


Naas v NUIM Barnhall, Forenaughts, tonight 7.30

Player/coach Niall Carson has gone for the same side that ran Connemara so close (23-20) in Clifden for what is a local derby this evening.

Coach Denis Bowes will have new half-backs in Dan Ryan and David Carey. Raymond Dufficy is a change at tight-head prop.

Boyne v Connemara, Shamrock Lodge

Coach Craig McGrath introduces Harry Kennedy into the centre. There is a decision to be made between Conor Walsh and Ian Butterworth at lock.

Navan v Sligo, Balreask Old

Openside Conor Brady and hooker Matt Liddle come into the pack in order to help secure Navan's first win.

Ards v Suttonians, Hamilton Park

Alex O'Driscoll comes in to partner Adam Griggs at half-back with David Farrell moving to fifteen. James Finucane is promoted to second row.

Armagh v Wanderers, Palace Grounds

Wanderers will have to subdue the crowd on what is Armagh's first home match in the AIL between two clubs looking for their first 'W'.