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Wesley battle Bective with an eye on top

(all Saturday 2.30, unless stated)


Old Wesley v Bective Rangers Donnybrook

The co-tenants will go toe-to-toe in Dublin 4 with Wesley keen to use this to trigger a shot towards the top with Rory Stynes and Ian Cassidy at half-back. Rangers have had to advertise for a new coach given that Kevin Lewis was asked to step down and his assistant Warren O'Kelly decided to resign.

NUIM Barnhall v Banbridge Parsonstown

Coach Dennis Bowes loses six players to exams at Maynooth, Chris Winks moving from full-back to out-half to put order on their play.

Rainey Old Boys v Naas Hatrick Park

Player/coach Niall Carson, the spearhead of the scrum at hooker, goes with lock Cillian Dempsey and number eight Andrew Kearney in the pack.

Seapoint v Queen's University Kilbogget Park

The Killiney club is in a break-even situation with three wins, three defeats and one draw from seven rounds against the Ulster Senior Cup winners.


Navan v Greystones Balreask Old

Full-back Alan Hickey will make just his second start of the season, while 19-year-old Australian prop Jacob Ginoli has been making a strong impression at tight-head. Second-placed 'Stones have to keep pace with leaders Nenagh with their seventh victory in eight rounds or risk losing ground on the Tipperary club.

Suttonians v Boyne McDowell Grounds

Coach Noel Hehir at second row and full-back Daragh Mulligan have been called out of short-lived retirement due to a list of injuries. Coach Mike Walls may be able to call on his natural leader in second row Paddy Muldowney, on his way back from injury.

Skerries v Thomond Holmpatrick

Coach John Murphy is hopeful that his out-half Conal Keane will be back from a facial injury suffered back in November.

Sunday's Well v DLSP Musgrave Park

Salmo full-back Brian Devitt could be able to make it back from injury, but prop Keith Taite is a doubt and centre Emlyn Lynch has left to do a post-graduate course in England.

Tullamore v Midleton Spollanstown

Coach John Moylan will have previously long-term injured centre Colin Draper and flanker Rob Connor back in the frame for selection.