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Marie Breen,Team Montenotte Hotel Cork, is eager for her side to gain momentum from tomorrow's clash. Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE

Marie Breen,Team Montenotte Hotel Cork, is eager for her side to gain momentum from tomorrow's clash. Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE

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Marie Breen,Team Montenotte Hotel Cork, is eager for her side to gain momentum from tomorrow's clash. Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE

Team Montenotte Hotel will play host to league leaders Courtyard Liffey Celtics in a top-of-the-table Women's Premier Division clash tomorrow.

Just a single point separates the two pace-setters and Montenotte will know that a win against their rivals will leapfrog them at the summit.

Celtics coach Vinny O'Keeffe is relishing his side leading the standings for the first time in the club's history.

"We've never led the league before so why not dream?" he said. "We respect Glanmire but we don't need to fear them. It will certainly give us an indicator of where we stand."

Montenotte's Marie Breen is eager for her side to gain momentum from tomorrow's clash as they head into a crucial period of the season. "This next couple of weeks brings us into cup season and Liffey Celtics are a lot stronger so we're really looking forward to the test."

Killester are still searching for their first league win and they will be hoping it arrives against UL Huskies. Maxol WIT Wildcats and Singleton SuperValu Brunell will look to strengthen their grip on the play-off places when they meet on Sunday.

In the Men's Premier League, UL Eagles face a tough trip to the Mardyke Arena to face C&S UCC Demons. Eagles head coach Paul Kelleher spent three seasons at the helm with Demons and is aware of the challenge.

"Demons have been the top side on their home court over the last seven years. It's a double whammy as they're also the deepest and most athletic team in the league at the moment," Kelleher admitted.

Belfast Star host third-placed BFG Neptune. Killester travel to city neighbours and bottom side Dublin Inter (Sunday), while Travelodge Swords Thunder are at home for the first time since October 4 when they host DCU Saints tomorrow.

Irish Independent