AIL at a glance
APART from Ger Slattery, who was red-carded after half an hour, Saturday was a massive, old-school effort from the Cookies, who claimed the Limerick bragging rights with a 9-3 win over previously unbeaten Shannon. It was an example of how to play with 14 men and they could have scored a try late on.
One to watch
Sam Coghlan-Murray (UCD)
UCD's backline is reading like a who's who of up-and-coming talent, but the mercurial Coghlan-Murray is a real gem. He is operating on the right wing, but has the ability to play across the back three and can break the line on a regular basis.
4 Champions Old Belvedere's chances of retaining their title have slipped away, but all four of their defeats have come with bonus points and they must be wondering how they have yet to win a game.