Wednesday 11 December 2019

Bragging rights up for grabs in key Cork derby

Shannon are still well in contention near the summit after their comprehensive win at home to City of Armagh (stock photo)
Shannon are still well in contention near the summit after their comprehensive win at home to City of Armagh (stock photo)

Cork Con can make it six from six in Division 1A of the Energia All-Ireland League when they make the trip to Mardyke for a massive Cork derby against UCC tonight.

It's a huge game for both sides with the reigning champions looking to open up a gap on the chasing pack. They are already three points clear of Terenure College, who are second.

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Cork Con beat Trinity College 25-22 at Temple Hill last weekend while UCC lost for the second game running. This time they suffered a 22-14 reversal at the hands of Terenure.

Garryowen are just behind UCC in fifth ahead of their clash with Clontarf at Dooradoyle. The Limerick men have also won three games this term and got the better of Young Munster in their big Limerick derby last Friday.

And Young Munster are still without a win this season as they lie rock bottom of the standings in the top tier. They make the difficult trip to take on Lansdowne tomorrow.

Highfield already look well on their way to promotion in Division 1B where they are six points clear at the top of the table. It has been a marvellous start to the season for the newly promoted outfit, and after their narrow 14-10 win at home to Old Belvedere last weekend, they travel to take on Navan.

Shannon are still well in contention near the summit after their comprehensive win at home to City of Armagh. They are on the road and visit struggling Naas tomorrow.

Cashel are seven points off the lead in Division 2A but they lie third in the standings after round five. They are away to Ballymena at Eaton Park tomorrow, following on from a difficult home day against Rainey OB.

Old Crescent remain in mid-table and face-off against Rainey OB in Hatrick Park tomorrow. Old Crescent hammered Queen's University 37-19 last weekend.

Nenagh Ormond fell to seventh after their derby defeat at UL Bohemians. They host Dolphin in another derby at New Ormond Park. UL Bohs are in Dubarry Park where they face Buccaneers.

In Division 2C, Sunday's Well host their huge Cork derby against Midleton at Irish Independent Park tonight.

Bruff can move further into the promotion picture with a win at Thomas Mellon Playing Fields in Omagh. Clonmel welcome Enniscorthy to Ard Gaoithe.

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