Saturday 24 February 2018

Con and Cookies in semi-finals

Con lost last year's decider 28-25 to Clontarf; the Cork outfit, who are four-time winners, haven't claimed a league title since 2010
Con lost last year's decider 28-25 to Clontarf; the Cork outfit, who are four-time winners, haven't claimed a league title since 2010

Daragh Small

Cork Con are aiming to reach back-to-back Ulster Bank League Division 1A finals when they travel to take on Lansdowne at the Aviva Stadium on Sunday.

Con lost last year's decider 28-25 to Clontarf; the Cork outfit, who are four-time winners, haven't claimed a league title since 2010.

They finished in the fourth and final play-off position despite last weekend's 34-27 victory at home to St Mary's.

Young Munster hammered already relegated Old Belvedere 33-12 in the final round, and in the other final four clash they make the difficult journey to face reigning champions Clontarf, at Castle Avenue.

In the Division 1B promotion play-offs there are two Munster teams involved, with Garryowen looking to avoid the drop.

They were hammered 40-17 by Lansdowne at the Aviva last weekend and finished second from bottom.

Garryowen host Old Wesley at Dooradoyle, while fellow Limerick side UL Bohemians are away to Naas at Forenaughts - Bohs finished third in Division 1B, a massive 20 points behind runaway champions Buccaneers.

In the Division 2A promotion play-offs there is a big Munster derby in one of the semi-finals, with Highfield hosting Nenagh Ormond at Woodleigh Park.

Highfield finished second in Division 2A, six points clear of Nenagh.

In the second play-off Dolphin, who finished ninth in 1B, are at home against Malone at Irish Independent Park.

In the Division 2A/2B promotion play-off, Sunday's Well and Old Crescent clash in the big Cork derby at Irish Independent Park on Sunday.

Irish Independent

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