Con blow title race wide open
Cork Constitution remain right in contention in Ulster Bank League Division 1A after last weekend's win over leaders Lansdowne reignited the title race.
Third-placed Con are on course for an away semi-final, but are just four points off top spot, and are tied on points with reigning champions and second-placed Clontarf, who beat them in last year's decider at Aviva Stadium.
Con were back at Headquarters, this time playing on the back pitch, where Rob Jermyn, Max Abbott and Brian Hayes all scored tries in a brilliant 25-20 victory over Lansdowne.
That was Con's 11th victory of the season, and it sends them into the final block of games with confidence and momentum.
In contrast, Young Munster were dealt a massive blow when they slipped to fourth after a 15-12 defeat at Trinity, and they are two points behind their Munster rivals.
Fellow Limerick side Garryowen also fell to defeat, and their fifth loss in six games leaves them in eighth and likely to miss out on the end-of-season festivities.
In Division 1B, UL Bohemians kept their slim title hopes alive as they moved within 13 points of leaders Buccaneers with three games remaining.
UCC are up to fifth after they beat Buccaneers last weekend, and Shannon are eighth after another loss. But Dolphin upset Ballymena are Irish Independent Park and their survival hopes remain intact.
In 2A, Highfield are second just ahead of Nenagh Ormond. Cashel are sixth with Sunday's Well in eighth. In 2B, Old Crescent are fourth and Thomond are bottom. Bruff are fifth in 2C, Midleton are sixth with Kanturk in ninth.