Sunday 25 August 2019

Con hoping to close gap at top

Garryowen are just one point behind Cork Con in fourth, and they are away against Trinity this weekend at College Park. Stock photo: Getty
Garryowen are just one point behind Cork Con in fourth, and they are away against Trinity this weekend at College Park. Stock photo: Getty

Daragh Small

Cork Con will look to steal a march on the top two in the Ulster Bank League Division 1A this weekend when they clash with St Mary's College at Temple Hill tomorrow.

St Mary's are struggling, second from bottom in the league, and face a Cork Con side who are bang in form off the back of an away-day victory over Buccaneers last time out.

Cork Con are third and with the top two, Lansdowne and Terenure, playing at Aviva Stadium it's a chance to continue their push for back-to-back Division 1A titles.

Garryowen are just one point behind Cork Con in fourth, and they are away against Trinity this weekend at College Park.

The other top-tier Limerick outfit, Young Munster, are seventh ahead of their clash with Clontarf at Tom Clifford Park.

Shannon remain the dominant force in Division 1B, and after six wins in their first seven games in 2017-'18, they host Ballymena at Thomond Park tomorrow.

Shannon are three points clear at the top of the standings while UCC are fourth, and at home to Ballynahinch at Mardyke.

UL Bohemians and Dolphin continue to struggle at the bottom of the table and they face off in a massive derby at Irish Independent Park tomorrow.

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Highfield are second and just one point off the top in Division 2A, ahead of their derby with Cashel at Woodleigh Park. Elsewhere in the third tier, Nenagh Ormond are at home to Galwegians.

In Division 2B, leaders Old Crescent have a 100pc record and go to Belfast Harlequins this weekend, while Sunday's Well are away to Navan. In 2C, Bruff are away to Malahide, Midleton host Tullamore, while Thomond host Omagh.

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