Monday 10 December 2018

Con primed to close the 1A gap

Garryowen clash with Limerick rivals Young Munster in the massive Limerick derby under lights at Tom Clifford Park this evening (stock picture)
Garryowen clash with Limerick rivals Young Munster in the massive Limerick derby under lights at Tom Clifford Park this evening (stock picture)

Daragh Small

Reigning champions Cork Con will aim to keep up the pressure on Ulster Bank League Division 1A leaders Lansdowne whey clash with Buccaneers at Temple Hill tomorrow.

Cork Con secured a massive bonus-point, 37-11 victory at home to Munster rivals Garryowen last time out, but a gap has emerged at the top of the table and the Cork outfit are third, 13 points behind the leaders.

Garryowen are two points further adrift before they clash with Limerick rivals Young Munster in the massive Limerick derby under lights at Tom Clifford Park this evening. Young Munster are sixth and need a win if they want to stay in the title race.

Shannon are the dominant side in Division 1B and are four points clear of second-placed Ballynahinch before they welcome Naas to Thomond Park tomorrow. And fourth-placed UCC are away to struggling Dolphin in the derby at Irish Independent Park this evening.

In Division 2A, Highfield can go top if they beat City of Armagh in Woodleigh Park. Nenagh Ormond host Cashel in the derby at New Ormond Park this evening. In 2B, leaders Old Crescent are home to Sunday's Well in the big derby at Rosbrien tonight.

In the bottom tier, victory over Bruff could put Thomond top of the league if Sligo don't win at Tullamore.

Thomond are second in the standings while their Limerick rivals are five points behind them in fourth ahead of their clash at Liam Fitzgerald Park.

Midleton are ninth, level on points with bottom club Tullamore, before they make their trip to take on Malahide at Estuary Road tomorrow.

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