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Cork Con bid to keep up run in derby clash

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Garryowen will look to keep up the pressure on Cork Con with a win against UCD at Dooradoyle. Stock photo: Sportsfile
Garryowen will look to keep up the pressure on Cork Con with a win against UCD at Dooradoyle. Stock photo: Sportsfile

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League leaders Cork Con return to action in Division 1A of the Energia All-Ireland League tomorrow when they welcome Young Munster to Temple Hill in a mouth-watering Munster derby.

These two sides met at Tom Clifford Park on December 14 when tries from Rob Jermyn and Niall Kenneally helped seal a narrow 16-15 victory for the visitors.

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It was a ninth straight win in the league this season for the reigning champions, and the result ensured Young Munster went into the Christmas break way down in seventh position.

Garryowen will look to keep up the pressure on Cork Con with a win against UCD at Dooradoyle. It's a massive game for both sides, with Garryowen just ahead of third-placed UCD, although they are tied on 30 points after the first half of the season.

And UCC can halt their fall into the relegation mire when they go to face Lansdowne at the Aviva Stadium. UCC were challenging at the top early in the campaign but their 15-14 defeat at home to Lansdowne in the last round means they are eighth, just three points off the bottom.

Division 1B pace-setters Highfield can continue their remarkable season with a win in their Munster derby at Shannon in Thomond Park this weekend. Highfield were victorious on a 19-10 scoreline when the sides met in round nine and another win could see them stretch clear at the top.

In Division 2A Cashel's promotion push continues when they go to face UL Bohemians in another all-Munster clash, this time on the 4G pitch at UL.

Old Crescent are one point and one place behind Cashel, and they are at Dubarry Park where they take on Buccaneers.

Dolphin's battle for survival takes them to MU Barnhall, with basement outfit Nenagh Ormond at home to Queen's University.

In 2C Clonmel need a win at home to Skerries in Ardgaoithe to keep their promotion dream alive. Bruff are also on 19 points before they go to face Tullamore in Spollanstown.

Sunday's Well are just one point further back, and they clash with Omagh in Irish Independent Park. Midleton are bottom ahead of their away day against City of Derry.

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