Wednesday 13 December 2017

Corkery faces former club Con in Cookies' Munster derby

Munster coach David Corkery
Munster coach David Corkery

Declan Rooney

A win first time out for new Young Munster coach David Corkery was a dream start, but facing his former side Cork Con at Tom Clifford Park tomorrow (2.30pm) is an exciting prospect.

Con will look to build on their impressive 32-23 win to Ballynahinch, with youngster Tomas Quinlan a key cog in their machine. But Young Munster are just one place behind them in the standings, which sets up an intriguing Munster derby.

Garryowen travel to take on Old Belvedere and after defeat last weekend, a win against Belvo will see them leapfrog their opponents into the top three.

In 1B, Dolphin can move as high as fifth when they host Dublin University at Irish Independent Park, while Shannon make the long journey to Deramore Park for a clash with Belfast Harlequins. UL Bohemians will be tested severely by leaders St Mary's College at Thomond Park.

In Division 2A, leaders Cashel host Queen's University at Spafield. Nenagh Ormond take on Malone at Gibson Park, Thomond face Skerries in Holmpatrick, and UCC play Banbridge in Mardyke.

In 2B, Highfield host City of Derry at Woodleigh Park, and Sundays Well take on Seapoint in Kilbogget Park. In the bottom tier, Kanturk face Dundalk at Mill Road. Midleton play Tullamore at Towns Park, and Old Crescent take on Sligo at Hamilton Park.

Irish Independent

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