Tuesday 20 March 2018

Dolphin and Munsters face difficult tests in scramble to stay in top tier

Relegation threatened Young Munster can secure their Division 1A status with a win this weekend
Relegation threatened Young Munster can secure their Division 1A status with a win this weekend

Daragh Small

Win and you're safe – that will be the clear message for Dolphin and Young Munster as they head into for their penultimate round matches in the Ulster Bank League Division 1A over the weekend.

But neither will have it easy, as Dolphin travel to play title-chasing Old Belvedere, while Young Munster host old foes Cork Con.

At the other end of proceedings, a dejected Garryowen side will travel to Templeville Road where they will face St Mary's College knowing that even a bonus-point victory probably won't suffice for them.

In Division 1B, UL Bohemians need every point they can get from the final two outings if they are to overtake Buccaneers and Corinthians for the play-off spot.

Thus, their away outing against Buccs looks to be to be the mouth-watering fixture of the round. If the Annacotty-based outfit can match the victory from the reverse fixture in early December, they would be favourites to snatch the coveted second position.


Shannon host Malone in Limerick where the relegation-threatened away side will have much more to play for.

The final round of games in Divisions 2A and 2B also takes place, as UCC look set to join Galwegians in the higher league next year.

A home tie against City of Derry looks like the perfect send-off for the students, who have their fate in their own hands.

All-conquering Nenagh head the table in Division 2B, with Ards welcoming them to Hamilton Park.

Thomond look primed to automatically join their Munster compatriots in 2A next season and they know that a win away against DLSP should ease their passage through.

And in the fight to join the elite, Cork junior side Kanturk take on Clogher in Knocknacolan tomorrow knowing that a victory would be a huge boost to their hopes of playing their way into a Division 2B spot next season.

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