Thursday 19 April 2018

Garryowen chase second win

Garryowen beat Buccaneers in the second round while Young Munster continue to struggle with back-to-back defeats to start. Stock image
Garryowen beat Buccaneers in the second round while Young Munster continue to struggle with back-to-back defeats to start. Stock image

Daragh Small

Reigning champions Cork Con can go top of the Ulster Bank League Division 1A this weekend when they clash with league leaders UCD at Temple Hill tomorrow.

Con were beaten 39-35 in a ten-try thriller at Lakelands Park last weekend and they will hope to get back on track having got the better of Clontarf in Round 1.

Con are one point and one place above Garryowen in mid-table, and the Limerick outfit welcome Clontarf to Dooradoyle on Saturday.

Garryowen beat Buccaneers in the second round while Young Munster continue to struggle with back-to-back defeats to start.

They lost at Lansdowne last weekend and go to College Park for a meeting with Dublin University this time around.

In Division 1B, Shannon are right in the promotion picture ahead of their Round 3 clash with Old Wesley at Donnybrook tomorrow. Shannon are two points behind leaders Naas after last weekend's brilliant 18-3 win at home to Old Belvedere.

UCC are sixth in the standings and they host Old Belvedere at the Mardyke tomorrow. Dolphin welcome Ballynahinch to Irish Independent Park and UL Bohemians are at home against Ballymena on the 4G Pitch in the university grounds.

In Division 2A, Highfield are at home against fellow high-flyers Queen's University at Woodeigh Park. Cashel face Malone at Spafield, while Nenagh welcome Greystones to New Ormond Park.

In Division 2B, Old Crescent are second ahead of their away-day visit to Dungannon. Sunday's Well are away against league-leading Wanderers at Aviva Stadium.

In the bottom tier, Bruff host Sligo, Midleton are at home against Bangor, while Thomond welcome Seapoint to Liam Fitzgerald Park.

Irish Independent

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