Friday 25 May 2018

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Daragh Small

Garryowen will look to continue their early-season push for the Division 1A title when they host UCD at Dooradoyle tomorrow.

Garryowen are third in the table after the first block of games this season and with big wins over Buccaneers and Clontarf, they're just seven points off the pace.

Their 51-17 victory over Clontarf in Limerick on September 30 was a particular stand-out, and they head into the second block of games full of confidence looking for their first title since 2006-'07.

Elsewhere in Division 1A Cork Con host Young Munster in the massive Munster derby at Temple Hill this weekend.

The Cork outfit are fifth in the standings, and they face a Young Munster outfit who are struggling in eighth, just two points clear of ninth-placed outfit Dublin University.

In Division 1B, Shannon have been in outstanding form this season with a 100 per cent record, but they are away to rivals UL Bohemians on the 4G pitch at UL.

UCC are sixth ahead of their game against Old Wesley at Mardyke tomorrow. Dolphin are second from bottom and they host Old Belvedere at Irish Independent Park.

Nenagh Ormond are second in Division 2A ahead of their clash with City of Armagh at Palace Grounds. Highfield are at home to Corinthians at Woodleigh Park. Cashel welcome Greystones to Spafield.

In Division 2B, leaders Old Crescent are away against City of Derry in Judge's Road. Sunday's Well face Skerries at Holmpatrick.

In 2C, Bruff are third going into their game against Seapoint at Kilballyowen Park. And Midleton host rivals Thomond in the other big Munster derby at Towns Park.

Irish Independent

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