Wednesday 11 December 2019

Highfield and Con flying the Cork flag


Shannon are fourth and welcome Old Wesley to Thomond Park tomorrow (stock photo)
Shannon are fourth and welcome Old Wesley to Thomond Park tomorrow (stock photo)

Reigning champions Cork Con are seeking a seventh straight victory in Division 1A of the Energia All-Ireland League with a win over Ballynahinch tomorrow.

Cork Con welcome the Down side to Temple Hill after they made another brilliant start to this season, with six wins moving them four points clear of UCD and top of the standings.

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The holders have two more wins than anyone else in the division, with their most recent success a crucial 10-6 Cork derby win over UCC at Mardyke.

Garryowen are fourth in the table and seven points off the leaders. They make the trip to take on Terenure College at Lakelands Park in Round 7.

UCC are one place further in arrears after their fast start slowed, and they host UCD tomorrow as they look to get back on track. Young Munster continue to struggle, in second from bottom, before they clash with Trinity College at Tom Clifford Park.


In Division 1B, pacesetters Highfield can also bag their seventh straight win when they play host to City of Armagh. The newly promoted outfit have already opened a six-point gap over Old Wesley.

Meanwhile, Shannon are fourth and welcome Old Wesley to Thomond Park tomorrow.

Cashel can keep up the pressure on the leaders in 2A ahead of their huge Tipperary derby against Nenagh Ormond at Spafield this evening.

Old Crescent are fifth and they welcome Ballymena to Rosbrien. UL Bohemians make the trip to MU Barnhall. Basement side Dolphin are at Irish Independent Park where they face Buccaneers.

In Division 2C, Sunday's Well are the leading Munster team but they are only fifth. And Sunday's Well are away to Bruff in a big Munster derby at Kilballyowen Park tomorrow.

Bruff are sixth while Clonmel are one place behind and are also in derby action. They clash with Cork outfit Midleton at Towns Park in this round. Clonmel have won only once this campaign with Midleton already registering two victories along the way, but four defeats means they are bottom of the table.

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