Tuesday 24 October 2017

High-flying Garryowen bid to maintain bright start

Alex Wootton's late try sealed victory for Garryowen last week
Alex Wootton's late try sealed victory for Garryowen last week

Daragh Small

Garryowen will look to build on their fine start to Division 1A, when they travel to Lakelands Park for a clash with Terenure tomorrow (2.30).

Alex Wootton was the hero last week as his late try sealed a 23-19 derby win over Cork Con, while Steve McMahon also dotted down twice for the Limerick men.

Fledgling out-half Tomas Quinlan kicked 14 points for Con, but it wasn't enough and they will hope to bounce back against UCD at Temple Hill tomorrow.

Young Munster were hammered 56-22 away to the UCD last time out. They host Clontarf at Tom Clifford Park tomorrow.

In 1B, Dolphin host leaders Old Wesley at Irish Independent Park. The Cork side were impressive as they beat UL Bohemians 28-13 in Round 3 when their dominant pack was awarded three penalty-tries.

UL Bohs won't have it any easier when they travel to College Park for a clash with Trinity, while Shannon host Ballymena at Coonagh on the back of a 45-12 loss to St Mary's last week.

In 2A, Nenagh Ormond face Banbridge, Cashel host Naas, Thomond make the trip to Corinthians, and UCC are home to Malone.

In 2B, Highfield play Dungannon and Sunday's Well are away to Rainey OB.

In the bottom tier, Bruff and Kanturk face off in the Munster derby, Old Crescent play Boyne, and Midleton face Sligo.

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