Tuesday 12 December 2017

Huge last weekend for clubs

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Photo: Stock image

Daragh Small

Young Munster can book a home semi-final on the final day of the regular season in the Ulster Bank League Division 1A tomorrow, when they travel to relegated Old Belvedere.

The Limerick side are already assured of their place in the last four, but a home semi-final would make their job a lot easier.

It was an old fashioned Munster derby last week, but despite a 3-0 defeat against Young Munster at Tom Clifford Park, Cork Con are also set for the semi-finals.

A victory over St Mary's at Temple Hill could see them secure a home match next time out, and depending on results they could yet face the Cookies in the semi-final.

Elsewhere, Garryowen, who beat Old Belvedere last weekend, will be looking to avoid the dreaded promotion/relegation play-off when they face leaders Lansdowne at the Aviva Stadium.

In Division 1B, UL Bohemians are looking to join the big time, and they host Dolphin in a huge Munster derby at UL.

The home side can reach the promotion/relegation play-off with victory, but Dolphin need to win to have any chance of avoid a play-off at the wrong end of the table.

Elsewhere UCC are at Old Wesley, and Shannon travel to take on Ballymena.

In 2A, second-placed Highfield can win the division if they beat Queen's University at Dub Lane, and relegation-threatened Sunday's Well get a result against Banbridge. Nenagh Ormond host Belfast Harlequins and Cashel are away against Malone.

In 2B, Old Crescent are at Greystones and Thomond host Wanderers.

In 2C, Kanturk play Midleton in a Munster derby, with Bruff facing Boyne.

Irish Independent

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