Wednesday 24 January 2018

Mixed fortunes for clubs after early-season league action

Garryowen have two wins from their opening four games
Garryowen have two wins from their opening four games

Daragh Small

Garryowen have impressed on their return to Division 1A of the Ulster Bank League, and are fourth in the standings after the first block of fixtures.

They have two wins from their opening four games, but lost 23-22 away to Terenure at Lakelands Park last weekend. That was their first defeat of the season and only came via a last-minute penalty from Jack Swaine.

Cork Con are eighth after their second draw this term; they held a rampant UCD side 19-19 at Temple Hill last time out. Young Munster are one place further back, and they also drew in Round 4 - it ended 27-27 at home to Clontarf.

In Division 1B, Dolphin are seventh after their third defeat of the season at home to Old Wesley. UL Bohemians lost away to Dublin University and are eighth. Shannon prop up the standings; they only have two losing bonus points on the table.

In 2A, Cashel hold second place although they have a game in hand on the leaders, Banbridge. UCC are two places further back, and face Nenagh Ormond tomorrow (2.30pm). Nenagh Ormond are ninth, while Thomond after eighth after their loss to Corinthians last weekend.

Highfield are second in Division 2B, Sunday's Well are eighth with just one victory.

Old Crescent top the standings in 2C - Midleton are third, while Bruff and Kanturk are fourth and fifth respectively.

Irish Independent

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