Wednesday 21 February 2018

Play-off race gathering speed

Young Munster are also fighting it out towards the summit of the top tier, and they make the difficult journey to take on Clontarf at Castle Avenue tomorrow as they aim to make up lost ground. Stock image
Young Munster are also fighting it out towards the summit of the top tier, and they make the difficult journey to take on Clontarf at Castle Avenue tomorrow as they aim to make up lost ground. Stock image

Daragh Small

Cork Con can take another huge step towards an Ulster Bank League Division 1A home semi-final when they host Limerick men Garryowen in the big Munster derby at Temple Hill tomorrow.

Con are tied on points with second-placed and reigning champions Clontarf in the Division 1A standings, but victory this weekend could set them up for a top-two finish.

Young Munster are also fighting it out towards the summit of the top tier, and they make the difficult journey to take on Clontarf at Castle Avenue tomorrow as they aim to make up lost ground.

It's a tough outing for the Limerick side who were shocked at home by Trinity last time out, and they will need to bounce back to keep their home semi-final hopes alive with just three games remaining.

In Division 1B, UL Bohemians must win at Donnybrook against Old Wesley tomorrow and hope that league leaders Buccaneers slip up at home to Naas. UL Bohs are 13 points behind Buccaneers at the top.

UCC are fifth ahead of their clash with Ballymena at Eaton Park. Shannon are still struggling in eighth and they host Ballynahinch in Thomond Park. Bottom side Dolphin will hope for some crucial points as they travel to face Galwegians at Crowley Park.

In 2A, Highfield can go top if they win their Munster derby against Nenagh Ormond at New Ormond Park. Cashel go to Galway where they face Corinthians at Corinthian Park.

In 2B, Thomond host City of Derry, and Old Crescent are at Wanderers. And in the bottom tier, Bruff play Seapoint, Kanturk clash with Sligo, and Midleton face Rainey.

Irish Independent

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