Wednesday 17 January 2018

Traditional derby whets appetite for club action

It's Limerick versus Cork tomorrow
It's Limerick versus Cork tomorrow

Daragh Small

It's Limerick versus Cork tomorrow as Cork Con look to back up last week's draw with Lansdowne against Garryowen at Dooradoyle in Ulster Bank League Division 1A (2.30).

Brian Hayes and Luke Cahill crossed the whitewash but Con could not hold on, and the champions fought back for a draw at Temple Hill.

Garryowen were also involved in a stalemate when they drew 16-16 in their Limerick derby with Young Munster. The Cookies make the difficult journey to take on in-form UCD on Saturday.

In 1B, UL Bohemians host Dolphin in another all-Munster tie at Thomond Park. Bohs beat Belfast Harlequins 20-18 last time, but Dolphin lost again - 37-10, at home to Ballymena.

Shannon travel to take on St Mary's at Templeville Road - the Limerick side lost 21-16 at Blackrock last weekend.

In 2A, UCC make the journey to Forenaughts, where they play Naas. Nenagh Ormond host Queens at New Ormond Park; Cashel face Skerries in Holmpatrick; and Thomond welcome Banbridge to Liam Fitzgerald Park.

In 2B, Highfield face Armagh at Palace Grounds, and Sunday's Well are home to City of Derry at Irish Independent Park.

In 2C, Kanturk and Old Crescent face-off in a Munster derby, at Knocknacolan. Midleton play Wanderers and Navan host Bruff.

Irish Independent

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