Thursday 14 November 2019

Unbeaten Con are keen to maintain winning run

 

UCC fell off the top of the table following a 27-20 loss at home to Clontarf in Mardyke (stock photo)
UCC fell off the top of the table following a 27-20 loss at home to Clontarf in Mardyke (stock photo)

Reigning champions Cork Con welcome Trinity College to Temple Hill tomorrow in round five of Division 1A in the Energia All-Ireland League.

Cork Con sit top of the standings, and they are the only team still with an unbeaten record after their 13-10 win away to Terenure College at Lakelands Park.

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Terenure had held a 10-0 lead but Aidan Moynihan hit back with a penalty before the break. He scored another in the second half while a penalty try was the difference.

The big game of the round sees Limerick rivals Young Munster and Garryowen clash under lights at Tom Clifford Park tonight. Garryowen are sixth in the standings with Young Munster three places further back.

UCC fell off the top of the table following a 27-20 loss at home to Clontarf in Mardyke. They are second before they make the trip to take on Terenure College in Lakelands Park.

Highfield's brilliant form continues in Division 1B. The table-toppers host Old Belvedere at Woodleigh Park tomorrow. Three Shane O'Riordan penalties were crucial in a 16-11 victory away to St Mary's College last time out. Highfield were 10-8 ahead at half-time at Templeville Road and secured their fourth win.

Escape

Shannon will look to escape mid-table when they take on City of Armagh at home on the back pitch at Thomond Park. Shannon were hammered 34-14 away to Banbridge at Rifle Park last Saturday.

Cashel are fourth in Division 2A and they clash with Rainey OB in Spafield. Last time out, Cashel claimed a narrow 17-15 win away to Queen's University in Dub Lane.

Fifth-placed Old Crescent welcome Queen's to Rosbrien tomorrow. The Limerick outfit suffered a heavy 27-12 loss to MU Barnhall last time out.

Nenagh Ormond, UL Bohemians and Dolphin are the three teams at the wrong end of the 2A table.

Nenagh Ormond go to UL Bohemians for a huge game at the 4G Pitch in UL this evening. Dolphin are at home to Ballymena in Irish Independent Park tomorrow.

Bruff can go top of Division 2C with a win at home to Skerries in Kilballyowen Park. Sunday's Well face off against Enniscorthy at Alcast Park. Clonmel are also on the road, taking on City of Derry in Judge's Road. Midleton are at home to Omagh in Towns Park.

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