Limerick clubs chase vital All-Ireland League wins

Colm Kinsella, Rugby Correspondent


Colm Kinsella, Rugby Correspondent

Limerick clubs chase vital All-Ireland League wins

LIMERICK’S seven Ulster Bank League clubs chase precious league points this Saturday as the opening phase of the season comes to a close.

In Division 1A, second-placed Young Munster take on Dublin University at College Park, 2.30pm.

Having lost their opening fixture against Old Belvedere, Munsters’ have bounced back with successive wins over Cork Con and champions Clontarf.

Also in 1A, Garryowen, fresh from their excellent win at home to Cork Con, make the trip to Castle Avenue to face champions Clontarf.

Fourth-placed Garryowen are three points ahead of Tarf in the top flight table.

In Division 1B, leaders UL-Bohs make the trip to Crowley Park to take on Galwegians, 2pm. 

UL-Bohs have scored three bonus point wins in their opening fixtures and currently enjoy a five point lead over second-placed Buccaneers. UL-Bohs have racked up 108 points in three fixtures or an average of 36 per game.

Also in 1B, bottom side Shannon, still searching for their first win, host Naas at Thomond Park, 4pm.

Shannon have picked up two losing points from their opening three fixtures. The Parish side will need to up their scoring rate as Shannon have managed an average of just 11 points per game so far.

In Division 2B, Thomond, who recorded a gritty draw away to City of Derry last weekend, will be aiming to pick up their first win at home to Dungannon on Saturday, 12.30pm.

Thomond remain bottom of the table, with Dungannon in third place. Also in 2B, sixth-placed Old Crescent travel to Skerries. Crescent defeated Wanderers 24-16 on Saturday.

In 2C, Bruff host Sligo at Kilballyowen Park.