Limerick Rugby - Young Munster go to Cork as AIL resumes
Colm Kinsella looks forward to the resumption of the All Ireland League with the four Limerick teams all facing big games.
THE All-Ireland League resumes this Saturday with Limerick’s top flight teams facing the first of four successive weekends of fixtures.
Joint-leaders in Division 1A Young Munster will look to bounce back from their ODM Munster Senior Cup semi-final defeat to UL-Bohs at the weekend when they face provincial rivals Cork Con at Temple Hill.
Garryowen, who have also won their two opening fixtures in the top flight, host Old Belvedere at Dooradoyle. Munster Senior Cup finalists UL-Bohs face a trip to Dublin to take on Clontarf.
Bottom side Shannon, still searching for their first point of the campaign, host Cork side Dolphin at Coonagh in a crunch early season tie.
Young Munster head coach, Mike Prendergast described his side’s showing in their 13-11 defeat to UL-Bohs Munster Senior Cup at Annacotty on Saturday as the poorest since he took charge of the side four season’s ago.
Prendergast said: “We have four big weeks with Con’ away, followed by Clontarf at home, UL-Bohs away and Garryowen at home. I don’t think you can get much bigger than that.
“We will know ourselves where we are after that.”
UL-Bohs head coach, Colm Tucker said the start the Annacotty side faced in the AIL was as difficult as they could get. Tucker said: “It has been a tough start with Mary’s away, followed by Con at home and now Clontarf. It is probably the hardest start you could get. We have to embrace it, be positive about it and go after it.”
Ulster Bank League Division 1A, Saturday, October 27 (All games 2.30pm)
Clontarf v UL-Bohemian, Castle Avenue; Cork Constitution v Young Munster, Temple Hill; Garryowen v Old Belvedere, Dooradoyle; Shannon v Dolphin, Coonagh
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