LIMERICK’S eight competing clubs in the Ulster Bank All-Ireland League face crucial fixtures at the end of the opening phase of the competition this Saturday.
After a hugely disappointing weekend in which Garryowen record the only Limerick win, local clubs will be anxious to pick up precious points this weekend with the competition then taking a break until November 1.
In Division 1A, Young Munster will be determined to bounce back from the 42-0 thumping the Greenfields side suffered at the hands of Terenure College last weekend when hosting another Dublin side, Old Belvedere, at Tom Clifford Park. Munsters’ shipped six tries in that defeat and will be anxious to pick up a second win of the campaign on Saturday.
In 1B, third-placed Garryowen make the long trip to Deramore Park to face Belfast Harlequins, while fourth-placed UL-Bohs will look to bounce back to winning ways at home to Ballymena.
Also in that divisions Shannon will be desperate to pick up their first win of the campaign when the Parish side travel to Corinthians.
In Division 2A, Thomond will be aiming to bounce back from their defeat to Nenagh Ormond when facing Banbridge at Rifle Park.
In Division 2B, all three Limerick sides have home fixtures with Old Crescent hosting DLSP at Rosbrien, Richmond face Wanderers at Richmond Park and Bruff returning to action with a home tie against Sundays Well.
All games start at 2.30pm.