(Games Saturday, November 28, 2.30pm, unless otherwise stated)
Garryowen (3rd) v UCD (2nd), Dooradoyle
PROMOTED Garryowen will be anxious to finish off their Division 1A league campaign for 2015 in style with fixtures against the top two sides in the 1A table to come.
The third-placed ‘light blues’ are at home to UCD on Saturday and away to leaders Clontarf on December 5. The visit of second-placed UCD to Dooradoyle is a big test for Conan Doyle’s in-form side. Garryowen scored an excellent 28-13 away win over Old Belvedere last time out when scrum-half Neil Cronin who bagged 18 points.
Terenure College (5th) v Young Munster (6th), Lakelands
IMPROVING Young Munster will be looking to boost their play-off hopes in Division 1A when travelling to Dublin to face fifth-placed Terenure on Saturday.
These two sides are only separated by points difference. David Corkery Munsters’ side eased their way into the quarter-finals of the Munster Senior Cup with victory over Thomond since their last AIL outing, a hard-earned 11-10 victory over Cork Con. That Greenfield’s success was Munsters’ third on the bounce.
Ballymena (2nd) v UL-Bohemian (9th), Eaton Park
UL-Bohs will make the long journey to Eaton Park on a back of a timely Munster Senior Cup first round victory over Cashel last weekend.
Ninth-placed UL-Bohs, however, suffered an agonising 27-24 loss at home to 1B table toppers St Mary’s College in their last league outing.
Shannon (6th) v Dolphin (7th), Coonagh, 2pm
Sixth-placed Shannon continued their excellent run of form of late in 1B, when scoring an impressive 32-10 away win over Belfast Harlequins last time out. Saturday’s home tie against a Dolphin side sitting one point below them in the table provides Marcus Horan’s side with a good opportunity to record another win.
Thomond (8th) v Naas (4th), Liam Fitzgerald Park
EIGHTH-PLACED Thomond will be anxious to record just their third win of the campaign when Naas visit Fitzgerald Park on Saturday.#
Thomond took a losing bonus point from their 28-22 away defeat to Skerries.
Bruff (4th) v Sligo (9th), Kilballyowen Park
Bruff are within five points of leaders Old Crescent following their smashing 21-19 win away to Wanderers last time.
A home date with struggling Sligo provides a good opportunity to bag another win.
Dundalk (10th) v Old Crescent (1st), Mill Road
Old Crescent - with just one defeat from seven - retook top spot in 2C following a convincing 47-7 away win over Sligo.
Expect the Rosbrien side to be too strong for Dundalk.