Three Limerick sides battle for Munster Senior Cup final spots

Colm Kinsella

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Colm Kinsella

Rory White, of UL Bohemian, tackles Rory Brosnan, of Garryowen, in their AIL 1B clash at Thomond Park last month. The Limerick clubs renew rivalry in the semi-final of the Munster Senior Cup on Thomond Park's back pitch this Saturday, 2pm
THREE Limerick sides will be battling for a place in the final of this season’s Munster Senior Cup as both semi-finals are down for decision this weekend.

THREE Limerick sides will be battling for a place in the final of this season’s Munster Senior Cup as both semi-finals are down for decision this weekend.

AIL Division 1B sides UL-Bohs and Garryowen go head-to-head in an all-Limerick semi-final on Thomond Park’s back pitch on Saturday, 2pm.

In the day’s other semi-final, AIL 1A side Young Munster travel to Cork to take on Munster Senior Cup holders Cork Constitution at Temple Hill at 2.30pm.

The clash of UL-Bohs and Garryowen is the meeting of the last two beaten Munster Senior Cup finalists. Both Limerick sides lost the decider in heart-breaking fashion to Cork Con.

UL-Bohs were denied a famous Cup win by a dramatic try from their Cork opponents deep in injury time at the Mardyke in 2012.

Twelve months ago, Garryowen were denied another Cup success by a dramatic late penalty award to the Temple Hill side in extra time at Thomond Park.

Garryowen defeated UL-Bohs 11-6 in their AIL meeting at Thomond Park last month.

Garryowen, third in Division 1B of the AIL, following their disappointing weekend defeat to Galwegians at Dooradoyle, secured their place in the semi-final of the Munster Senior Cup with a quarter-final victory over Cashel.

UL-Bohs, who ended a six-game losing run in the AIL with a precious away win over Corinthians at the weekend, have moved up to sixth in the table.

2010 Munster Senior Cup winners Young Munster will travel to Temple Hill on Saturday in confident mood for their semi-final clash following their excellent 1A League win over Clontarf on Saturday. Munsters’ moved up to fourth place in the table on the back of the one-point success.

John Staunton’s men sit one place behind the Tom Tierney-coached Cork Con side in the top flight table.

Young Munster secured a hard fought 9-6 win over Con when the sides met in the AIL in Temple Hill at the start of November.

Young Munster reached the semi-final of the Munster Senior Cup with an impressive home quarter-final win over Thomond.

Munsters’ complete their pre-Christmas run of AIL fixtures with an away date against Ballynahinch on Saturday, December 20.