Blackrock v Shannon
AFTER a run of four straight defeats, Shannon’s hopes of making the promotion play-offs are all but over.
In fact Marcus Horan’s sixth-placed side need to take something from their final two regular season games to ensure they are not caught up in the relegation battle.
With two games left, Shannon lie six points ahead of UL-Bohs who occupy the relegation play-off position.
Shannon lost 24-3 to high-flying St Mary’s last time. Blackrock have lost five of their last six AIL games.
UL-Bohemian v Belfast Quins
A CRUCIAL basement battle fixture for UL-Bohs who occupy the relegation play-off place with two games left.
Ninth-placed UL-Bohs are just one point behind eighth-placed Blackrock and three adrift of Dolphin, however.
Saturday’s opponents Belfast Harlequins are relegated despite their win over Old Wesley last time out.
UL-Bohs have won three of their last four games and crucially defeated Dolphin 18-16 in Cork last time out.
With momentum on their side and facing a ‘Quins side already consigned to Division 2A next term, UL-Bohs should record a vital win.