Limerick derbies aplenty as Energia Men’s Community Series conferences confirmed

The line-ups for the 2020/21 Energia Men’s Community Series conferences have been confirmed.

The competition kicks off on 25 September with clubs taking part in provincial provinces to compete for silverware and a spot in the Bateman Cup.

Bateman Cup Final, St. Mary’s College RFC, Dublin 20/4/2019 City of Armagh vs Garryowen Garryowen’s Niall Horan celebrates after the game with the Bateman Cup Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Bryan Keane

Munster has been divided into two conferences, with eight and seven teams respectively.

Four Limerick sides have been drawn in Munster Conference 1 – the group in full is Cashel, Cork Constitution, Garryowen, Highfield, Old Crescent, Shannon, UCC and Young Munster.

Munster Conference 2 consists of Bruff, Clonmel, Dolphin, Midleton, Nenagh Ormond, Sundays Well and UL Bohemian.

Bank of Ireland Munster Senior Challenge Cup Final, Irish Independent Park, Cork 20/12/2019 Young Munster vs Cork Constitution Young Munster’s Alan Tynan clears the ball despite Duncan Williams of Cork Constitution Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Laszlo Geczo

Adding to the Bateman Cup in Stage 2 of the season, a further eight teams now have the chance to qualify for the new Bateman Plate and Shield tournaments.

The draws for Stage 2 of the season have also taken place.

The winners of Munster Conference 1 will take on the winners of the Connacht conference in the Bateman Cup semi-final.

The Munster Conference 1 runners-up will participate in the Bateman Plate semi-finals, facing the second-placed side in Connacht.

The Bateman Shield semi-final will see the top side in Munster Conference 2 play Connacht’s third-placed team.

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