In Division 1A this Friday evening will be the pick of the bunch for Limerick’s Senior Clubs when Young Munster and Garryowen lock horns under lights in a Limerick City derby at Tom Clifford Park.
Young Munster, who are second from bottom, will be looking to make the most of home advantage count in a bid to record their first win, following their 9-9 draw against UCD at Belfield. They have also claimed three losing bonus points from three narrow defeats. Garryowen meanwhile have climbed up to sixth following their 25-5 away win over bottom side Ballynahinch last weekend.
In Division 1B Shannon, who are fifth following their 34-14 away defeat by Banbridge, welcome City of Armagh, who are eighth following their 19-0 away win over Navan, to Thomond Park.
UL Bohemian entertain Nenagh Ormond in a bottom of the table clash in Division 2A. Ninth-placed ‘Bohs’ are seeking their first win of the campaign after having returned with their second losing bonus point from their narrow 24-21 defeat by Ballymena in County Antrim.
Meanwhile, their Limerick rivals Old Crescent, who are fifth, face a tough assignment as they welcome third-placed Queen’s University to Rosbrien, with both sides going into the tie on the back of home defeats against MU Barnhall and Cashel respectively.
The stand-out tie in Division 2C is the meeting of second-placed Bruff and third-placed Skerries at Kilballyowen Park, with both sides going into the tie on the back of home wins over Bangor and Midleton.