13 Dec, 16:30
West Cork side Skibbereen RFC will travel to the Showgrounds tomorrow, 14th December (kick-off 2pm) to take on Clogher Valley in the semi-final of the All-Ireland Junior Cup
The game of the day sees Garryowen and Lansdowne go head to head at Dooradoyle in their top of the table clash in Division 1A. The home side will be looking to make home advantage count in a bid to keep their title aspirations on track.
Cork Constitution travel to the Capital to take on St Mary’s College in the first of three games between these sides this season as they will also meet in the final of the Bateman Cup at the end of April.
Dolphin entertain third-placed Young Munster at Musgrave Park as bottom side Shannon who recorded their first win of the campaign against Limerick neighbours UL Bohemian last time out will be aiming to build on this result with a home win against Clontarf.
UL Bohemian take on Old Belvedere at Anglesea Road with both sides needing the points to avoid the drop.
Bruff travel to Dungannon in a basement clash in Division 1B with the points vital to both sides as they bid to avoid relegation.
In Division 2A leaders UCC face a tricky away tie against Cashel, but boosted by last week’s win over Old Wesley the students will fancy their chances of success.
Highfield and Old Crescent go head to head in a mid-table clash at Woodleigh Park. This is a repeat of their Munster Senior Cup opener which the Limerick side won 11-8 and the ‘Field will be looking to avenge this result.
Midleton boosted by their win over DLSP last week will have it all to do when they travel to Galwegians.
Clonakilty will have it all to do against Boyne in Drogheda as they look to continue their recent good run in Division 2B.
Third-placed Nenagh Ormond are away to City of Armagh, with the Premier County side looking to keep their promotion challenge on track.
Thomond entertain Ards in their basement clash and Sunday’s Well take on Navan at the Meath venue.
It is a busy weekend on the Junior Rugby front with Kanturk getting the show on the road on Saturday in what is the biggest day of their history as they take on holders Tullamore in the All Ireland Junior Cup semi final at the Duhallow venue and they will have it all to do to preserve their unbeaten home run going back to February 2008 when Ennis were the last side to beat them on their home patch.
The Munster Junior Cup continues with a full series of games in Round 4 on Sunday.
Holders Cork Constitution begin their defence of the trophy with an away tie against St Senan’s and last year’s finalists Skibbereen are away to Cobh Pirates.
There are three Cork derbies down for decision. Mid-Cork neighbours Ballincollig and Muskerry go head to head at Tanner Park, Kinsale are at home to Midleton and Old Christians take on Crosshaven at Rathcooney.
Garryowen and Shannon renew age-old rivalry at Dooradoyle, while Young Munster entertain Galbally at Clifford Park.
Two County Limerick sides have away ties as Newcastle West travel to Cork to play UCC and Bruff play Tralee.
Junior League Division 1 leaders Richmond have a home tie against Cashel and their near neighbours Presentation welcome Highfield to Rathuard.
Dolphin are away to Clanwilliam and Clonmel are at home to Ennis.
Mallow chasing promotion from Division 2 take on Waterpark at the North Cork venue.
The Junior Plate and Junior Bowl both get underway this weekend. Bandon begin their Junior Plate campaign with a home tie against Thomond and Nenagh Ormond entertain Castleisland.
Sunday’s Well face a tricky away tie against Junior League Division 3 leaders Killorglin, while Thurles entertain fellow Division 2 strugglers Dungarvan.
Fermoy begin their defence of the Junior Bowl with an away tie against North Cork neighbours Charleville and Dunmanway-Bantry Bay make the long trip to the Banner County to take on Scariff.
The only game in the Junior League sees Carrick-on-Suir taking on Killarney at the South Tipperary venue in Division 2 with both sides needing the points for different reasons. Carrick aiming to pull clear of relegation and Killarney to keep themselves in the promotion race.
Abbeyfeale and Waterford City go head to head in the Martin O’Sullivan Cup final at a venue yet to be confirmed.
WEDNESDAY 23rd JANUARY
Munster Schools Junior Cup: St Clements v Crescent College Comp.,Rosbrien, 3.00;
Schools Junior B Cup: Newtown School v Midleton College, Newtown, 2.30;
Schools Senior Friendly: Ardscoil Ris v Newbridge College, Coonagh, 2.45;
Schools Junior Friendly: Glenstal Abbey v Newbridge College, Glenstal, 2.30;
Under 17 Friendly: P.B.C. v Rockwell, Wilton, 2.30;
Under 16 Friendly: Ardscoil Ris v Terenure College, Coonagh, 3.15;
Under 15 Friendly: Castletroy College v St. Munchin's, Castletroy, 2.30;
Castletroy College B v St. Munchin's B, Castletroy, 2.30;
P.B.C. v Rockwell, Wilton, 2.30;
P.B.C. B v Rockwell B, Wilton, 2.30;
THURSDAY 24th JANUARY
Cleary Cup: Waterpark College v Cashel C.C., Waterpark College, 12.30;
FRIDAY 25th JANUARY
Cleary Cup: Pobalscoil na Trionoide v Clonmel HS, Youghal, 1.00;
Munster Under 17 League Group C: Waterpark v Clonakilty, Ballinakill, 7.30;
East Under 13 Cup: Nenagh Ormond v Thurles, Nenagh, 8.00;
Under 14 Friendly: St. Munchin's v Castletroy College, Corbally, 2.00;
St. Munchin's B v Castletroy College B, Corbally, 2.00;
SATURDAY 26th JANUARY
Ulster Bank League Division 1A: Dolphin v Young Munster, Musgrave Park, 2.30;
Garryowen v Lansdowne, Dooradoyle, 2.30;
Old Belvedere v U.L. Bohemian, Anglesea Road, 2.30;
Shannon v Clontarf, Coonagh, 2.30;
St. Mary's College v Cork Constitution, Templeville Road, 2.30;
Division 1B: Ballynahinch v Dublin University, Ballymacarn Park, 2.30;
Belfast Harlequins v Buccaneers, Deramore Park, 2.30;
Blackrock College v Malone, Stradbrook, 2.30;
Dungannon v Bruff, Stevenson Park, 2.30;
U.C.D. v Ballymena, Belfield, 2.30;
Division 2A: Banbridge v Corinthians, Rifle Park, 2.30;
Bective Rangers v Old Wesley, Donnybrook, 2.30;
Cashel v U.C.C. Cashel, 2.30;
D.L.S.P. v City of Derry, Kirwan Park, 2.30;
Galwegians v Midleton, Crowley Park, 2.30;
Greystones v Terenure College, Dr. Hickey Park, 2.30;
Highfield v Old Crescent, Woodleigh Park, 2.30;
Queens University v Seapoint, Dub Lane,2.30;
Division 2B: Boyne v Clonakilty Drogheda, 2.30;
City of Armagh v Nenagh Ormond Armagh, 2.30;
Instonians v Connemara, Shaws Bridge, 2.30;
Naas v Rainey Old Boys, Fournaughts, 2.30;
Navan v Sunday's Well, Belreask, 2.30;
Skerries v NUIM Barnhall, Holmpatrick, 2.30;
Sligo v Suttonians, Sligo, 2.30;
Thomond v Ards, Fitzgerald Park, 2.30;
All Ireland Junior Cup Semi Finals: Clogher Valley v Enniscorthy, Fivemiletown, 2.30;
Kanturk v Tullamore, Kanturk, 2.30;
Gleeson League: Fethard v Kilfeacle, Fethard, 7.30;
Thomond v Bruff, LIT, 2.30;
Mick Barry Cup: Dolphin v Waterford City, Musgrave Park, 1.00;
Under 21 South Western Conference: Buccaneers v U.C.C., Dubarry Park, 2.30;
Corinthians-NUIG v Young Munster, Galway, 2.30;
Dolphin v U.L. Bohemian Musgrave Park, 2.30;
Garryowen v Galwegians, Dooradoyle, 2.30;
Highfield v Cork Constitution, Woodleigh Park, 2.30;
Old Crescent v Thomond, Rosbrien, 2.30;
Junior 2 Friendly: U.L. Bohemian v Shannon, Annacotty, 1.00;
Schools Junior Friendly: C.B.C. v St. Michaels, Lansdowne, 12.00;
St. Munchin's v CBC Monkstown, Corbally, 12.00;
Munster Under 19 League Group C: Clonmel v Young Munster-Ennis, Clonmel, 12.00;
Sunday's Well v Tralee, Musgrave Park, 12.30;
Group D: Abbeyfeale v Cork Constitution, Abbeyfeale, 12.00;
Munster Under 17 League Group B: Listowel v Midleton, Listowel, 2.00;
Group D: Tralee v Kanturk, Tralee, 11.00;
East Under 15 League: Waterford City v Fethard, Waterford, 6.00;
South Under 17 League Phase 2 Section 1: Cobh Pirates v Kinsale, Cobh, 12.15;
Muskerry v Skibbereen, Ballyanly, 12.00;
Sunday's Well v Crosshaven, Mahon, 11.00;
Section 2: Bantry Bay v Mitchelstown, Bantry, tbc;
Dolphin v Bandon, Musgrave Park, 12.00;
Mallow v Cork Constitution, Mallow, 11.00;
Section 3: Douglas v Dunmanway, Moneygourney, tbc;
Fermoy v Ballincollig, Fermoy,'tbc;
Youghal v Old Christians, Youghal, 11.30;
South Under 15 League Section 1: Bantry Bay v Clonakilty, The Vale, 11.30;
Skibbereen v Muskerry, Skibbereen, 12.00;
Section 2: Charleville v Cobh Pirates, Charleville, 11.00;
West Under 15 Play Offs: Castleisland v Killorglin, Castleisland, 11.00;
Tralee v Killarney, Tralee, 11.00;
West Under 15 Plate: Corca Dhuibhne v Tralee Barbarians, Ballydavid, 11.00;
Iveragh Eagles v Listowel, Cahirciveen, 11.00;
Under 19 Friendly: Old Christians v Midleton, Rathcooney, 12.00;
Under 15 Friendly: Sunday's Well v Kanturk, Mahon, 10.30;
Under 14 Friendly: C.B.C. v CBC Monkstown, Lansdowne, 1.00;
Under 13 Friendly: Crosshaven v Douglas, Crosshaven, 11.30;
SUNDAY 27th JANUARY
Munster Junior Cup: Ballincollig v Muskerry, Tanner Park, 2.00;
Clanwilliam v Dolphin, Clanwilliam Park, 2.00;
Clonmel v Ennis, Clonmel, 2.00;
Cobh Pirates v Skibbereen Cobh, 2.00;
Garryowen v Shannon, Dooradoyle, 2.00;
Kilfeacle v St. Mary's, Kilfeacle, 2.00;
Kinsale v Midleton, Kinsale, 2.00;
Mallow v Waterpark, Mallow, 2.00;
Old Christians v Crosshaven, Rathcooney, 2.00;
Presentation v Highfield, Rathuard, 2.00;
Richmond v Cashel, Richmond Park, 2.00;
St. Senan's v Cork Constitution, Jim Slattry Park, 2.00;
Tralee v Bruff, Tralee, 2.00;
U.C.C. v Newcastle West, Mardyke, 2.00;
Young Munster v Galbally, Clifford Park, 2.00;
Munster Junior Plate: Bandon v Thomond, Bandon, 2.00;
Killorglin v Sunday's Well, Killorglin, 2.00;
Nenagh Ormond v Castleisland, Nenagh, 2.00;
Thurles v Dungarvan, Thurles, 2.00;
Munster Junior Bowl: Charleville v Fermoy, Charleville, 2.00;
Scariff v Dunmanway-Bantry Bay Scariff, 2.00;
Munster Junior League Division 2: Carrick-on-Suir v Killarney, Carrick-on-Suir, 2.30;
Martin O'Sullivan Cup Final: Abbeyfeale v Waterford City, TBC, 2.00;
Junior 2 League Group A: Highfield v Mallow, Woodleigh Park, 12.00;
Tralee v Kinsale, Tralee, 1.00;
Group B: Cork Constitution v Waterpark, Temple Hill, 2.30;
Mitchelstown v Carrigaline, Mitchelstown, 12.00;
Mick Barry Cup Group A: Iveragh v U.C.C., Cahirciveen, 2.30;
Killarney v Bandon, Killarney, 2.30;
Group B: Cobh Pirates v Cashel, Cobh, 1.00;
George O'Connell Cup Group B: Dungarvan v Kanturk, Dungarvan, 2.30;
Junior 3 League South Group A: Dolphin v Carrigaline, Musgrave Park, 12.00;
U.C.C. v Fermoy, Curaheen Road, 12.30;
Group B: Crosshaven v Cork Transport, Crosshaven, 12.30;
Muskerry v Bandon, Ballyanly, 12.00;
Munster Under 19 League: Group A: Bruff v Highfield, Kilballyowen Park, 12.00;
Kanturk v Clanwilliam, Kanturk, 12.00;
Group B: Garryowen v Youghal, Dooradoyle, 2.00;
Group D: Waterpark v Thomond, Ballinakill, 1.30;
Munster Under 17 League Group A: Abbeyfeale v Galbally, Abbeyfeale, 12.00;
Bruff v Highfield, Kilballyowen Park, 12.00;
Group B: Old Crescent v Nenagh Ormond, Rosbrien, 11.00;
Group C: Garryowen v Castleisland-Corca Dhuibhne, Dooradoyle, 11.30;
Group D: Clanwilliam v Ennis, Clanwilliam Park, 11.30;
East Under 17 Development League: Cashel v Dungarvan, Cashel, 11.00;
Fethard v Carrick-on-Suir, Fethard, 11.00;
Kilfeacle v Clonmel, Kilfeacle, 11.00;
Thurles v Waterford City, Thurles, 11.00;
East Under 15 League Play Off: Cashel v Nenagh Ormond, Cashel, 11.00;
East Under 15 League: Dungarvan v Waterpark, Dungarvan, 11.00;
East Under 13 Cup: Clanwilliam v Waterpark B, Clanwilliam Park, 12.00;
Kilfeacle v Fethard, Kilfeacle, 11.00;
East Under 13 Plate: Galbally v Clonmel, Galbally, 11.00;
North Under 15 League Semi Finals: Old Crescent v Bruff, Rosbrien, 11.30;
Shannon v U.L. Bohemian, Coonagh, 12.00;
North Under 14 League: Bruff v Ennis, Kilballyowen Park, 12.00;
Shannon v Thomond, Coonagh, 12.00;
U.L. Bohemian v Old Crescent, Annacotty, 11.30;
North Under 14 Conference: Presentation v St. Senan's, Rathuard, 11.00;
North Under 13 League Semi Final: Ennis v Newcastle West, Ennis, 12.00;
North Under 13 Conference Semi Final: Garryowen v Thomond, Dooradoyle, 11.30;
Under 17 Friendly: St. Mary's v Thomond, Corbally, 12.00;
Under 16 Friendly: Presentation-Newport v Kilrush, Rathuard, 12.00;
Under 14 Friendly: Young Munster v Estuary, Derryknockane, 12.00;
Under 13 Friendly: Ballina/Killaloe v Galwegians, Killaloe, 11.30;
Womens Munster Cup Group A: Ballincollig v Shannon, Tanner Park, 1.00;
Nenagh Ormond v U.L. Bohemian, Nenagh, 1.00;
Group B: Highfield v Galbally, Woodleigh Park, 1.00;
Young Munster v Tralee, Derryknockane, 1.00;
Womens Development League: Thurles v Fermoy, Thurles, 12.00;
WEDNESDAY 30th JANUARY
Munster Schools Senior Cup: Ard Scoil Ris v Glenstal Abbey, Coonagh, 3.00;
Rockwell v Crescent Comp, Clanwilliam Park, 3.00;
St. Munchin's v P.B.C., Corbally, 3.00;
Senior Colleges League Division 1: L.I.T. v C.I.T., LIT, 2.30;
THURSDAY 31st JANUARY
Munster Schools Senior Cup: Castletroy College v C.B.C., Clifford Park, 3.00;