11 Dec, 14:35
This week's club notes come from Carrick-on-Suir, Midleton and Shannon rugby clubs.
On Saturday Dolphin face a tricky task as they welcome leaders Lansdowne to Musgrave Park which kicks off at 3pm and Cork Constitution travel to Limerick to take on Garryowen and game has a 4pm start.
Young Munster entertain Old Belvedere in a mid-table clash at Tom Clifford Park.
In Division 1B Bruff will be looking to make the most of home advantage in a bid to move out of the danger zone as they take on Blackrock College at Kilballyowen Park and avenge their 6-3 defeat at Stradbrook a month ago.
There are two mid-table encounters in Division 2A as Old Crescent welcome Galwegians to Rosbrien and Cashel travel to Killiney to take on Seapoint.
The Munster Junior League resumes on Sunday and defending champions and Division 1 leaders Richmond will be aiming to move another step closer to retaining their title as they travel to Shannon to play St Senan’s.
Second-placed Kanturk will be looking to bounce back from last week’s All Ireland Junior Cup semi final defeat against Tullamore as they take on Cobh Pirates at the East Cork venue.
Tralee and Kilfeacle who are in joint fourth place go head to head at the Kerry venue and Newcastle West will be seeking to continue their good run as they welcome Waterpark to West Limerick.
Bottom side Crosshaven will have their work cut out as they entertain third-placed Skibbereen at the South Cork venue and fellow strugglers Clanwilliam are away to Old Christians.
St Mary’s are at home to Galbally in a mid-table clash.
In Division 2, leaders Muskerry will be looking to maintain their lead with a home win over Newport and second-placed Mallow are away to bottom side Dungarvan, with both sides looking for a bonus point victory.
Castleisland will be aiming to capitalize on the fact that near neighbours Killarney are free as they bid to regain third place with a home win over Kinsale.
Home advantage is vital for Thurles in their bid to avoid a second successive relegation as they take on Presentation.
Carrick-on-Suir will be seeking to build on their recent good run as they play Youghal at the East Cork venue.
Bandon are away to Ennis in a mid-table encounter.
Division 3 leaders Killorglin will be looking to move another step closer to their first promotion in the Junior League as they welcome Kilrush to Mid Kerry.
Martin O’Sullivan Cup finalists Waterford City and Abbeyfeale go head to head at Kilbarry and a win for City would spell the end of the West Limerick side’s outside hopes of promotion.
Third-placed Fermoy take on North Cork neighbours Charleville, who are propping up the table ahead of their deferred Junior Bowl encounter.
Ballincollig make the long trip to the Banner County to take on Scariff.
WEDNESDAY 30th JANUARY
Munster Schools Senior Cup: Ard Scoil Ris v Glenstal Abbey, Annacotty, 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;
U.L. v W.I.T., UL, 2.30;
THURSDAY 31st JANUARY
Munster Schools Senior Cup: Castletroy College v C.B.C., Annacotty, 3.00;
FRIDAY 1st FEBRUARY
Ulster Bank League Division 1A: Clontarf v St. Mary's College, Castle Avenue, 7.30;
Shannon v U.L. Bohemian, Thomond Park, 7.30;
Division 1B: Belfast Harlequins v Ballynahinch, Deramore Park, 7.30;
Malone v Ballymena, Gibson Park, 7.30;
SATURDAY 2nd FEBRUARY
Six Nations: Wales v Ireland, Millenium Stadium, 1.30;
Ulster Bank League Division 1A: Dolphin v Lansdowne, Musgrave Park, 3.00;
Garryowen v Cork Constitution, Dooradoyle, 4.00;
Old Belvedere v Young Munster, Anglesea Road, 2.30;
Division 1B: Bruff v U.C.D., Kilballoyowen Park, 2.30;
Buccaneers v Blackrock College, Dubarry Park, 2.30;
Dublin University v Dungannon, College Park, 2.30;
Division 2A: Old Crescent v Galwegians, Rosbrien, 2.30;
Seapoint v Cashel, Kilboggett Park, 4.00;
Gleeson League: Bruff v U.L. Bohemian, Kilballyowen Park, 4.30;
Kilfeacle v Fethard, Kilfeacle, 7.30;
Under 21 South Western Conference: Buccaneers v U.C.C., Dubarry Park, 2.30;
Dolphin v U.L. Bohemian, Musgrave Park, 2.30;
Highfield v Cork Constitution, Woodleigh Park, 1.45;
Munster Under 19 League Group A: Kanturk v Highfield, Kanturk, 12.00;
Group B: Bandon v Garryowen, Bandon, 12.30;
Nenagh Ormond v Youghal, Nenagh, 6.30;
Group C: Sunday's Well v Clonmel, Mahon, 12.30;
Tralee v Young Munster-Ennis, Tralee, 12.00;
Munster Under 17 League Group A: Galbally v Bruff, Galbally, 7.00;
Highfield v Abbeyfeale, Woodleigh Park, 12.00;
Group C: Waterpark v Castleisland-Corca Dhuibhne, Ballinakill, 3.00;
Group D: Kanturk v Clanwilliam, Kanturk, 1.30; Tralee v Ennis, Tralee, 12.00;
East Under 17 Development League: Waterford City v Fethard, Waterford, 7.00;
South Under 19 Phase 2: Muskerry-Ballincollig v Kinsale, Ballyanly, 12.00;
Midleton v Old Christians, Towns Park, 11.30;
Carrigaline v Mallow, Moneygourney, 11.00;
South Under 17 Phase 2: Sunday's Well v Cobh Pirates, Mahon, 10.30;
Crosshaven v Muskerry, Crosshaven, 11.30;
Bantry Bay v Mallow, Bantry, tbc;
Bandon v Cork Constitution, Bandon, 12.00;
Skibbereen v Kinsale, Skibbereen, 11.30;
Mitchelstown v Dolphin, Mitchelstown, tbc;
Douglas v Fermoy, Moneygourney, tbc;
Old Christians v Ballincollig, Rathcooney, 11.30;
Dunmanway v Youghal, Dunmanway, 12.00;
South Munster Under 15 League Section 1: Crosshaven v Bandon, Crosshaven, 10.15;
Skibbereen v Clonakilty, Skibbereen, 10.00;
Section 2: Charleville v Mitchelstown, Charleville, 11.30;
Sunday's Well v Dolphin, Mahon, 10.00;
West Under 15 Plate: Iveragh v Tralee Barbarians, Cahirciveen, 11.00;
Listowel v Abbeyfeale, Listowel, 11.00;
SUNDAY 3rd FEBRUARY
Munster Junior League Division 1: Cobh Pirates v Kanturk, Cobh, 2.30;
Crosshaven v Skibbereen, Crosshaven, 2.30;
Newcastle West v Waterpark, Newcastle West, 2.30;
Old Christians v Clanwilliam, Rathcooney, 2.30;
St. Mary's v Galbally, Corbally, 2.30;
St. Senan's v Richmond, Jim Slattery Park, 2.30;
Tralee v Kilfeacle, Tralee, 2.30;
Division 2: Castleisland v Kinsale, Castleisland, 2.30;
Dungarvan v Mallow, Dungarvan, 2.30;
Ennis v Bandon, Ennis, 2.30;
Muskerry v Newport, Ballyanly, 2.30;
Thurles v Presentation, Thurles, 2.30;
Youghal v Carrick-on-Suir, Youghal, 2.30;
Division 3: Fermoy v Charleville, Fermoy, 2.30;
Killorglin v Kilrush, Killorglin, 2.30;
Scariff v Ballincollig, Scariff, 2.30;
Waterford City v Abbeyfeale, Waterford, 2.30;
Munster Seconds League North: Bruff v Nenagh Ormond, Kilballyowen Park, 2.30;
Old Crescent v Young Munster, Clifford Park, 2.30;
Thomond v Shannon, Liam Fitzgerald Park, 2.30;
U.L. Bohemian v Garryowen, Annacotty, 2.30;
Munster Seconds League South: Cork Constitution v Dolphin, Temple Hill, 2.30;
Highfield v Sunday's Well, Woodleigh Park, 2.30;
U.C.C. v Cashel Curaheen Road, 2.30;
Junior 2 League Group A: Highfield v Tralee, Woodleigh Park, 1.00;
Kinsale v Mallow, Kinsale, 12.00;
Group B: Carrigaline v Waterpark, Moneygourney, 2.30;
Mitchelstown v Cork Constitution, Mitchelstown, 12.00;
Mick Barry Cup Group A: Iveragh v Killarney, Cahirciveen, 2.30;
Group B: Cashel v Waterford City, Cashel, 2.30;
Dolphin v Cobh Pirates, Musgrave Park, 12.00;
George O'Connell Cup Group A: Clonakilty v Skibbereen, The Vale, 12.00;
Group B: Kanturk v Shandon, Kanturk, 12.00;
Junior 3 League South Group A: Carrigaline v U.C.C., Moneygourney, 2.30;
Fermoy v Midleton, Fermoy, 12.00;
Group B: Crosshaven v Muskerry, Crosshaven, 12.00;
Dunmanway-Bantry Bay v Cork Transport, Dunmanway, 2.30;
Munster Under 19 League Group A: Clanwilliam v Bruff, Clanwilliam Park, 11.30;
Group D: Cork Constitution v Waterpark, Mahon, 12.30;
Munster Under 17 League Group B: Midleton v Old Crescent, Towns Park, 12.00;
Nenagh Ormond v Listowel, Nenagh, 1.00;
Group C: Clonakilty v Garryowen, The Vale, 12.00;
East Under 17 Development League: Carrick-on-Suir v Kilfeacle, Carrick-on-Suir, 11.00;
Clonmel v Cashel, Clonmel, 11.00;
Dungarvan v Thurles, Dungarvan, 11.00;
East Under 15 League Play Off: Dungarvan v Waterpark, Clonmel, 11.00;
East Under 15 Cup: Cashel v Thurles, Cashel, 11.00;
Clanwilliam v Fethard, Clanwilliam Park, 11.00;
Waterford City v Clonmel, Waterford, 11.00;
Waterpark Dev v Carrick-on-Suir, Ballinakill, 11.00;
East Under 13 Cup: Cashel v Clanwilliam, Cashel, 11.00
Thurles v Kilfeacle, Thurles, 11.00;
Waterpark B v Nenagh Ormond, Ballinakill, 12.00;
East Under 13 Plate: Waterford City v Clonmel, Waterford, 11.00;
Waterpark v Dungarvan, Ballinakill, 11.00;
North Under 15 League Semi Final: Old Crescent v Bruff, Rosbrien, 11.30;
North Under 15 Conference Semi Final: Newcastle West v Thomond, Newcastle West, 11.00;
North Under 14 League: Bruff v Ennis, Kilballyowen Park, 11.30;
North Under 14 Conference: Presentation v St. Senan's, Rathuard, 11.30;
Richmond v Kilrush, Garryowen Green, 11.30;
North Under 13 League Semi Finals: Ennis v Newcastle West, Ennis, 12.00;
Garryowen v Shannon, Dooradoyle, 12.00;
North Under 13 Conference Semi Final: Ballina-Killaloe v Presentation, Killaloe, 11.30;
Under 16 Friendly: Newport-Presentation v Kilrush, Newport, 11.30;
Womens Munster Cup Group A: Ballincollig v Nenagh Ormond, Tanner Park, 1.00;
Fermoy v U.L. Bohemian, Fermoy, 1.00;
Group B: Tralee v Galbally, Tralee, 1.00;
Young Munster v Highfield, Derryknockane, 1.00;
Womens Development League: Abbeyfeale v St. Mary's, Abbeyfeale, 1.00;
Clanwilliam-Clonmel v Bruff, Clonmel, 1.00;
Dungarvan v Cobh Pirates, Dungarvan, 1.00;
Waterford City v Thurles, Waterford, 1.00;
TUESDAY 5th FEBRUARY
Munster Schools Junior Cup: Glenstal Abbey v Castletroy College, Clanwilliam Park, 3.00;
WEDNESDAY 6th FEBRUARY
Munster Schools Junior Cup: P.B.C. v Crescent Comp, Mardyke, 1.30;
C.B.C. v Ard Scoil Ris, Mardyke, 3.15;
Rockwell v St. Munchin's, Clanwilliam Park, 3.00;
Colleges Freshers: WIT v CIT, WIT, 2.30;
Ladies: U.C.C. v U.L., Curaheen Road, 2.30;