9 Dec, 12:44
Munster Rugby and IRFU Referee Department have just completed their very successful joint venture to find the next generation of referees in schools within the Limerick area.
Fellow strugglers UL Bohemian will be looking to make the most of home advantage count as they entertain St Mary’s College at Annacotty.
There is nothing more than pride at stake as Cork Constitution travel to the Capital to take on second-placed Clontarf and Dolphin entrain Garryowen in a mid-table clash at Musgrave Park.
Bruff will have their work cut out as they take on third-placed Dublin University at College Park in their battle against relegation form Division 1B.
In Division 2 A UCC travel to take on leaders Terenure College at Lakelands Park and struggling Midleton will be looking to make the most of home advantage count as they welcome Old Wesley to East Cork in game they must win to avoid relegation.
Highfield entertain Galwegians at Woodleigh Park, Old Crescent host City of Derry and Cashel are away to Bective Rangers in mid-table encounters.
Nenagh Ormond must win their final game at home to NUIM Barnhall in a bid to secure a playoff place against the third last side in Division 2A. Barnhall must at least secure a point to guarantee them promotion.
Two Cork sides battling against the drop to Junior ranks from Division 2B are in action across the Border as Clonakilty are away to leaders Rainey Old Boys and defeat for the West Cork side will see them involved in a relegation play-off with the second-placed team from the Provincial League Championship, while a win for Clon’ will see them move another step closer to safety.
The West Cork side may also have to rely on a favour from fellow strugglers Sunday’s Well, who are away to Ards in a basement clash and a win for the ‘Well will put the County Down side in danger of contesting the relegation play-off.
A freak set of results could see Thomond in the relegation play off, so they will go all out to collect the points at home to Sligo.
In the Provincial League Championship two former AIL sides Richmond and Portadown go head to head at Chambers Park with the winners qualifying for the promotion/relegation play-off.
The fourth quarter final of the Munster Junior Cup is rescheduled for Sunday as last year’s finalists Skibbereen take on Highfield at Woodleigh Park with the winners away to holders Cork Constitution in the semi finals.
Mallow, who were promoted to Division 1 of the Junior League for the first time take on Youghal in the Munster Junior Clubs’ Challenge Shield decider in Fermoy on Saturday afternoon.
Waterford City, who were promoted to Division 2 are seeking their second piece of silverware as they look to add the Martin O’Sullivan Cup to the Junior Bowl title, which was won against Scariff recently, as they take on Abbeyfeale in Charleville. The West Limerick side who missed out on promotion recorded a narrow 13-12 away win over City in the League in February.
The finalists of the Gleeson League and South Munster Junior 2 League meet in the semi finals of the Munster Junior 2 Cup on Sunday. Richmond are at home to Cork Constitution and Carrigaline entertain Thomond in a repeat of last year’s tie which the Limerick side won 15-12.
WEDNESDAY 10th APRIL
Schools Under 18 Trial, Crescent Comp., 7.00;
Schools Under 15 A Final: St. Munchin's v Castletroy College, Annacotty, 3.00;
Schools Under 15 B Final: St. Munchin's v Ardscoil Ris, Annacotty, 3.00;
South Under 19 Cup Semi Final: Kanturk v Highfield, Kanturk, 7.00;
THURSDAY 11th APRIL
West Under 17 Cup Semi Final: Tralee v Killorglin, Tralee, 6.30;
Under 16 Friendly: Waterford City v Ryegate, Waterford, 5.30;
Under 14 Friendly: Rockwell v Ardscoil Ris, Rockwell, 2.30;
Rockwell B v Ardscoil Ris, Rockwell, 2.30;
FRIDAY 12th APRIL
Ulster Bank League Division 1A: Lansdowne v Old Belvedere, Aviva Stadium, 7.30;
Junior Friendly: West Munster v Munster Jnrs, Castleisland, 7.30;
North Under 13 Cup: Old Crescent v Garryowen, Rosbrien, 6.30;
SATURDAY 13th APRIL
RaboDirect Pro 12: Munster v Leinster, Thomond Park, 6.30;
Ulster Bank League Division 1A: Clontarf v Cork Constitution, Castle Avenue, 2.30;
Dolphin v Garryowen, Musgrave Park, 2.30;
U.L. Bohemian v St. Mary's College, Annacotty, 2.30;
Young Munster v Shannon Clifford Park, 2.30;
Division 1B: Ballynahinch v Blackrock College, Ballymacarn Park, 2.30;
Belfast Harlequins v Dungannon Deramore Park, 2.30;
Buccaneers v Ballymena Dubarry Park, 7.00;
Dublin University v Bruff, College Park, 2.30;
U.C.D. v Malone, Belfield, 2.30;
Division 2A: Banbridge v D.L.S.P., Rifle Park, 2.30;
Bective Rangers v Cashel, Donnybrook, 2.30;
Corinthians v Seapoint, Corinthian Park, 2.30;
Greystones v Queens University, Dr. Hickey Park, 2.30;
Highfield v Galwegians, Woodleigh Park, 2.30;
Midleton v Old Wesley, Towns Park, 2.30;
Old Crescent v City of Derry, Rosbrien, 2.30;
Terenure College v U.C.C., Lakelands Park, 2.30;
Division 2B: Ards v Sunday's Well, Hamilton Park, 2.30;
Boyne v Skerries, Drogheda, 2.30;
City of Armagh v Connemara, Armagh, 2.30;
Naas v Instonians, Fournaughts, 2.30;
Navan v Suttonians, Belreask, 2.30;
Nenagh Ormond v NUIM Barnhall, Nenagh, 2.30;
Rainey Old Boys v Clonakilty, Hatrick Park, 2.30;
Thomond v Sligo, liam fitzgerald Park, 2.30;
All Ireland Provincial League Championship: Moivea v Tullamore, Monivea, 2.30;
Portadown v Richmond, Portadown, 2.30;
Munster Junior Shield Final: Mallow v Youghal, Fermoy, 4.00;
O'Carroll Plate Semi-Final: Bruff v Garryowen, Bruff, 2.30;
Casy Cup: Waterford City v Fethard, TBC, tbc;
North Under 21 Cup: Old Crescent v Shannon, Rosbrien, 12.30;
Thomond-Richmond v U.L. Bohemian, TBC, 2.30;
All Ireland Under 19 Semi Final; Buccaneers v Bandon, Showgrounds, 2.30;
All Ireland Under 17 Semi Final; Sligo v Clonakilty, Showgrounds, 2.30;
West Under 17 Cup Semi Final: Tralee Colts v Corca Dhuibhne-Castleisland, Tralee, 12.00;
West Under 15 Cup Semi Final: Tralee v Corca Dhuibhne, Tralee, 11.00;
Under 19 Friendly (Charity Game): Crescent Comp. v Munster U19, Crescent Comp., 2.00;
Under 17 Friendly: Tralee v Lampter, Tralee, 5.00;
Under 13 Friendly: Shannon Blue v Wanderers, Coonagh, 2.30;
SUNDAY 14th APRIL
Munster Junior Cup: Highfield v Skibbereen, Woodleigh Park, 2.30;
Munster Seconds League Semi Final: Cork Constitution v U.L. Bohemian, Temple Hill, 2.30;
Martin O'Sullivan Cup Final: Abbeyfeale v Waterford City, Charleville, 2.30;
Munster Junior 2 Cup Semi Finals: Carrigaline v Thomond, Moneygourney, 2.30;
Richmond v Cork Constitution, Richmond Park, 2.30;
Garryowen Cup Final: Kilfeacle v Nenagh Ormond, Cashel, 1.00;
Mansergh Cup Semi-Final: Clonmel v Thurles, Clonmel, 2.30;
Mick Barry Cup Final: Dolphin v Cashel, Musgrave Park, 2.30;
Dave Dineen Cup: Waterpark v Dungarvan, Ballinakill, 2.30;
Kelly Cup: Mallow v Skibbereen, Mallow, 12.00;
Shandon v Kanturk, Whitechurch, 2.30;
Junior Three Cup South Semi-Finals: Dunmanway- Bantry Bay v Midleton, Dunmanway, 12.30;
Fermoy v Cork Transport, Fermoy, 2.00;
Junior Three Plate Semi-Finals: Bandon v U.C.C., Bandon, 2.30;
Muskerry v Dolphin, Ballyanly, 12.00;
Frazer McMullen All Ireland Under 21 Cup Final: Lansdowne v Dublin University, Merrion Road, 2.30;
East Under 19 Cup Final: Clonmel v Nenagh Ormond, Clanwilliam Park, tbc;
East Under 17 Development League Final: Cashel v Thurles, Fethard, 11.00;
East Under 15 Cup Final: Dungarvan v Fethard, Carrick-on-Suir, 11.00;
East Under 15 Plate Semi-Final: Cashel v Kilfeacle, Cashel, 11.00;
East Under 13 Cup Final: Kilfeacle v Nenagh Ormond, Kilfeacle, 11.00;
North Under 17 Open Cup: Kilrush v Newcastle West-Estuary, Kilrush, 12.00;
Young Munster v Thomond, Clifford Park, 12.00;
North Under 17 League Semi Finals: Garryowen v Bruff, Dooradoyle, 11.30;
Old Crescent v Ennis, Rosbrien, 12.00;
North Under 15 Cup Semi Final: Shannon v Kilrush, Coonagh, 12.00;
North Under 14 Cup Semi Final: Young Munster v Ballina-Killaloe, Clifford Park, 11.00;
North Under 13 Cup Semi Final: Bruff v Ennis Black, Kilballyowen Park, 12.00;
South Under 19 Development Cup Final: Dolphin v Midleton, Wilton, 3.00;
South Under 19 Phase 2 League Final: Kinsale v Mallow, Wilton, 1.15;
South Under 17 Development Cup Final: Ballincollig v Bantry Bay, Wilton, 4.45;
South Under 15 Development Cup Final: Kinsale v Sunday's Well, Wilton, 11.30;
West Munster Under 13 Final: Listowel v Killorglin, TBC, 11.00;
Under 14 Friendly: Kilrush v Greystones, Kilrush, 12.00;
Presentation v Estuary, Rathuard, 10.30;
Under 13 Friendly: Shannon Black v St. Mary's, Coonagh, 11.30;
Womens Development League Final: Abbeyfeale v Fermoy, Abbeyfeale, 1.00;
TUESDAY 16th APRIL
Cleary Cup Final: High School v Abbey CBS, Clonmel, 12.30;
WEDNESDAY 17th APRIL
Under 21 Cup South: U.C.C. v Cork Constitution, Mardyke, 7.30;
Trial: Munster U18 Schools v Munster U18 Youths, Wilton, 7.00;
North Under 17 Open Cup: Bruff v U.L. Bohemian, Kilballyowen Park, 7.00;