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.
Shannon entertain Kanturk. The North Cork side are currently challenging for promotion from Division 2 of the Munster Junior League. Kanturk who are being coached by former Shannon player John O’Neill will be anxious to put one over on his former club but the Parish side are steeped in Cup history and will start as favourites to advance.
Garryowen travel to Ballyanly to face Muskerry knowing that this could be a difficult tie. The home side despite a poor league run will be going all out to cause an upset against one of the top sides in the competition.
Two sides challenging for promotion in the Second Division sees Castleisland entertain St. Mary’s and while this competition may not be their priority; a win would be a great boost to moral so it should be very close.
There is an all Senior club clash at Clonakilty when Old Crescent are the visitors and the Limerick side could shade this tie.
Ennis are at home to Nenagh Ormond and the Clare side will be anxious to put one over on their senior opponents.
Midleton are at home to Waterford City and the East Cork side will fancy their chances of booking their place in the next round.
Mallow and Charleville meet in a North Cork derby with home advantage likely to see Mallow advance.
Newcastle West who are top of the Second Division will fancy their chances of a victory away to Bandon.
Kinsale after a disappointing league campaign should get the better of Newport at Snugmore.
Scariff should continue their good run with a home win over Corca Dhuibhne.
Presentation who are also on a good run at the moment having gone top of the Third Diviison last week, travel to
Abbeyfeale and should be able to see off the challenge of the West Limerick side.
Bantry Bay make their first appearance in the competition and will have it all to do despite home advantage when they play Carrick-on-Suir.
Kilrush who have conceded home advantage to Dungarvan as they double up the game as a league tie may go home empty handed.
Fermoy should prove too strong for Killorglin and in the other tie Douglas should get the better of Shandon at Moneygourney.
The big game in the First Division of the Munster Junior League is the meeting of two of the top four sides when Crosshaven travel to unbeaten Richmond. This is a game that Crosshaven must win to stay in the hunt for the title but the defnding champions could shade it by a narrow margin.
Leaders Cashel are at home to Waterpark and after last weeks big win over St. Senan’s, the Suirsiders are unlikely to halt Cashel’s unbeaten run.
Old Christians in fifth place face a difficult task away to Skibbereen as they bid to book a place in next season’s All Ireland Junior Cup with a top five finish.
Kilfeacle two points behind the Rathcooney side will fancy their chances of maximum points when they play hosts to Thurles.
Bottom side Ballincollig will have it all to do when they face Tralee at Tanner Park and Cobh Pirtates should continue their good run with an away win over struggling Clonmel.
FRIDAY 7th JANUARY
Under 21 Friendly:Garryowen v Thomond,Dooradoyle,7.30;
Under 17 Friendly:Clonakilty v Cork Constitution,The Vale,7.30;
SATURDAY 8th JANUARY
Magners League:Munster v Glasgow Warriors,Musgrave Park,7.30;
All Ireland League Division 1A:Cork Constitution v St. Mary's College,Temple Hill,2.30;
Old Belvedere v Garryowen,Anglesea Road,2.30;
Shannon v Blackrock College,Coonagh,2.30;
Young Munster v Dolphin,Clifford Park,2.30;
Division 1B:Dungannon v Buccaneers,Stevenson Park,2.00;
Galwegians v U.C.C.,Crowley Park,2.30;
Lansdowne v Bruff,Aviva Stadium,2.30;
U.L. Bohemian v Clontarf,Annacotty,2.30;
Division 2:Ballymena v Thomond,Eaton Park,2.00;
Ballynahinch v Queens University,Ballymacarn Park,2.30;
Bective Rangers v Malone,Doonybrook,2.30;
Clonakilty v D.L.S.P.,The Vale,2.30;
Corinthians v U.C.D.,Corinthian Park,2.30;
Midleton v Old Wesley,Towns Park,2.30;
Old Crescent v Belfast Harlequins,Rosbrien,2.30;
Terenure College v Dublin University,Lakelands Park,2.30;
Division 3:Ards v Rainey Old Boys,Hamilton Park,2.30;
Greystones v Suttonians,Dr Hickey Park,2.30;
Instonians v Sunday's Well,Shaws Bridge,2.30;
Naas v Connemara,Founaughts,2.30;
Navan v Banbridge,Balreask Old,2.30;
Nenagh Ormond v Wanderers,Nenagh,2.30;
Seapoint v City of Derry,Kilbogget Park,2.30;
Under 21 South Western Conference Division 1 Section A:Young Munster v Corinthians,Derryknockane,1.30;
Section B:Buccaneers v Waterpark,Dubarry Park,2.30;
Shannon v Galwegians,Coonagh,1.00;
U.L. Bohemian v Bruff,Annacotty,12.00;
Limerick Schools Junior Cup Final:Crescent Comp. v St. Munchin's,Crescent,11.00;
Schools Junior Friendly:C.B.C. v Terenure College,Lansdowne,1.00;
C.B.C. B v Terenure College B,Lansdowne,1.00;
P.B.C. v St. Michaels, Wilton, 12.30;
P.B.C. B v St. Michaels B,Wilton,12.30;
Avonmore Milk Under 19 League Play Off:Tralee v Old Christians,Tralee,1.00;
Under 18 League:Youghal v Ballincollig,Youghal,12.30;
South Under 17 Quarter Finals:Bandon v Highfield,Bandon,11.00;
Muskerry v Mallow,Ballyanly,11.30;
Under 17 Section 3 Play Off:Charleville v Old Christians,Fermoy,11.00;
South Under 15 League Section 1:Cork Constitution v Midleton,Temple Hill,12.15;
Fermoy v P.B.C,Fermoy,11.30;
Mallow v Muskerry,Mallow,12.00;
Mitchelstown v Sunday's Well,Mitchelstown,12.00;
Section 2:Clonakilty v Kinsale,The Vale,11.30;
Crosshaven v Highfield,Crosshaven,12.00;
South Under 13 League:Highfield v Bandon,Woodleigh Park,12.00;
Kinsale v Cork Constitution,Kinsale,10.30;
West Under 17 League:Castleisland v Tralee,Castleisland,11.00;
West Under 15 League:Tralee v Castleisland,Tralee,11.30;
West Under 13 League:Castleisland v Tralee,Castleisland,11.00;
Under 17 Friendly:Kanturk v Sunday's Well,Kanturk,12.00;
SUNDAY 9th JANUARY
Munster Junior Cup:Abbeyfeale v Presentation,Abbeyfeale,2.00;
Bandon v Newcastle West,Bandon,2.00;
Bantry Bay v Carrick-on-Suir,Bantry,2.00;
Castleisland v St. Mary's,Castleisland,2.00;
Clonakilty v Old Crescent,The Vale,2.00;
Douglas v Shandon,Moneygourney,2.00;
Ennis v Nenagh Ormond,Ennis,2.00;
Fermoy v Killorglin,Fermoy,2.00;
Kilrush v Dungarvan,Dungarvan,2.00;
Kinsale v Newport,Kinsale,2.00;
Mallow v Charleville,Mallow,2.00;
Midleton v Waterford City,Towns Park,2.00;
Muskerry v Garryowen,Ballyanly,2.00;
Scariff v Corca Dhuibhne,Scariff,2.00;
Shannon v Kanturk,Coonagh,2.00;
Munster Junior League Division 1:Ballincollig v Tralee,Tanner Park,2.30;
Cashel v Waterpark,Cashel,2.30;
Clonmel v Cobh Pirates,Clonmel,2.30;
Kilfeacle v Thurles,Kilfeacle,2.30;
Richmond v Crosshaven,Garryowen Green,2.30;
Skibbereen v Old Christians,Skibbereen,2.30;
Gleeson League:Cashel v Fethard,Cashel,1.00;
Junior 2 League South Section A:Iveragh v Tralee,Cahirciveen,2.30;
Killarney v Listowel,Killarney,2.30;
Section B:Clonakilty v Bandon,The Vale,12.00;
Dunmanway v Skibbereen,Dunmanway,12.00;
Section C:Ballincollig v Kanturk,Tanner Park,12.00;
Section D:Carrick-on-Suir v Dungarvan,Carrick-on-Suir,12.00;
Section E:Dolphin v Carrigaline,Musgrave Park,12.00;
Section F:U.C.C. v Cobh Pirates,Curaheen Road,12.00;
Highfield v Cork Constitution,Woodleigh Park,12.00;
Junior 3 League Section A:Bandon v Ballincollig,Bandon,2.30;
Douglas v U.C.C.,Moneygourney,12.00;
Section B:Mitchelstown v Dolphin,Mitchelstown,2.30;
Evans Cup:Clanwilliam v Waterford City,Clanwilliam Park,1.30;
Kiely Cup:Young Munster v St. Senan's,Clifford Park,2.30;
Under 21 South Western Conference Division 1 Section A:Dolphin v Highfield,Musgrave Park,2.30;
Avonmore Milk Under 19 League:Clanwilliam v Kilfeacle,Clanwilliam,11.00;
East Under 17 League Final:Waterpark v Kilfeacle,Clonmel,11.00;
East Under 17 Play Offs:Clonmel v Thurles,Fethard,1.00;
Dungarvan v Nenagh Ormond,Kilfeacle,11.00;
East Under 15 League Section 1:Carrick-on-Suir v Dungarvan,Ballinakill,11.00;
Fethard v Waterpark,Fethard,11.00;
Waterpark B v Clonmel,Carrick-on-Suir,11.00;
Section 2:Clanwilliam v Thurles,Clanwilliam Park,11.00;
Galbally v Cashel,Galbally,11.00;
Nenagh Ormond v Kilfeacle,Nenagh,11.00;
North Under 17 League:Kilrush v Young Munster,Young Munster,12.00;
Scariff v Bruff,Bruff,11.30;
Ennis v Newcastle West,Lee's Road,12,00;
Garryowen v U.L. Bohemian,Dooradoyle,11.30;
Old Crescent v Shannon,Rosbrien,11.30;
North Under 15 League:Estuary v Bruff,Shanagolden,11.30;
St. Senan's v Young Munster,Jim Slattery Park,11.30;
North Under 14 League:Newport v U.L. Bohemian,Newport,11.30;
Presentation v Scariff,Rathuard,11.30;
Richmond v Young Munster,Canal Bank,11.30;
Womens AIL Division 1:Clonmel v Galwegians,Clonmel,1.00;
Cooke v Old Belvedere,Belfast,1.00;
St. Mary's College v Highfield,Templeville Road,1.00;
U.L. Bohemian v Blackrock,Annacotty,1.00;
Division 2:Galbally v Tuam,Galbally,12.00;
Shannon v Clanwilliam,Coonagh,1.00;
Thurles v Ballincollig,Thurles,1.00;
Young Munster v Tralee,Clifford Park,1.00;
WEDNESDAY 12th JANUARY
Senior Friendly:U.C.C. v Bristol University,Mardyke,7.00;
Junior 2 League South:Cork Constitution v U.C.C.,Temple Hill,7.30;
Avonmore Milk Schools Senior Cup:Bandon Grammar v Midleton College,Bandon,2.30;