19 Jun, 14:10
Munster Rugby recently held a 'Play Rugby' workshop for sixth class pupils and teachers at Murroe National School, County Limerick.
Youghal have gone through a torrid time recently after reaching the dizzy heights in 2006 when they won the Junior League title and Junior Clubs Challenge Cup as well as reaching the in augural All Ireland Junior Cup. Since than they have been relegated to Division Two and this year were propping up the table and looking at Third Division rugby next season.
However in recent weeks they have put a run together that has seen them on the verge of the promotion race. Cork Constitution are always one of the favourites for this competition are always one of the teams that clubs like to beat.
They have not been as successful as usual in the Seconds League and the lack of games in recent weeks because of the weather will not help them. The Temple Hill always love a challenge and will treat Youghal with the respect they deserve and their experience should see them advance to a meeting with Richmond next week.
An other senior club side facing an away tricky tie are Dolphin who head to Newcastle West. This will be a big game for the West Limerick side and if they play to their potential they could cause a shock.
There are two games in the fourth round with the meeting of U.C.C. and Young Munster at the Mardyke being the highlight. The students were hard pressed to beat Clonmel in the last round while Young Munster had an easy win at home to Ballincollig. The Limerick side reached the decider last year and could go a long way in this year’s competition.
The other Fourth round tie sees Cashel at home to St. Mary’s and it is difficult to see the Saints inflicting a first defeat of the season against the Tipperary outfit, although Mary’s did surprise Old Christians in the last round.
Bruff and Shannon will do battle under the Kilballyowen Park lights on Monday night and Shannon may again be looking to their expert goal kicker Ben Sargent to see them through.
Garryowen travel to Clonakilty confident that they can book a home tie against Thurles next week I the fourth round. Clonakilty with wins over Old Crescent and Sunday’s Well will not be beaten easily but the odds must be on an away win.
Old rivals Kilfeacle and Clanwilliam could be facing each other next week but first both must overcome Third Division opposition this weekend.
Kilfeacle are at home to Scariff and the Clare side are going well in the league and look likely to gain promotion. Kilfeacle will be seeking a good run in this competition and with the added bonus of a local derby next week they should advance.
Clanwilliam are away to Fermoy and they will also be confident of booking a fourth round place. Fermoy had to battle hard for their win over Dungarvan last week but are unlikely to cause an upset.
Unbeaten Galbally travel to Highfield and such is their form at the moment they could end the Woodleigh Park side’s interest in the Cup.
Tralee open their campaign with a home tie against Midleton and with no other major silverware to play for this season, the Kerry side should advance.
The other tie sees Skibbereen at home to Kinsale. The visitors have been very inconsistent this season and home advantage should see Skibbereen advance.
There are five games in the Munster Junior Plate Bandon and Muskerry meet at Old Chapel and with both sides struggling at the foot of the Second Division a win would be a big boost to either side.
Kanturk entertain Mallow in a local derby but both sides will be more interested in their upcoming league encounter.
Douglas could cause an upset when they visit Musgrave Park to play Sunday’s Well and home advantage could give Dungarvan the edge against Killarney.
There are three quarter final ties in the Munster Junior Bowl competition. Presentation should continue their good run with a home victory over Bantry Bay. Old Crescent should make their trip to Whitechurch where they will face Shandon a wining one and home advantage should see Killorglin beat Kilrush.
SATURDAY 19th FEBRUARY
Webb Cup:Garryowen v Thomond,Dooradoyle,12.00;
George O'Connell Cup Group A: Kinsale v Carrick-on-Suir,Kinsale,3.00;
Under 21 South Western Conference Division 1:Young Munster v Buccaneers,Clifford Park,2.30;
Division 2:Kilfeacle v Nenagh Ormond,Kilfeacle,2.30;
Junior 2 Friendly:Old Crescent v U.L. Bohemian,Rosbrien,12.00;
Avonmore Milk Under 19 League Group C:Crosshaven v Garryowen,Crosshaven,12.30;
Avonmore Milk Under 17 League Group A:Bandon v Waterpark,,Bandon,12.30;
Group B: Tralee v Bruff,Tralee,12.00;
Group D:Abbeyfeale v Kanturk,Abbeyfeale,12.00;
South Munster Under 19 League Group A:Cobh Pirates v Old Christians,Cobh,1.00;
Muskerry v Fermoy,Ballyanly,12.30;
Group 2A:Mallow v Charleville,Mallow,12.00;
Group 2B:Ballincollig v Bandon,Tanner Park,12.00;
Dunmanway v Douglas,Dunmanway,12.00;
South Munster Under 17 League Group A:Kinsale v Midleton,Kinsale,11.30;
Crosshaven v Cork Constitution,Crosshaven,9.30;
Group B:Skibbereen v Bantry Bay,Skibbereen,1.00;
Dolphin v Youghal,Musgrave Park,11.00;
Group C:Clonakilty v Cobh Pirates,The Vale,11.00;
Highfield v Mallow,Woodleigh Park,11.00;
Old Christians v Charleville,Rathcooney,tbc;
South Munster Under 15 League Section 1:Muskerry v Midleton,Ballyanly,11.00;
Kanturk v Cork Constitution,Kanturk,12.00;
Section 2:Crosshaven v Bandon,Crosshaven,11.00;
Skibbereen v Clonakilty,Skibbereen,12.15;
West Munster Under 17 Plate:Iveragh v Killorglin,Cahirciveen,TBC;
West Munster Under 15 League Play Off:Listowel v Corca Dhuibhne,Listowel,TBC;
West Munster Under 15 Plate:Killorglin v Killarney,Killorglin,TBC;
West Munster Under 13 League Play Offs:Killarney v Castleisland,Killarney,TBC:
Killorglin v Tralee,Killorglin,TBC;
SUNDAY 20th FEBRUARY
Munster Junior Cup:Kilfeacle v Scariff,Kilfeacle,2.30;
Newcastle West v Dolphin,Newcastle West,2.30;
Skibbereen v Kinsale,Skibbereen,2.30;
Bruff v Shannon,Bruff,2.30;
Tralee v Midleton,Tralee,2.30;
Clonakilty v Garryowen,The Vale,2.30;
Youghal v Cork Constitution,Youghal,2.30;
Fermoy v Clanwilliam,Fermoy,2.30;
Highfield v Galbally,Woodleigh Park,2.30;
Cashel v St. Mary's,Cashel,2.30;
U.C.C. v Young Munster,Curaheen Road,2.30;
Munster Junior Plate:Bandon v Muskerry,Bandon,2.30;
Kanturk v Mallow,Kanturk,2.30;
Dungarvan v Killarney,Dungarvan,2.30;
Sundays Well v Douglas,Musgrave Park,2.30;
Nenagh Ormond v Castleisland,Nenagh,2.30;
Munster Junior Bowl:Killorglin v Kilrush,Kilorglin,2.30;
Shandon v Old Crescent,Whitechurch,2.30;
Presentation v Bantry Bay,Rathuard,2.30;
Munster Junior League Division 1:Richmond v Waterpark,Richmond Park,2.30;
Division 3:Corca Dhuibhne v Abbeyfeale,Ballydavid,2.30;
Junior 2 League Group A Play Off:Carrigaline v Tralee,Moneygourney,1.00;
Group B:Cork Constitution v Dolphin,Temple Hill,12.00;
Mick Barry Cup Group A:Cobh Pirates v Kanturk,Cobh,12.00;
Mallow v Crosshaven,Mallow,12.00;
Group B:Old Christians v Bandon,Rathcooney,12.00;
George O'Connell Cup Group A:Highfield v Muskerry,Woodleigh Park,12.00;
Group B:Dunmanway v Castleisland,Dunmanway,2.30;
Killarney v Iveragh,Killarney,2.30;
Junior 3 League South Group A:Ballincollig v U.C.C.,Tanner Park,2.30;
Mitchelstown v Fermoy,Mitchelstown,12.30;
Group B:Bantry Bay v Bandon,Bantry,2.30;
Dolphin v Douglas,Musgrave Park,12.00;
O'Donoghue Cup:Thomond v St. Senan's,Fitzgerald Park,2.30;
Avonmore Milk Under 19 League Group B:Nenagh Ormond v Kilfeacle,Nenagh,12.00;
Group D:Scariff v Highfield,Scariff,1.00;
Young Munster v Clonmel,Clifford Park,12.00;
Avonmore Milk Under 17 League Group A:Shannon v Killarney,Coonagh,1.00;
East Under 17 Development League:Clanwilliam v Carrick-on-Suir,Clanwilliam Park,11.00;
Clonmel v Fethard,Clonmel,12.30;
Galbally v Thurles,Galbally,11.00;
East Under 15 League Play Off;Cashel v Thurles,Clanwilliam Park,12.30;
East Under 13 League:Dungarvan v Fethard,Dungarvan,11.00;
Clanwilliam v Cashel,Clanwilliam Park,11.00;
Thurles v Kilfeacle,Thurles,11.00;
East Under 13 Development League:Nenagh Ormond v Clonmel,Nenagh,11.00;
Waterford City v Galbally,Waterford,12.00;
North Under 17 League: Kilrush v Young Munster,Kilrush,12.00;
North Under 15 League Semi Finals:Garryowen v Shannon,Dooradoyle,11.30;
Old Crescent v Bruff,Rosbrien,11.30;
North Under 13 League:Ennis v Richmond,Ennis,12.00;
North Under 13 League Semi Final:U.L. Bohemian v Garryowen,Annacotty,11.30;
West Munster Under 15 League:Abbeyfeale v Tralee,Abbeyfeale,11.00;
Under 17 Friendly:Cork Constitution v Highfield,Temple Hill,12.00;
Under 15 Friendly:St. Senan's v St. Mary's,Slattery Park,11.30;
Under 14 Friendly:Abbeyfeale v Estuary,Abbeyfeale,11.30;
West Munster Under 13 Plate:Kenmare v Corca Dhuibhne,Kenmare,12.00;
Womens Munster Cup Final:Highfield v U.L. Bohemian,Woodleigh Park,12.30;
3rd/4th Play Off:Ballincollig v Tralee,Tanner Park,1.00;
5th/6th Play Off:Clonmel v Galbally,Clonamel,12.30;
7th/8th Play Off:Shannon v Thurles,Coonagh,2.00;
9th/10th Play Off:Youghal v Young Munster,Youghal,1.00;
11th/12th Play Off:Abbeyfeale v Nenagh Ormond,Abbeyfeale,1.00;
MONDAY 21st FEBRUARY
Munster Junior Cup: Bruff v Shannon,Bruff,7.30;