24 May, 10:30
This week's Club Notes come from Cashel and Shannon Rugby Clubs.
Both Old Crescent and Thomond are in mid table. Old Crescent put up a credible performance last week away to Queens and this week they entertain Greystones who are still in a position to challenge for promotion.
Thomond face tricky encounter away to Seapoint and will do well to at least come away with something from this tie.
There is a local derby at Cashel as the Division 2B leaders entertain Nenagh Ormond. The visitors are seven points behind the leaders but only two behind second placed Rainey and cannot afford to let this gap widen.
Highfield travel to Boyne in a confident mood after three successive victories and will fancy their chances of another win.
Sunday’s Well have slipped down the table in recent weeks and face another difficult task this week when they travel to Kildare to face NUIM Barnhall who have moved up to third place. The odds must be on a home victory.
The big game in Division One of the Munster Junior League is the meeting of leaders Richmond at home to second placed Skibbereen. The west Cork side still remain unbeaten and are just two points behind Richmond with a game in hand. Richmond have not been playing to their true potential in recent weeks and the visitors will be happy to come away from this game with their unbeaten record in tact.
Kanturk who are in third place five points behind the leaders are at home to St. Senan’s and can expect a difficult time from the Clare side.
Galbally whose challenge received a setback last week with that defeat by Old Christians travel to Clanwilliam anxious to get back to winning ways.
Clonmel are at home to Crosshaven and realistically the Tipperary side’s target now must be a top four finish and they should collect the points against a Crosshaven side that have struggled this season.
Cobh Pirates who eased their relegation worries last week with away win over Tralee will be confident of picking up the points at home to bottom side Thurles.
Tralee entertain Old Christians and both these sides need the points to avoid being dragged into a relegation battle in the new year.
Kilfeacle will feel they are due a change of luck as they entertain a young Waterpark side.
Second Division leaders Mallow travel to Kinsale a side that have moved up to third place seven points adrift. A win for Kinsale would open up the promotion race but Mallow should continue their unbeaten run with an eight successive win.
St Mary’s in second place are at home to struggling Ballincollig and the Corbally side will be looking to pick up a scoring bonus point from this tie.
Presentation will hope to bounce back after last week’s defeat by Mallow with a home win over Bandon.
Newcastle West travel to Scariff hoping to keep their promotion challenge alive.
Newport who share bottom place with Bandon are at home to Muskerry who are also desperately in need of points to stay clear of relegation trouble.
In the other ties Castleisland entertain Ennis and Killarney are at home to Youghal.
After two successive defeats Killorglin will be anxious to get back to winning ways with a home win in Division Three over Carrick-on-Suir.
Charleville should collect the points at home to Dunmanway, but Fermoy could face a tricky encounter at home to Douglas.
Abbeyfeale travel to Kilrush confident of continuing their recent good run.
WaterfordCity make the long journey to Bantry.
WEDNESDAY 7th DECEMBER
Bowen Shield Final: P.B.C. v Crescent Comp., Temple Hill, 2.30;
Avonmore Milk Schools Senior Cup: Bandon Grammar v Newtown School, Bandon, 2.30;
Midleton College v Abbey CBS, Midleton, 2.30;
Avonmore Milk Schools Junior Cup Qualifiers: Midleton College v St. Clement's, Midleton, 2.30;
Newtown School v Abbeyfeale CC, Newtown, 2.30;
Under 15 Friendly: C.B.C. v P.B.C., Lansdowne, 2.00;
C.B.C. B v P.B.C. B, Lansdowne, 2.00;
Colleges Women: C.I.T. v U.C.C., CIT, 7.30;
FRIDAY 9th DECEMBER
Junior 2 Friendly: U.L. Bohemian v Richmond, Annacotty, 7.30;
SATURDAY 10th DECEMBER
Heineken Cup: Scarlets v Munster, Parc Y Scarlets, 3.40;
British & Irish Cup: Munster v Ayr, Tralee, 2.00;
Ulster Bank League Division 2A: City of Derry v Instonians, Judges Road, 2.30;
Corinthians v Bective Rangers, Corinthian Park, 6.30;
Dublin University v D.L.S.P., College Park, 2.30;
Malone v Queens University, Gibson Park, 2.30;
Midleton v Clonakilty, Towns Park, 2.00;
Old Crescent v Greystones, Rosbrien, 2.00;
Old Wesley v Terenure College, Donnybrook, 2.30;
Seapoint v Thomond, Kilboggot Park, 2.30;
Division 2B: Banbridge v Ards, Rifle Park, 2.30;
Boyne v Highfield, Drogheda, 2.30;
Cashel v Nenagh Ormond, Cashel, 1.00;
Navan v City of Armagh, Balreask, 2.30;
NUIM Barnhall v Sunday's Well, Parsonstown, 2.30;
Sligo v Rainey Old Boys, Sligo, 2.30;
Suttonians v Naas, Station Road, 2.30;
Munster Seconds League South: Cashel v U.C.C., Cashel, 2.00;
Gleeson League Division 1B: Clonmel v Fethard, Clonmel, 7.00;
McInerney Cup Semi Final: Thomond v St. Mary's, Fitzgerald Park, 2.30;
Under 21 South Western Conference Section A: Buccaneers v Bruff, Dubarry Park, 2.30;
Section B: Waterpark v Dolphin, Ballinakill, 2.30;
Schools Junior Friendly: P.B.C. v Clongowes Wood College, Wilton, 1.00;
P.B.C. B v Clongowes Wood College B, Wilton, 1.00;
South Munster Under 19 League Section 1: Bandon v Cork Constitution, Bandon, 11.30
Crosshaven v Clonakilty, Crosshaven, 11.15
Highfield v Ballincollig, Woodleigh Park, 10.45;
Cobh Pirates v Youghal, Cobh, 12.30;
Sunday's Well v Kanturk, Musgrave Park, 12.00;
Under 19 Development League: Old Christians v Kinsale, Rathcooney, 12.00;
Under 17 Quarter Finals: Clonakilty v Cobh Pirates, The Vale, 11.00;
Old Christians v Sunday's Well, Rathcooney, 12.30;
South Under 17 Play Off: Bandon v Ballincollig, Bandon, 12.30;
Under 17 League: P.B.C. v Highfield, Wilton, 10.00;
South Munster Under 15 League Section 1: Cork Constitution v Sunday's Well, Mahon, 10.30;
Old Christians v Muskerry, Rathcooney, 10.30;
Youghal v Cobh Pirates, Youghal, 11.00;
Section 2: Bandon v Kinsale, Bandon, tbc;
Clonakilty v Dunmanway, The Vale, 11.30;
Crosshaven v Skibbereen, Crosshaven, 1.00;
Dolphin v Bantry Bay, Musgrave Park, tbc;
South Under 13 League: Carrigaline v Youghal, Moneygourney, 11.00;
Cobh Pirates v Midleton, Cobh, 12.30;
Highfield v Sundays Well, Woodleigh Park, 10.30;
Old Christians v Fermoy, Rathcooney, 11.00;
West Munster Under 17 League: Killorglin v Killarney, Killorglin, 12.00;
West Munster Under 15 League: Castleisland v Abbeyfeale, Castleisland, 11.00;
Corca Dhuibhne v Killarney, Ballydavid, 11.00;
Kenmare v Killorglin, Kenmare, 11.00;
Listowel v Tralee, Listowel, 11.00;
Under 17 Friendly: Youghal v Midleton, Youghal, 11.30;
Under 14 Friendly: Mallow v Kanturk, Mallow, 11.30;
SUNDAY 11th DECEMBER
Munster Junior League Division 1: Clanwilliam v Galbally, Clanwilliam Park, 2.30;
Clonmel v Crosshaven, Clonmel, 2.30;
Cobh Pirates v Thurles, Cobh, 2.30;
Kanturk v St. Senan's, Kanturk, 2.30;
Kilfeacle v Waterpark, Kilfeacle, 2.30;
Richmond v Skibbereen, Richmond Park, 2.30;
Tralee v Old Christians, Tralee, 2.30;
Division 2: Castleisland v Ennis, Castleisland, 2.30;
Killarney v Youghal Killarney, 2.30;
Kinsale v Mallow, Kinsale 2.30;
Newport v Muskerry, Newport, 2.30;
Presentation v Bandon, Presentation, 2.30;
Scariff v Newcastle West, Scariff 2.30;
St. Mary's v Ballincollig, St. Mary's, 2.30;
Division 3: Bantry Bay v Waterford City, Bantry Bay, 2.30;
Charleville v Dunmanway, Charleville, 2.30;
Fermoy v Douglas, Fermoy, 2.30;
Killorglin v Carrick-on-Suir, Killorglin, 2.30;
Kilrush v Abbeyfeale, Kilrush, 2.30;
Munster Seconds League North: Old Crescent v Nenagh Ormond, Rosbrien, 2.30;
Munster Seconds League South: Dolphin v Cork Constitution, Musgrave Park, 2.30;
Sunday's Well v Highfield, Musgrave Park, 2.30;
South Junior 2 League Section A: Iveragh v Listowel, Cahirciveen, 2.30;
Kenmare v Killarney, Kenmare, 2.30;
Tralee v Castleisland, Tralee, 2.30;
Section B: Youghal v Dungarvan, Youghal, 2.30;
Section C: Bandon v Carrigaline, Bandon, 12.00;
Skibbereen v Clonakilty, Skibbereen, 12.00;
Section D: Old Christians v Cork Constitution, Rathcooney, 12.00;
Kanturk v Mallow, Kanturk, 12.00;
Section E: Ballincollig v Highfield, Tanner Park, 12.00;
Cobh Pirates v Dolphin, Cobh, 12.00;
South Junior 3 League Section A: Cork Transport v Crosshaven, Corn Field, 2.30;
Section B: Douglas v Fermoy, Moneygourney, 12.00;
East Under 19 League Play Off: Clonmel v Cashel-Thurles, Clonmel, 11.00;
East Under 17 League Final: Dungarvan v Waterpark, Dungarvan, 11.00;
East Under 17 Play Off: Thurles v Clonmel, Thurles, 11.00;
East Under 17 Development League: Carrick-on-Suir v Clanwilliam, Carrick-on-Suir, tbc;
Cashel v Waterford City, Cashel, 11.00;
Fethard v Kilfeacle, Fethard, 11.00;
Galbally v Nenagh Ormond, Galbally, 11.00;
East Under 15 League North: Cashel v Nenagh Ormond, Galbally, 11.00;
Galbally v Clanwilliam, Galbally, 11.00;
Kilfeacle v Thurles, Kilfeacle, 11.00;
East Under 15 League South: Dungarvan v Clonmel, Dungarvan, 11.00;
Waterpark v Fethard, Ballinakill, 11.00;
Waterpark B v Waterford City, Ballinakill, 11.00;
East under 13 League Semi Final: Thurles v Fethard, Thurles, 11.00;
North Under 19 League Final: Garryowen v Shannon-St. Mary's, TBA, 12.30;
North Under 19 League: Bruff v St. Senan's, TBA, 12.30;
North Under 17 League Section A: Bruff v Thomond, Bruff, 12.00;
Section B: Garryowen v Old Crescent, Dooradoyle, tbc;
Kilrush v Richmond, Kilrush, 12.30;
U.L. Bohemian v Estuary, Annacotty, 12.15;
North Munster Under 15 League: Bruff v Richmond, Bruff, 12.00;
Shannon v Newcastle West, Coonagh, 11.00;
U.L. Bohemian v Garryowen, Annacotty, 11.30;
North Munster Under 15 Conference: Estuary v Kilrush, Shanagolden, 12.15;
Newport v Ennis, Newport, 11.30;
Scariff v St. Senan's, Scariff, 12.00;
Old Crescent v Thomond, Rosbrien, 11.00;
North Under 13 League: Ennis v Garryowen Blues, Ennis, 12.00;
Richmond v Bruff, Canal Bank, 11.30;
U.L, Bohemian Hawks v Thomond, Annacotty, 10.30;
Young Munster v Old Crescent, Derryknockane, 11.30;
North Under 13 Conference: Estuary v Garryowen Whites, Shanagolden, 12.00;
Bruff v Newcastle West, Bruff, 12.00;
Kilrush v Presentation, Kilrush,11.30;
U.L. Bohemian Eagles v St. Senan's, Annacotty, 11.00;
Women's Development League: Abbeyfeale v Fermoy, Abbeyfeale, 1.00;
Clanwilliam v Cobh Pirates, Clanwilliam Park, 1.00;
Clonmel v Dungarvan, Clonmel, 1.00;
Highfield v Bandon, Woodleigh Park, 1.00;
Youghal v Waterford City, Youghal, 1.00;
WEDNESDAY 14th DECEMBER
Kidney Cup: P.B.C. v St. Munchin's, Wilton, 2.30;
Schools Senior Friendly: P.B.C. v Dungannon Grammar, Wilton, 2.30;