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Weekend Rugby Preview
10 October 2004, 11:00 am
A.I.L. Champions Shannon travel to the Capital to resume the defence of their title against bottom club Lansdowne. The only other game in Division 1 sees Cork Constitution face Ballymena.
By John Leonard

A.I.L. Champions Shannon travel to the Capital to resume the defence of their title against bottom club Lansdowne. The only other game in Division 1 sees Cork Constitution seeking their first win of the campaign against Ballymena at Temple Hill.

In Division 2 promoted Highfield host relegated Dolphin at Woodleigh Park in a Cork derby. There is also a vital Limerick derby at Rosbrien, which sees Old Crescent taking on U.L. Bohemian. Waterpark, who are in second last spot, are at home to bottom club Malone.

Elsewhere, Thomond travel to Parsonstown to play Barnhall, Midleton are at home to Terenure College, U.C.C. host Old Belvedere at the Mardyke and Young Munster take on Ballynahinch at Tom Clifford Park.

In Division 3, table toppers Sunday's Well will be hoping to maintain their 100% record when they welcome Queen's University to Musgrave Park for their first ever visit. Second placed Clonakilty travel to play bottom side Ballina at Heffernan Park and Bruff host City of Derry at Kilballyowen Park.

In the Third Round of the Munster Junior Clubs' Challenge Cup Clanwilliam are at home to Skibbereen, while neighbours Cashel travel to Ballyanly to take on Muskerry. Youghal host Crosshaven at the East Cork venue and Richmond have a home tie against Charleville in what should be four cracking Cup ties.

In the Munster Seconds' League Division 1, second placed Garryowen host Dolphin at Dooradoyle. Shannon take on bottom side U.L. Bohemian in the Limerick derby at Coonagh.

In Division 2 Bruff will be aiming to maintain their 100% record, when they travel to Towns Park to take on Midleton. U.C.C. and Highfield meet in the Cork derby at Curaheen Road.

In Division 1 of the Under 20 South Western Conference, table Toppers Garryowen put their 100% record on the line against second placed Shannon at Coonagh. Sunday's Well meet Cork Constitution in a Leeside derby at Musgrave Park. Highfield host Young Munster at Woodleigh Park, U.C.C. are at home to

Buccaneers and U.L Bohemian take on Bruff at Annacotty. Bottom side Old Crescent face Corinthians at Rosbrien.

In Division 2, a County Cork derby at Towns Park sees both Midleton and Clonakilty putting their 100% records on the line and it is also a repeat of last season's Second Division Final.

There are four O'Neill Cup ties down for decision, with Ballincollig hosting Kanturk at Tanner Park. Douglas are at home to Bandon in a repeat of the 2003 Final. Dunmanway take on Old Christians at the West Cork venue and Fermoy travel to Kinsale.

Old Rivals Castleisland and Tralee meet in the McElligott Cup Final in the former's back yard.

WEEKEND FIXTURES:

SATURDAY 30th OCTOBER

AIB League Division 1: Cork Constitution v Ballymena,Temple Hill,2.30; Lansdowne v Shannon,Lansdowne Road,2.00;

Division 2: Barnhall v Thomond,Parsonstown,2.30; Bective Rangers v St. Mary's College,Donnybrook,2.30; Highfield v Dolphin,Woodleigh Park,2.30; Malone v Waterpark,Gibson Park,2.30; Midleton v Terenure College,Towns Park,2.30; Old Crescent v U.L. Bohemian,Rosbrien,2.30; U.C.C. v Old Belvedere,Mardyke,2.30; Young Munster v Ballynahinch,Clifford Park,2.30;

Division 3: Ards v Skerries,Hamilton Park,2.30; Ballina v Clonakilty,Heffernan Park,2.30; Banbridge v Portadown,Rifle Park,2.30; Bruff v City of Derry,Bruff,2.30; Connemara v Wanderers,Monastery Field,2.30; Corinthians v Instonians,Corinthian Park,2.30; Greystones v Old Wesley,Dr. Hickey Park,2.30; Sunday's Well v Queens University,Musgrave Park,2.30;

Under 20 South Western Conference Division 1: Highfield v Young Munster,Woodleigh Park,1.00; Old Crescent v Corinthians,Rosbrien,2.30; Shannon v Garryowen,Coonagh,2.30; Sunday's Well v Cork Constitution,Musgrave Park,2.30; U.C.C. v Buccaneers,Curaheen Road,2.30; U.L. Bohemian v Bruff,Annacotty,12.00;

Division 2 : Ennis v OLBC,Ennis,2.30; Monivea v NUIG,Monivea, 2.30; St. Senan's v Galwegians,Shannon,2.30; Clanwilliam v Newcastle West,Clanwilliam Park,2.30; Dungarvan v Clonmel,Dungarvan,2.30; Kilfeacle v Waterpark,Kilfeacle,2.30; Ballincollig v Dolphin,Ballincollig,2.30; Bandon v Old Christians,Bandon,2.30; Midleton v Clonakilty,Towns Park,11.30;

Gleeson League: Garryowen v Thomond,Dooradoyle,2.30; Richmond v Old Crescent,Richmond Park,3.00; U.L. Bohemian v St. Senan's,Annacotty,2.30; Young Munster v Shannon,Derryknockane,1.2.30;

Under 16 League : Kanturk v Fermoy,Kanturk,11.00; Youghal v Sunday's Well,Youghal,12.00; Ballincollig v Kinsale,Ballincollig; Clonakilty v Cork Constitution,Clonakilty,11.30; Dolphin v Bandon,Musgrave Park; Mallow v Douglas,Mallow; Old Christians v C.B.C.,Rathcooney; Skibbereen v Crosshaven,Skibbereen,12.30;

Under 14 League: Highfield v Kanturk,Woodleigh Park,11.00;

Under 18 Friendly: Bandon v Clonakilty,Bandon,11.30;

Under 16 Friendly: Highfield v Touring Side,Woodleigh Park,11.30;

SUNDAY 31st OCTOBER

European Cup: The Ospreys v Munster,The Gnoll,3.00;

Heineken Munster Junior Clubs Challenge Cup: Clanwilliam v Skibbereen,Clanwilliam Park,2.30; Muskerry v Cashel,Muskerry,2.30; Richmond v Charleville,Richmond Park,2.30; Youghal v Crosshaven,Youghal,12.30;

Munster Seconds League Division 1: Garryowen v Dolphin,Dooradoyle,1.00; Shannon v U. L. Bohemian,Coonagh,1.00;

Division 2: Midleton v Bruff,Towns Park,3.00; U.C.C. v Highfield,Curaheen Road,12.30;

Junior League South: Clonakilty v Cork Constitution,Shannon Vale,3.00;

O'Neill Cup: Ballincollig v Kanturk,Tanner Park,12.00; Douglas v Bandon,Moneygourney,2.30; Dunmanway v Old Christians,Dunmanway,1.00; Kinsale v Fermoy,Kinsale,2.30;

Gleeson League: Bruff v Scariff,Bruff,1.00; Kilfeacle v Cashel,Kilfeacle,12.30; Nenagh Ormond v Clanwilliam,Nenagh,1.00; Thurles v Clonmel,Thurles,12.00;

Junior 2 League South: Bandon v Douglas,Bandon,12.00; Bantry Bay v Crosshaven,Bantry,2.30; Cork Constitution v Old Christians,Temple Hill,12.00; Muskerry v Dolphin,Muskerry,12.00; Shandon v Ballincollig,Whitechurch,1.00; U.C.C. v Youghal,Curaheen Road,12.00;

Junior 3 League South: Bandon v U.C.C.,Bandon,1.00; Castleisland v Carrigaline,Castleisland,3.00; Charleville v Midleton,Charleville,3.00; Clonakilty v Skibbereen,Shannon Vale,12.00; Killorglin v Tralee,Killorglin,3.00;

Junior 4 League South: Cork Transport v Sunday's Well,Carrigaline,12.30; Kinsale v Mallow,Kinsale,12.00; Muskerry v Kanturk,Muskerry,12.00;

Tybroughney League: Carrick-on-Suir v Dungarvan,Carrick-on-Suir,3.00; Waterpark v Waterford City,Ballinakill,1.00;

Junior Friendly: Clonmel v Kilfeacle,Clonmel,1.00; Cobh Pirates v Carrick-on-Suir,Cobh,1.00;

Under 16 League: Carrick-on-Suir v Waterpark,Carrick-on-Suir,11.00;

IWRFU League: Ballincollig v Roscrea,Tanner Park,1.00; Clonmel v Newbridge,Clonmel,2.30; Dungarvan v U.C.C.,Dungarvan,1.00;

WEDNESDAY 3rd NOVEMBER

Bowen Shield: C.B.C. v Ard Scoil Rís,Lansdowne, Crescent Comp. v Glenstal Abbey Dooradoyle, Rockwell College v St. Clement's,Rockwell, St. Munchin's v P.B.C.,Corbally, St. Nessan's v Castletroy,

Under 14 League: C.B.C. v Ard Scoil Rís,Lansdowne, Crescent Comp. v Glenstal Abbey Dooradoyle, Rockwell College v St. Clement's,Rockwell, St. Munchin's v P.B.C.,Corbally, St. Nessan's v Castletroy,

ICRU Division 1: CIT v UL,Curaheen Road,2.30;

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