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The Weekend Club Preview

9th October 2016 By Munster Rugby

The Weekend Club Preview

Due to the sad events of the past week, the fixture list up to Saturday has been curtailed as a mark of respect.

The only senior game going ahead is the Ulster Bank All Ireland League Division 2A game involving Sunday’s Well and Queen’s University in a mid-table clash at Irish Independent Park. The Leesiders will be looking to make the most of home advantage count in a bid to record their third successive win ahead of their upcoming derby with Highfield on the Friday evening of the October Bank Holiday Weekend.
On Sunday there are several local derbies across all three divisions of the Munster Junior League.
Leaders Clonmel host Premier County neighbours Kilfeacle and this will be a tricky assignment for the home side who aim to preserve their unbeaten start to the campaign.
Bandon will be expected to climb up the table as they host near neighbours Clonakilty, who are still without a win, in a West Cork derby.
Abbeyfeale will be looking to make the most of home advantage count as they face a tricky task against County Limerick neighbours Galbally.
Newcastle West, who are joint third with Clanwilliam, will have their work cut out as they welcome second-placed Cobh Pirates to West Limerick.
Clanwilliam will be aiming to leap frog Cobh Pirates into second place as they aim to claim all points on offer against Muskerry in Tipperary Town.
Old Christians, who are propping up the table host Richmond and Skibbereen, who are hovering above the drop zone, travel to the Banner County to take on St Senan’s.
The game of the day in Division 2 sees Suirside neighbours Waterpark and Waterford City locking horns at Ballinakill. Both sides come into the tie with unbeaten records and the home side, who share top spot with Youghal, are a point ahead of their neighbours. Waterpark will be expected to finish stronger in their bid for a quick return to the top flight.
Youghal will be expected to maintain their unbeaten run and return home with all points on offer as they take on Mallow at St Joseph’s Road.
Crosshaven will also be expected to continue their unbeaten run as they take on struggling Charleville at Smith’s Road.
Ballincollig and Thurles put their challenges for promotion on the line as they go head to head at Tanner Park and St Mary’s will also be looking to maintain their bid for a quick return to the top flight as they meet Presentation at Rathuard.
Castleisland, who are propping up the table with Kinsale are away to Ennis.
Kinsale and Tralee, who are still without a win, go head to head at the South Cork venue. Kinsale will have their work cut out as the Kerry side claimed a four-try bonus point from their opening day defeat against Waterford City.
Dungarvan host Mitchelstown in a Division 3 tie which also doubles up as a Martin O’Sullivan Cup opener.
In other games, Killorglin will be expected to claim maximum points from their Kerry derby against Chorca Dhuibhne and return to the top of the table ahead of Fermoy.
Killarney face a tough assignment as they host an in form Fethard side.


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