Richmond & Kilfeacle Go Head To Head
19th October 2017 By The Editor
It is back to Muster Junior League action this weekend with a full program of games across all three divisions.
The game of the day in Division 1 sees second placed Richmond taking on joint leaders Kilfeacle at Richmond Park. The Limerick side will be looking to make the most of home advantage count as they aim to overtake the Tipperary side and mount a title challenge.
Defending champions Clonmel will be looking to maintain their challenge for four in a row as they welcome Kanturk to South Tipperary. The Duhallow side have recorded one win so far since their relegation from the AIL against Waterpark on the opening day of the campaign.
Clanwilliam should have little difficulty in seeing off the challenge of near neighbours Galbally in Tipperary Town and Bandon will also be looking to get a result from their home tie against struggling Youghal.
Newcastle West, who are joint fourth, travel to Suirside to take on Waterpark, who are seeking their second win of the campaign since their promotion from Division 2.
Elsewhere, surprise packets Abbeyfeale and Skibbereen go head to head in West Limerick and Cobh Pirates are away to St Senan’s with both sides seeking their first points.
With Division 2 leaders Kinsale not playing this weekend, St Mary’s will be looking to bounce back from their recent Munster Clubs’ Challenge Shield defeat by Clonakilty and claim pole position as they welcome third-placed Crosshaven to Grove Island.
Clonakilty, who are joint third with Crosshaven, should have little difficulty in seeing off the challenge of bottom side Mitchelstown at the North Cork venue.
There are two other Cork derbies as Mallow welcome Ballincollig to St Joseph’s Road, with both sides tied on five points apiece.
Muskerry and Old Christians, who were both relegated from the top flight go head to head at Ballyanly. The Rathcooney side are in for a tough assignment as the Sky Blues have three losing bonus points to their credit.
Elsewhere, the two Kerry sides are away as Castleisland travel to the Premier County to take on Thurles and Killarney, who are still without a win, are away to Waterford City.
The game of the day in Division 3 sees surprise leaders Fethard, who have recorded two maximum point wins go head to head with third-placed Charleville at Smith’s Road. The North Cork side will have their work cut out as they aim to bounce back from their shock defeat by Ennis in the Martin O’Sullivan Cup.
Dungarvan will be looking to claim all points on offer from their home tie against Chorca Dhuibhne and Killorglin should prove too strong for Fermoy in Mid Kerry.
Tralee will be looking to get their challenge for promotion back on track as they take on Ennis at O’Dowd Park.
At the foot of the table, Bantry Bay and Douglas-Carrigaline lock horns at the West Cork venue with both sides seeking their first points.