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Preview | Bumper Weekend Of Men’s And Women’s All Ireland League

4th November 2021 By Leonard Allen

Preview | Bumper Weekend Of Men’s And Women’s All Ireland League

UL Bohemian travel to Belfast to take on Malone in the Women's All Ireland League

The Men’s and Women’s All Ireland Leagues continue this weekend with full program of games across all divisions.

See a full list of fixtures here.

In Division 1A of the men’s All Ireland League, unbeaten leaders Garryowen welcome fifth-placed Cork Constitution to Dooradoyle. The Sky Blues go into the tie on the back of a 27-22 away win over Ballynahinch, while the Leesiders recorded their first win last time out as they claimed all points on offer against Dublin University.

UCC, who are propping up the table on a single point, face a tough assignment as they entertain unbeaten Young Munster, who are third, at the Mardyke. The Limerick side ran out 24-20 away winners over Lansdowne at the Aviva Stadium, while the Leeside Students claimed a bonus point by scoring four tries in their 40-31 away defeat by UCD.

Unbeaten Division 1B leaders Highfield travel to the Capital to take on sixth-placed Old Belvedere at Ollie Campbell Park. The Woodleigh Park side recorded a narrow 20-17 away win over Malone last time out, while Old Belvedere go into the tie on the back of a 32-10 defeat by Shannon in Limerick.

Shannon, who have climbed into the top four following their 32-10 maximum-point win over Old Belvedere, face Dublin opposition for the second successive week as they lock horns with St Mary’s, who are fifth, at Thomond Park. The Dublin Side also claimed five points from their last game as they defeated City of Armagh 35-10 at the Palace Grounds.

In the Women’s All Ireland League, fourth-placed UL Bohemian travel to Belfast to take on Malone. The Limerick side were defeated 37-10 by Railway Union in Dublin last time out, while Malone, who are seventh, go into the tie on the back of a heavy defeat by leaders Blackrock College.

Fifth-placed Ballincollig, who were heavily defeated by Old Belvedere at Ollie Campbell Park in their last game, are away to bottom side Wicklow. The Garden County side recorded their first win last time out as they defeated Malone 12-7 on home soil.

Dolphin, who are fifth in Division 2A of the Men’s All Ireland League, are away to Old Crescent, who are propping up the table on two losing bonus points. The Musgrave Park side will be looking to get back to winning ways following successive defeats by Queen’s University and Ballymena. Dolphin claimed a losing bonus point from their 26-20 defeat by Ballymena, while Old Crescent lost their last game 34-20 against Buccaneers at Takumi Park.

Cashel, who are sixth, will have their work cut out as they travel to Belfast to go head to head with unbeaten leaders Queen’s University. The Tipperary side are seeking their first win as they claimed losing bonus points from two games that they have played to date. The Belfast Students ran out 24-16 away winners over MU Barnhall last time out.

Two sides who are hovering above the drop zone lock horns in Magherafelt as Nenagh Ormond are away to Rainey Old Boys. The North Tipperary side go into the tie on the back of their first win of the campaign where they ran out 22-11 hoe winners over UL Bohemian, while Rainey Old Boys lost their last game 39-9 against MU Barnhall in County Kildare.

Second from bottom UL Bohemian will have their work cut out as they travel to Athlone to meet Buccaneers, who are third. The Limerick side were defeated 22-11 by Nenagh Ormond in North Tipperary last time out, while Buccaneers recorded a maximum-point 34-20 away win over Old Crescent.

Clonmel, whose only points to date came from away draws against Sunday’s Well and Bruff, are hovering above the drop zone and they welcome sixth-placed Midleton to South Tipperary. The home side go into the tie on the back of a 24-0 home defeat by Skerries, while Midleton recorded their second win last time out as they defeated Bruff 28-15 in East Cork.

Second from bottom Bruff go in search of their first win as they go head to head with City of Derry, who are seventh at Kilballyowen Park. The County Limerick side were defeated 28-15 by Midleton in East Cork last time out, while the Foylesiders lost their last game 23-16 against Bangor at Judge’s Road.

Sunday’s Well, who are propping up the table following their heavy 48-3 away defeat by Omagh Academicals, welcome fourth-placed Tullamore, who claimed a losing bonus point from their last game against Enniscorthy, to Musgrave Park.

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