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Preview | Munster Junior League And Women’s Senior Cup Semi-Finals

11th November 2021 By The Editor

Preview | Munster Junior League And Women’s Senior Cup Semi-Finals

The Munster Junior League continues this weekend with games across all five conferences in addition to some Munster Women’s Senior Cup action.

The semi-finals of the Munster Women’s Senior Cup are also down for decision on Sunday.

Shannon-LIT go head to head with Tipperary at Coonagh and UL Bohemian lock horns with Kerry at the UL Arena.

Shannon-LIT enter this season’s semi-final after recording a 17-12 win over Skibbereen in the quarter-final while newly-formed Tipperary recorded a strong win over Waterpark.

In the other semi-final , UL Bohemian made light work of Ballincollig in the quarter-final while Kerry enter this last four tie thanks to a 30-10 win over Dolphin.

Crosshaven and Muskerry get proceedings underway under lights at Myrtleville Cross in Conference B  of the Munster Junior League on Friday evening. The Seasiders are fifth following their 27-9 defeat by Clonakilty in West Cork, while the Sky Blues, who are fourth, go into the tie on the back of a heavy 47-9 defeat by leaders Bandon at Ballyanly.

On Sunday, Newcastle West, who share pole position in Conference A with Kilfeacle, are at home to fourth-placed Clanwilliam. Both sides go into the tie on the back of maximum point home wins over St Senan’s and Galbally respectively.

Kilfeacle make the relatively short trip to County Limerick to take on Galbally who are propping up the table with two points from a 19-19 draw against St Senan’s. The West Tipperary side claimed all points on offer from their 24-17 home win over Abbeyfeale last time out, while Galbally were defeated 24-14 by Clanwilliam in Tipperary Town.

Second-placed Richmond, who recorded a 25-13 home win over Thomond in their Limerick City derby, are away to Abbeyfeale, who claimed a losing bonus point from their 24-17 defeat by Kilfeacle in the Premier County.

Third-placed Thomond are away to St Senan’s who go into the tie on the back of a heavy defeat by Newcastle West in West Limerick.

The game of the day in Conference B is the top of the table clash between second-placed Waterpark and leaders Bandon at Ballinakill. The West Cork side hold a one-point lead over Waterpark following their comprehensive 47-9 away win over Muskerry, while the Suirsiders go into the tie on the back of a narrow 30-26 bonus point win over Old Christians.

Third-placed Old Christians entertain Mallow, who are propping up the table on two losing bonus points. The Rathcooney side claimed two bonus points from their 30-26 defeat by Waterpark, in which they also scored four tries, while Mallow claimed their second losing bonus point from their 16-10 home defeat by Skibbereen.

Skibbereen and Clonakilty, who recorded their first wins over Mallow and Crosshaven in their respective games last time out, lock horns in a West Cork derby at the Carbery Showgrounds, with the winners being awarded the Kingston Cup.

The only game in Conference C is the top of the table clash between Premier County neighbours Fethard and Thurles, which takes place at the South Tipperary venue. Thurles have claimed maximum points from their three games to date and they hold a five-point lead over Fethard, who go into the tie on the back of a maximum-point 33-0 away win over Scariff.

There is a local derby in North Cork in Conference D as Charleville and Kanturk go head to head at Smith’s Road. Charleville are joint-fourth with Kinsale following their 12-5 away win over Killorglin, while Kanturk are third, following their maximum-point 29-8 home win over Cobh Pirates.

Kinsale, who claimed a losing bonus point from their narrow 17-14 defeat by second-placed Ballincollig at the Showgrounds, travel to the Kingdom to take on Tralee, who are propping up the table on zero points. The Kerry side were defeated 26-7 by Ballincollig at Tanner Park in their only game to date.

Castleisland are at home to Killarney in Conference E with both sides going into the tie on the back of bonus point wins over Chorca Dhuibhne and Bantry Bay in their respective games to date.

Douglas, who claimed five points from their only game to date against Bantry Bay, make the long trip to the West Kerry Gaeltacht to take on Chorca Dhuibhne, who are seeking their first points.

The semi-finals of the Munster Women’s Senior Cup are also down for decision on Sunday.

Shannon-LIT go head to head with Tipperary at Coonagh and UL Bohemian lock horns with Kerry at the UL Arena.

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