23rd August 2019 By Leonard Allen
The 2019/20 Munster domestic rugby season gets underway this weekend with action in various competitions across the province.
There are three Sporting Limerick Charity Cup ties down for decision tonight, Friday 23 August.
Last season’s finalists Garryowen are away to Bruff and the winners will be rewarded with a home semi-final tie against Old Crescent or Shannon, who go head-to-head at Rosbrien.
Nenagh Ormond, who won the trophy for the first time two years ago, welcome UL Bohemian to North Tipperary. The winners will be at home to holders Young Munster in the semi-finals.
The first semi-final of the Cork Charity Cup sees Highfield travelling to the Premier County to take on Cashel at the Spafield on Saturday.
The second semi-final sees holders Cork Constitution hosting Dolphin at Temple Hill which will be played next Tuesday evening.
Clonmel play their first match as a senior club on Saturday as they welcome Sunday’s Well to South Tipperary for the semi-final of the Cork Charity Shield. The winners will meet Midleton in the decider.
There are also two games down for decision at Junior level.
On Saturday, Clonmel entertain Clanwilliam in their opening game of the Garryowen Cup and the winners will be at home to either Thurles or Nenagh Ormond in the semi-finals.
Next Thursday evening, St Senan’s and Old Crescent get proceedings underway in the Transfield Cup at Jimmy Slattery Park. The winners will be away to Bruff or Thomond in the quarter-finals.