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Ulster Bank League: Young Munster hope to thwart Garryowen's leadership drive

Shannon are looking for a first win of the season against last year’s champions, St Mary’s College.

Clontarf's Adrian D'Arcy and Conor Keegan tackle James McInerney of Garryowen.
Clontarf's Adrian D'Arcy and Conor Keegan tackle James McInerney of Garryowen.
Image: ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

LEAGUE LEADING LANSDOWNE smacks of alliteration and the truth as Mike Ruddock’s men lead the way after five rounds of rugby.

The Dubliners take on eighth placed U.L Bohemians on the back pitch at the Aviva Stadium tomorrow (2:30pm) and will be confident of collecting all five points on offer.

Cian Aherne, Charlie Butterworth and captain Craig Ronaldson have all been in magnificent form so far this season.

U.L did a number on second-placed Garryowen at the beginning of the month but lost out 16-14 to Young Munster last time out despite the of Munster pair Tommy O’Donnell and JJ Hanrahan.

Garryowen responded to that loss to U.L by defeating the league’s bottom side Shannon last weekend but have a tougher encounter on the horizon.

They take on a Young Munster side, who currently sit fourth, at Tom Clifford Park on Sunday (2:30).

Chance to get a run going

Shannon will be hoping to get their first win of the season against St Mary’s College in Coonagh on Sunday (2:30).

Normally, a visit of the league champions to Limerick would be a source for apprehension but Mary’s have lost their past four outings.

Cork Constitution have scored 101 points and conceded 98 so far this season yet have an enviable record of four wins and one loss.

They travel to Anglesea Road tomorrow (2:30) to play Old Belvedere and will once again rely on Scott Deasy and Johnny Holland for the bulk of their points scoring.

Clontarf travel to Cork for an assignment against Dolphin at Musgrave Park (2:30).

Mid-table encounter sums up this clash but Dolphin will be targeting a home win after comfortably beating St Mary’s 32-14 on their last outing at Musgrave.

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