12 Dec, 14:42
Prop Cian Healy is expected to miss the start of the 2014 RBS 6 Nations after undergoing surgery on his injured ankle on Wednesday.
One again the biggest crowd of the afternoon will doubtless be in Oak Park Carlow for the visit of Buccaneers. It was a this venue that Mary's were dumped out of the cup just a fortnight ago and the home side have an unbeaten record stretching back three seasons.
In Division Two, three sides, Belfast Harlequins, Barnhall and UL Bohemians, retain 100% records and all have home advantage, leaders Belfast Harlequins to Bective Rangers; second placed Barnhall to Ballynahinch, the side hammered last weekend by harlequins while UL Bohs are at home to Malone on Sunday.
In Division Three Old wesley's tenure at the top of the table could be short lived. They aren't in action and neither are second placed Waterpark but either Dublin University (away to Banbridge) or Greystones (home to Bangor) could end up top of the pile come Saturday evening.
Saturday December 1st. Division One. Ballymena v Lansdowne. DLSP v Dungannon. UCD v Clontarf.
Division Two. Barnhall v Ballynahinch. Belfast Harlequins v Bective Rangers. City of Derry v Sunday Well. Dolphin v Old Belvedere. Old Crescent v UCC. Wanderers v Portadown.
Division Three. Banbridge v Dublin University. Clonakilty v Naas. Connemara v Suttonians. Greystones v Bangor. Monkstown v Instonians. Corinthians v Skerries (12.00).
Sunday December 2nd.
Division One. Co Carlow v Buccaneers. Galwegians v Shannon. Garryowen v Terenure College. St Mary's College v Cork Constitution.
Division Two. Midleton v Thomond. UL Bohemians v Malone.