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Home Advantage In Final If Leinster ‘A’ Advance

Home Advantage In Final If Leinster ‘A’ Advance

If Girvan Dempsey’s Leinster ‘A’ team can win away to Pontypridd in their April 26 semi-final, they will have home advantage for the British & Irish Cup final next month.

The British & Irish Cup organising committee confirmed today that the 2013/14 final will take place at either Pontypridd RFC (Sardis Road) or Leinster ‘A’ (Donnybrook), pending results of the semi-finals.

The final venue was selected via a draw, carried out by the organising committee.

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The British & Irish Cup final will take place on Friday, May 23. The kick-off time will be determined between the finalists and the organising committee.

Leinster ‘A’ are the defending British & Irish Cup champions having lifted the trophy after an extra-time triumph in Newcastle last May.

This season Girvan Dempsey’s charges topped their pool with six wins from six and out-half Cathal Marsh recently inspired them to a 47-15 quarter-final victory over Munster ‘A’ at Donnybrook.

They are away to Welsh club Pontypridd in the last-four, with that game taking place at Sardis Road on Saturday week (April 26) (kick-off 2.30pm).

The other semi-final is between English Championship sides Bristol and Leeds Carnegie at the Memorial Stadium on Sunday, May 4 (kick-off 3pm).