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Ulster Bank League Title On The Line In Televised Clash

Ulster Bank League Title On The Line In Televised Clash

A fascinating day of rugby lies ahead on RTE Two with the Ulster Bank League Division 1A title race coming to a conclusion this afternoon and Connacht hosting Munster in a crunch RaboDirect PRO12 derby at 6.15pm.

The RTÉ cameras will be at Dooradoyle and Castle Avenue today as the final day of a thrilling Division 1A campaign is broadcast live on television and online.

RTÉ Two will broadcast Old Belvedere’s trip to bottom side Garryowen as they chase their second Ulster Bank League crown in four seasons. There will be a live worldwide stream on www.rte.ie/live.

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‘Belvo were champions for the first time in 2011 and Paul Cunningham’s current crop appear to have timed their run to perfection, overhauling long-time leaders Clontarf in the penultimate round.

The Dublin 4 outfit defeated Dolphin 21-15 last Saturday to go two points clear at the summit, taking advantage of Clontarf’s back-to-back defeats to UCD and Lansdowne.

Cunningham’s charges have their destiny in their own hands now as they look to pick up a final win of the campaign in Limerick.

However, Garryowen will want to mend their battered pride after being relegated from the top flight for the first time and ‘Belvo have to be wary of the wounded Light Blues.

“It doesn’t matter that they are already relegated. They have great pride and will be 100%. It’s going to be tough,” insisted Cunningham, who coached Garryowen to their last league title in 2007.

For their part, Clontarf know that all they can do now is get the best result possible at home to second-from-bottom Ballynahinch and hope that ‘Belvo slip up.

It all makes for a fascinating final round. The Garryowen-Old Belvedere clash with be broadcast on RTÉ Two (www.rte.ie/live (worldwide coverage)), with live updates as they happen from Castle Avenue.

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Ulster Bank League: Division 1A Previews

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Irish Rugby TV: Old Belvedere v Dolphin Highlights