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Energia All-Ireland League And Cup Fixtures This Weekend

Energia All-Ireland League And Cup Fixtures This Weekend

Railway Union and UL Bohemian will contest the Energia All-Ireland Women’s Cup final in a repeat of last year’s decider, and there is a full round of league action in the Men’s Divisions.

Energia All-Ireland Cup Finals

Coolmine RFC plays host to a double header for the Women’s Cup and Plate finals on Saturday. Railway will defend their title against UL Bohs, the current All-Ireland League leaders, with live coverage on Irish Rugby TV’s YouTube Channel.

Dundalk RFC will host the Energia All-Ireland Men’s Junior Cup final on the same afternoon, and there will be a new name on the trophy as Ballyclare, the beaten finalists in 2022, face Bective Rangers.

Energia All-Ireland League Men’s Divisions

Division 1A

Another big top of the table clash this weekend as second-placed Cork Constitution host leaders Clontarf, who suffered their first defeat of the season last weekend. Bottom side Dublin University got their first win of the season last Saturday, and they make the short trip to third-placed Lansdowne.

Division 1B

Continuing the theme of top four clashes, leaders St. Mary’s College also suffered their first defeat last weekend and face second-placed Old Belvedere at Ollie Campbell Park in round 12. Meanwhile, third-placed Blackrock, fresh from their victory over Mary’s, are at home to Garryowen, who occupy fourth place.

Division 2A

Nenagh Ormond and Cashel, sitting first and second respectively, continue to fly the flag for Tipperary in Division 2A. Elsewhere, third-placed MU Barnhall host UL Bohemians, who currently complete the top four, in a key game on Saturday.

Division 2B

Continuing to set an unrelenting pace at the summit, Instonians have won with a try-scoring bonus point in every round so far. They visit Malahide this weekend, second-placed Wanderers are away to Dolphin, and Galway Corinthians, in third, entertain Dungannon in an evening kick-off.

Division 2C

Match of the weekend has to be second-placed Clogher Valley at home to leaders Galwegians at the Cran. With nine wins and nine bonus points each, there are just two points separating them going into this round 12 showdown.