Cork Con (@1.73) vs Lansdowne (@2.3)
19-10-2019

Our Prediction:

Cork Con will win

Cork Con – Lansdowne Match Prediction | 19-10-2019 09:30

Tarfs late defeat to Terenure College have left them three points behind Lansdowne entering the final round. They lost 38-8 on their most recent visit to the Aviva Stadiums back pitch, but did beat Mike Ruddocks men 16-3 at Castle Avenue in October when centre Matt DArcy scored the first of his eight tries so far this season.

They suffered a shock reverse in St Mary's last time out and will be anxious to get back on track at the RDS this afternoon. Mick Galwey played that day and, 13 years on, the Shannon coach is desperate to reclaim the title won last year by Limerick rivals Garryowen. Lansdowne won their opening game at that venue against Clontarf but have been struggling for consistency since.

This is a dead rubber as Garryowen cannot catch the students, and next Saturdays Bateman Cup final against City of Armagh is now their big focus. Injuries have hampered them, particularly in the front row, but Andy Keating and Sean Rennison are back to bolster the pack and backsTommy OHora and Ben Swindlehurst complete the four changes from last week.

They fired a big warning shot with their seven-try dismissal of Lansdowne and make just two changes for tomorrows game, adding Dylan Murphy and Sean Duffy to the tight five. The biggest test of all comes in the form of Cork Constitution, who could wrap up top spot and a home semi-final with another winning performance in the capital.

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The biggest test of all comes in the form of Cork Constitution, who could wrap up top spot and a home semi-final with another winning performance in the capital. They fired a big warning shot with their seven-try dismissal of Lansdowne and make just two changes for tomorrows game, adding Dylan Murphy and Sean Duffy to the tight five.

Home advantage could prove vital for Terenure as they target a fifth win in six matches and hope it is enough to finish outside of the bottom two. If their season ends here, this is James Blaneys final match after seven years as Nures head coach. Preview: The first of two showdowns between relegation-threatened clubs in the top flight tomorrow.

He brings inAdam OConnor on the left wing and restores captain Daire Feeney and Cian Fitzgerald to a back row which is anchored by Ireland Under-20 international John Hodnett. Looking to avenge Octobers 39-28 reversal at the hands of UCD, UCC boss Brian Walsh has made three changes to the side that went down 37-19 to Cork Con.

Ever the driver of high standards, he said it was the best weve seen this season performance-wise, praising the collective work-rate as the scores came from exciting rugby but its all underpinned by very hard work from everyone, one to 15. Worryingly for the chasing pack, Cons senior coach Paul Barr only rated the performance as an eight-out-of-ten.

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The Limerick side have long held the upper hand in these meetings and can trace their domination right back to the start of the league. In 1994, a strong Lansdowne team containing such notables as Fergus Aherne, Conor O'Shea, Brian Glennon and Angus McKeen travelled to Thomond Park and were blown away 39-0 by a Shannon side that went on to win their first AIL title a few months later.

His timely try was converted by Deasy, moving his side back in front and setting up a tense finale. That only served to bring the best out of Lansdowne, their captain Ian Prendiville tidying up a loose lineout and a great show of power from the pack, with Dooley batting off defenders, led to Moran expertly spinning out of a tackle to ground the ball.