Busy old Weekend at FRU headquarters. Not only have we the Schools Cup and Towns Cup on Saturday but the Women’s All Ireland Cup and Shield Quarter finals are up on Sunday.

We’ll some of them are. Railway Union and Blackrock re-fixed thier game to Wednesday at Park Avenue and Railway came away with the win by 24 – 17 and Highfield have conceded their game against Cooke.

The draw for the Senior Cup Quarter finals is therefore:

14:00 Old Belvedere v Shannon
Railway Union 24 – 17 Blackrock
13:00 UL Bohemian v St Marys
Cooke W/O Highfield


If I’m right, Cooke will face an away trip to the winners of UL Bohemian and St Marys and Railway Union will host the winners of Old Belvedere and Shannon.

It’s hard to see the Cup Semi Finals being anything other than a rehearsal of the top four play offs with UL Bohs hosting Cooke and Railway hosting Belvo.

The Junior Cup Fixtures this Sunday are:

13:00 Rathdrum RFC v Galwegians
BYE v Ballynahinch
BYE v Tullamore
12:00 Malone v Ballincollig RFC


These matches are a bit more difficult to predict.

On paper I would expect both travelling teams to win but it’s difficult to gauge what sort of teams they will be traveling with at this stage of the season so these results genuinely are anyone’s guess.