Matches back to a Saturday kick-off this week, with Railway Union having a rest week.

The full fixture list is below with our review of the games following.

Sat 13th Oct 18 14:00 Div 1 U.L. Bohemian   v Galwegians Annacotty
Sat 13th Oct 18 17:00 Div 1 Old Belvedere   v Blackrock Anglesea Road
Sat 13th Oct 18 17:00 Div 1 St Mary’s College   v Cooke Templeville Road


U.L. Bohemian v Galwegians

Galwegians are travelling to Limerick with high spirits, on the back of 9 try victory over St. Mary’s last weekend, to take on League Leader’s Bohs. Galwegians attack has started this campaign well so far also scoring 4 tries against Blackrock in the first round.

However, it’s always hard to travel to Limerick and will be even harder after Bohs big win against title rivals Old Belvo last week.

This match should be a mighty battle up front, however, the power and pace that Bohs have all over the park should be enough to ensure a home win

Old Belvedere v Blackrock

Philip Doyle’s Blackrock are back in action this weekend against their Dublin neighbours Old Belvedere. Blackrock will be raring to go to get more points on the board after scoring an impressive 42 points against Galwegians in their opening game.

However, Belvo have played well in their first two game, scoring six tries against Cooke in their opening game and pushing Bohs last week. They will want to make a statement this week after that loss.

This should be a closely contested match, with probably a few points separating the sides, but we predict that the calibre that Belvo have in their team should see them through.

St. Mary’s v Cooke

Both teams going for their first win in the competition so far, but which one will be victorious?

Cooke are travelling to Dublin again this weekend, after their defeat last week to Railway Union. However that match was much more tightly contested throughout the 80 minutes than their opening match against Old Belvo, with Eliza Downey and Ilse van Staden crossing for the Belfast outfit.

Cooke will be looking to get the win to put their season back on track. However, St. Mary’s will also be going for their first win since their return to the All Ireland League. The Dublin team have played well in parts, in their first two matches, but have struggled to get over the line.

St Mary’s will be aiming to win at home but we predict Cooke to come away from Dublin with the points.