Ulster Women junior clubs have put together a Super Sunday of matches tomorrow afternoon at Carrick RFC.
The afternoon features three matches as follows;
|13:00||Carrickfergus||–||Dungannon||Rejenerate Cup Final|
|13:00||Belfast Harlequins||–||North Down||Rejenerate Shield Final|
|15:00||Cooke II||–||Queen’s University||Ulster Junior Shield Final|
Rejenerate Cup Final: Carrickfergus v Dungannon.
Hosts Carrick have reserved their form this season for thier Regenerate Cup run with thier impressive wins, against Malone II and Randalstown in the previous two rounds, belying their disappointing league form.
Dungannon sit in second place in the division below Carrick but they have built steadily throughout the season and may just be hitting this final at the right time. They had narrow wins against Belfast Harlequins and Portadown in the previous two rounds.
Home advantage and experience are in Carrick’s favour but don’t be surprised if Dungannon cause an upset.
Regenerate Shield Final: Belfast Harlequins v North Down.
North Down are another team who have reserved their best form for cup competitions, their only win this season coming in the previous round against Lisburn, but the newly formed club have enjoyed their rugby and will be looking to finish off their season in style.
Quins have had an indifferent season in the league, winning two, losing three and drawing one,but they can raise their game for the big matches. They also beat their opponents, North Down, the only time they met this season in the Division 2 Conference.
Everything points towards a Quins win.
Junior Shield Final: Cooke II v Queen’s University.
Having seen both these sides this season I’m expecting this to be an entertaining, attacking game.
Queen’s have beaten all before them in Division 2 of the Championship and they had a good Junior Cup run before suffering their only defeat this season to Ballynahinch in the Cup Quarter Final.
Cooke II have had an indifferent season in Conference 2 but they should be dealing from a full pack for this game with regards to selection and they will be keen to add more silverware to the club following their 1st XV’s win in the All Ireland Shield last weekend.
Queen’s edged their last meeting, last weekend, but I’m expecting Cooke to edge this one in a high scoring game.