UBL Preview: Cashel RFC and Nenagh Ormond face tough away tests this weekend

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UBL Preview: Cashel RFC and Nenagh Ormond face tough away tests this weekend

Cashel RFC’s excellent Ulster Bank League form continued on Saturday last at Spafield when Denis Leamy’s men beat Queens University 21-17. Indeed, the result helped Cashel to leap frog Nenagh Ormond into third place.

Nenagh Ormond hold a game in hand over their Tipperary rivals, but with just three games to go both clubs face into tough away trips this weekend - Nenagh take on Greystones on Saturday, March 24th while Cashel RFC make the unenviable trip to Belfast to take on division 2A champions-elect Malone (both games kick-off at 2.30pm).

League leaders Malone and second-placed Highfield have set the pace in the division this season - Malone appear assured of automatic promotion while Highfield have a play-off berth sewn up.

The second, third and four-placed side in the division progress to the play-offs meaning that, essentially, three teams (namely Nenagh Ormond, Cashel RFC & City of Armagh) are battling it out for the two remaining places.

Cashel are away to Malone on Saturday, March 24th and Nenagh Ormond make the trip to Greystones on the same day while Nenagh will host Galway Corinthians on Friday, March 30th (8pm). In the penultimate round on April 7th both Tipperary clubs are at home: Cashel host Blackrock College and Queens University pay a visit to Nenagh. In the final round on April 14th Cashel RFC face Galwegians away from home and Nenagh Ormond take on champions-elect Malone (away).

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