Week 18 Preview

The EY IHL is back this weekend after a break for the international team. C of I men travel to UCD knowing they need victory to keep among the pace setters.

On the women’s side Harlequins have a busy weekend. Tomorrow they welcome Pembroke to Cork. Pembroke have proven to be sticky opposition in the past but have struggled somewhat this season. On Sunday they travel to Pegasus and a chance to make the Irish Senior Cup final.

In the Munster Senior Cup Limerick host Bandon. Bandon will be strong favourites going into this one with the St. Patrick’s Day final at stake.

In the Women’s Munster Senior League Institute host Waterford who have been strong defensively of late with 2 clean sheets in a row. C of I and Ashton played out a close encounter a few weeks ago with C of I prevailing – they will be expected to do likewise tomorrow. UCC and Bandon meet in the Mardyke hoping to keep top spot. If all three results go with form the gap between the top 3 and the rest will be stretched to 11 points. In the final game Limerick will be looking to lift themselves off the bottom of the table with the visit of Clonakilty.