Pinch yourself, you’re not dreaming!
It is semi final week in Lakelands, as the 1st XV try to make the final of the AIL for the first time. They face a behemoth Cork Con side, who will travel to Dublin full of confidence in their status as All Ireland Champions, but also seething from defeat in the Bateman Cup Final. They know they come to play a Nure side who can tear open the best on the their day, a side chomping at the bit after putting DUFC to the sword in their last game, on the same weekend that they saw their clubmates bring home three trophies.
The marquee is up, and there is a tiny number of tables left, so if you want to book one, call Mags on 0871311264 as soon as you can. Otherwise, make sure to get down early and bring your kith and kin. Bring your kit also, as all kids wearing Nure colours will get a free soft drink and bag of crisps!
Kicking the week off though, the 4th XV welcome MU Barnhall to Lakelands on Wednesday night, in the semi final of the Winters Cup. After a superb win over Clontarf in the last round, the lads will be eager to keep the momentum going, but will need your support against a very good Barnhall team. Please come down and cheer them on – summer rugby!
Following the 1st XV on Saturday evening, the double chasing 5th XV head to Donnybrook. There they will meet Old Belvedere in the Guilfoyle-James Cup final, after Suttonians were disqualified. Doubles are like hens’ teeth – even for the great Les Devlin – so get on your bikes after the Con game and cheer the lads on!
Finally, on Sunday, we have a huge game for the U20s. They travel to a neutral Parsonstown (MU Barnhall RFC) to play Clontarf in the semi final of the McCorry Cup. Anyone who saw their fantastic comeback to beat Mary’s in the last round will know the spirit and talent in this team, so make sure to get out the M4 and give them your support this Sunday.
|1st XV||Cork Con||Saturday||15.00||Home||AIL|
|4th XV||MU Barnhall||Wednesday||18.45||Lakelands||Winters Cup Semi Final|
|5th XV||Old Belvedere||Saturday||18.00||Donnybrook||Guilfoyle-James Cup Final|
|U20s||Clontarf||Sunday||15.00||Parsonstown||McCorry Cup Semi Final|
|U17s||St Mary’s||Sunday||12.00||Away||Shield Final|