Young Munster aim to return to winning ways in All-Ireland League

The Energia All-Ireland League trophy. Photo: Harry Murphy/Sportsfile

Young Munster will aim to return to winning ways when Ger Slattery’s side welcome Ballynahinch to Tom Clifford Park in Division 1A of the All-Ireland League this afternoon (Saturday, 2.30pm).

Last weekend, the Cookies suffered a 23-13 loss at Cork Constitution.

Elsewhere in the top-tier, Shannon – who were narrowly beaten 24-20 at home to leaders Clontarf last time out – are at College Park to meet Dublin University.

In 1B, Garryowen, fresh from a good 23-10 win at UCC, entertain Buccaneers at Dooradoyle.

On the schools front, Ardscoil Rís face Bandon Grammar School (3.15pm) and Glenstal Abbey bump into Rockwell College (12.45pm) in an attractive Senior Cup double-header at the newly christened Virgin Media Park, Cork, on Wednesday next.

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Elsewhere, Limerick’s Joy Neville (Shannon and UL Bohemian) will retire from officiating at the end of the current season and has taken up a new role as the new referee development manager in Connacht, it has been announced.

As a player, Neville won 70 caps for Ireland, with whom she famously earned a Six Nations Grand Slam in 2013.

Upon her retirement from the game, she rose rapidly through the refereeing ranks and was an official at last Summer’s Men’s World Cup in France.