Dublin University (@1.91) vs Garryowen (@2.0)
19-10-2019

Our Prediction:

Dublin University will win

Dublin University – Garryowen Match Prediction | 19-10-2019 09:30

It should be quite a tussle at out-half where 21-year-old Connacht Academy talent Conor Dean comes up against one of the provinces former players, Steve Crosbie. Gerard Hill, who played for Belvedere College in last years Leinster Schools Senior Cup final, replaces Eoin Sweeney in the visitors back row. The Belvo management also promote loosehead Adam Howard from the bench.

In 1994, a strong Lansdowne team containing such notables as Fergus Aherne, Conor O'Shea, Brian Glennon and Angus McKeen travelled to Thomond Park and were blown away 39-0 by a Shannon side that went on to win their first AIL title a few months later. The Limerick side have long held the upper hand in these meetings and can trace their domination right back to the start of the league.

Campion started a number of games for the province but the position was a revolving door in the late 1990s and early 2000s, with the likes of Emmet Farrell, Eddie Hekenui and Christian Warner tried there before Contepomi and Campion returned to the AIL where he has gained a reputation as one of the league's most consistent number 10s -- amassing a staggering 994 points for Bective. His massive boot means Campion's kicking out of hand is as effective as it is off the ground but he also carries an effective jink and surge and passing game that, at one point in his career, threatened to catapult him up the representative ladder. Until Felipe Contepomi's arrival a few years ago, out-half was a problem position for Leinster and Campion was once seen as the solution.

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One challenge between neighbouring villages in Co. Dublin University Football Club is the oldest club in the world in continuous existence. Football, which may have come to Ireland from Britain, was originally a peasant pastime based on the parish or village. It was unregulated and violent, and fatal accidents occurred during matches with alarming frequency.

The biggest test of all comes in the form of Cork Constitution, who could wrap up top spot and a home semi-final with another winning performance in the capital. They fired a big warning shot with their seven-try dismissal of Lansdowne and make just two changes for tomorrows game, adding Dylan Murphy and Sean Duffy to the tight five.

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Cork Constitution get title defence underway while Terenure kick off season in style

Lansdowne won their opening game at that venue against Clontarf but have been struggling for consistency since. Mick Galwey played that day and, 13 years on, the Shannon coach is desperate to reclaim the title won last year by Limerick rivals Garryowen. They suffered a shock reverse in St Mary's last time out and will be anxious to get back on track at the RDS this afternoon.

The Limerick side have long held the upper hand in these meetings and can trace their domination right back to the start of the league. In 1994, a strong Lansdowne team containing such notables as Fergus Aherne, Conor O'Shea, Brian Glennon and Angus McKeen travelled to Thomond Park and were blown away 39-0 by a Shannon side that went on to win their first AIL title a few months later.