Away from the ISC, there’s a wealth of action over the weekend with a few key issues to be decided. In the division ½ playoff, UCD will hope they can avoid becoming just the second division 1 team to lose this fixture against Suttonians.
They open up a triple bill on Sunday at Serpentine Avenue at 3.30pm followed up by the Under 21 Cup final at 5.30pm. Traditionally, this is one of the most exciting finals in the cup calendar and while Pembroke have internationals Tim Lewis and Alan Sothern to call upon, Glenanne, in evidence on Tuesday night, are a well balanced side right the way through their squad.
The Leinster Junior Cup completes the bill at 7.30pm with Clontarf playing YMCA.
In Munster, Cork C of I and Harlequins face off once again for a major trophy on Saturday. They meet at 2pm in Farmer’s Cross on Saturday for the Munster Senior Cup final while UCC A face Bandon B in a promotion/relegation playoff.
In Ulster, the league season comes to an end at Coolnafranky with Lisnagarvey needing a point against newly crowned champions Cookstown to pip Banbridge for the runners up spot.
On the east coast, at McAuley Park, Kilkeel must win against All-Ireland wild card qualifiers, Instonians, to avoid the drop and send Mossley down.