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Weekend Preview: 13 & 14 Feb

Weekend Preview: 13 & 14 Feb

By YMCA HC Committee
12 February 2016
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After the unanimous yes vote at the EGM midweek, it's back to business on the pitch with a very busy weekend.

M1s have an early tip off vs. Clontarf at 12.30pm in Mount Temple. The two top teams from the first half of Division 1 face off in a crucial tie for both sides. M1s have beaten Clontarf twice this season but both matches were very close affairs.

L1s also face Clontarf as they look to avoid relegation. The match tips off at 2.15pm in Wesley. L1s were desperately unlucky only to come away with a draw last week against Loreto and are looking for all 3 points against a side they beat 2-0 earlier in the season.

M2s will be looking to pick up another win vs. Three Rock Rovers at 4pm in Wesley. Last week's crucial win vs. Corinthians has pushed them back up into mid table and a win would solidify their safety in divison 2.

L2s are still flying high, 4 points clear at the top of division 8. They face Malahide Fingal away at 3pm. Could be a tricky tie as they only beat them 1-0 earlier in the season.

M3s need to get back to winning ways vs. Railway Union if the dream of the double double is to remain alive. They face off at 12pm in Park Avenue. Favours from other teams will be greatly appreciated as they look to get back to the top of division 3.

M4s face St. Brendan's Phoenix Park in the re-arranged fixture from before Christmas. This tips off at 12.30pm in the National Sports Campus and a win would see them take the out right lead of division 5.

M5s suffered their first loss of 2016 last weekend. However this is a dedicated team and are looking to get back in the saddle with a win vs. St. James's Gate, they even asked for the match to be scheduled during the rugby! It tips off at 3pm in Claremont Road.


There are 2 cup semi-finals on Sunday, first up M3s vs. Skerries at 11.30am in Claremont Road. M3s are looking to reach the final in order to defend their cup title from last year. Skerries are the division below but did win the last encounter between the sides at the tail end of last season.

Second up is the M1s in the big Sunday afternoon encounter. They play Corinthians in the Mills Cup semi-final. This tips off at 3.30pm in Wesley. Corinthians are the only side to have beaten the M1s in the first half of Division 1 so this promises to be a cracker of a game.

Supporters are asked to arrive early for this game at 3pm as the official announcement of YMCA HC's move and redevelopment of the Wesley No.1 pitch will be announced with attendance from local councillors. As always at weekends in Wesley, supporters must enter via the Delbrook Park entrance and park on the grit pitch.

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