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Playoff to avoid a playoff for Nenagh Ormond

Thursday, 4th April, 2019 11:06am

Story by Shane Brophy
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Playoff to avoid a playoff for Nenagh Ormond

Kevin O'Flaherty in determined mood against Blackrock College in their first meeting last October. Photograph: Bridget Delaney

Playoff to avoid a playoff for Nenagh Ormond

Kevin O'Flaherty in determined mood against Blackrock College in their first meeting last October. Photograph: Bridget Delaney

RUGBY: All Ireland League Division 2A Preview

 

BLACKROCK COLLEGE

v

NENAGH ORMOND

Saturday 6th April

Stradbrook

Kick-off @ 2.30pm

 

It's a virtual relegation playoff for Nenagh Ormond on Saturday when the make the trip to Stradbrook to take on Blackrock College in the penultimate round of division 2A of the All Ireland League.

Off the back of their gritty win over UL Bohemians last time round, Nenagh will go there with a level of confidence, looking for a positive result which would secure their status in division 2A for another season.

However, a defeat would likely mean Nenagh Ormond would have to win their final game at home to Navan to avoid finishing second from bottom and into the promotion/relegation playoffs as Blackrock's final game is away to already relegated Galwegians where they will be expected to pick up a bonus-point win.

So Nenagh will be keen to get the job done on Saturday and they will have to be fully focused for a home side whose backs are to the wall and will come out fighting you would think to avoid the drop to the fourth tier which would be tough on a traditional power than produced the likes of Brendan Mullin, Mick Doyle and Willie Duggan in its illustrious past.

 

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