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    Clon face Garryowen AIB cup



    Clon face Garryowen in historic AIB Cup semi-final
    <DIV =LeadPara>Clonakilty and Garryowen are set to meet next Saturday, March 31 in Dooradoyle for the AIB Cup semi-final - the first time that the two Munster-based clubs will meet in an AIB competition. </DIV>
    <DIV =LeadPara>They previously met in the Munster League in September 2004, and on that occasion, Garryowen were victorious on a scoreline of 30-8. </DIV>
    <DIV =TailParas>Clonakilty, the only Division Two side competing in the AIB Cup, surprised Terenure College with a 22-31 win in the quarter-finals to advance to the semi-finals, whilst Garryowen secured their place in the semi-final with a decisive three point win over Dublin outfit, St Mary's College. </DIV>
    <DIV =TailParas>Currently in third place in the AIB League Division Two table, Clonakilty boast an excellent record having won three, drawn one and lost one of their AIB League fixtures against Munster clubs. They qualified for the AIB Cup by being one of five clubs to progress past the second round of this season's Munster Senior Cup and beat Greystones 8-0 in the AIB Cup's first round at Shannonvale on January 13. </DIV>
    <DIV =TailParas>Garryowen, who are in fifth place in AIB League Division One table, reached the semi-final after beating Buccaneers 16-13 in the cup's first round. Garryowen also reached the semi-finals of the inaugural AIB Cup last year and on that occasion they lost 23-14 at home to St Mary's College. </DIV>
    <DIV =TailParas>Clonakilty and Garryowen are one of three Munster clubs competing in the AIB Cup semi-finals next Saturday, along with Shannon who will travel to Deramore Park to take on Belfast Harlequins. </DIV>
    <DIV =TailParas>The AIB Cup Final will be played on Saturday April 14, Dubarry Park, Buccaneers RFC, Athlone. </DIV>
    <DIV =TailParas>© Irish Examiner, 2007. Thomas Crosbie Media, TCH </DIV>
    Seas suas agus troid!

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