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On track: Willie Faloon's Armagh are at Cashel
On track: Willie Faloon's Armagh are at Cashel

By Michael Sadlier

City of Armagh are in Cashel today for their initial meeting in the first of the AIL's back-to-back rounds, buoyed by having halted their four-game losing run last time out against Queen's University.

Coach Willie Faloon's men had to dig very deep to beat the students but now face the halfway point of the campaign by meeting Denis Leamy's squad who are sixth and one spot below them in the Division 2A table.

"We are confident that if we go down there and perform, we can get a positive outcome," said Armagh assistant coach Chris Parker.

Peter Starrett, John Faloon and Tim McNeice are all back in the frame.

League leaders Malone host Corinthians for the first of their back-to-back games and coach Paddy Armstrong's side will be looking to build on last weekend's emphatic victory over bottom side Greystones.

Jack Owens and Peter Cooper are released for Armstrong.

Elsewhere in 2A, fourth-placed, but injury-hit, Queen's University take on Greystones at the Dub.

In 2B, Belfast Harlequins are at Wanderers a week after taking unbeaten leaders Old Crescent to the edge. City of Derry prop up the table and they host Dungannon. Rainey have no game.

Third-placed Omagh host fellow promoted newcomers to 2C Malahide while Bangor, who came unstuck at home to Bective last Saturday, face the daunting task of travelling to leaders Sligo.

Div 2A: Cashel v Armagh, Malone v Corinthians, QUB v Greystones; Div 2B: Derry v Dungannon, Wanderers v B Quins; Div 2C: Sligo v Bangor, Omagh v Malahide

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