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Neil Alcorn's comeback is a real boost for Malone

Malone welcome back their captain Neil Alcorn for their Ulster Senior League game against Rainey this evening (7.45pm).

The flanker has been missing all season following a shoulder operation and came through last Saturday's McCrea Cup tie against Queen's II. His presence will boost morale before they travel to Garryowen next week.

Banbridge coach Daniel Soper, meanwhile, brings back a number of rested players for the visit of Queen's to Rifle Park (7.30pm).

"Johnny Weir comes back at hooker, Chris Allen in the second row and Peter Cromie and Dale Carson in the back row. The backs will be much the same as last week but Stephen Irvine will be rested in preparation for next week's important game at Naas," he said.

Armagh can exert some pressure on League leaders Ballynahinch with a win over Dungannon at Palace Grounds (7.45pm).

Hinch are currently six points ahead of Armagh with each having three games to play. A win for Armagh would reduce the gap and, should Hinch slip up against City of Derry or Banbridge, then all will be decided in the final game when Hinch travel to Armagh.

The remaining fixture is at Eaton Park tomorrow afternoon when Ballymena face Belfast Harlequins.

McCambley Cup semi-finals: Limavady III v Ballymoney IV, Malone V v Rainey IV.

Butler Shield semi-finals: Malone IV v Donaghadee III, Strabane II v Armoy.

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