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Wilbur Leacock expects tough Newcastle test for Inst in the All-Ireland Junior Cup

By Ronnie Ingram

Instonians, Clogher Valley, Bangor and Dromore will represent Ulster in the All-Ireland Junior Cup, a trophy that local clubs have only won twice in 11 seasons.

Clogher Valley have already qualified for the second round following the withdrawal of Connemara, a team they defeated 43-10 last year.

Wilbur Leacock, the Inst coach knows the task will be formidable at Newcastle West.

"This is our first time in the cup and it is an arduous trip to Limerick. We know little about the opposition but travel confidently following that 63-15 league victory over Lisburn in the Junior Cup," the Methodist College Medallion coach said.

Home advantage should give Bangor the edge against Clondalkin but Dromore, with only two victories in five outings, face an uphill task at the 2013/14 champions Enniscorthy.

Queen's will be without their four Ravens' representatives when they travel to Dublin in an attempt to retain the Dudley Cup.

UCD will also not be at full strength but a Queen's win over UCC would give them confidence before the two meet in the AIL at Upper Malone in a week's time.

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