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Saturday 19 January 2019

Clubs open up to recruit talent

Leinster Rugby is supporting a recruitment drive that will see clubs throughout the length and breadth of the province host a "Club Open Day" this weekend.

The initiative comes from the clubs and 32 of them will be involved in hosting events to showcase what each has to offer.

The Leinster Senior League Cup and Shield are well up and running now, with more action across all four sections over the weekend.

Terenure College and Lansdowne recovered from opening day Section 'A' defeats to record 20-13 and 21-17 home wins over Bective Rangers and Blackrock College respectively.

Tomorrow, Terenure host Lansdowne in Lakelands, while Ulster Bank League (AIL) champions Old Belvedere, winners of their only game to date, travel to Stradbrook to play Blackrock College.

Leinster Senior League Cup holders UCD top Section 'B' with a pair of wins already in the bag, the latest a 29-16 home success against De La Salle Palmerston last Friday evening.

Clontarf got their campaign off to a successful start the following day when they won 25-14 in Templeville Road against St Mary's College. Tomorrow, UCD welcome St Mary's College to Belfield and Dublin University will visit Castle Avenue to play Clontarf.

When the League phase is complete at the end of the month the top two in each section will go through to the semi-finals, with the eventual winners representing Leinster in the All Ireland Cup in the New Year.

In the Leinster Senior League Shield, Old Wesley have a maximum 10 points from two games in Section 'A'. They host Suttonians in Donnybrook tonight, while Greystones are at home to Wanderers tomorrow.

Seapoint top Section 'B' with two wins. They have the weekend off as Naas travel to Parsonstown to tackle NUIM Barnhall in the only game in this section.

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