Galbally, the only team to have defeated Carrick in Division 3B this season have to win and deny Carrick a bonus point of any kind if they are to hold out any hopes of topping the section.
With a game in hand, the County Limerick club must also win their two remaining fixtures along with hoping that Carrick will slip up in their final match away to bottom of the table Dungarvan.
From this juncture, such a scenario, while by no means impossible, looks decidedly unlikely, with Dungarvan having shelled 69 points in two games, going down 33-3 at home to Douglas last Sunday.
At Kilbarry next weekend, in what is the penultimate round of ‘regular season’ fixtures, Waterford City host Dungarvan while Fermoy play host to Douglas.
The final round of matches shall be played on March 29th, with Galbally’s game in hand, a re-arranged fixture with Waterford City, yet to be re-arranged.
Come that last Sunday, Galbally will host Fermoy, City will travel to Douglas while Carrick will hope to see out the season in style when making the short trip to Ballyrandle to take on Dungarvan.
Meanwhile, the draw for the first round of the Martin O’Sullivan Cup has been made, with Carrick-on-Suir hosting Dungarvan (the winners to play Scariff) and Waterford City heading to Fermoy.
The other first round matches in this Third Division Cup are: Killarney v Kilrush, Galbally v Killorglin and Presentation v St Mary’s. Due to a backlog of fixtures, the dates for these games have yet to set.
* This Friday and Saturday (March 6th and 7th) at Waterpark RFC, an IRFU Mini Coaching Course will be held and is open to coaches who coach at Mini Rugby level.
The course costs €55 per applicant.
The form can be downloaded at www.munsterrugby.ie with further information available from Siobhan Collins in the Munster Rugby Domestic Game Department (firstname.lastname@example.org)