A great occasion for Dublin rugby
When it comes to Club rugby, will 2012 be remembered as the year that the pendulum finally swung decisively eastwards...?
The All-ireland league started back in 1999 and has been dominated by Munster-based (mostly Limerick) clubs. After 21 seasons, Munster have produced the winner 17 times compared to just a brace each for Ulster and Leinster (Dublin).
This year, Dublin will produce the league winner. Of that there is no doubt, but which name will be on the trophy? St. Mary's have the advantage of being previous winners although 12 years have passed since that triumph. Clontarf have the hunger associated with attempting to win for the very first time and the support of a vociferous home crowd.
History could be in the making tomorrow at Castle Avenue and we would encourage all of our readers to come out and cheer on the lads.
We expect a sea of dark blue and red as the crowds descends. There will of course also be a fair smattering of lighter blue jerseys too and we would also like to extend a very warm Clontarf welcome to the many supporters from St. Mary's who will travel to the game tomorrow.
A huge day for Dublin rugby and we're hoping for a great contest between these two fantastic Dublin teams.
Come on the 'Tarf!!!!
NOTE: THIS MATCH KICKS OFF EARLY AT 1.15PM