The outstanding quarter-final tie in the Provincial Towns Cup, sponsored by Cleaning Contractors, will take place in Ashbourne on Sunday when the home side take on Roscrea…

Ashbourne are unbeaten in all competitions this season having locked up the Leinster League Division 1B title last month and have progressed this far with home wins over Edenderry and Gorey.

Roscrea, on the other hand have struggled in Division 1B and face a playoff next weekend to retain their League status and go into Sunday’s game at the county Meath venue as long shot outsiders.

They in fact lost their 1st Round encounter away in Cill Dara but gained a reprieve when their victors were removed in the committee room and they followed this up with a narrow home success against Midland Warriors last Sunday.

The winners will advance to a semi-final in Naas Rugby Club on Sunday week where they will face Enniscorthy, while at the same time Wicklow and Kilkenny will do battle in the other semi-final clash at Tullow Rugby Club.