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Permutations are simple for Ballynahinch in Division 1A, a win at home to Clontarf will see Derek Suffern’s side finish in the top four and make the end of season play offs anything else may require the calculators.

Hinch are fourth on 41 points with Clontarf third on 47 but can’t alter their place, there are four clubs waiting to pounce if Hinch fluff their lines.

“We need to beat Clontarf and if we do that we finish fourth and get a semi-final away to Lansdowne,” said Suffern.

“While that’s not the fixture you want, or the surface you want, it will a great achievement for us this season to get into a semi-final

“The boys are fully focused on this and it depends on what Clontarf bring up as they can’t be caught and can’t move into second.”

Suffern is able to field a strong team, Kyle McCall, Johnny Murphy and Ruaidhri Murphy are in the front row.

Ireland U20 centre Sam Arnold could be released, Richard Reaney starts at out half and Rodger McBurney will feature in the backline.

p Instonians will look to get their chance of qualifcation back to senior rugby on track when they go to Connemara for the second series of games in the Round Robin Qualifying.

Dundalk and Kanturk meet in the key game, both having won their openers.