Loreto face a key weekend with two matches as they travel to Alex and Hermes to see if they can emerge from the pack as the main challenger to Railway in the title race.
Railway's six point margin at the top of the table is guaranteed to be reduced as they have a weekend off due to Mick McKinnon's involvement with the Leinster U-16s. But by how many will be determined mainly by Loreto's results against the sides second (Alex) and fifth (Hermes).
Alex will prove a tough challenge with Lesle-Ann George finding her feet and Leanne Ryan returning to prominence while the old foe, Hermes, on Sunday is always a key game. They have the added bonus of a restful Saturday thanks to Bray's Sarah Scott involvement with the Leinster set-up.
Leinster Women Division 1
Saturday: Glenanne v UCD, 12.30pm, Glenanne; Pembroke Wanderers v Trinity, 12.30pm, Serpentine Ave; Old Alex v Loreto, 1.30pm, Alexandra College
Sunday: Hermes v Loreto, 3pm, St Andrews