Monday 24 July 2017

Buccs on the cusp of 1B glory

Galwegians were held to a 7-7 draw at home to Old Wesley in Crowley Park last weekend (stock picture)
Galwegians were held to a 7-7 draw at home to Old Wesley in Crowley Park last weekend (stock picture)

Daragh Small

Buccaneers are on the brink of securing the Ulster Bank League Division 1B title ahead of their clash with UCC at Mardyke tomorrow.

Brett Wilkinson's side have been awesome in recent weeks and they hold a 16-point lead over the chasing pack which is led by UL Bohemians.

Flying winger Jordan Conroy scored his 14th try of the season last weekend in another impressive win, this time it was 19-5 against Dolphin at Dubarry Park, and they look ready for promotion back to the top tier.

But Galwegians continue to struggle down in the lower reaches of the league, and they will need to keep winning if they wish to stave off relegation down to Division 2A.

Galwegians were held to a 7-7 draw at home to Old Wesley in Crowley Park last weekend, and this weekend they make a difficult journey to take on promotion-chasing UL Bohemians at UL tomorrow.

In Division 2A, Corinthians are away to Highfield at Woodleigh Park tomorrow after their proposed fixtures against Queen's University at Corinthian Park was postponed last weekend.

But Corinthians will need to win their game in hand and continue to pick up as many points as they can along the way if they want to remain in the third tier for next season - they are ninth in the standings, and two points behind Sunday's Well.

In the bottom tier, Sligo have been one of the other success stories for the season.

And they host Bruff at Hamilton Park tomorrow. Sligo are second in 2C, just four points behind leaders Navan.

Irish Independent

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