Wednesday 28 September 2016

Corinthians need win against Naas

Daragh Small

Published 15/01/2016 | 02:30

With the likes of Eoghan Masterson and Ultan Dillane having a more prominent role with Connacht in recent seasons, they have struggled to recapture the form that saw them get to the brink of qualification for Division 1A in 2013-14 (Stock image)
With the likes of Eoghan Masterson and Ultan Dillane having a more prominent role with Connacht in recent seasons, they have struggled to recapture the form that saw them get to the brink of qualification for Division 1A in 2013-14 (Stock image)

Corinthians will look to get themselves off the bottom of the Ulster Bank League Division 2A table tomorrow when they host Naas at Corinthian Park (2.30pm).

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The Tuam Road outfit made a dismal start to 2016 last weekend when they were hammered 44-3 by the students of UCC at the Mardyke in Cork.

Chris McAuliffe, Charlie Slowey, Cathal Gallagher and Ben Mitchell had UCC 29-3 up at half-time with the bonus points in the bag, and they piled on the misery in the second half.

With the likes of Eoghan Masterson and Ultan Dillane having a more prominent role with Connacht in recent seasons, they have struggled to recapture the form that saw them get to the brink of qualification for Division 1A in 2013-14. That could have made a massive difference but since then they have been relegated to Division 2A, and look in real trouble again this season.

Similarly in Division 2C, Sligo are struggling, but they are aiming for back-to-back victories away to Old Crescent at Rosbrien tomorrow.

Last weekend's 16-14 win over Bruff at Hamilton Park was a massive step forward in Sligo's season, and another win in Limerick would set them up nicely.

Division 1A, and 1B do not return to action until January 30. But in 1B Buccaneers made a big statement last weekend when they emerged with a hard-fought 23-22 win over Dublin University at College Park.

In the top tier, Galwegians' terrible form on the road continued - they lost 33-16 at basement side Ballynahinch.

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