Wednesday 28 September 2016

League's top side poses big challenge for Galwegians

Daragh Small

Published 06/11/2015 | 02:30

In Division 1B, Buccaneers host Ballymena at Dubarry Park tomorrow after their 24-23 defeat away to Dolphin
In Division 1B, Buccaneers host Ballymena at Dubarry Park tomorrow after their 24-23 defeat away to Dolphin

Galwegians will look to put their fourth defeat of the season behind them when they travel to take on Clontarf in the Ulster Bank League Division 1A, at Castle Avenue tomorrow (2.30pm).

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Galwegians suffered a heavy 35-3 loss at home to UCD last weekend, and are ninth ahead of their clash with the league leaders. Clontarf are the 2013-14 champions, and lost last year's decider to Lansdowne - and they have only lost once in six games.

However, Matt Brown's men can draw inspiration from Cork Con. The Munster club were huge underdogs when they travelled to Castle Avenue in Round 5, and left with a shock 15-14 win. But 'Wegians have not won on the road this season, and will find it difficult against Clontarf who beat Terenure 13-3 last time out.

In Division 1B, Buccaneers host Ballymena at Dubarry Park tomorrow after their 24-23 defeat away to Dolphin. Rory Gaughan continues to run in the tries - he has now notched five this season - but it wasn't enough at Irish Independent Park last weekend.

Buccaneers are fifth in the standings with three wins and three defeats, and can move within two points of Ballymena (second) with a win.

In 2A, Corinthians are searching for their fourth win in a row, away to Naas at Forenaughts. While in 2C, Sligo host Old Crescent at Hamilton Park.

Irish Independent

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