Saturday 3 December 2016

'Wegians aim to turn tables on 'Tarf and ease drop fears

Daragh Small

Published 29/01/2016 | 02:30

'Wegians have not played since their Bateman Cup semi-final triumph. Picture credit: Stephen McCarthy / Sportsfile
'Wegians have not played since their Bateman Cup semi-final triumph. Picture credit: Stephen McCarthy / Sportsfile

Galwegians will want the perfect start to this block of Ulster Bank League Division 1A games when they host high-flying Clontarf at Crowley Park tomorrow (2.30).

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'Wegians have not played since their Bateman Cup semi-final triumph, but prior to that a 33-16 defeat at Ballynahinch was a massive setback in their bid to stay in the top tier.

When they last met Clontarf, the hosts won 16-9 at Castle Avenue in November, but home advantage could be key for 'Wegians.

In Division 1B Buccaneers will hope to close the gap between themselves and the top three when they make the difficult journey to take on Ballymena at Eaton Park.

The Pirates are 12 points behind third-placed Dublin University, while Ballymena are five points further clear. Buccaneers last met Ballymena in Round 7 when the northerners held on to claim a 15-14 win at Dubarry Park.

In Division 2A Corinthians travel to Holmpatrick where they clash with Skerries, as their fight for survival goes on.

After last weekend's 19-0 home defeat to Cashel, Corinthians have now lost nine of their 12 games this term. However they beat Skerries 27-9 in October.

In 2C Sligo face a crucial tie against Dundalk at Mill Road. A win would move them further away from the bottom.

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