Monday 16 January 2017

Great news for club game as 'Wegians go up

Published 17/04/2015 | 02:30

I've been involved with both Corinthians and Galwegians over the years and it was disappointing to see the former get relegated from Division 1B of the Ulster Bank League.

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But what a boost it was to see Galwegians come from behind to get their second promotion in two years at a packed Crowley Park - at the same time as Connacht were playing Ulster up the road.

And someone said that Ulster Bank Rugby was dead? It was a great game by all accounts, between two great teams, but thankfully 'Wegians held their nerve at the end.

It was such a contrasting season for the two Galway sides. Everything seemed to go right for Galwegians but in fairness they made their own luck and they won't be a pushover in Division 1A next season.

But for Corinthians I suppose something had to give this year - they had a fairly star-studded team and eventually the Connacht guys were going to be called back for duty.

You see Eoghan Masterson doing well for Pat Lam's men recently - he has been a lynchpin for Corinthians since he came west and they couldn't afford to be losing players like that.

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