Wednesday 20 November 2019

Clubs looking to kick on as league action returns again

Daragh Small

Corinthians are looking for their third win on the trot in the Ulster Bank League Division 2A when they face Skerries at Corinthian Park tomorrow (2.0).

They had a dismal start to the season when they lost their opening three games. But a 19-12 win over Thomond at Corinthian Park was crucial in Round 4, and they followed that up with a 20-12 victory over Nenagh Ormond at New Ormond Park last time out, which has left them ninth in the table.

Corinthians were relegated from Division 1B last term, and after coming so close to promotion in 2013-14, they are looking to bounce back at the first time of asking.

Especially with rivals Galwegians doing well in the top tier - although they fell to their third defeat of the season away to Garryowen in Round 5.

'Wegians were not able to build on their fantastic 41-20 win over reigning champions Lansdowne at Crowley Park on October 3, and they need to improve their away form - they have lost all three of their games, and have not picked up a single point on the road.

Galwegians host UCD at Crowley Park on Saturday, as they look for their third home win in a row in Division 1A.

Meanwhile, in Division 1B Buccaneers travel to take on Dolphin at Irish Independent Park.

In 2C, Sligo welcome Dundalk to Hamilton Park.

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