Saturday 16 December 2017

Galwegians bid to respond as champions come to town

A Gavin Tynan effort put Galweigans 12-11 up
A Gavin Tynan effort put Galweigans 12-11 up

Daragh Small

Galwegians host reigning Division 1A champions Lansdowne tomorrow (2.30) as they look to learn from the painful lessons of the last two rounds.

'Wegians could have beaten both Terenure and Old Belvedere away from home, but twice came away without the win from frustrating days out.

Last weekend, they trailed 11-7 at the break, after Ed O'Keefe's first-half try. A Gavin Tynan effort put them 12-11 up, but their ill-discipline cost them again - Aly Muldowney and Marty Cummins were yellow-carded.

In Division 1B, Buccaneers have racked up massive scorelines ahead of their trip to Belfast Harlequins.

Young Connacht prospect Conor McKeon has kicked 39 points already this season, and he was on form in their 30-28 win over Blackrock College.

Martin Staunton, Daniel Qualter and Eoghan O'Reilly bagged the tries, in a 30-28 win at Dubarry Park.

Corinthians are desperate for a win as they host Thomond. The Tuam Road outfit have lost their opening three fixtures on their return to Division 2A.

Last weekend's 20-14 defeat away to Malone was another missed opportunity, and they are bottom of the standings.

Sligo are ninth in Division 2C ahead of their home tie against Midleton after they lost 32-13 at Boyne last weekend.

Irish Independent

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