Saturday 24 March 2018

Galwegians chasing third win

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Daragh Small

Galwegians will look to continue their promotion push in the All-Ireland League Division 2A when they travel to take on Malone at Gibson Park tomorrow.

Galwegians secured their second win of the season last weekend when they held their nerve to beat Blackrock 26-22 at Crowley Park.

The Galway outfit made a perfect start to their season with a 26-19 win away to Cashel but they succumbed to their first defeat, 26-10, at home to high-flying City of Armagh in Round 2.

However, they have bounced back since then and now lie fifth in the second tier, just two points behind Queen's University who are third in the standings.

In the top tier, Buccaneers desperately require a change in fortunes, and they need to get their first win of the campaign against Clontarf at Castle Avenue in Round 4.

Scrum-half Frankie Hopkins touched down twice and in-form winger Rory O'Connor also scored but after trailing 13-10 at half-time, Buccaneers slipped to a 32-24 loss at home to Young Munster last weekend.

Buccaneers cruised to the Division 1B title last year but they have struggled this time around and they are second from bottom and without a point in the league.

Corinthians welcome Nenagh Ormond to Corinthian Park tomorrow as they look to get back to winning ways. They lost 42-18 away to City of Armagh last weekend and are eighth in Division 2A.

In the bottom tier, Sligo are second ahead of their huge clash with leaders Omagh at Hamilton Park tomorrow. Sligo drew 20-20 away to Bruff at Kilballyowen Park in Round 5 and that's the only blemish on their record, but they will fancy a crack at the leaders.

Irish Independent

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