Friday 23 August 2019

Rampant Sligo show the way

Sligo will look to continue their dominance of the Ulster Bank League Division 2C this weekend when they clash with Seapoint at Kilbogget Park tomorrow. Photo: Getty Images
Sligo will look to continue their dominance of the Ulster Bank League Division 2C this weekend when they clash with Seapoint at Kilbogget Park tomorrow. Photo: Getty Images

Daragh Small

Sligo will look to continue their dominance of the Ulster Bank League Division 2C this weekend when they clash with Seapoint at Kilbogget Park tomorrow.

Sligo have had six wins in seven games this season, and the only time they failed to win was away to Bruff on September 30.

That Round 3 game finished in a 20-20 draw, but with victories over Thomond, Malahide, Omagh, Bective Rangers, Midleton and Tullamore, Sligo are four points clear of Thomond at the top of the standings and already looking primed for promotion to Division 2B.

In Division 2A, Corinthians are seventh after seven games, and two points ahead of Galway city rivals Galwegians. Those sides met on November 10 at Crowley Park and it finished in a tense 7-7 draw.

But Corinthians hold the upper hand in the league standings, and they host Blackrock College at Corinthian Park this weekend.

Galwegians have had a tough couple of seasons in the league since they were promoted to Division 1A, and got relegated the following season.

They have only won twice in 2A this year, and face a tough trip to New Ormond Park where they clash with Nenagh Ormond tomorrow.

Buccaneers are having a treacherous start to their campaign in Division 1A and if they don't win a game soon they could be heading for relegation right back to the second tier.

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They lost 24-19 at home to Cork Con last time out and welcome UCD to Dubarry Park tomorrow.

With seven defeats from seven outings in 1A, and just two losing bonus points picked up along the way, Buccaneers are seven points adrift of St Mary's College at the bottom of the table.

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