Thursday 14 November 2019

Revitalised Corinthians keen to retain winning habit

Declan Rooney

Corinthians will be looking for their third win on the trot in the Ulster Bank League Division 2A when they face Skerries at Corinthian Park next weekend, as recent weeks have seen a real upturn in their fortunes.

It was a disappointing start to the season for the Tuam Road outfit with defeats at home to Queens University, and on the road to Banbridge and Malone. But after their fourth-round win over Thomond at Corinthian Park their fortunes have turned.

That first win of the season was backed up last time out with a morale-boosting 20-12 victory away to Nenagh, which lifted them to ninth place - just seven points off the promotion places.

A few miles in the road there is also plenty to be positive about as Galwegians have also gotten their season off to a steady start.

An 18-9 defeat last time out to in-form Garryowen halted their recent good run - they beat champions Lansdowne convincingly the previous week - but with UCD and Clontarf next up they have a great chance to close the gap on the leaders.

Meanwhile in Division 1B Buccaneers are still fourth even though they lost 24-20 at home to St Mary's last weekend: they face Dolphin next time out.

Sligo also have a bye-week this weekend in 2C - they lost 23-17 away to Wanderers last time and will be keen to pick up their first win of the season when they host Dundalk RFC.

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