Tuesday 24 April 2018

Yeats men are still flying high

Sligo are right in contention at the top of Division 2C of the AIL as they head towards Round 15, full of confidence on the back of another victory. (stock picture)
Sligo are right in contention at the top of Division 2C of the AIL as they head towards Round 15, full of confidence on the back of another victory. (stock picture)

Daragh Small

Sligo are right in contention at the top of Division 2C of the AIL as they head towards Round 15, full of confidence on the back of another victory.

The Connacht outfit don't play again until their trip to Omagh on March 3. But last weekend they secured a stunning 45-0 win at home to Bective Rangers. Bective are now ninth in the standings after that hammering. But another bonus-point win, their fifth bonus point of the season, puts Sligo second.

They are just one point behind leaders Thomond who they face on the final day of the season. That April 14 meeting at Hamilton Park looks set to be a promotion decider.

In Division 2A, February was a brilliant month for Galwegians, and it could well have preserved their stay in the third tier for another season.

They had wins over Greystones and Nenagh Ormond, and last time out made it three from three with an outstanding 32-28 defeat of fellow strugglers Queen's University at Dub Lane.

Galwegians are now just four points behind Queen's in the table, and they are seventh overall. But their Galway rivals Corinthians are in trouble at the bottom.

Their proposed clash with Highfield was postponed on Saturday and they must win that re-fixed game to move up the standings and away from danger.

Buccaneers are in even bigger trouble in Division 1A where they are currently eight points adrift after a heartbreaking 21-17 loss at College Park last weekend.

Buccaneers held a 17-15 lead against relegation-threatened Trinity at half-time, but despite an impressive 12-point haul from Connacht scrum-half Conor McKeon, Buccaneers lost again.

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