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Connacht rivals Galwegians and Buccaneers clash on Saturday in the AIB League division one at Dubarry Park, Athlone, on Saturday afternoon (2.30pm).
Corinthians 5 Buccaneers 22
•Corinthians claimed the scalp of city rivals Galwegians by 15 - 0 in the battle for a play-off place in AIL u-20 division one league. In appalling conditions, both sides served up an enthralling contest which saw Corinthians move up into joint third place in a league currently led by fellow Connacht outfit Buccaneers. Unsurprisingly, it became a battle up front, and Corinthians, with the wind, dominated territory for the first half. Prop Fiachra Tierney was unlucky when stopped just short due to the excellent Wegians pack, led by Greg Leader. Scoreless at the break, Galwegians looked the more likely to win, but Corinthians played outstanding rugby to dominate the second half and score three tries. Johnny Kearney touched down for the first try. When Shane Conneely broke on the blind, he fed Kevin Russell who dived over in the corner. Galwegians fought back, but with time running out scrumhalf Peter Walsh sold an outrageous dummy from broken play to score the third. Corinthians now meet Cork Constitution in Temple Hill on Saturday.
Connacht rugby clubs Galwegians and Corinthians are renewing a long-time rivalry with a new Festival of Rugby to take place on St Patrick’s Day.
Galwegians have a real chance of qualifying for the AIB Cup semi-finals for a second year in succession when they host Ballynahinch on Saturday at Crowley Park.
The highlight of the weekend’s AIB League matches takes place at Corinthian Park on Saturday when the home side takes on Co Carlow in the battle for top spot in division three.
Lunch on Easter Saturday in the Corinthian clubhouse is fully booked (with a long waiting list) in anticipation of history being made by the club in their penultimate match of the All Ireland League. Top of the table Corinthians meet second placed Queen’s University Belfast (K/O 2.30pm). A win for Corinthians secures the Division 3 title and promotion to Division 2. To lose merely puts Corinthians back into the melting pot.
Connacht Senior League action kicks off tonight (Thursday) when Galwegians host city rivals Corinthians at Crowley Park (6.30pm).
Buccaneers travel to Crowley Park, Galway, to tackle in-form Galwegians in the final series of Connacht Senior League fixtures with a slightly earlier than normal scheduled kick-off time of 2.30 pm on Saturday September 19. Holders ‘Wegians will be strongly fancied, especially on home soil, to retain the league title and Buccs – on the evidence of their display against Corinthians – will certainly have to improve considerably if they are to wrench honours away from the Tribesmen.
Galwegians prop Peter Bracken has accepted an offer to join Magners League side the Dragons.