Old rivals set for cup final

City rivals Galwegians and Corinthians will meet again this year in the Connacht Senior Cup final.

Borth sides enjoyed comprehensive victories over their opponents last weekend - Galwegians overcame Connemara by 47 - 13, while Corinthians enjoyed a comfortable 38 - 9 victory over Buccaneers.

Both Corinthians and Buccaneers were under strength for this semi-final, but the home side started brightly with winger James Buckley getting in for an early touchdown which outhalf Conor Murphy converted. Second row Gary Ward added a second try midway through the first half, while scrumhalf Eoin Griffin scored the third, both of which were converted by Murphy.

Buccaneers’ only reply in the opening half came through fullback Adam Kennedy who posted two penalties for a 21 - 6 half-time score.

Both kickers exchanged penalties after the break before Buckley caught the Buccaneers’ defence napping with a cross kick which resulted in a fourth. The home side, clearly on top, finished off with a fifth try from Darren Classens.

Corinthians: D Classens,J Buckley,F Gormley,W Williams,E Griffin(S Mullally ),C Murphy, H Griffin (E Flynn ), D Buckley, D Doran,T Toolan (D Small ), S Murphy, G Ward, P Cunningham, L Carpenter, D Phealan (R Connellan ).

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