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Galwegians head to Banbridge for Saturday’s Ulster Bank League clash with a real chance of continuing their push for division 2A honours.
Galwegians secured an impressive win away to a strong Cashel side to make it two wins on the bounce in the Ulster Bank League Division 2a.
With a big game against Old Wesley coming up on Saturday at Crowley Park (2.30pm), Galwegians’ Ulster Bank League campaign endured a terrible start when suffering a 37-14 defeat away to Ballymena at Eaton Park on Saturday.
Galwegians retained their Connacht Senior League title for the third year running by defeating old rivals Corinthians by 19-16 after extra time at Crowley Park on Saturday evening.
New Connacht Rugby coach Pat Lam has added a strong Kiwi flavour in completing his squad for next season.
With European rugby taking centre stage this weekend, Connacht and Treviso are locked into a battle of their own in their refixed RaboDirect Pro 12 clash in Italy this evening. Both sides are still looking for their best league finish and, on this occasion, Treviso have the upper hand. They are currently in seventh place with 43 points, while Connacht are in ninth with 36 points. A win for Connacht would ensure they cannot be caught by Edinburgh, who, just four points behind, host the Dragons next week, while Eric Elwood’s side host a Glasgow outfit looking for a home-semi. “This is a huge game for both sides,” says Elwood. “ Treviso are going for their best finish and we can still improve on our league standing for a third year in a row, so there is a lot riding on this game. A win for either side would ensure we go into the last match with a huge incentive.”
With European rugby taking centre stage this weekend, Connacht and Treviso are locked into a battle of their own in their refixed RaboDirect Pro 12 clash in Italy tomorrow evening.
Connacht’s away form is under ever-increasing scrutiny as the club heads to Wales to face Cardiff Blues this evening (7.30pm). Coach Eric Elwood has had to make four changes from the side that beat the Ospreys last week. Robbie Henshaw’s involvement with the Irish set up has seen him remain in camp with the national side, so captain Gavin Duffy will start at full back this evening picking up his 151st cap for Connacht. Tiernan O’Halloran’s knee injury has forced him out with Fetu’u Vainikolo replacing him. There will be plenty of extra Mayo interest to see how Brian Murphy does at inside centre, the 27-year-old only signed professionally with Connacht last summer from Galwegians and the former Shrule-Glenncorrib GAA man will be looking to make a big impression. In the pack Andrew Browne will replace Mick Kearney in the second row
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Galwegians came away with four vital points in a hard-fought battle away to Old Crescent in this re-arranged Ulster Bank Division 2a fixture in Limerick on Saturday.