The fifth round of fixtures in the Ulster Bank All Ireland League proved to be a difficult one for the Connacht sides. Three of the four Connacht clubs involved slipped to defeat in their respective divisions. Galwegians faced a very tough away trip to face Garryowen and were forced to leave empty handed following an 18-9 defeat. Galwegians were in the game for long periods and had their opportunities to force a valuable win but it was the Limerick side who took their chances on the day. The loss leaves Galwegians in eighth position going into the sixth round of games.
Buccaneers too suffered disappointing loss in division 1B. The Athlone side hosted St. Mary College in Dubarry Park. The two sides would have appeared to be evenly matched going into the game given their similar early season form but a red card on 13 minutes proved to be costly in the end as Dave Heffernan was given his marching orders. The final score was 20-24 in favour of the visitors, the win lifting St Marys above Buccaneers in the table.
Corinthians were able to bag a win in division 2A, the win was their second in succession and lifted the Galway side off the foot of the table. Corinthians were have been suffering badly with injuries to key personnel in the early part of the season but appear to have really turned a corner in the last few weeks. The 20-12 victory to Nenagh Ormond is sure to give the whole club a lift going forward.
Sligo were the third of the four Connacht sides to suffer defeat last weekend. Sligo slipped to a narrow six point defeat away to Wanderers, 23-17 the final score. The defeat leaves Sligo without a win from their first five games and second from bottom in division 2C. Sligo face a massive home game versus Dundalk on Saturday the 31st of October, the only side below them in the table. A victory could be the kick start that their season needs.
Round Six Fixtures:
Galwegians v UCD
Dolphin v Buccaneers
Corinthians v Skerries
Sligo v Dundalk


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