The fourth round of UBL fixtures proved to be a more successful one for Connacht sides with three of the four clubs picking up valuable wins. In division 1A Galwegians picked up an impressive bonus point home win over Landsdowne RFC. Galwegians scored five tries in all but it was two tries in 7 minutes form Ed O’Keefe that helped Gawegians pull clear in the second half. A last m12122414_904552889626585_6660165446994409663_ninute converted try which was scored by Josh Pimm left the final score 41-20 in favour of the Galway side. The 21 point differential did not flatter the home side who were much stronger than their Dublin opponents on the day. In division 1B Buccaneers picked up their third win from four games as they overcame Belfast Harlequins away from home. The Athlone side ran out 20-38 winners, a win which lifts them up to third place in the table and extends their impressive start to the season. Buccaneers will now look forward to a weekend off before they return to action in Dubarry Park on Saturday the 17th of October against St. Marys College.

Last Saturday also saw Galway Corinthians return to winning ways with a hard fought victory over Thomond at Corinthian Park. A converted try separated the sides at the final whistle as Corinthians ran out narrow 19-12 winners. The win was Corinthian’s first of this season and wasn’t enough to lift them from the foot of the table but the victory represents a platform to build on ahead of the trip to Nenagh in two weeks time. Sligo RFC remain winless at the beginning of the season but did pick up a losing bonus point in an agonising home defeat to Midleton. A single point separated the two sides at the final whistle in what was a tough defeat for the home side. Sligo will now look to dust themselves off ahead of a trip to Dublin to face Wanderers on the 17th of October.

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