Connacht Junior League Division 1c
The third division in Connacht is hard one to follow at times with a number of fixtures now doubling up as home and away fixtures as the back log of fixtures has an effect.
Sunday’s key game took place in Hamilton Park Sligo where the promotion chasing home side took on the league leaders in a game that counted for double points.
Caption: Action from Sunday’s clash between Sligo and UCG. Pic: Rory Raftery.
UCG had won against Sligo early doors but due to problems with registration of players that result had been ordered to be replayed,
(UPDATE) There was NO points deduction in this case but home advantage was reversed before both clubs agreed that points would count double rather than have two games at the venue post Christmas.
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Right then, Sligo won 14-13 on Sunday in a close affair and are very much back in the hunt for promotion with three games in hand on the leader.
The other key stories of the day were the first wins of the season for Carrick on Shannon and Portumna.
Carrick on Shannon’s win over Connemara marked a huge boost for the club and also counts for two. It is described in a Knocket match report. So while the league table will say they’ve won two, they have in face one one.
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Right then, the final piece of the jigsaw is Portumna getting a first win of the season 17-7 at home to Galwegians thirds. A nice boost to a team that is working hard and hasn’t been outclassed.
* The games in Carrick on Shannon and Sligo both count double as a home and away fixture.