Corrib RFC secured a vital 14-12 home win over Castlebar on Sunday lunchtime in their re-arranged league game with the the runaway league leaders.
The relegation threatened Headford side secured a key win in a vital game that gives them renewed hope of avoiding the relegation play off at the end of the season.
It was Castlebar’s first defeat of the season and came a week after their headline grabbing Junior Cup quarter final upset win in Westport. The result will be a wake up call for them ahead of their semi final with Monivea in two weeks time.
David Staunton and Nigel Byrne scored tries for the Mayo side but Evan Flynn’s three penalties and a try from Ger Flynn helped Corrib to a big win which pulls them closer to safety after a season where they haven’t found their form for the most part.
Elsewhere over the weekend, Ballyhaunis secured a place in the Heineken Junior Plate semi finals with a comprehensive 26-3 win over Loughrea on Saturday night. Tries from Jean Piere Jeffries and Gabriel Gallagher helped them to the win. Mark Waldron kicked three penalties, Jeffries added a penalty and conversion.