AIL Preview: Division 2B Week 8

Division 2B remains as competitive as always as six teams are in contention for fourth spot in the table, while Galway Corinthians look to keep the pressure on leaders Greystones.

Dungannon V Sligo, Sat December 3rd, Stevenson Park, 2:30pm

Dungannon will aim to keep pressure on the teams above them, as they face a Sligo side who have gained some big momentum of late.

Having had two defeats in a row, Dungannon regained their composure last weekend to defeat Belfast Harlequins by five points in the end, but with Sligo looking to win a third game in a row, it will sure make for a competitive outing this weekend.

Enniscorthy V Rainey Old Boys, Sat December 3rd, Alcast Park, 2:30pm

Bottom placed Enniscorthy will seek a positive ending to 2022 over the next two weekends, as they meet a Rainey side that dropped places last weekend.

The year began well for Scorthy as they were in 2C, since then the move up has been far from ideal leaving them in need of momentum, Rainey however are amongst the swarm in the mid table where very little separates them, victory could move them within reach of fourth spot once more.

Galway Corinthians V Belfast Harlequins, Sat December 3rd, Corinthian Park, 2:30pm

In a heavyweight tussle on the west coast, Galway Corinthians look to stay within reach of Greystones, if they are to keep a title challenge alive, Harlequins will look to claw them back from fourth spot.

Corinthians are five points of the leaders and will hope a favour elsewhere and a win on home soil can put them close to the summit, after losing to Dungannon last weekend, the Belfast club will not look to lose two games in a row to top four opponents, a huge momentum boost can come from this tie if they get over the line.

Malahide V Greystones, Sat December 3rd, Estuary Road, 2:30pm

With seven wins in a row so far this season, Greystones look to keep that form going but Malahide on their day can be a tricky customer.

The Wicklow side are looking to get promoted this season having looked a cert to make it last year, this time out it’s a majestic start they need to keep that going this weekend, form would say they have it over Malahide, their last tie their second defeat in five games, they gave Corinthians a battle in Estuary Road, they will for sure look for a similar showing at the weekend.

Wanderers V Galwegians, Sat December 3rd, Merrion Road, 2:30pm

Wanderers are another team that can stake a claim for a fourth spot in the league table this weekend, should results work in their favour, Wegians need points also if they are to escape the bottom two.

The hosts put in a great showing last weekend, with taking on a team out of favour of late they are in a great position to pick up another victory, Wegians will look to get that result they desperately need, they looked great in a 12-14 loss to Greystones last weekend, if they can perform that well again and snatch results, they can easily move up the table, here is a chance to show that.

Diarmuid Kearney is a freelance Sports Journalist based in Co Kerry. He has more than 5 years experience covering domestic and international soccer for different media organisations, while also working for local and national print and digital organisations covering GAA.

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