Preview: AIL – Men’s Division 2C

Skerries remain the team to beat in the Energia Mens All Ireland Division 2C, six from six so far they lead by two points over Enniscorthy.

Bangor V Enniscorthy Saturday November 27th. 2:30pm Upritchard Park

A game of major significance at the top of the table, as second placed Enniscorthy travel to face third placed Bangor.

The Ulstermen slipped up in their recent tie, losing 34-15 to Tullamore, completely outclassed they will aim for better this weekend as they face a title rival.

Enniscorthy were emphatic 32-0 bonus point winners over bottom placed Sundays Well, the bonus point keeping them in touch with Skerries at the summit. 

Bruff V Tullamore Saturday November 27th. 2:30pm Kilballyowen Park

Tullamore will aim for back to back success, as they travel up north for the meeting with 8th placed Bruff.

A last minute try saw Bruff suffer a 17-15 defeat against Omagh Academicals. Taking a 12-10 lead into the break, they looked stronger but the late effort saw them suffer a heartbreaking loss.

Tullamore picked up a fantastic win against third placed Bangor last Saturday afternoon, Tullamore securing a bonus point win as the Ulster club failed to keep their charge on the top of the table.

Clonmel V Omagh Academicals November 27th. 2:30pm Ardgaoithe

Clonmel will be looking to remain off the bottom of the table, as they host an Omagh side who managed to dig a hard fought win out last weekend from nothing.

In a low scoring game at Judges Road, Clonmel suffered a 9-6 defeat to fellow Ulster club City of Derry, an error riddled afternoon of rugby cost the Offaly club any chance at the points.

A late try by Robbie Sproule helped Omagh to a two point win over Bruff last weekend, the Limerick had put the Ulster club to the sword all afternoon, but they managed to secure their second win of the year thanks to the late effort.

Midleton V City of Derry Saturday November 27th. 2:30pm Towns Park

Fifth placed Midleton will aim to climb the table after a recent single point defeat at home to Skerries, they welcome City of Derry for another home fixture, with the aim being the maximum point haul.

A late penalty saw Midleton fall to a one point defeat at the hands of Skerries, they got out of the blocks early adding two early tries to make it 14-0 and drove forward to extend their lead to 24-8 at half time, but collapsed in the second half.

Derry were 9-6 winners over Clonmel, the Ulster club kicked two penalties in the opening 20 minutes, giving a major advantage early in the fixture. The arrears were reduced to 6-3 but a penalty just before the break made it 9-3 at half time.

Skerries V Sundays Well Saturday November 27th. 2:30pm Holmpatrick 

The league leaders will aim to continue their impressive winning streak, the goats welcome Sundays Well to Holmpatrick, the out of favour club winless so far have it up against them this weekend.

Trailing 24-8 at half time Skerries drove hard to win 28-27 over Midleton, Evan Sherlock managed to cross after the restart for the Seasiders, as they started their comeback, Paul O’Loghlen added a conversion and a penalty minutes later to cut the gap.

Just on the hour mark Kevin Mulcahy crossed over but the conversion by O’Loghlen reduced the gap to two. O’Loghlen has been a great asset to his club this year, and he landed a penalty to put his side ahead by the minimum, the win seeing them go six for six.

The Well were brushed aside by Enniscorthy last weekend, 32-0 in the end a disappointing encounter for the Cork club, they trailed 17-0 at half time and never looked to get a foot in the game, they face their biggest challenge this weekend on the road to North Dublin.