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Ormond woes continue against rock bottom Galwegians

Wednesday, 19th December, 2018 2:07pm
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Ormond woes continue against rock bottom Galwegians

Fergal Brislane scored one of Nenagh's tries. Photograph: Bridget Delaney

Ormond woes continue against rock bottom Galwegians

Fergal Brislane scored one of Nenagh's tries. Photograph: Bridget Delaney

Galwegians 20

Nenagh Ormond 12

 

By Brian Geraghty in Galway

 

Nenagh Ormond’s poor run of form in this season’s All Ireland League continued on Saturday when they suffered another loss, this time to bottom of the table Galwegians at Crowley Park.

The home side were jubilant at the end, having recorded their first win in this years league competition, and Nenagh were left to rue several missed chances in the dying moments which would have salvaged something from their visit to the west.

Nenagh fielded a side with several notable changes from the defeat to Highfield a week previous. Kevin O’Gorman picked up an injury in training during the week and in his absence John O’Flaherty moved to the second row to partner his brother Kevin. Thurles out-half John Lillis started for Nenagh in a changed back line which saw Alex Ropeti moving to outside centre to partner Stephen Carey.

The forecasted bad weather from Storm Deirdre did not materialise and the Glenina pitch held up well with both sides serving up an entertaining match. With a strong wind blowing off the Atlantic, it was anticipated that most of the action would be at close quarters but to be fair to both teams, they did try to run the ball, and the small attendance was treated to some decent play with the result in the balance up to the end.

 

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