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Ulster Bank League: Division 2B Previews

Ulster Bank League: Division 2B Previews

Division 2B is shaping up nicely after three games. Just four points separate Nenagh Ormond in first and Thomond in sixth. The action kicks off with two Friday Night Lights clashes in Skerries and Tullamore.


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Skerries (2nd) v Boyne (5th), Holmpatrick, Friday Night Lights, 7:30pm

A cracking game in store at Holmpatrick on Friday night as Boyne make the short trip from Drogheda to North County Dublin.

This is Skerries third game under lights but their first at home in the league this season. They have already beaten Suttonians and Navan in floodlit games so will be well prepared.

Boyne have also won their opening three games and are only a point behind their hosts. All told it is set up to be a super night of club action.

Tullamore (7th) v Nenagh Ormond (1st), Spollanstown, Friday Night Lights, 8pm

League leaders Nenagh Ormond are the visitors for Tullamore’s first ever Friday Night Lights game in the Ulster Bank League.

Expect a big crowd in Spollanstown for what promises to be an intriguing match.

This is likely to be the toughest game to date for Nenagh Ormond as Tullamore seek to build on their two wins to date.

DLSP (15th) v Midleton (9th), Kirwan Park

DLSP have not had the easiest of openings in the league losing to two team in the top four – Nenagh Ormond and Armagh – as well as 8th placed Ards.

Saturday then is an opportunity to get some points in the bank.

It won’t be easy though as they face a MIdleton side who have already beaten Ards and Suttonians.

Instonians (11th) v Greystones (4th), Shaws Bridge

Inst.’s one point win over Navan was sandwiched by losses to Skerries and Boyne, albeit with a losing bonus point in the latter.

Hard to know then where the Ulster club stands in terms of form.

Greystones have racked up over 100 points and three try bonuses in their opening three games and will bring that firepower Shaws Bridge on Saturday.

Richmond (13th) v Armagh (3rd), Richmond Park

A difficult start to the league for the promoted Richmond facing Boyne, Greystones and Thomond so far.

Saturday won’t ease their burden much either as an unbeaten Armagh come calling.

Form favours an away win.

Sligo (14th) v Thomond (6th), Hamilton Park

Still early days in the league but a winless Sligo will be worried albeit they have faced some tough opposition.

Thomond edged out Richmond last weekend and while they have yet to face one of the top four they have won two games to date.

This game could serve as fillip for Sligo’s season if they can carve out the result at home.

Sunday’s Well (16th) v Ards (8th), Musgrave Park

Another team without a win as yet, the home side will be aiming to set that to rights on Saturday afternoon.

Ards have started brightly enough by beating Suttonians and DLSP and another win on Saturday would keep them well clear of the danger zone.

Suttonians (12th) v Navan (10th), JJ MCDowell Memorial Grounds

The home side are also in search of their first win of the season having lost to Ards, Skerries and Midleton so far.

They have managed two losing bonus points which push them up to 12th in the table.

Navan are ahead of them thanks to their opening day win over Sligo but have lost out since to Inst. and Skerries.