The 5th round of the Irish wheelchair rugby league took place in Galway on the 14th of August. Unfortunately no Munster team could attend due to injuries and other commitment but the day went ahead regardless. The 1st game of the day was Connaught vs Munster, as Munster could not field a team Connaught were given the points for this game.
A game had to be played to keep the Connaught fans that had turned up happy so Leinster stepped up to the challenge and an exhibition game was played. This game kept the home fans very happy indeed as Connaught were in fine form. By half time Leinster had stolen the lead, but the Connaught team came out at the start of the 3rd quarter on a mission to win the game and slowly started to close the gap goal by goal. The 4th quarter started with Leinster just 2 goals ahead and looking shaken by Connaught great 3rd quarter performance, but Leinster got it together in the final quarter and pulled another few goals in front and held the lead till the end. The 2nd game of the day was between Leinster and Ulster and this time it wasn’t a friendly, there was much need points at steak Ulster wanted to reclaim the top spot of the table and Leinster wanted to lift them selves from the bottom. So both teams were very much up for it and the game got off to an explosive start. It was very close at the end of the 1st quarter after both teams displayed some great play. By half time Ulster had moved into the lead and were starting to get on top. The 3rd quarter seen Ulster keep the heavy pressure on and by the end of the quarter they were well in the lead. In the 4th Leinster pulled a couple of goals back but there wasn’t enough time to get back level and Ulster won the game by a good margin and placed themselves back joint top of the league table. The 3rd game seen the home side Connaught up against Ulster, this game was a big one as the winner would go clear at the top of the league table. This was a hard fought game and it was neck and neck at half time. Ulster had a much better start to the 3rd quarter and pulled ahead by a few goals, the Connaught supporters got behind there team and cheered them on but Ulster proved to strong in the end and went clear by 2 points at the top of the table. With both Connaught and Munster snapping at there heels its all still to play for at the next fixture in Limerick on September 25th.
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