Thomond's Colin Madden gets the ball away in their recent Ulster Bank League clash with Bruff at Liam Fitzgerald Park
ULSTER Bank League Division 2C leaders Thomond celebrated their first away league win in Ulster in more than three years on Saturday.
Thomond edged assumed top spot in Division 2C courtesy of a gritty 10-6 victory away to Omagh at Thomas Mellon Playing Fields.
It was the Fitzgerald Park side’s first win away to an Ulster club in the Ulster Bank League since their October 2014 18-15 success over Banbridge.
Division 2C Leaders Thomond sit one point ahead of second-placed Sligo, while the ‘Royal Blues’ enjoy a two-point advantage over third-placed Malahide with six series of games to go.
Evan Cusack contributed all 10 of Thomond’s points through a try, penalty and conversion. The Limerick side led 7-3 at half-time.
Thomond celebrated Saturday’s success with a colourful Game of Thrones-themed ‘King in the North’ tweet.
First win in the North since 4/10/14, 3 years and 3 months. Will be a fairly hectic bus journey home. pic.twitter.com/8z9hJY5MKe— Thomond RFC (@RFCThomond) January 27, 2018
Promotion-chasers Thomond travel to third-placed Malahide for another crucial Division 2C fixture this Saturday, 2.30pm.
Thomond are one of three Limerick clubs currently topping their respective Ulster Bank League divisions, along with Shannon in 1B and Old Crescent in 2B.