RUGBY Gaels will be hoping to end a 12-year wait to lift to Mulligan Cup once again when they take on Northampton-based Sons of Erin in the preliminary round of the competition at Newbold Rugby Club.
The Gaels head into Sunday’s clash, which kicks off at 2pm, having last tasted success in the competition back in 2004 and having lost out to James Connolly GAA in the Championship.
Sons of Erin will provide a stern test for The Gaels having recently been crowned league champions after going through the entire campaign without losing a match.
The last time they lost out to Rugby was three years ago however this time around the Gaels will feel confident with both defeats this season coming in the early part of the campaign.
The last game between the two sides in Newbold was a close affair in which Rugby were left to rue missed chances. Since then The Gaels have won four of their last five matches and have added depth to their squad that will give them belief that they can overcome the Northamptonshire side and progress to the next round.