Phoenix survive scare to keep title hopes alive

DESPITE conceding for the first time this season, Tullamore’s march towards their second successive Irish American Football League DV8s title continues.

DESPITE conceding for the first time this season, Tullamore’s march towards their second successive Irish American Football League DV8s title continues.

Drogheda 6

Tullamore Phoenix 31

On a day better suited to lazing on the beach, Tullamore Phoenix travelled to Drogheda to take on a Lightning team still basking in the glow of the biggest win, 40-0 against the Trim Bulldogs a week previously, in their short history.

For Phoenix, they now know a win against the Dublin Dragons in Tullamore Rugby Club at 4pm on Monday August 1 will see them win their second successive national title.

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