Connacht Junior League Division 1a
Ballina v Corinthians 2nds, (Sunday, 2:30) – note fixture was down for Saturday earlier this week.
If Ballina are to stand a realistic chance of finishing second and grabbing the AIL Round Robin spot, they need to win this clash on Saturday, they are five behind the league leaders Corinthians having played a game more, so title hopes are beyond them but a win here could keep them in the hunt for a first ever Round Robin appearance.
Corinthians are almost there in the title race, the big win over OLBC was crucial last week with the late try denying the visitors a vital bonus point. Monivea are the only side that might catch them from here as they still have to play the Galway men but for that to happen they’d have to lose here too and we think they’ll find a way past the north Mayo side.
Away by 3
Caption: Action from the pre Christmas Junior Cup clash between Ballina and Castlebar. Pic: Corinne Beattie.
Link to Ballina pics.
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