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Galwegians Ballina

Heineken Connacht Junior Cup Buccaneers 2nds v Monivea, Dubarry Park, Sunday 2:30 The league champions from Division 1b Buccaneers are up against Division 1a title contenders Monivea on Sunday and a major title challenger will go out as a result. The hosts are going to feel the effects of a weekend where there senior side’s […]

Connacht 1a Wrap


The Connacht Junior League title race will go down to the last day after both Connemara and Monivea won their penultimate games on Sunday. Just one point separates the two sides going into the final round and if they finish level on points, the points differential will come into play with Monivea holding the slenderest […]

C1a Wrap: Connemara Win

Connemara v St Marys

Connacht Division 1a Connemara 18 Monivea 12 Connemara: Shane Sweeney 6 pens Monivea: Ger O’Connor 3 pens, 1 drop goal. The big game of the weekend in Connacht took place on Sunday as the top two sides in Division 1a met in Clifden in a crucial game in the league title race. The visitors came […]

Connemara v Monivea Preview

Monivea Connemara

The top two sides in the Connacht Junior League meet at the Monastery Field in Clifden this Sunday (2:30pm) as Connemara host Monivea in what promises to be a compelling fixture with just one point separating the two sides at the top of the table and just two games remaining after this encounter. The unusual […]

Connacht Results

Monivea on the March  against WestportPic Conor McKeown

Connacht Division 1a The title contenders both won on Sunday but Monivea gained an edge with a bonus point at home to Corinthians to go one point clear at the top with three games remaining. In Ballinasloe, Connemara came from 13-12 down at half time to win 15-13, surviving a late assault on their line […]

Connacht Previews

Connemara's TJ Berry gets through a gap in the Westport defence during the junior league match in Clifden on sunday.
Pic Conor McKeown

Connacht Junior League Division 1a It’s the calm before the storm for the title contenders in Division 1a as Monivea and Connemara build up towards their crucial showdown on January 18th with one more round of games. Both sides face stern examinations this weekend with Monivea at home to an improving Corinthians and Connemara facing […]

€10? You’re having a laugh….

Senior Cup Final editor Rob Murphy on a worrying trend in senior club rugby as supporters turn their back on the big games and the IRFU shrug their shoulders, Meanwhile a combination provincial branches and clubs appear to be at sixes and sevens in dealing with the problem. Sunday’s Connacht Senior Cup final was the latest example, […]

Connacht News

Ballina Westport

Connacht Division 1a The league title race in Connacht has now firmly developed into a two horse race with Connemara and Monivea locked together on 39 points. Both sides have won eight from ten with Connemara nabbing a draw and one loss and Monivea losing twice including the narrow loss to their title rivals. On […]

Connacht Results


Connacht Division 1a Corinthians 10, Ballinasloe 8 Galwegians 12, Monivea 26 OLBC 0, Connemara 31 Westport 16, Ballina 3 Connacht Division 1b Creggs 13, Castlebar 8 Loughrea 29, Corrib 0 Ballyhaunis 9, Buccaneers 8 Tuam 22, Ballinrobe 5 Connacht Division 1c NUG 19, Galwegians 3rds 22  

Top 20 Clubs – November

Istonians’s All Ireland Provincial Club Rankings Each month here at we sit down, trawl through the results and league tables and draw up a list of the best Junior Clubs in the country to spark debate and illuminate the standings. Next month, to mark the new year, we’ll briefly extend  this list to the […]

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