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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 […]

Connacht Junior Cup Draw

Junior Cup Draw

Heineken Connacht Junior Cup Draw 2014/15 Round 1 (January 25) Buccaneers 2nds v Sligo 2nds Dunmore v NUIG Ballinrobe v Tuam Byes for Creggs, Corrib, Ballyhaunis, Castlebar and Loughrea. Round 2 (February 1) Creggs v Ballinrobe or Tuam Ballina v Galwegians OLBC v Westport Corrib v Corinthians Castlebar v Ballyhaunis Buccaneers or Sligo v Monivea […]

Connacht: Brown to Otago


Connacht Division 1a There are a number of key stories to highlight in Connacht from the past few days so here’s a brief re-cap along with the weekend results and the latest stands. Brown Otago Bound Monivea Head Coach Cory Brown is heading home to New Zealand in the very near future. News broke from […]

Monivea 36 Westport 15

Monivea on the March  against WestportPic Conor McKeown

Connacht Division 1a Monivea 36 Westport 15 Monivea Scorers: Ger Divilly 2 tries; Colm Neary, Lorcan Laheen and Eoin Flaherty 1 try each. Ger O’Connor 1 pen, 4 cons. Westport Scorers: Kevin Corcoran and Liam Scahill 1 try each; Sean Tobin 1 con, 1 pen. Rob Murphy at the Castle Grounds Let’s start with the […]

Connacht Previews

Westport Ballina

Connacht Division 1a Monivea v Westport Our feature game this weekend is in the Castle Ground as a resurgent Monivea look to tackle a Westport side that can challenge the best in the league but can’t find a grain of consistency. This is a huge game for both sides, Monivea proved a point in Ballina, […]

Connacht Review


Connacht Division 1a Westport 8 Ballinasloe 11 Westport Scorers: Kevin Corcoran 1 try; Sean Tobin 1 pen Ballinasloe Scorers: Conal Gormley 1 try; Keelan O’Neill 2 pens The inconsistency continues for the Bulls it seems after Sunday’s surprise home loss to Ballinasloe. A ponderous and error strewn first half proved costly as the ever menacing […]

Clogher Valley 43 Connemara 10

Action from Clogher Valley's 43-10 victory over Connemara in the All Ireland Junior Cup Quarter final on Nov 22. Pic: Sandra Armstrong Photographgy

Ulster Bank All Ireland Junior Cup – Quarter Final Clogher Valley 43 Connemara 10 Clogher Valley scorers: Ryan Wilson 2 tries; Alastair Trenier, Andrew Breen and Paul Armstrong 1 try each; 1 penalty try; Philip Holme 1 pen, 5 cons. Connemara scorers: Jack Vaughan 1 try; Shane Sweeney 1 con, 1 pen. The Valley are […]

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