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Junior Inter Pro Wrap

leinster jr v munster jr

A superb second half fight back helped Munster to a 22-17 win over reigning champions Leinster in Cobh on Saturday. The men in blue led 17-3 at half time after a rip roaring start to the defence of their title but the 2013 champions fought back at the Cork venue to secure a memorable win. […]

Connacht v Ulster Preview

junior interprovincial connacht v leinster

Junior Inter Provincial Series – Round 1 Connacht v Ulster, Westport RFC, Saturday 2:30. The squad of 26 men in green will look to tackle the powerful Ulster side gunning for victory in this years competition. The northerners have fallen agonisingly short of securing the title for two years on the bounce now. At the […]

Ballinasloe Win Cawley Cup


Cawley Cup Final Ballinasloe 10 Westport 7 Rob Murphy at Guaran Park Balllinasloe Scorers: John Hayes 1 try; Ross Keller 1 con and 1 pen. 
Westport Scorers: Kevin Corcoran 1 try; Sean Tobin 1 con. Eleven years on from taking the unprecedented decision to step away from a previous club merge with Athlone under the […]

Cawley Cup Preview

Credit Conor McKeown

Cawley Cup Final Preview Westport v Ballinasloe, Guaran Park, Tuam RFC 7:30 The final of the Cawley Cup rarely disappoints when it comes to entertainment and drama even if the rounds leading up to that decider often leave plenty to be desired. Connacht’s Junior Club’s Cup rarely grabs the headlines until finals day. The first […]

PODCAST: AIL Restructuring Debacle


We are not happy here at The new All Ireland League divisional structures have left us utterly perplexed and demoralised. After a year long review of the club game and meetings with all 52 AIL clubs on the island, the IRFU’s solution has left a lot to be desired. A reduction of two teams […]

Round Robin Week 2


Ulster Bank All Ireland League Round Robin – Week 2 Dundalk v Clonmel, Mill Road, 2:30 The top two clash in county Louth in what could be the decisive fixture of the round robin this year. Only the winner of this competition will book a place in the play off and if Dundalk can win […]

Westport Win Junior Cup

Westport Monivea Cup Final

Heineken Connacht Junior Cup Westport 14 
Monivea 8 Westport Scorer: K. Corcoran try, K. Gill try, S Tobin 2 cons 
Monivea Scorers: G. Divilly try, G. O’Connor pen Report by Trevor Watson of the Mayo News Westport are the Heineken Connacht Junior Cup Champions for the first time in 40 years, thanks to a hard […]

Connacht Junior Cup Final

Monivea on the March  against WestportPic Conor McKeown

Heineken Connacht Junior Cup Final Monivea v Westport, Sportsground, Sunday 3pm If you closely examine the respective paths of Monivea and Westport to this year’s Heineken Connacht Junior Cup Final which takes place at the Sportsground on Easter Sunday (3pm), you’ll see why Westport players and management won’t be getting too carried away with themselves. […]

Clonmel and Dundalk Win


Munster champions Clonmel top the pile after round one of the Ulster Bank All Ireland League Round Robin qualifiers but it was Dundalk who made the most significant move on the opening day with a four point victory away to Instonians. That result in Shaw’s Bridge sets the Leinster champions on a good path heading […]

Round Robin Qualifiers Preview


Ulster Bank All Ireland League Round Robin Qualifiers The first round of this year’s Ulster Bank All Ireland League Round Robin qualifiers kicks off on Saturday and there’s a bigger challenge than ever for the four provincial league winners vying for promotion to the All Ireland League. In recent years, topping the table brought automatic […]

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