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Monivea v Coolmine


All Ireland Junior Cup Round 1 Monivea v Coolmine, Castle Grounds (Saturday 2:30) Scene Set Again the fanfare might not be as predominant in this fixture, no team has more experience of out of province rugby (between the All Ireland Cup and Round Robin qualifiers) than Monivea. Coolmine are well used to All Ireland Cup […]

Newcastle West v OLBC

Newcastle West

All Ireland Junior Cup – Round 1 Newcastle West v OLBC, Newcastle West (Saturday 2:30) Scene Set A new dawn in Newcastle West as they embark on their first ever All Ireland Cup campaign. The visitors are Galway city side OLBC and they’ll receive a great welcome in the Limerick town but might find the […]

Connemara v St Mary’s

Connemara OLBC

All Ireland Junior Cup Connemara v St Mary’s, Monastery Field, Clifden (Saturday 2:30) For a few hours on Saturday, rugby aficionados in the west coast town of Clifden will feel like all is right in the world again. A chilly morning in the picturesque town, winter on the way and a whole host of rugby […]

CIYMS v Ballinasloe

Connacht Junior League Division 1A Ballinasloe RFC V OLBC RFC. 1/9/2013. Ballinasloe. Ballinasloe's Conor Loughrey get the pass away. © Jonathan Curran/ Sporting Occasions

All Ireland Junior Cup – Round 1 CIYMS v Ballinasloe, Belmont Park, (Saturday 2:30) Scene Set This is a big day for the east Galway club as they make their debut in the competition and they’ll want to do it justice but they face a CIYMS side that have been ruthless at home so far […]

All Ireland Cup Form Guide

Evan Lett on the charge during February's All Ireland Junior Cup final win over Clogher Valley. Pic: Voicu Duma

One of the great success stories of the IRFU in the club game in recent years has been the All Ireland Junior Cup. It started in 2005, it still doesn’t get the final venue it deserves but as the race to qualify for the 16 team tournament has shown, thecompetition has captivated clubs all around […]

Monivea 13, Connemara 17

Monivea Connemara

Connacht Division 1a Monivea 13 Connemara 17 Alan Deegan at the Castle Grounds Monivea Scorers: Cathal Laheen 1 try, Ger O’Connor 2 pens, 2 cons. Connemara Scorers: Jack Vaughan 1 try; Shane Sweeney 4 pens. The Connemara Blacks won a compelling battle against their main league title rivals Monivea at a windswept Castle Grounds on […]

Connacht Weekend Stats


Connacht Division 1a Thanks to all who sent us the statistics this weekend from their team’s action in Connacht. IF you haven’t done so already and you team stats don’t appear below, send to Ballina 35 Corinthians 28 Ballina Scorers: David Twomey, Conor Forde, Michael Murphy and Conor Mason 1 try each; Kevin McCarron […]

Connacht Update

Ballina Corinthians

Connacht Update A busy Sunday in Connacht included a clash of the top two at the Castle Grounds where Connemara usurped Monivea 17-13 and a first win in four for Ballina against reigning champions Corinthians. In Carrowholly, Westport made it four wins in a row by defeat a Galwegians side now in the bottom two […]

Connacht Previews

Connemara OLBC

Connacht Junior League Division 1a (Sunday 2:30): Monivea v Connemara (Kick off 3pm) The game of the season so far in Connacht as the top two clash at the Castle Grounds. It has been quite a while since we’ve had two Junior clubs at the forefront in the Connacht Junior League title stakes, you’d have […]

OLBC 6, Westport 12

Connacht Junior League OLBC 6 
Westport 12 Alan Deegan at the Sportsground The setting was perfect, a crisp autumn Friday evening with barely a breath of wind at the Sportsground side pitch but the rugby on offer was far from perfection and if it wasn’t for a compelling last six minutes, this would be described […]

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