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Connacht 1a Fixtures

Ballinasloe Corinthians

Connacht Division 1a Fixtures 14/15 The new Connacht season will kick off with some fascinating encounters on September 7th. The clash of last year’s runners up OLBC and 2013 champions Monivea at the Sportsground might well be the highlight. Reigning league champions Corinthians have a fairly ideal start for early September with an away fixture […]

Club Rankings 11th -15th

Ashbourne Roscrea

Ireland’s Top 30 Provincial League Clubs (11-15) Part 3 of our top 30 rankings, teams ranked 11th to 15th. Rankings are based on performances in Round Robin Qualifiers, provincial leagues, All Ireland Cup and provincial cup competitions. The relative strength of each of the four leagues was judged on results in qualifiers and the All […]

Club Rankings 6th to10th

Enniscorthy Coolmine

Ireland’s Top 30 Provincial League Clubs (6th to 10th) In part two of our Top 30 club series we focus on the teams ranked six to ten. We’ll be ranking the top 30 provincial clubs between now and the end of next week and we’ll also have a piece on ten clubs outside the top […]

Club Rankings Top 5

Wanderers celebrate

Ireland’s Top 30 Provincial League Clubs Over the next few days we’ll be listing our top 30 provincial league clubs from 2013/14. The series starts with the top five clubs and will continute tomorrow with clubs ranked six through ten, writes Rob Murphy. The initial focus of the rankings is on provincial league performances and […]

Podcast: Junior Inter-Pro

junior interprovincial ulster v leinster

The 2014 Junior Inter-Provincial series produced some exciting rugby and a dramatic final day as Leinster ended a four year wait for honours. Their coach, Dave Mahon sat down with Rob Murphy to review the series in full. They look back at a campaign where Ulster just couldn’t buy a break, Munster picked up two […]

Inter-Pro Previews

Ulster Munster

Junior Inter Provincial Series Round 3 Ulster v Leinster, Dromore, Saturday 2:30 This is almost a winner takes all contest in Dromore on Saturday, it would take an Ulster win and Munster beating Connacht by a landslide margin for it not to be at this stage. That makes the planning simple for both coaches, bonus […]

AUDIO: Connacht & Leinster

junior interprovincial connacht v leinster

Leinster Juniors Head Coach Dave Mahon speaks after his side’s 28-0 win over Connacht in the second round of the Inter-provincial series at Moher Road Ballinasloe on Saturday. It was a bonus point win and a second win on the bounce leaving his side top ahead of the final round clash with Ulster in Dromore.

Leinster Top Table

junior interprovincial connacht v leinster

Junior Inter-Provincial Round 2 Leinster are top of the table after a second successive win on Saturday, Munster edged out Ulster setting up a final day of games where three sides can take the title. In Ballinasloe Connacht 0 Leinster 28 Leinster Scorers: Killian Everard, Chris Gilchrist, Ben Swindlehurst and Conor McCormack 1 try each; […]

Connacht v Leinster Preview

leinster jr v munster jr

Junior Inter-Provincials Round 2 Connacht v Leinster, Moher Road, Ballinasloe, 2:30 The odds are stacked against the westerners on Sunday. The second half collapse in Ulster has stung the pride in the camp and there will be a real determination, first and foremost, to put in a strong performance against the title contenders from Leinster. […]

The Inter-Pro Coach

leinster jr v munster jr

There may not be a tougher coaching job in Junior rugby than the one currently being tackled by Ambrose Conboy, Dave Mahon, John O’Neill and Alasdair McKee. The four Junior Inter-provincial coaches and their management team have the uneviable role of selecting a team from their respective Junior leagues that both reflects the form and […]

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