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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 […]

All Ireland Junior Wrap

Action from Coolmine 10, CIYMS 18 in All Ireland Junior cup. Pic: Voicu Duma

The north east of Ireland has a strong stranglehold on this year’s All Ireland Junior Cup, with Ulster clubs very much excelling after Sunday’s quarter final action Bangor, CIYMS, Clogher Valley and Dundalk are into the last four with all bar last year’s runners up Clogher Valley making their first ever appearance at that stage. […]

Junior Cup Verdicts

The vital second try for Eoin Bourke as St Mary's stand frustrated.

Ulster Bank All Ireland Junior Cup – Quarter Finals Newcastle West v Dundalk (Note earlier kick off of 2pm) Scene Set Two side’s place high in our Top 20 provincial league clubs for November clash as third ranked Newcastle West host second ranked Dundalk in a fascinating match up. The Limerick club are playing only […]

Connacht Previews

Monivea Ballina

Connacht Junior League Division 1a (Sunday 2:30) Ballina v Monivea A fascinating game on the cards in Heffernan Park as Ballina look to get themselves out of trouble towards the bottom end of the league and the visitors Monivea aim to stay firmly in the title race. This is a huge test of Monivea’s title credentials. […]

PODCAST: Junior Cup Preview

Clogher Valley Clondalkin

It’s a podcast special on as we preview the quarter finals of the Ulster Bank All Ireland Junior Cup taking place on Saturday. Host Rob Murphy is joined by Monkstown FC coach Dave Mahon to look ahead to the weekend’s action. There are games in three provinces with Bangor hosting reigning champions Enniscorthy, last […]

Connacht Update

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 Division 1a Connemara 24 Westport 24 Connemara Scorers: Michael O’Toole and TJ Berry 1 try each; Shane Sweeney 4 pens, 1 con. Westport Scorers: Niall O’Malley and Mike Cronin 1 try each; Sean Tobin 4 pens, 1 con. The Monastery Field muddle that usually envelops Westport teams on away trips to Clifden didn’t materialise […]

Galway Derby Tonight

Galwegians Corinthians

Ulster Bank Leauge Division 1b Corinthians v Galwegians, Corinthians Park 7:30pm The club game is experiencing something of a renaissance in Connacht over the last five years and healthy rivalries between the province’s best clubs has played a key role in all of that. On Friday evening at Corinthian Park, the Galway City derby takes […]

Top 20 Clubs

Instonians’s Top 20 Provincial League Clubs (Nov 7) 1. Instonians Top of the pile for now after pretty much a flawless start to the season in Ulster. While sitting on top of the table up north doesn’t guarantee number one spot here based on the performances of the league’s sides against Leinster clubs over the […]

Corinthians 17 Westport 15

Corinthians Westport

Connacht Junior League Division 1a Corinthians 2nds 17 
Westport 15
 By Alan Deegan at Corinthian Park Corinthians Scorers: Ronan Rochford and Colin Raftery 1 try each; Greg Flaherty 2 con, 1 pen. Westport Scorers: David Keane and Eddie Dunning 1 try each; Sean Tobin 1 con, 1pen. A fifth straight win was just five minutes […]

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