Connacht Articles

Connacht Title on the Line

Connemara v St Marys

Connacht Junior League Division 1a The destination of the league title trophy for 2014/15 should be finally decided on Sunday, a week later than planned. Ballina are due to host Connemara at 1pm in Heffernan Park with Monivea watching on and hoping for a break. For Connemara to win the title they need at least […]

Weather Disrupts Final Day


Connacht Division 1b The drama was of the unexpected variety across the province on Sunday afternoon as after combination of two postponements and a shock result the league title and relegation issues remain unresolved. UPDATE: The score in Monivea v Ballinasloe was wrong in first version of this report (20-24 instead of correct score of […]

Title Showdown in Connacht


Connacht Junior League A day of high drama is in the offing in Connacht this Sunday, almost guaranteed in fact, as Connemara and Monivea battle it out for the league title with the two defining games at the Castle Grounds in Monivea and Heffernan Park in Ballina. Just one point separates the top two, last […]

Irish Under 18 Club Side


On Saturday afternoon in Ashbourne the Irish under 18 club side will take to the field as they host Italy in the first of three games this season. The excellent facilities at Milmount House will play host to some of the club scenes best players with Leinster players very much to the fore in the […]

PODCAST: Connacht Junior Cup

Castlebar Ballinrobe

After last weekend’s quarter final action in the Heineken Connacht Junior Cup, host Rob Murphy and guest Alan Deegan review the three games and preview this weekend’s final quarter final. Three Mayo sides Ballina, Westport and Castlebar are already in the last four, Connemara or Monivea will join them. We hear from Trevor Watson of […]

NUIG 15, Westport 24

NUIG Westport

Heineken Connacht Junior Cup NUIG 15 Westport 24 NUIG Scorers: Peter Claffey and Kevin Hearty 1 try each; Mark Comerford 1 pen and 1 con. 
Westport Scorers: Conor Hastings, Eoin Joyce and Kevin Corcoran 1 try each; Sean Tobin 3 cons and 1 pen. Alan Deegan at Dangan The exuberance and determination of an ever […]

Connacht Junior Cup Previews

Castlebar Ballyhaunis

Heineken Connacht Junior Cup Quarter Final Previews NUIG v Westport, Dangan, Sunday 2:30 (ET if ness) There will be a novel atmosphere on the university campus at Dangan on Sunday, Junior quarter finals are a rare treat for the men in maroon in recent decades even if the club itself has a rich history in […]

Club Rankings – January


The Provincial Club Rankings for January 2015 1. Dundalk Top of the pile for the first time this season. There is a hairs breath between our top two sides at the moment, but the Louth men edge ahead on the basis of an unbeaten two months since our last rankings combined with a never […]

PODCAST: Connacht Junior Cup


The Heineken Connacht Junior Cup has reached the quarter final stage. In episode 1 of this season’s podcasts host Rob Murphy and guest Alan Deegan review last weekend’s action and preview the forthcoming quarter finals this Sunday. Caption: A victorious NUIG side celebrate their 14-0 win at Loughrea at the weekend. Pic: NUIG RFC facebook.

Creggs 9, Ballinrobe 14

Ballinrobe Creggs

Heineken Connacht Junior Cup Creggs 9 Ballinrobe 14 Creggs Scorers: Ger Heneghan 3 pens Ballinrobe scorers: Peter Cosgrove 1 try; Dave Madden 1 drop goal; Oisin Gill 2 pens. By Rob Murphy in Creggs The realisation swept through the Ballinrobe team at some point in the final 15 minutes of Sunday’s compelling and unmerciful Cup […]

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