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Cawley Cup Final


Battling away performances were the order of the day in the Cawley Cup semi finals on Sunday as Westport and Connemara booked their places in the final which is scheduled for Easter Sunday at 2:30pm in Crowley Park, home of Galwegians RFC. (Incidentally, the two clubs made a joint request to have the game moved […]

Connacht Results


Battling away performances were the order of the day in the Cawley Cup semi finals on Sunday as Westport and Connemara booked their places in the Easter Sunday decider at Crowley Park. Connemara are competing in the competition reserved solely for Junior Clubs, that started in 2003,  for the very first time this season and […]

Cawley Cup Previews


Cawley Cup Semi Finals The Cawley Cup takes centre stage in Connacht this weekend with the semi finals taking place in north Mayo and east Galway on Sunday at 2:30pm. Ballinasloe v Westport, Moher Road, Sunday 2:30 This is a difficult call. On league form Ballinasloe should be favourites but they struggled to see off […]

UBL Round Robin Previews

Wanderers Kanturk

Three teams remain in contention for promotion as we had into the final weekend of action in the Ulster Bank All Ireland League round robin qualifiers. In Dublin on Saturday Wanderers host OLBC knowing a win of any kind will guarantee automatic promotion and a return to senior rugby. In Cork, Kanturk host Clogher Valley […]

Cawley Cup Full Wrap

Westport Ballyhaunis

In this weekend’s quarter final action Westport bounced back from last week’s disappointment with a laboured performance in victory. Castlebar were knocked out in dramatic circumstances and Ballina booked a home semi final with a solid away win. The winning side gets a place in next year’s All Ireland Cup (if they haven’t already secured […]

Clogher in the Hunt

Clogher Valley RFC

Ulster Bank League Round Robin Qualifier Clogher Valley 27 OLBC 11 Clogher Valley Scorers: Eugen McKenna and Alistair Trenier 1 try each; Paul Armstrong, 1 try, 3 cons, 2 pens. OLBC Scorers: Ciran Coyle 1 try; Dave Dooley 2 pens. Clogher Valley are still very much alive in the race for All Ireland League rugby […]

Cawley Cup Results

Westport Ballyhaunis

The Quarter final action in the Cawley Cup sprung no major surprises but produced plenty of drama. The result of the round was at the Castle Ground where Connemara beat Monivea 25-24 to advance to the last four. Ballinasloe, Westport and Ballina will join them in the semi finals next Sunday. Results Monivea 24, Connemara […]

Cawley Cup Preview

Cawley Cup Quarter Finals (Sunday 2pm) Westport v Ballyhaunis Time to regroup for Westport. This is a competition where clubs that want to bridge the gap at Junior Cup level really should dominate. The Bulls have a great record in it and will hope to make amends for last year’s poor performance in the final […]

UBL Round Robin Previews

Wanderers Clogher Valley

The All Ireland League Round Robin qualifiers are back on the agenda this Saturday as round 2 continues in the counties of Tyrone and Cork. Fivemiletown hosts the meeting of Ulster champions Clogher Valley and Connacht’s OLBC while Kanturk will be a sea of green when the Munster league winning home side host Wanderers. After […]

Senior Dominance


Strap yourself in for an era of total dominance at Junior level by Connacht’s three senior clubs. Writes Rob Murphy. Sunday’s Junior Cup final was the latest in a line of evidence that suggests Corinthians, Galwegians and possibly even Buccaneers (if they can sort themselves out), are set to dominate the provincial competitions out west […]

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