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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

Connacht 1a Update

The pre-season expectations are looking a little off at the moment in the Connacht Junior League as over the weekend, Connemara and Monivea took charge in the title race and sit in first place on 19 points after five games leaving hot favourites Corinthians lagging five points behind. After Monivea had taken the lead on […]

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Westport Ballina

Connacht Junior League Division 1a OLBC v Westport, Sportsground, Friday 8pm An ever improving Westport will arrive in Galway on Friday evening looking for three wins on the bounce and carrying a justifiable favourites tag too. OLBC are struggling for any sort of form and were brushed aside by Connemara last time out but they […]

A Busy Weekend…

Kanturk Editor Rob Murphy on the weekend ahead and the plans for the website. It is Thursday afternoon as I write this, in a few hours I’ll be heading up the M6 to catch a 6:15am flight from Dublin to Treviso for match commentary on the Pro12 game between the locals and Connacht that evening. […]

Monivea 20, Galwegians 18

Monivea Galwegians

Connacht Junior League Division 1a Monivea 20 Galwegians 18 Alan Deegan at the Castle Grounds Monivea Scorers: Darren Collins 2 tries; Jack O’Brien 1 try; Ger Divilly 1 con, 1 pen. Galwegians Scorers: Aaron Byrne 1 try; Matt O’Hare 1 try and 1 con. Matches between Monivea and Galwegians are usually pretty seismic affairs, unfortunately […]

Connacht Round Up

Galwegians Monivea

A bonus point win at a blustery Monastery field helped Connemara move into first place in Division 1a after Sunday’s round four action in the west of Ireland. The reigning champions and previous leaders Corinthians came a cropper on Sunday as Ballinasloe conjured up the result of the season so far with a 21-11 victory […]

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Ballina OLBC

Connacht Division 1a – Sunday (2:30) Ballina v Westport, Heffernan Park Right, these two sides, (and every side in this league for that matter) have no excuses now. The rust is gone, they’ve had three hard games and weekend to put the feet up and think. The game plan can’t be honed much more, if […]

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