Connacht Articles

Buccaneers at a Canter

Buccaneers players and mentors celebrate winning the Connacht Senior League title

The Alternative Guide to the Connacht Senior League We could tell you, Buccaneers won the Connacht Senior League, and you could very well retort, “So What?” Such a response is not totally unfair. It’s a pre season provincial league title, and that won’t have club supporters falling over themselves. Just four teams, two showing some […]

Drop in Playing Numbers

DLSP Dundalk

In the Village magazine this month, former Leinster player Jim O’Callaghan’s outlined a key issue facing those involved in developing rugby around Ireland. The article Rugby Surrendered its Social Benefit, discusses the rapid decline of rugby at amateur level pointing to the American football model as the possible direction we are heading. This week,’s […]

Connacht Senior Update

Kolo Kiripati offloads to Graham Lynch

The Connacht Senior League is now two weeks old with Buccaneers storming clear at the top of the pile after two impressive early season wins. Judging form is difficult at this stage, as both Galway sides seem to be a long way off their best, yet Saturday’s 73-17 win for Buccaneers over their old foes […]

Ulster Are Champions


A grand slam is a fine way to end a long wait for a Junior Inter-Provincial title and Ulster completed the job on Saturday with a highly impressive 20-7 victory over title holders Leinster at Ashbourne. From the very outset of the competition, Ulster have been a team on a mission under the guidances of […]

Junior Inter Pro Update


It is the final weekend of action in the Junior Inter-provincial and Ulster are on course for a long awaited title having come up just short in recent seasons. Jason Morgan’s men need just a single point from their trip to Ashbourne this weekend where they’ll face a Leinster side chasing a first win. Even […]

Leinster 6, Connacht 10

Leinster's Jonathan Williams

Junior Inter-Provincial Leinster 6 Connacht 10 By Rob Murphy at Garda RFC, Westmanstown. Leinster Scorers: Ultan Murphy 2 pens. Connacht Scorers: Coleman Maher 1 try, Shane Sweeney 1 pen, 1 con. The reigning champions were out battled at a wet and blustery Westmanstown on Saturday as Connacht upset the odds with a brilliant display, full […]

Ulster on the Verge

The long wait for a Junior Inter Provincial title in Ulster is almost over after round two of the Junior Inter Provincial series on Saturday. The men in white overwhelmed Munster 35-0 in Carrickfergus on Saturday to move five points clear of both Munster and Connacht in the league standings with a vastly superior points […]

Junior Inter Pro Wrap

leinster jr v munster jr

A superb second half fight back helped Munster to a 22-17 win over reigning champions Leinster in Cobh on Saturday. The men in blue led 17-3 at half time after a rip roaring start to the defence of their title but the 2013 champions fought back at the Cork venue to secure a memorable win. […]

Connacht v Ulster Preview

junior interprovincial connacht v leinster

Junior Inter Provincial Series – Round 1 Connacht v Ulster, Westport RFC, Saturday 2:30. The squad of 26 men in green will look to tackle the powerful Ulster side gunning for victory in this years competition. The northerners have fallen agonisingly short of securing the title for two years on the bounce now. At the […]

Ballinasloe Win Cawley Cup


Cawley Cup Final Ballinasloe 10 Westport 7 Rob Murphy at Guaran Park Balllinasloe Scorers: John Hayes 1 try; Ross Keller 1 con and 1 pen. 
Westport Scorers: Kevin Corcoran 1 try; Sean Tobin 1 con. Eleven years on from taking the unprecedented decision to step away from a previous club merge with Athlone under the […]

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