Ballina, Buccaneers and Ballinrobe lead the way at the top of the Connacht U20s 10s Series after the second round at Tuam RFC last weekend.

The competition is for U20 teams (10 players a side) with the overall winners of the Connacht U20s 10s Series receiving €5,000 worth of equipment from Elverys Sports for their club

Last Saturday’s event in Tuam was the second round of the competition with five rounds to go.

Seven clubs were battling it out for the points with Buccaneers coming out on top ahead of a combined Ballina/Monivea side, Galwegians, Creggs and a combined Castlebar/Tuam team.

It was a fantastic day of rugby with the seven sides serving up some excellent encounters before being treated to food and refreshments afterwards.

The next leg of the Series will be an extra special occasion as it takes place at the Sportsground on Sunday, August 27, with spaces for clubs still available.

Fill in this form and send on to [email protected] before Tuesday, August 22 to sign your team up.

Along with the clubs, individuals are also invited to take part in the Festivals. An open invitation Barbarians side containing individual players or groups of three or four will compete in upcoming Festivals with players invited to sign up to play for this team if their own club is not entering (contact [email protected] to sign up for the Barbarians).

See the best photos from the Tuam Festival at the bottom of the page.

Tuam Festival Standings

Club Tuam Festival Points Series Points
Buccaneers 20 10
Ballina / Monivea 12 8
Galwegians 10 6
Creggs 9 4
Castlebar / Tuam 2 0

Weekend Results

Ballina/Monivea 14-27 Buccaneers

Galwegians 34-29 Ballina/Monivea

Creggs 17-7 Galwegians

Buccaneers 24-0 Creggs

Ballina/Monivea 20-0 Creggs

Castlebar/Tuam 5-22 Creggs

Buccaneers 40-7 Castlebar/Tuam

Ballina/Monivea 28-15 Castlebar/Tuam

Galwegians 24-22 Castlebar/Tuam

Buccaneers 20-0 Galwegians


Overall Series Leaderboard

Club Points
Ballinrobe 10
Buccaneers 10
Ballina 10
Castlebar 8
Galwegians 6
Creggs 4
Monivea 4
Tuam 0

NOTE: Teams who join together to fulfil a festival are allocated an equal share of the points they won together which goes towards the overall series standings. For example, Ballina / Monivea won 8 points for finishing second at the Tuam festival. Both clubs are allocated 4 points in the overall series standings.


Gallery: HT minis – Ballinrobe, Ballyhaunis, Corinthians and Dunmore