The competition at the top of the Connacht U20s 10s Series is fierce with another cracking day of rugby in the third round at the Sportsground 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

Saturday’s event on the main pitch at the Sportsground was the third round of the competition with four rounds to go.

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

Details for the fourth round will be announced shortly with all clubs in the province welcome to enter a team. Email [email protected] for more details.

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 Sportsground Festival at the bottom of the page.

Sportsground Festival Standings

Club Sportsground Festival Points Series Points
Ballina 19 10
Ballinrobe 13 8
Creggs 12 6
Castlebar/Tuam 6 4
Galwegians 1 0


Overall Series Leaderboard

Club Points
Ballina 20
Ballinrobe 18
Buccaneers 10
Castlebar 10
Creggs 10
Galwegans 6
Monivea 4
Tuam 2

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, Castlebar / Tuam won four points for finishing second at the Sportsground festival. Both clubs are allocated two points in the overall series standings.


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