With a number of teams in action at the week-end, pride of place goes to the club’s U19s after their capture of the Div 2 league title in the replay against Corrib at
Monivea on Sunday. Played in ideal conditions, Ballinasloe made up for their elimination from the cup the previous week. They were quickly out of the blocks and
went into the lead in the third minute with a Ross Keller penalty. Ballinasloe were the dominant force in the early exchanges but good approach play did not yield
scores. Corrib, to their credit, upped their performance before half time and put a converted try and penalty on the scoreboard to lead 10 to 3 at the turnover.
Ballinasloe rallied strongly in the second period with young Keller giving a confident performance with his place kicking by landing three further penalties,none of
which were easy, and slotting a drop goal from about 40metres for 15pts to 10 victory. This was a fitting end to the season for a dedicated squad of 27 players.
They worked hard throughout and under the expert tutelage of Mike Horan(Development Officer) and Declan Quinn(Manager) thoroughly deserved the league title.

Elsewhere, the match outcomes were not as favourable for the club. The U14s were beaten, away, by Sligo in their cup semi final by 25pts to 18. The U13s, after
a long winning stretch in domestic competitions lost out to a physically stronger West Offaly Lions team in the cup semi final. Having soaked up a lot of pressure
in the first half they found themselves 12pts to nil in arrears at the interval. They put up a stern battle in the second period but could not match their bigger         
opponents who ran out 32pts to 14 victors at Moher.
The senior xv brought the curtain down on their season when they were beaten at home by Castlebar in the Cawley Cup competition.

LIAM COURTNEY
PRO BALLINASLOE RFC

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