Ballinasloe’s U19s qualified for the final of their league after defeating Dunmore by 22pts to 5 at Moher on Sunday. They will now meet arch rivals, Monivea, for outright honours. This was a deserved win for Ballinasloe but their opponents made them fight all the way and the sides were closer than the final score suggests. The locals lead by 17pts to nil at the interval, courtesy of tries from Jacob Walsh and Ross Keller with the later kicking two conversions. Keller also landed a well struck drop goal from close to forty metres out. Scoring in the second half was even with both sides adding a try apiece :
Darragh Burke doing the honours for Ballinasloe and Dunmores scoring late on.
Ballinasloe’s U16s had a clearcut victory over a plucky Buccaneers side in their league encounter at Moher on Saturday morning on the score of 24pts to 5. After an even opening the locals took the lead when lively winger Andrew Mannion went over in the left hand corner for the opening try which was converted by Ian Duffy with a fine kick from close to the touchline. With Ballinasloe looking to have the stronger pack it was no surprise when flanker, Jack Parsons, scored the second try of the morning for the homeside in the twenty fifth minute to make the score 12pts to nil at the break. Ballinasloe added two more tries at either end of  the second period thanks to replacement Brian Shaughnessey with Ian Duffy landing one conversion.
Buccaneers scored their try midway through the half.
Ballinasloe: E.McCormack(full back), C.Dooley,C.Donlon, C.Barrett, A.Mannion, I.Duffy, S.Tierney, D.O’Hara, S.Lyons, J.Kilmartin, P.Gilsen, C.Twohig, J.Madden, J.Codyre, J.Parsons. Replacements: J.Harwood, D.Poland, K.Flynn, P. Frehill, B.Shaughnessey.
Referee: D.Tierney CBIRFU.

Ballinasloe’s U15s had a big win over Creggs in the first round of their cup competition at the week end on a final score line of 19pts to 7. Age grade games against Creggs are never easy and this was no exception. Ballinasloe was awarded a penalty try with Sean Horan and Peter Claffey adding further tries. Niall Higgins landed two penalties.
Condolences: The club wishes to convey its sympathies to club Deputy President, Declan Quinn, and his family on the recent death of his mother, Lily. Also,to former President, Tom Hughes, and the Hughes family on the death of their brother, Jarlath.
May they rest in peace.
LIAM COURTNEY
PRO BALLINASLOE RFC

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