Ballinasloe’s re-fixed 1st. round league match with Carrick-on Shannon due to take place at home under lights on Saturday night did not go ahead as planned due to the non appearance of a referee. Apparently some break down in communication at referee appointment level was the explanation for the no show. This was especially disappointing as it was near perfect conditions for the game with mild dry weather on the evening and a pitch that is presently in great shape. No new date has, as yet, been fixed for this encounter.

Age Grade Rugby:


Ballinasloe’s U13s and U17s were in league action, both away, at the week-end.The U13s were at Creggs for their fixture on Friday night and followed up their previous fine win over Galweigans with a comprehensive victory on the night.The U17s travelled to Ballina for their game and came away with a narrow and hard earned win by 18pts to 16. This was a topsy turvey kind of clash with both sides having their turn at dominating events. Ballinasloe, who were short some regulars due to knocks and other commitments,took the opportunity to give outings to some of last season’s successful U15s side. They raced into a 10pts to 3 interval lead that was extended to 15pts to 3 early in the second period. Then it was Ballina’s turn to show their wares and they put 16pts on the scoreboard without reply during

their purple patch. They took the one point lead into the closing stages but Ballinasloe’s never say die spirit shone through and a late attack yielded a successful penalty  kick from Ian Duffy to give them their narrow two point victory.

Ballinasloe’s scores: Niall Finneran(1try ), Ian Duffy( 2pens., 1conv. ), 1 push over try.





The Jes reach last four with last minute winner