The Connacht Eagles, sponsored by NUI Galway, won their third successive interpro fixture of the season today, beating Ulster Ravens 25 – 20 at the Sportsground.

In an entertaining, fast-paced game, the Eagles outscored the visitors by three tries to one.  Connacht’s Conor Finn, Caolin Blade and Andrew Browne all crossed the whitewash for the Eagles while Shane O’Leary kicked 10 points.

Ravens’ outhalf Michael Heaney scored 15 points including a try while his team mate and replacement back Mark Best crossed in the opening half.

Mick Kearney played 40 minutes as was planned on his return from rugby while all the Eagles replacements were used, with the exception of scrum half John Cooney.

Full time: Connacht Eagles 25 – 20 Ulster Ravens

Connacht Eagles
15 Tiernan O’Halloran
14 Niyi Adeolokun
13 Conor Finn
12 Rory Parata
11 Fionn Carr
10 Shane O’Leary
9 Caolin Blade

1 Ronan Loughney
2 David Heffernan
3 Rodney Ah You
4 Ultan Dillane
5 Mick Kearney
6 Mata Fifita
7 Jake Heenan (captain)
8 Danny Qualter


16 Shane Delahunt
17 JP Cooney
18 Finlay Bealham
19 Michael Swift
20 Eoghan Masterson
21 Andrew Browne
22 John Cooney
23 Shane Layden
24 Conor McKeon
25 James Connolly





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