The Connacht Junior Cup and Plate finals take place at the Sportsground on Sunday afternoon as Monivea and Ballinasloe battle it out for the Cup and Westport and Corrib face off in the Plate decider.

The Monivea team that won the Junior Cup in 2013.

The Cup final is set to be a tight encounter with very little to choose between the teams. Ballinasloe have the opportunity to win the competition for the first time since 1986 while Monivea’s last win came in 2013.

Having completed their league fixtures, Monivea lie third in J1A but fourth-placed Ballinasloe are still in with a chance of securing third spot as they have one game to play.

Monivea won 26-24 when the sides met in the league earlier this season and another tight encounter is expected on Sunday afternoon at 3pm.

On their route to the final, Monivea beat Castlebar and Ballinrobe before a 13-11 win over Connemara in a nail-biting semi-final.

Ballinasloe squeezed past Creggs 7-5 in the quarter-final before a 25-8 victory over Buccaneers in the semi-final.

Corrib and Westport begin the day’s action in the Connacht Junior Plate final at 1pm.

Having already secured the J1C title, Corrib look to secure the double against Westport in the Plate decider.

Corrib edged out NUIG on a 10-8 scoreline in the quarter-final before a comfortable 33-5 semi-final victory over Claremorris to claim their place in the Plate final.

Westport have impressed on their run to the final as they dispatched Castlebar (20-0) and Loughrea (25-8) with relative ease.

Corrib beat Dunmore 9-3 in the J1C play-off final last weekend.

Sunday, March 26

Connacht Junior Plate Final: Westport v Corrib, Sportsground, 1pm;

Connacht Junior Cup Final: Monivea v Ballinasloe, Sportsground, 3pm;

Ticket Prices

Adults: €10

Students: €5

U12s accompanied by an adult: Free

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