The third round of fixtures in the Connacht Junior League threw up yet more entertaining contests as Galwegians 2nd’s won to go top of J1A. Just two games were played in the top Connacht junior league last weekend; with Ballina not in action the door was left open for Galwegians to go top of the table. The Galway side took their opportunity with an emphatic 40-10 win away to Ballinasloe. Westport were the other side to pick up a victory as they defeated Buccaneers. The home side were comfortable in recording a 25-3 win over their Athlone counterparts.NUIG launch an attack in J1B
There was a full round of fixtures played in J1B where the early season trend of away victories continued, three of the four games played saw the away team come out on top. Tuam RFC maintained their 100% start to the season as they battled to a 14-8 victory away to Sligo. The win means Tuam remain top of the table after their third league win on the bounce. Elsewhere, Loughrea picked up their first league win of the season as they defeated Castlebar on a score line of 20 points to 17. Creggs were the only home side to pick up a win in the third round of fixtures; Creggs defeated NUIG 24-9. The final fixture of the weekend saw Ballyhaunis pick up a much needed win as they downed OLBC in Galway, the final score stood at 20 points to 8 in favour of the away side.
In J1C Ballinrobe made it two wins from two as they managed to bag a win away to Claremorris. 11 points separated the two sides at the final whistle, Ballinrobe getting the win by 31 points to 20. Defeat for Claremorris leaves them with one win from three matches but there is much to be positive about within the Claremorris ranks as the club has more than held their own since making the step up from J2 at the beginning of this season. In the other game in J1C Corrib RFC picked up a valuable home win over Galwegians. The final score in this one was 17-0 to the home side and the defeat means Galwegians are still in search of their first points of the season.

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