Connacht Junior Cup draw throws up intriguing ties

07 October 2019

Connacht Junior Cup draw throws up intriguing ties
Connemara RFC will begin the defence of their Connacht Junior Cup with a 1st round tie to either Loughrea or NUIG.
The draw was made last Saturday at The Sportsground with 20 teams learning their opponents for the 2019/20 tournament.
8 of those will play in the preliminary round, with Corinthians taking on Ballina, Loughrea facing NUIG, Galwegians making the trip to Ballyhaunis and Corrib up against Dunmore.
In the 1st round there are three all J1A fixtures, with last year's beaten finalists Creggs making the trip to Westport, Buccaneers host Sligo, and Castlebar take on Tuam.
Elsewhere Monivea face Ballinasloe, Ballinrobe take on Carrick-on-Shannon, OLBC face the winners of Corrib/Dunmore, and Corinthians or Ballina take on either Ballyhaunis or Galwegians.
The preliminary round games will take place on 5th January 2020 with the 1st round ties the following weekend.

Preliminary Round
Corinthians v Ballina
Loughrea v NUIG
Ballyhaunis v Galwegians
Corrib v Dunmore

1st Round
Castlebar v Tuam
Loughrea or NUIG v Connemara
Monivea v Ballinasloe
Corinthians or Ballina v Ballyhaunis or Galwegians
Buccaneers v Sligo
OLBC v Corrib or Dunmore
Ballinrobe v Carrick-on-Shannon
Westport v Creggs
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