Connacht Junior League Preview

12 March 2017

Connacht Junior League Preview

The big issue in J1A this weekend is the battle to avoid the relegation play-off while Sligo aim for the J1B title and the two J2 semi-finals also take place.

View the promotion/relegation format for the Connacht Junior Leagues here.


Galwegians currently occupy seventh place but a win over already relegated NUIG and a loss for Buccaneers at Connemara will see Buccs drop to second from bottom.

Ballina already have the title wrapped up and they travel to Ballinasloe ahead of the round-robin to qualify for a place in the All Ireland League next season.


There are only two games in J1B this weekend as leaders Sligo host Loughrea knowing a victory would secure them the title.

Third-placed Tuam host Creggs keen to earn the win that would move them closer to second spot and a promotion play-off.


The J2 League semi-finals take place this weekend as OLBC host Ballina with Corinthians travelling to Oughterard.

The two winners will go into the play-off final with the winners of that clash earning promotion and the losers going into a play-off against Claremorris, who finished  bottom of J1C.


Sunday, March 12

J1A League: Ballinasloe v Ballina, Ballinasloe RFC, 14:30; Connemara v Buccaneers, Monastery Field, 14:30; NUIG v Galwegians, Dangan, 14:30; Westport v Monivea, Westport RFC, 14:30;

J1B League: Sligo v Loughrea, Hamilton Pk, 14:30; Tuam v Creggs, Tuam RFC, 14:30;

J2 League Semi-Finals: OLBC v Ballina, OLBC, 14:30; Oughterard v Corinthians, Oughterard RFC, 14:30;