Connacht Junior League Round-Up

13 March 2017

Connacht Junior League Round-Up
Galwegians leapfrogged Buccaneers at the bottom of J1A as Sligo claimed the J1B title and there were two surprise results in the J2 semi-finals.

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


Galwegians went into the final day in the relegation play-off spot but a 30-23 win away to already relegated NUIG meant that Buccaneers needed a positive result away to second-placed Connemara.

Despite a brave effort, Buccaneers fell to a 32-27 loss and will now face Corinthians or Tuam as they bid to avoid the drop.

Champions Ballina collected the trophy after their 10-3 win away to Ballinasloe and Westport defeated Monivea 27-10.


A 51-10 win over Loughrea saw Sligo’s junior team crowned J1B champions after an outstanding campaign.

The hunt for second place is still on as Tuam defeated Creggs 18-0 to stay on track for second place and a promotion play-off against Buccaneers.


Ballina will face Corinthians in the J2 League play-off final after both sides upset the odds to record away semi-final victories.

Ballina defeated OLBC, who had claimed top spot in the league, in a thriller that ended 26-23 as the visitors scored two late tries to snatch victory. The other semi-final saw Corinthians also come from behind as they won at Oughterard.


J1A League: Ballinasloe 3-10 Ballina, Ballinasloe RFC; Connemara 32-27 Buccaneers, Monastery Field; NUIG 23-30 Galwegians, Dangan; Westport 27-10 Monivea, Westport RFC;

J1B League: Sligo 51-10 Loughrea, Hamilton Park; Tuam 18-0 Creggs, Tuam RFC;

J2 League Semi-Finals: OLBC 23-26 Ballina, OLBC; Oughterard 8-10 Corinthians, Oughterard RFC;