Connacht Underage Girls Finals Preview

10 March 2017

Connacht Underage Girls Finals Preview
The U18 and U15 Connacht Girls Cup finals will be taking place at the Sportsground on Sunday afternoon. All four clubs are regular visitors to the Sportground at finals time with many of their players wearing Connacht colours at U18 level.

The Ballina U15s.

The U15s kick off the day's action at noon as Ballina and Westport battle it out for provincial glory.

Having finished the league season in second place, Westport will be slight favourites over third-placed Ballina.

Both teams have enjoyed great success in underage rugby and have been involved in finals at U15s and U18s level.

Both clubs have worked hard to build their mini sections in the past which has helped boost their numbers at U15 level.

Westport U15s Management Team: Dermot Ruddy, Liz Brady, and Trish Hogan.

Ballina U15s Management Team: Kieran Quinn, Allister Browne, Michelle Bourke and Deirdre Whyte.

The Westport U15s.

The U18s follow at 1.30pm in what is expected to be a very tightly contested game between top-of-the-league Westport and second place Ballinasloe. Westport won the Cup last year and Ballinasloe have serious pedigree at this level.

They have won many a title at U15s in the past with a steady steam of players having moved up the ranks to U18s.

Westport Management Team: Joe O'Grady and Bernie Nolan.

Ballinasloe U18s Management Team: Declan Murphy, Dermot Tierney Richie Shepherd and Marie Codyre.

The Ballinasloe U18s.

The Westport U18s.


Sunday, March 12

U15 Girls Cup Final: Ballina v Westport, Sportsground, 12:00;

U18 Girls Cup Final: Ballinasloe v Westport, Sportsground, 13:30;

See the comprehensive fixture list for the weekend here.