The Connacht U20 League kicks-off this Sunday 24th September with Corinthians RFC facing University of Galway at home at 2:00 PM and Galwegians RFC travelling to Dubarry Park to face Buccaneers RFC at 2:30 PM.
The Connacht U20 League will be hotly contested by Buccaneers RFC, Corinthians RFC, Galwegians RFC, and the University of Galway U20s teams. The top two teams in this league will qualify for Premier 2 in Leinster's JP Flanagan U20 League, with third and fourth place qualifying for Premier 3.
Buccaneers RFC and Corinthians RFC both qualified for Premier 2 in the 2022/23 season with both teams reaching the play-offs and meeting in the semi-final. Corinthians emerged victorious in this fixture and went on to face Terenure in the final where they fell just short.
All four teams will be looking to put their names on the map and it's sure to produce three weekends of high-level rugby for all involved.
The Connacht U20 League fixtures are as follows:
Week 1: 24th September
2:00 PM Corinthians U20 vs University of Galway U20
2:30 PM Buccaneers U20 vs Galwegians U20
Week 2: 1st October
2:00 PM University of Galway U20 vs Buccaneers U20
2:00 PM Galwegians U20 vs Corinthians U20
Week 3: 8th October
2:00 PM Buccaneers U20 vs Corinthians U20
2:00 PM University of Galway U20 vs Galwegians U20
These Connacht teams have participated in the Leinster JP Flanagan U20 League since October 2015 and will continue to be competitive in the future. The first round of the JP Flanagan League is in mid-October.
Pictured above left to right: Corinthians captain (Alex Burke), UG captain (Christain Clarke), Galwegians captain (Brian McHugo), Buccaneers captain (Charlie Byrne)