PREVIEW: Bank of Ireland Boys Cup Finals

25 April 2023

PREVIEW: Bank of Ireland Boys Cup Finals

This Sunday will see a triple header of top-class rugby take place in the Sportsground with the Bank of Ireland Connacht Boys Cup finals. With three finals taking place at 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, and 3:00 PM it’s a day not to be missed.


The first of the three finals is the U13 Boys Cup Final which will see Ballina RFC take on Creggs RFC. Ballina stormed through their early Cup matches and met Loughrea RFC in their semi-final at home on the 15th of April which saw Ballina progress to the final after a 38 – 21 win. After a successful Cup campaign so far, Creggs overcame a strong Sligo RFC side 12 - 5 in their thriller of an away semi-final on the 22nd of April. The Bank of Ireland U13 Boys Cup Final is at 11:00 AM in the Sportsground.


The second final of the day sees Buccaneers RFC Black vs Creggs RFC in the U15 Boys Cup. After a convincing Cup campaign to date, Buccaneers Black picked up steam as they triumphed over Corinthians 34 – 0 in their home semi-final on the 22nd of April. Creggs have impressed in their U15 Cup games to-date and beat Carrick-on-Shannon RFC 22 – 10 in their away semi-final on the 8th of April. The Bank of Ireland U15 Boys Cup Final is at 1:00 PM in the Sportsground.


The last final of the day will see Buccaneers RFC take on Corinthians RFC in the U17 Boys Cup. This is sure to be a hotly contested game with two incredibly strong sides battling it out after having faced off in the U16 final in the Sportsground in Spring 2022. Buccaneers gained momentum after their first win in the Cup and capitalised on their performances with a 51 – 26 away semi-final win against a Galwegians RFC on the 16th of April. Corinthians began the Cup with a big couple of wins culminating in their home semi-final against Sligo on the 16th of April where they came away with a 20 – 3 win over the away side. The Bank of Ireland U17 Boys Cup Final is at 3:00 PM in the Sportsground.


Fans are encouraged to buy their tickets in advance and can purchase them here.