The 2020 Connacht Junior Cup kicked off over the weekend with four preliminary round ties down for decision across the province.
The all-Senior affair between Corinthians and Ballina ended in victory for Corinthians, with the home side winning out in a high-scoring affair 39-22. Elsewhere there was a win for Ballyhaunis at home to Galwegians 13-3, Corrib overcame Dunmore 22-13, while the Loughrea vs NUIG fixture was conceded by NUIG.
Those results mean the eight fixtures in the Round of 16 are now set in stone, with all the games taking place this Sunday 12th January.

Preliminary Round (Sunday 5th January)
Ballyhaunis 13-3 Galwegians
Corinthians 39-22 Ballina
Corrib 22-13 Dunmore
Loughrea w/o-con NUIG

Round of 16 (Sunday 12th January)
Ballinrobe v Carrick-on-Shannon
Buccaneers v Sligo
Castlebar v Tuam
Corinthians v Ballyhaunis
Loughrea v Connemara
Monivea v Ballinasloe
OLBC v Corrib
Westport v Creggs

The pro team held their third club visit of the season earlier this week when they made the trip up the N84 to Corrib RFC in Headford Co. Galway.
The players were on hand to help out at a National School Blitz which was attended by 22 teams across 7 schools around the region. The trip follows previous visits to Ballina RFC and Gort RFC earlier in the season.
A big thanks to everyone in Corrib for their hospitality and to the 200+ kids for making the players feel so welcome!

The Connacht pro team’s third club visit of the season takes place this Friday when they head to Corrib RFC in Headford, Co. Galway.
The team have previously travelled to Ballina RFC during pre-season and more recently Gort RFC last month.
The squad will be there from 1.15pm for an hour and all are welcome.

Connemara have extended their lead at the top of the J1A League after a bonus point win at home to Castlebar on Sunday.
The game was a Round 2 tie refixed from late September, with the hosts coming out on top by 25 points to 7.
Their closest rivals are now Creggs after they leapfrogged Monivea into 2nd place, winning 18-8 in the Saturday evening fixture between the two. Creggs are now a point clear of Monivea and six behind Connemara, but with a game in hand against Galwegians.
In J1B arguably the most historic of the four fixtures took place in Headford where Corrib RFC played their first game under the recently installed floodlights. However visitors and league leaders NUIG RFC were able to spoil the party, winning 33-10 to solidify their standing at the J1B summit. The unbeaten Tuam however remain hot on their heals after they saw off Corinthians 35-10.
Elsewhere Ballinrobe closed the gap on Loughrea in 3rd after a narrow 10-8 victory over the visitors, while Dunmore overcame Ballinasloe 13-3.
Moving to J1C where Corinthians are the new league leaders, beating OLBC in a thriller 31-29. They are level on points with Ballyhaunis who beat Ballina 20-10, but the greater points differential has the Galway side leading the way. Meanwhile Portumna have leapfrogged Oughterard at the bottom after a 36-5 victory.
Lastly there were just the two games in J2. Galwegians moved to the top of the table thanks to a 39-8 win over Claremorris, moving ahead of Sligo who lost 18-8 to Tuam.
For a full list of Club & Community fixtures and results click HERE.

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Hon. Secretary:

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Fixtures Sec.:

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Hon. Treasurer:

Ann Murphy, Eaglewood, Ower, Headford, Co.Galway

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Branch Delegates:

Delegate 1:

Eugene Kenny, Eallagh, Headford, Co.Galway

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Youth/ Mini Delegate:

Joe Walsh, Skeaghbeg, Headford, Co.Galway 

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