Connacht’s age grade squads start their inter-provincial series with a double-header of games against Ulster sides.

These fixtures will take place in Newforge, Belfast on Sunday, August 21st. Connacht U18s will first take on Ulster Clubs U18 at 1.30pm. The U19 side will then challenge their Ulster counterparts at 3.30pm.

They will be followed by games against Leinster representative sides the following weekend, with UL hosting Connacht’s final games of the series against Munster teams.

A full list of match details, as well as upcoming challenge games, is listed below. 

Challenge Games:

Friday August 12:

Munster U19 v Connacht U19                        11hrs               University of Limerick

Munster U18 Clubs v Connacht U18              14.30hrs          University of Limerick

Munster U17 Schools v Connacht U17           16.30hrs          University of Limerick

Wednesday August 24:

Connacht U17 v Munster U17 Clubs              14hrs               Creggs RFC

Inter Provincial Series:

Sunday August 21

Ulster U18 Clubs v Connacht U18                  13.30hrs          Newforge, Belfast

Ulster U19 v Connacht U19                            15.30hrs          Newforge, Belfast

Saturday August 27

Connacht U18 v Leinster U18 Clubs               13hrs               Buccaneers RFC, Athlone

Connacht U19 v Leinster U19                         15.30hrs          Buccaneers RFC, Athlone

Sunday September 4

Munster U18 Clubs v Connacht U18              12.45hrs          University of Limerick

Munster U19 v Connacht U19                        15hrs               University of Limerick


Round 1 U18 Girls’ Interprovincial Series 2022
27thAugust Connacht vs Munster 14.00 Corinthians RFC
Ulster vs Leinster 15.00 Newforge
Round 2 U18 Girls’ Interprovincial Series 2022
3rdSeptember Munster v Ulster 15.00 Musgrave Park
4thSeptember Leinster vs Connacht 15.00 Energia Park
Round 3 U18 Girls’ Interprovincial Series 2022
10thSeptember Munster vs Leinster 14.30 Musgrave Park
Ulster vs Connacht 15.00 Newforge


The Connacht U19 management team have made changes in the front row and at out-half for tomorrow’s U19 Interprovincial Championship clash with Leinster at The Sportsground (k/o 2.30pm)
The side will be looking to bounce back from last week’s 10 point defeat to Munster in Limerick, in what will be their sole home game of the interpro series.
Prop Alan Duffy (Ballina RFC) is drafted in at tight-head while there’s a start for Cian Treacy (Ballinasloe RFC) at number 10, with Cathal Forde moving from out-half to inside centre.
Connacht complete their campaign this Sunday when they head to Barnhall to face Ulster.
Kick-off is at 2.30pm tomorrow and entry to the ground is free.
CONNACHT U19s v LEINSTER, 2.30pm 21st August 2019 @ The Sportsground

1. Conal O’Griofa (Corinthians RFC)
2. Eoin DeBuitléar (Corinthians RFC)
3. Alan Duffy (Ballina RFC)
4. Cathal Fleming (Monivea RFC)
5. Darragh Murray (Buccaneers RFC)
6. Diarmuid McCormack (C) (Corinthians RFC)
7. Gavin Meagher (Roscrea RFC)
8. Donnacha Byrne (Sligo RFC)
9. Aodha Hession (Creggs RFC)
10. Cian Treacy (Ballinasloe RFC)
11. Rory McCleane (Corinthians RFC)
12. Cathal Forde (Corinthians RFC)
13. Shane Jennings (Ballinasloe RFC)
14. Hubert Gilvarry (Sligo RFC)
15. Conor O’Shaughnessy (Galwegians RFC)

16. Matthew Earley (Carrick RFC)
17. Caolan Hopkins (Ballina RFC)
18. Cian Scanlon (Corinthians RFC)
19. Martin Fallon (Buccaneers RFC)
20. Hubert Costello (Corinthians RFC)
21. Harry Balsiger (Buccaneers RFC)
22. Luke Hogge (Sligo RFC)
23. Diarmuid Kilcommins (Corinthians RFC)
HEAD COACH Colm Tucker
COACH Morgan Codyre
COACH Conor Galvin
S&C Ann Caffrey
PHYSIO Aaron McDermott
ANALYST Seosamh McDonagh
MANAGER Philip Coyle


U18 and U19 matchday squads named for Interpro openers vs Ulster

Two changes to Connacht U19 team for visit of Leinster

Two changes to Connacht U19 team for visit of Leinster

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