U17 Division 1 League Final:  Galwegians 14 Buccaneers 10
The final of the U17 Division 1 took place last weekend with a classic tie between fierce rivals Galwegians and Buccaneers. Galwegians scored an early converted try and having dominated the first half held this advantage until half time. In the second half Buccaneers came more into the game and were rewarded with an unconverted try. Galwegians responded with a try to leave the scores at 14-5 as the game entered the final quarter. Although two scores behind Buccs continued to take the game to their opponents, and with time running out they were rewarded with a second try to leave just 4 points between the teams. Galwegians missed the opportunity to make the game safe, when a kickable penalty was not converted, but they still have the composure to pin Buccaneers in their own half and close out the game for an historic victory to win the inaugural U17 league title. Galwegians now go on to all-Ireland series which takes place in April.

U17 Division 2 Final: Dunmore vs. Ballina
This Sunday in Castlebar at 1:00 pm Dunmore take on Ballina to decide who will be crowned U17 League Division 2 champions. Dunmore enter as favorites have dominated the league and beating most other teams with ease.  However Ballina will be comfortable going in as underdogs and will be hoping to spring a surprise.

U17 Cup:
The U17 Cup kicks off this weekend with some mouth watering ties, the pick of the crop will be the clash of Corinthians and Buccaneers (Corinthian Park Sun 12:00), the other ties are as follows:
Loughrea vs. Carrick-on-Shannon (Loughrea Sun 12:00)
Ballinrobe vs. Creggs (Ballinrobe Sun 12:00)
Tuam vs. Monivea (Tuam Sun 12:00)
Galwegians vs. Sligo A (Galwegians Sun 12:00)


Connacht Emerging Talent squad named for game against Leinster North Midlands