Ballina secure big home win in round one of AIL qualifiers

Fri, Apr 13, 2018

Ballina continued their drive towards promotion to the Ulster Bank All Ireland League with a big 45-26 win over Bandon last weekend in Heffernan Park.

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Pride at stake for Connacht

Fri, Apr 13, 2018

Connacht, having been forced to relinquished any remote hope of attaining a Champions Cup place, now must summon all their pride to face top-of-the-table Glasgow Warriors in Scotland this evening (7.35pm).

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Ballina look to complete provincial double

Fri, Mar 23, 2018

On Sunday afternoon the brave men of Ballina rugby will look to put the crowning jewel on the season by claiming a historic league and cup double when they face Sligo in the Sportsground in Galway.

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Back to the action this weekend for Mayo clubs

Fri, Mar 09, 2018

There is a full slate of action in junior rugby across a number of competitions this weekend, with the main attraction the semi-final stages of the Connacht Junior Cup.

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First visit to Highveld will test Connacht

Sun, Feb 25, 2018

Connacht face a new test of character when on Saturday they face the Cheetahs on their first PRO14 visit to South Africa.

Kieran Keane’s squad arrived in Bloemfontein on Monday after a 24 hour flight from Italy, conducted a review of their 22-19 win over Treviso, and were out on the training paddock on Tuesday in 30 degrees Celsius, acclimatising to the high altitude of the Highveld.

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Ballina rise to the top of the table

Sat, Feb 17, 2018

Ballina moved to the top of the junior one table last weekend with a 16-10 win over their nearest challengers, Connemara, in Heffernan Park.

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Bealham set for hundredth cap against Zebre tonight

Fri, Feb 16, 2018

Connacht cannot afford to let slip an opportunity to maintain momentum and widen the gap between themelves and Zebre when the sides meet at the Sportsground this evening (7.35pm).

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Ballina look to keep up winning ways on the road

Fri, Jan 26, 2018

Ballina will make the trip to Monivea on Sunday looking to pick up their seventh win on the bounce in the Connacht Junior League as they look to reel in current leaders Connemara. The north Mayo men have two games in hand on the south Galway All Blacks, with the first of those this weekend and they sit just six points off the top of the table outfit.

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Back to league action after Junior Cup weekend

Fri, Jan 19, 2018

After last weekend's hectic round of action in the last 16 of the Connacht Junior Cup it is back to league action for a handful of Mayo sides this weekend. It was a pretty successful weekend for Mayo teams last Sunday, with Ballina, Castlebar, and Ballinrobe all picking up wins - while Westport and Ballyhaunis were put out of the competition by Tuam and Corinthians respectively.

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Connacht will not be complacent, says Carolan

Fri, Jan 19, 2018

Connacht host their final European pool fixture against French visitors Oyonnax on Saturday determined to finish with a flourish and nail down a home quarter-final. Expected to overcome Oyonnax with a bonus point, having produced a 43-15 win in Geneva in round one, Connacht are still not taking anything for granted in their bid to complete this series of games with a win.

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Junior Cup calling for Mayo sides

Fri, Jan 12, 2018

The new year has rolled in and with that cup dreams for all the Mayo sides in the Connacht Junior Cup. Having won the competition two years ago and reaching the final of the All Ireland Junior Cup just before Christmas, north Mayo outfit Ballina look to be the best placed Mayo side to have a crack at winning the prestigious prize. But then cup competitions take on a life of their own quite often, however looking at how strong Dave Newman's side have been so far this season they will be worthy favourites to go all the way in this competition.

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Connacht must grab chance to wrap up quarter-final

Fri, Jan 12, 2018

Connacht can expect a real battle of mind and body when they face an improving Worcester in Saturday's Challenge Cup fixture at Sixways (3pm). This is a real opportunity for Connacht to nail down a European home quarter-final. But to do so they must overcome a Worcester side that is enjoying something of a resurgence since the wily Alan Solomons took over the reins recently.

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