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The two heavyweights of rugby in the county will pack down against each other this Sunday at 2.30pm in Heffernan Park. Hosts Ballina, have backed up their historic junior cup win last season with a brilliant start to this season and currently sit on top of the Junior 1A table with seven wins from their opening eight games, their only loss coming thanks to a narrow three point defeat by Connemara at home a month ago.
Buccaneers staged a hugely successful event last Friday and Saturday at Athlone’s Sheraton Hotel in the form of the much anticipated ‘Strictly Scrum Dancing’.
Galwegians face another vital test away to Young Munster on Saturday in their bid to maintain their Ulster Bank League division 1A status.
For the second successive match, Buccaneers lost by a solitary point, as Ballymena held on in an exciting finish to win Saturday evening’s Ulster Bank League Division 1B game 15-14 at Dubarry Park.
Corinthians posted their first victory in the the Ulster Bank League this season on a 20-12 scoreline against Nenagh on Saturday.
Monivea v Westport
Seven new players have been recruited to the NUIG Connacht Rugby Academy for the next season.
Buccaneers defeated Galwegians 28-14 in a lively Connacht Senior Cup final played at Galway Sportsground last Sunday. Buccs were full value for their double score victory played on a cool but mainly bright afternoon in front of a modest attendance. Both squads did not have the use of contracted players, but the teams put in a committed, absorbing, and entertaining battle for the coveted trophy which makes a long overdue return to the Midlands.
Connacht return to Guinness Pro 12 action against Zebre at the Sportsground this evening (7.35pm) with some key players giving province a boost. New Kiwi signings Mils Muliaini and Bundi Aki will both start with Muliani making his debut for the provience and Aki will be taking his home bow. Connacht’s latest recruit from Auckland Blues, Tom McCartney will take his place on the bench from the off. Although signed as a hooker, McCartney is also a prop and he could find himself at some stage helping to anchor the scrum with Connacht's front options once again taking an injury hit.
Galwegians will be looking to bounce back after suffering their first loss of the Ulster Bank League when Ballymena grabbed pole position of division 1b lost with a last-gasp penalty at Crowley Park on Saturday.