Ballina head to Bruff looking to make it four from four

Rugby

Kilballyowen Park is the destination for Ballina tomorrow afternoon where they will be looking to keep up their 100 per cent record in division 2C of the All Ireland league, when they take on Bruff.

The north Mayo men are currently riding high in second place in the table with three wins from three, trailing Midleton by a single point, after seeing off Omagh, Tullamore and most recently Malahide in their opening trifecta of outings.

In their most recent game, Ballina were 20-7 winners over their visitors from Dublin with Richard Rowe, Kieran Lindsay and captain Richard Tully all scoring tries and Lindsay adding the other five points from his boot.

Their opponents tomorrow have two wins on the bounce under their belts, after losing their opening day game to league leaders Midleton - since then they have seen off City of Derry and most recently Tullamore.

They ran out 13-9 winners over the Offaly men in their last outing, thanks to a try from scrum-half Daniel Jackson, with out-half Tony Cahill kicking the other eight points from his boot, to see the Limerick men home and leave them in fifth place in the table.

Westport win Mayo derby under lights

Last Saturday night Westport had a night to remember when they played their first game under their new floodlights in Carrowholly and as an added bonus, they picked up the points against local rivals Castlebar.

That win was Westport's third win from their five games so far this season and leaves them sitting in third place in the table, three points behind leaders Monivea.

Last weekend's clash with Castlebar was a seven-try thriller and despite being outscored four tries to three - they ran out 30-26 winners thanks to the boot of Danny McGowan, who kicked three penalties and three conversions for the home side. Westport's tries came from a Kevin Corcoran brace and one touchdown from McGowan, while Castlebar's four tries were scored by Mark Staunton, Sam Hastings, David Staunton and Mark Staunton.

That was Castlebar's third defeat from their three opening games and leaves them just one place off the foot of the table. On Sunday they will have a chance to pick up their first league win of the season, when they play a round four re-fixed game at home to Sligo at 2.30pm.

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