Back to league action after cup break

After a few weeks of action in the Connacht Junior Cup it is back to the home ranch for the sides in the Connacht Junior League this weekend. Last weekend Westport booked their place in a third successive Connacht Junior Cup final with a 30 point win over Tuam last Sunday in Carrowholly. There could yet be an all Mayo final with Ballina currently waiting for Monivea and Galwegians to get to grips with each other this weekend to see who they will face in the semi-final on Sunday week.

But back to the action this coming weekend in the league, and league leaders Westport will be looking to get to further strengthen their grasp on top spot when they take on bottom side Connemara in Clifden on Sunday. Westport are currently sitting two points in front of Ballina in the league standings with both side having three games to go.

Ballina will be looking to keep pace with Westport when they head to the midlands to take on Buccaneers in Athlone on Sunday looking to take advantage of any slip up by Westport over the coming weeks. But with Westport also having their return fixture against Connemara coming up in two weekends' time it looks like the Bulls are well on course to claiming the title and possibly a league and cup double over the next month or so.

In the division below Castlebar will be looking to cement a top four finish when they take on OLBC this weekend, the county town men are currently sitting in fourth place in the table, but are eight points behind leaders Creggs and four points off second placed NUIG. Castlebar have four games left to claw back that gap and follow up their game this weekend against OLBC this Sunday with a must win trip to NUIG, then another road trip to Loughrea, before they finish off with a home game against a Tuam side who are sitting in third place, it's going to be a very tough few weeks for Castlebar if they are going to get in around the reckoning at the the top of the table at the end of the season.

Ballinrobe are in plate action this weekend and will take on Corrib in the semi-final of the Connacht Junior Cup in Headford this Sunday at 2pm, the winners will take on the winners of Loughrea and Dunmore in the final in late March.


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