Wednesday 18 October 2017

Ballina take top points as U-20 10s competition comes to boil

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The competition at the top of the Connacht U-20s 10s Series is fierce after another cracking day of rugby in the third round at the Sportsground last weekend.

The competition is for U-20 teams (10 players a side) with the overall winners of the Connacht U-20s 10s Series receiving €5,000 worth of equipment from Elverys Intersport for their club.

Saturday's event on the main pitch at the Sportsground was the third round of the competition and there are now four rounds to go.

Six clubs were battling it out for the points with Ballina coming out on top ahead of Ballinrobe, Creggs, a combined Castlebar/Tuam side and Galwegians.

Details for the fourth round will be announced shortly with all clubs in the province welcome to enter a team. Email info@connachtrugby.ie for more details.

Along with the clubs, individuals are also invited to take part in the festivals.

An open-invitation Barbarians side containing individual players or groups of three or four will compete in upcoming festivals with players invited to sign up to play for this team if their own club is not entering (contact info@connachtrugby.ie to sign up for the Barbarians).

NOTE: Teams who join together to fulfil a festival are allocated an equal share of the points they won together which goes towards the overall series standings.

For example, Castlebar/ Tuam won four points for finishing second at the Sportsground festival.

Both clubs are allocated two points in the overall series standings.

Irish Independent

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