Monday 25 September 2017

Connacht Junior leagues go down to the wire this weekend

The final round of Connacht Junior League matches kick off simultaneously this Sunday (all 2.30) and there's still a lot to be decided across all four divisions
The final round of Connacht Junior League matches kick off simultaneously this Sunday (all 2.30) and there's still a lot to be decided across all four divisions
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The final round of Connacht Junior League matches kick off simultaneously this Sunday (all 2.30) and there's still a lot to be decided across all four divisions.

Connemara hold a one-point lead over Monivea at the top of J1A as they travel to Ballina knowing a bonus point victory will see them lift the premier junior trophy, while Monivea entertain Ballinasloe aware that victory is a must if they want to be in with a chance of claiming the title.

At the other end of the table, OLBC's fate is sealed, with either Galwegians or Ballina fighting it out to avoid the relegation play-off match.

Ballina need any form of result to secure J1A status next season while Galwegians need a bonus-point victory over OLBC in Glenina to be in the mix.

Buccaneers have secured promotion out of J1B thanks to a comprehensive 54-point haul from their 13 matches played to date, winning 11 matches going into the final round against guaranteed promotional play-off contenders Castlebar, who can't be caught in second place.

Corrib will be playing in J1C next season and the play-off spot is down to the last round, with Ballinrobe and Tuam both in danger of having to play for their J1B space.

In a depleted J1C, Sligo, NUIG, Dunmore and Galwegians made it to the post-Christmas round robin series and with both Sligo and NUIG winning two from two it all comes down to the final clash in Strandhill, where Sligo host the students.

This is a winner-takes-all-match, though Sligo will be promoted on points difference if it's a draw.

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