Tuesday 25 April 2017

Corinthians eye special double in youths finals

A triple-header of Connacht Youths finals take place this Sunday, April 23, at the Sportsground with teams from Ballina, Corinthians and Galwegians all involved. Stock image
A triple-header of Connacht Youths finals take place this Sunday, April 23, at the Sportsground with teams from Ballina, Corinthians and Galwegians all involved. Stock image

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A triple-header of Connacht Youths finals take place this Sunday, April 23, at the Sportsground with teams from Ballina, Corinthians and Galwegians all involved.

The first game kicks off at noon as Ballina and Galwegians face off in the Connacht U-14 Cup final.

Corinthians and Galwegians will then battle it out for the U-16 Cup at 2pm. The U18.5 Cup final will pit Corinthians against Ballina to complete the day's action with a kick-off time of 4pm.

It is all set to be a thrilling day of rugby with Ballina slight favourites in the U-14 decider.

Pipped to the league title by Corinthians, the Mayo club swept past Castlebar and Ballinasloe on their way to the final. Galwegians, meanwhile, overcame Monivea, Sligo and Corinthians on their route to the final.

Corinthians' U-16 and U18.5 teams will bid to make it a special double for the club in the second two finals. The U-16s, fresh from their win in the Connemara Cup, face Galwegians at 2pm.

That will be followed by the U-18 Cup final between Corinthians and Ballina at 4pm. This year's U18.5 competition has seen high-quality rugby with no shortage of drama and already Corinthians have had a taste of a final when losing out to Creggs. However, Creggs were beaten by Ballina in the semi-final. Corinthians beat Buccaneers and Sligo on their way to the final while Ballina have beaten Castlebar and Creggs.

Connacht Youths Rugby Finals

Sunday, April 23 - U14 Cup Final: Ballina v Galwegians, Sportsground, 12pm;

U16 Cup Final: Corinthians v Galwegians, Sportsground, 2pm;

U18.5 Cup Final: Corinthians v Ballina, Sportsground, 4pm.

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