Inter-pro sides look ahead after mixed opening round
Connacht representative sides endured mixed fortunes in last weekend's Inter-provincial championships.
Both the U-18s and the Women battled through tough physical contests against Ulster to emerge victorious up North.
In contrast, both the Connacht U-19s and U-20s - sponsored by NUIG - suffered painful defeats on away trips to Leinster.
The U-20s kicked off an action-packed weekend on Friday night away to Leinster but despite a well-worked try from Peter Claffey, converted by Charlie McMiken, the Westerners could not match a powerful home side.
It was a similar story on Saturday evening in Donnybrook for the Connacht U-19s. Again a Leinster side proved far too strong and came away as convincing winners.
All three of the Connacht age- grade squads will have little time to dwell on the events of last weekend as they prepare for another hectic weekend of Inter-provincial rugby.
The Connacht U-20s will host Ulster in the Sportsground this evening as they look to get their campaign up and running.
Tomorrow both the U-18s and U-19s will be in action.
The U-18s travel to face Munster in Cork hoping to extend their record to two wins from two. The U-19s will be looking for their first win as they host Ulster at the Sportsground.
Last Weekend's Results
Ulster Women 12, Connacht Women 15
Ulster U-18s 8 Connacht U-18s 15
Leinster U-19s 91, Connacht U-19s 0
Leinster U-20s 40, Connacht U-20s 7
This Weekend's Fixtures
Connacht U-20s v Ulster U-20s
Connacht U-19s v Ulster U-19s
Munster U-18s v Connacht U-18s
(2.00, CIT, Bishopstown)