Ballina RFC

  • Connacht Junior Cup Semi-Finals
    Ballina 20-6 Connemara
    Sligo 13-11 Creggs

  • AIL Division 2C 
    Tullamore 17-36 Ballina

  • Connacht Junior Rugby League 1A 
    Ballina 38-5 Connemara 

  • Connacht Junior Rugby Cup Final 
    Ballina 43-7 Sligo

    Other rugby news. Castlebar have secured a playoff for promotion to Div 1A after beating Ballinrobe and securing the bonus point.

    Three tries from Sean Tonra and one from Liam Molloy added to well-hit kicks from Ronan Conway set up a playoff against Galwegians. 

  • AIL Qualifier
    Ballina 45-26 Bandon

  • AIL Division 2C 
    Ballina 20-7 Malahide 

  • AIL

    Ballina 23 Omagh 19

  • AIL Division 2C 
    Seapoint 23-39 Ballina

  • Ballina Rugby Club have this morning launched a competition to see which of their supporters can be the 'greenest' as they prepare for Sunday's big Junior Cup final clash on Sunday against Sligo at 3pm.

    They're asking their fans to get dressed in green from head to toe and send pictures to their Facebook page.

    It promises to be a very green weekend!

  • Ballina Rugby Club are seeking the help of anyone, near or far, in order to beat the weather and make sure one of the biggest games of the year is played this weekend.

    With weather conditions deteriorating rapidly, the club is making every effort to have their Heffernan Park pitch playable for Sunday's crucial top-of-the-table junior league game with Connemara.
     
    This morning, club President, William O'Connor has sent out a plea asking for help from the local farming community or agri suppliers.
     
    "A few years ago Connacht Rugby were in a similar position and they got a supplier to donate straw so that they could cover the pitch and make sure a big game could go ahead. 
    Today, we're wondering if there's anyone, or a group of people, out there who might help us in the same way.
    "If we could get enough straw to cover the pitch, we'd round up a band of volunteers who would help spread it on the surface and keep the ground soft.
    We want the game to go ahead and are doing everything we can to make sure it does. However, we need the help of the community on this occasion. I hope there's somebody out there who can help us."
     
    Any offers of help can be made by contacting 087 9394255
     
  • AIL Qualifier 
    Ballina RFC 29-19 Ashbourne 

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    Neal Moylett from Ballina RFC has been selected for the Ireland U19 squad.

     

    The team will play matches against France and Japan in April.

     

    Today's news is very special as Neal's father Michael is a former Irish international and the Moyletts now join the famed list of families with internationals in two generations. 

  • AIL Qualifier 

    Ballina 41 Instonians 18

  • AIL Division 2C 
    Bruff 26-18 Ballina 

  • Connacht Rugby has announced the fixture list for the 2018/2019 Connacht Senior League and Junior 1A, 1B and 1C Leagues.

    The newly expanded five-team Senior League gets underway on the 18th August, when the returning Ballina RFC host Sligo RFC and Corinthians RFC make the short trip to Galwegians RFC.

    Buccaneers RFC are the last team to get their Senior League campaign underway - they're in action the following week away to Ballina.

    Sligo's final game of the league comes on the 8th September at home to Corinthians, while the remaining four teams conclude their league campaign seven days later when Galwegians host Ballina and Corinthians meets Buccaneers.

    The top ranked team will be crowned Connacht Senior League champions, but there's also plenty at stake with regards the Connacht Senior Cup with the top three teams qualifying for the tournament.

    The Connacht Senior League winners will qualify directly for the Connacht Senior Cup Final, where they'll play the winners of a semi-final between the teams that finish 2nd and 3rd in the Connacht Senior League.

    In the Junior League the action across the three divisions gets underway on Sunday 16th September.

    The opening weekend of the 1A League sees Buccaneers RFC host Sligo RFCCastlebar RFC face Galwegians RFCWestport RFC make the trip to Creggs RFC and Monivea RFC face Connemara RFC.

    The eight teams will play a double round-robin across 14 rounds, concluding on 3rd March 2019.

    The same format applies to the Junior 1B League where eight teams also begin their campaign on 16th September.

    That day sees Loughrea RFC host Ballinrobe RFCNUIG RFC face Corrib RFCTuam RFC meet Corinthians RFC and Dunmore RFC make the trip to Ballinasloe RFC.

    Seven teams will compete in the Junior 1C League across the same 14 rounds, with every team availing of two free weeks.

    On the opening day it's OLBC RFC against Corinthians RFCBallina RFC against Ballyhaunis RFC and Oughterard RFC versus Portumna RFC, while Creggs RFC begin their league on the 23rd September with the visit of Oughterard.

    The Junior 1B and 1C Leagues also conclude on 3rd March 2019.

  • Ballina RFC will take a huge step towards Ulster Bank League and senior rugby if they can claim victory against Instonians tomorrow in their second round robin qualifier at Shawbridge.

    Ballina are aiming to become the fifth Connacht club that will compete in next season All-Ireland league.

    The Mayo side are on the road again for their final game of the group when they face Ashbourne next weekend.

    Currently Ballina are top of the table with a maximum five points, while the 24-24 draw in the other round one match has certainly boosted their hopes of promotion to the senior ranks.

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    Connacht Junior Rugby League

    Ballina 16 Connemara 10

  • Ballina RFC have announced that Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt will be the guest speaker at their Eve of Pro14 Final lunch in Landsdowne Road on 25th May.

    The fundraising event will take place in the Wanderers RFC clubhouse in the Aviva Stadium.

    Ballina RFC say they’re delighted the Grand Slam winning coach will be guest speaker and it promises to be another great day in the history of Ballina Rugby Club.

    Tickets for the event are strictly limited, and are available from the club.

     

  • Connacht Junior 1
    Buccancers 12-54 Ballina 
    Connemara 24-5 Westport 

    Connacht Junior 2
    Corrib 18-21 Ballinrobe