The first three Connacht Cup Schools Cup Finals will take place today (Wednesday) in the Sportsground with matches kicking off from 12pm.
Abbey CC and St. Joseph’s, Foxford will contest the Junior Emerging Final at 12pm before J&M Enniscrone and Presentation Athenry to do battle in the Senior Emerging Final at 2pm.
Day 1 of connacht schools finals. May as well go watch the 3 games. Great to see schools from athenry, enniscrone, foxford, crossmolina, boyle competing in connacht rugby finals #ThisIsRugbyCountry #ConnachtRugby #SchoolsRugby
— Ormond (@ormondlad) March 14, 2018
Presentation beat Davitt College and Swinford in the group stages before a 28-12 victory against Roscommon CC in the semi-final.
And Athenry will be hoping for a double when they face St. Joseph’s College, Tuam in the Senior Emerging Final at 4pm. They’ll start as favourites having beaten Tuam 29-12 in January while they also were 32-8 winners over Gallen CS in the semi-final.
St. Jarlath’s came through Gortnor Abbey and HRC Mountbellew to reach the final four before edging past Colaiste Einde 13-12 in the last round.
It’s the first of two bumper days in Galway with the Top Oil Senior and Junior Cup Finals taking place next Tuesday (March 20th).
Garbally College will clash with Colaiste Iognaid in the Senior Cup Final at 4pm. And the Ballinasloe school will be hoping to make it a double when they take on Marist College in the Junior Final at 2pm.
And these games will be preceded by the Senior Development Cup Final between Presentation Headford and Gortnor Abbey.
Top Oil Connacht Rugby Schools Finals 2018
Wednesday, 14th March (Sportsground, Galway)
Abbey CC vs St. Joseph’s, Foxford (12pm Junior Emerging Final)
J&M Enniscrone vs Presentation Athenry (2pm Junior Development Final)
Presentation Athenry vs St. Joseph’s Tuam (4m Senior Emerging Final)
Tuesday, 20th March (Sportsground, Galway)
Pres Headford vs Gortnor Abbey (12pm Senior Development Final)
Garbally College vs Marist College (2pm Junior Cup Final)
Garbally College vs Colaiste Iognaid (4pm Senior Cup Final)