Semi-Final line up confirmed for Connacht Junior Cup

The draw for the semi-finals of the Connacht Junior Cup will see Castlebar at home to Creggs and Tuam at home to Connemara. In Sunday’s quarter finals it finished: Connemara 13 Buccaneers 10, Creggs 20 Monivea 6, Tuam 14 Ballina 6, Castlebar 14 Corrib 12.

Connemara 13 Buccaneers 10 – A second-half try from Barry Gibbons prove the difference as Connemara edged out Buccaneers at the Monastery Field. The All Blacks led at half time 8-5.

Creggs 20 Monivea 6 – three tries from Alan Brandon, Tom Flynn and Maurice Buckley helped Creggs to ease their way into the last 4. Shane Dowd with a conversion and Ronan Dowd with a penalty completed the scoring.

Tuam 14 Ballina 6 – The holders Ballina were knocked out by brilliant Tuam at Garraun Park. A first-half try by Ian Murphy helped Tuam to a halftime lead of 5-3. Three second-half penalties from Killian McDonagh sealed a famous win for Tuam.

Castlebar 14 Corrib 12 – A try from Luke Staunton, three penalties from the boot of Damien Togher and a man of the match display from David Staunton helped Castlebar past the spirited challenge of Corrib in a really close encounter.

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