Ballinasloe RFC came up short in the J1 C League Final against Ballyhaunis recently in Creggs. Having battled hard in adverse weather conditions they were edged out by a by a more experienced, streetwise Ballyhaunis team with the score finishing 15 to 7. The senior side also crashed out of the Junior Cup the previous week losing away to Galwegians and they will now move into the Shield competition to face Sligo.
Coaches Noel Mannion, Tom Finn and Conor Higgins have focused on growing the panel this season from the fourteen who fielded in an early season friendly, to over thirty currently playing. The team suffered only two defeats in the league all season. This talented young team will have benefited greatly from this years’ experience and as they continue to mature, have a bright future in the years ahead
There was recent success in the underage ranks with the U16 Boys beating Loughrea Rugby Club in the Cup and now have a home semi-final to look forward to versus the winners of Buccaneers and Westport. The u14 side also progressed to the plate quarter-final after a 36-14 win v Corrib.
The official switching on of Ballinasloe RFC's LED Lighting upgrade on our training pitch took place recently. The Club project was funded by Galway County Council who awarded the club €6931.12 in grant aid under the Climate Action Opportunity Fund 2021. The provision of LED Lighting on the training pitch and car park Lighting will have a positive environmental impact on the club’s Carbon footprint. The hope is that their initiative will inspire other clubs and associations in the area to take part in other sustainable projects.
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