Connacht Schools Junior Cup

Connacht Schools Junior Cup

The Connacht Schools Junior Challenge Cup is an under-age rugby union competition for schools affiliated to the Connacht Branch of the IRFU.

Competition is confined to students under the age of 16. The final is held in March each year in the Galway Sportsgrounds. It is usually seen as a good forecast as who will win the Connacht Schools Senior Cup in the following years.

Garbally College have been the most successful school in the competition lifting the cup 41 times. They are followed by St Josephs College Galway (10 times), Sligo Grammar School (7 times), Colaiste Iognaid, Marist College and Ranelagh College (4 times) and Calasanctius College Oranmore (2 times)

Marist College have been the most successful team since the turn of the millennium winning the Junior cup four times (2000, 2002, 2005 and 2007). Although they have been the most successful Garbally College have appeared in more finals (winning 2004 and 2007, and losing in 2000, 2002 2003, and 2007).

Read more about Connacht Schools Junior Cup:  2010 Competition, 2011 Competition, Performance By School

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