Connacht Rugby, in line with the decision of the Irish Rugby Football Union, wishes to reaffirm that the decision to conclude the 2019/20 season applies immediately to all domestic rugby within Connacht Rugby.
As is the case with the Men’s and Women’s Energia All-Ireland Leagues, there will be no promotion or relegation in the respective Connacht Rugby Leagues for 2019/20. All teams will remain in the leagues they are currently in for 2020/21.
In the respective Cup competitions where the two finalists are known, the cups will be shared with the two teams who have reached the final. In particular, this applies to the Connacht Junior Cup.
This also applies to the respective Connacht Schools competitions as there were a number of cups & leagues outstanding.
In total 69 leagues and cups were held across Adult, Schools and Youth Rugby. Of those competitions:
25 competitions have been completed with one winner.
15 competitions have ended with shared winners, based on the criteria set out by the IRFU Rugby Committee.
25 competitions have been declared incomplete.
4 competitions are listed as non-competitive.
The final status of each competition is listed below. While Connacht Rugby shares in the deep disappointment of the Club & Schools rugby community that the season was unable to conclude, we are fully supportive of the decision by the IRFU to put the physical welfare of our rugby community above all else.
We would encourage every member of our Clubs & Schools to continue to adhere to the advice of the HSE and the Irish Government in relation to the current COVID-19 outbreak, particularly with regards to social distancing at all ages.
Never before has the sense of community been more important to all of us. Please continue to look out for the vulnerable people within your localities and above, stay safe.
CONNACHT RUGBY COMPETITIONS CONCLUSION 2019/20
Women’s League - Westport RFC
Women’s Invitational Plate - Westport RFC 2nd XV
Women’s Invitational Bowl - Ballinasloe RFC
Women’s Cup - Incomplete
Senior League - Sligo RFC
Senior Cup - Sligo RFC
Cawley Cup - Creggs RFC
Curley Cup - Ballinasloe RFC & Corrib RFC shared
Ard na Cregg Cup - Incomplete
Junior Cup - Connemara RFC & Castlebar RFC shared
Junior Plate - Tuam RFC & Westport RFC shared
J1A League - Incomplete (Won by Connemara RFC prior to conclusion)
J1B League - Incomplete
J1C League - Incomplete
J2 League - Portumna RFC & Westport RFC 2nd XV shared
Girls Junior 10s League - Incomplete
Girls Senior 10s League - Incomplete
U14 A League - Incomplete
U14 B League - Athlone CC
U14 C League - Scoil Chuimsitheach Chiaráin
Junior A League - CBS Roscommon
Junior B League - Athlone CC
Junior C League - Gort CS
Senior A League - Sligo Grammar
Senior B League - St. Muredach’s College
Senior C League - Gallen CS
Junior A Cup - CBS Roscommon
Junior B Cup - Athlone CC & Coláiste Éinde shared
Junior C Cup - Enniscrone & Sancta Maria shared
Senior A Cup - Garbally College
Senior B Cup - St. Muredach’s College
Senior C Cup - St. Joseph’s Foxford & Gallen CS shared
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