On Thursday next, St Patrick's Day, Ballina RFC will contest the Connacht Senior Cup final in The Sportsground against Buccaneers at 1.30pm.
 
Ballina will be looking to win their first title since 1979 when they defeated Athlone in the decider and will bring a huge crowd to Galway for the big game on Thursday.
 
The Moysiders have won the cup twice in the competition's 126-year history - 1979 and 1951 - and will be endeavouring to add another victory to their roll-of-honour when they run out at HQ against the Buccaneers boys.
 
Both sides play All Ireland League rugby with Buccs currently sitting in third place in Division 2A and Ballina fighting hard a division lower.
 
The Athlone men will come into the game as favourites, but Ballina are the reigning Connacht Senior League champions and will be looking for a famous win on the big stage.
 
Craig Stewart and Aiden McNulty will be hoping to pick from a fully-fit squad for the big game.
 
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