The Connacht Boy & Girl 4 and Youths Championships take place this weekend in the Foxford Sports & Leisure Centre.

Ciara Sheedy will be the only Swinford representative making the short journey to Foxford in this age group, with Aoife Hennigan on International duty. Preparations have advanced extremely well for Sheedy, and she signed off her final sparring session before Saturday’s competition last night, in a confident mood. Ciara’s improvement over the past year has been nothing short of meteoric, but not surprising considering the effort she has given. Sheedy will be looking for her second Connacht title in two years when she takes to the scales on Saturday morning.