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Ulster Bank League Awards 2013/2014

The club of the season at the Munster Rugby awards for 2013/14 were Nenagh Ormond RFC after they completed an unbeaten campaign in Division 2b of the Ulster Bank League gaining promotion to the third tier for the very first time. At the Ulster Bank League awards, their outside centre Derek Corcoran picked up the […]

Con Win Bateman Cup

The men from Cork Con defended their Bateman Cup crown in fine style on Saturday beating UCD 19-6 in the decider. Report from Irish Cork Constitution 19 UCD 5 Cork Con Scorers: Darragh Lyons; Con: Gerry Hurley; Pens: Gerry Hurley 4 UCD  Scorers: Pens: James Thornton 2 Man-of-the-match Darragh Lyons and captain Gerry Hurley […]

Riordan, Player of the Season

Ulster Bank League Awards 2013/2014

At the 2013/14 Ulster Bank All Ireland League awards, Old Belvedere Full back and former Corinthian, Buccaneers, Connacht and Ireland A star Daneil Riordan picked up the player of the season award. The Anglesea Road club’ captain spoke to after receiving the award. He reviewed a season where the 2011 title winners went from […]

UBL Play Off


Ulster Bank League Division 1a/1b Play off Ballynahinch v Buccaneers There is one game left in the Ulster Bank All Ireland League season with Ballynahinch and Buccaneers squaring up this Saturday in the Division 1a/1b play off. The county Down side finished ninth in the top flight and have home advantage in the one off […]

The Kanturk Story

19-04-2014 Kanturk's  John Duggan (left) and Johnatan O'Sullivan greeted by Kanturk's residens after wining AIL 2B Relegation Playoff. Instonians RFC vs Kanturk RFC 13:24

We got to Knocknacolan early on Saturday April 5, the Wanderers game was set for 3:30. Munster, in the Heineken Cup, was on the big screen beforehand and the kind folk at the Duhallow club had invited to their pre-match lunch. We were getting the usual beaming north Cork welcome and we were looking […]

Play-Off Repercussions


On a weekend of high drama and huge celebrations it is easy to forget the sides that lost out and the consequences of such defeats. This is no more than evident the annual play off between the Ulster Bank League Round Robin runners up and the 15th ranked side in Division 2b. On Saturday Instonians […]

Kanturk Go Senior


Ulster Bank League Play Off Instonians 13 Kanturk 24 The Kanturk story is a remarkable one and it will be told in more detail on these pages in the coming days but first things first, let’s just mark down that the Duhallow men are in the All Ireland League after Saturday’s stunning display at Shaws […]

Thomond Promoted


Division 2a/ 2b Promotion Play off Highfield 10 Thomond 14 After missing out on automatic promotion last weekend in the most dramatic fashion possible, Thomond regrouped during the week and came from 10-0 down at Woodleigh Park yesterday to beat Highfield in the promotion play off. One try in either half sealed the win for […]

18 Wins for Terenure

Terenure College

Make that 18 from 18 now for Terenure College after Saturday’s tryfest at Lakelands. Buccaneers came to upset the party and to also take advantage of a stern test one week in advance of their promotion play off. The Athlone side certainly played their part but the late fight back from the home side and […]

Clontarf Champions…Finally


After two decades of trying and a bag full of near misses, Clontarf are Ulster Bank All Ireland League champions for the very first time in their history. A triumph of perseverance over pragmatism and one that was celebrated long into the Castle Avenue night. A very hard fought 27-13 home win over Ballynahinch on […]

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