All Ireland League Articles

Play-Off Repercussions

Instonians

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

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Ulster Bank League Play OffInstonians 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 Bridge. […]

Thomond Promoted

Thomond

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

Clontarf

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 […]

UBL Saturday Teams

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Ulster Bank League Division 1A It’s the final day in Division 1a and Old Belvedere are in the driving seat holding a two point advantage over Clontarf. A win of any kind in their clash with Garryowen at Dooradoyle will seal a second title for the club. Clontarf need to beat Ballynahinch and hope for […]

Skerries Promoted

Skerries

UBL Division 2b Sligo 13 Skerries 50 Sligo Scorers: Eoin Matthews 1 try, David Heath 1 con, 2 pens. Skerries Scorers: Paul Devitt and Mark Hewitt 2 tries each; Ronan Connolly, Ross McAuley, Christ Tonge 1 try each; Conal Keane 6 cons 1 pen. After 20 minutes on Saturday, Skerries were not thinking about promotion, […]

UBL Results Round Up

Skerries

DIVISION 1A: BALLYNAHINCH 29 UCD 14, Ballymacarn Park Scorers: Ballynahinch: Tries: Rodger McBurney, Michael Graham 2, Stuart Morrow; Cons: David McIlwaine 3; Pen: David McIlwaine UCD: Tries: James Tracy, Alex Kelly; Cons: Niall Earls 2 HT: Ballynahinch 7 UCD 14 OLD BELVEDERE 21 DOLPHIN 15, Anglesea Road Scorers: Old Belvedere: Pens: Josh Glynn 7 Dolphin: […]

UBL Saturday Teams

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Ulster Bank League Division 1A Ballymacarn Park:  Ballynahinch        v          U.C.D. Ballynahinch: 1. Kyle McCall, 2. Jonny Murphy, 3. Christopher Taylor, 4. Kenny Morton, 5. James Simpson, 6. David McGuigan, 7. Paul Pritchard, 8. Michael Graham, 9. Aaron Cairns. 10. Ritchie Lobb, 11 David McIlwaine, 12. Matthew Arneill, 13. Stuart Morrow (C), 14. Robin Harte, 15. […]

UBL Round Robin Previews

Wanderers Kanturk

Three teams remain in contention for promotion as we had into the final weekend of action in the Ulster Bank All Ireland League round robin qualifiers. In Dublin on Saturday Wanderers host OLBC knowing a win of any kind will guarantee automatic promotion and a return to senior rugby. In Cork, Kanturk host Clogher Valley […]

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