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UBL Weekend Guide

Ballyclare

Ulster Bank League Weekend Guide Division 1a What’s the story? Terenure the last unbeaten side and they lead the league by four. Lansdwone and Clontarf are next with three wins from four and they all seem to be good bets for a play off spot at this early stage. A long long way to go […]

Ulster Predictions

Ballyclare Cooke

Ulster Weekend Previews (All Saturday 2:30) Busy weekend of league action in Ulster across four divisions. Here’s how we see it all panning out. Qualifying 1 A big weekend int he top tier. The top two clash at Shawsbridge with Instonians expected to continue their march towards the title but Ballyclare eyeing a big upset. […]

10 Must See Provincial Games

Carlow Vs Tullow 9th Oct 2011 (4)-1

Ten  Must See Provincial Games We’ve picked out ten must see games from this weekend’s action in the four provincial junior leagues that should appeal to the neutrals. In Leinster…. Co Carlow v Tullow, Division 2b, Sunday 2:30 This is settling down into a long term dual now. When these two sides met three seasons […]

All Ireland Cup QF Draw

Connemara v St Marys

The draw has taken place on Thursday for the quarter finals of the All Ireland Junior Cup which takes place on Saturday November 22nd at 2:30. Reigning champions Enniscorthy have been handed a very difficult away tie against Bangor who will be playing at home for the first time after winning in Clonmel in round […]

All Ireland Junior Cup in Detail

Bangor Clonmel

Ulster Bank All Ireland Junior Cup Round 1 Clonmel 15 Bangor 21, Ardgaoithe Clonmel Scorers: Alex Sheehan 1 try; Conor Cooney 1 pen, 1 con Bangor Scorers: Curtis Stewart 2 tries; Mike Weir 1 try; Mark Widowson 3 con. The result of round one came from Bangor on Saturday as they continued their remarkable surge […]

Connemara 29, St Mary’s 27

All Ireland Junior Cup R1: Connemara 29, St Mary's 27.

All Ireland Junior Cup Connemara 29 St. Mary’s 27 Alan Deegan Monastery Field What makes a great cup tie? How about this for a list of some of the important elements. An end to end match full of ebbs and flows in momentum punctuated by a variety of great scores, an away side undaunted by […]

Cup Draw on Thursday

The Bangor team after Saturday's 21-15 win over Clonmel.

The eight quarter finalists in the Ulster Bank All Ireland Junior Cup will be waiting with anticipation this week to find out who they will be playing on Saturday November 22. The draw will take place at 11am this coming Thursday at IRFU HQ and will be released immediately afterwards. We’ll have it on twitter […]

All Ireland Cup Reveiw

Clogher Valley Clondalkin

There are a lot of highlights from Saturday’s action in the All Ireland Junior Cup but lets keep it simple and underline what we know for sure, before a more in depth review later in the weekend. Dundalk, CIYMS, Newcastle West recorded the most comprehensive victories of round one on Saturday, dispatching their opponents while […]

Dundalk v Cobh Pirates

Pic taken by Ciaran Culligan,

All Ireland Junior Cup Round 8 Dundalk v Cobh Pirates, Mill Road (Saturday 2:30) Scene Set The unbeaten league leaders in Leinster host a Cobh Pirates side that made great progress last year but have failed to spark this season. The time seems right for Dundalk to make a big impact in this competition, there […]

Monivea v Coolmine

Monivea

All Ireland Junior Cup Round 1 Monivea v Coolmine, Castle Grounds (Saturday 2:30) Scene Set Again the fanfare might not be as predominant in this fixture, no team has more experience of out of province rugby (between the All Ireland Cup and Round Robin qualifiers) than Monivea. Coolmine are well used to All Ireland Cup […]

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