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All Ireland Cup Form Guide

Evan Lett on the charge during February's All Ireland Junior Cup final win over Clogher Valley. Pic: Voicu Duma

One of the great success stories of the IRFU in the club game in recent years has been the All Ireland Junior Cup. It started in 2005, it still doesn’t get the final venue it deserves but as the race to qualify for the 16 team tournament has shown, thecompetition has captivated clubs all around […]

Monivea 13, Connemara 17

Monivea Connemara

Connacht Division 1a Monivea 13 Connemara 17 Alan Deegan at the Castle Grounds Monivea Scorers: Cathal Laheen 1 try, Ger O’Connor 2 pens, 2 cons. Connemara Scorers: Jack Vaughan 1 try; Shane Sweeney 4 pens. The Connemara Blacks won a compelling battle against their main league title rivals Monivea at a windswept Castle Grounds on […]

Munster Senior Cup Lessons

Kanturk Thomond Scrum

Munster Senior Cup If it’s upsets you like then the Munster Senior Cup provided very little at the weekend but as a form guide and an interesting insight into how AIL side’s are progressing during the three week break, the competition provided plenty. The big guns are all through to the last eight, Con, Munsters, […]

Connacht Weekend Stats

Ballyhaunis

Connacht Division 1a Thanks to all who sent us the statistics this weekend from their team’s action in Connacht. IF you haven’t done so already and you team stats don’t appear below, send to Rob@knockon.ie Ballina 35 Corinthians 28 Ballina Scorers: David Twomey, Conor Forde, Michael Murphy and Conor Mason 1 try each; Kevin McCarron […]

Ulster Cup Update

Clogher Valley Ballymena

Millar McCall Wylie Junior Cup After Saturday’s second round action, the last eight of the Junior Cup in Ulster makes for a competitive list. You have your leading contenders such as the holders Ballynahinch 2nds and Qualifying League leaders Instonians. You have your challengers with real potential such as Bangor, Ballyclare and Ballymena 2nds. And […]

Leinster Update

Gorey Wicklow

Leinster Division 1a It’s four from four for Gorey now after a hard fought win in Longford on Sunday afternoon. They hold a two point lead in the table from Kilkenny who have won three, lost one and picked up four bonus points after they won comfortably against Newbridge. Tullow are the dark horses for […]

Connacht Update

Ballina Corinthians

Connacht Update A busy Sunday in Connacht included a clash of the top two at the Castle Grounds where Connemara usurped Monivea 17-13 and a first win in four for Ballina against reigning champions Corinthians. In Carrowholly, Westport made it four wins in a row by defeat a Galwegians side now in the bottom two […]

Leinster Previews

Wicklow

Leinster Division 1b  (Sunday 2:30 unless stated) Tullow v Wicklow The men at Blackgates are in the hard to fathom category at the moment, the heavy loss in Gorey had us writing them off in round one but then they went to Malahide and edged a 51 point shoot out by a single point with […]

Munster Previews

St Senans

The Divisional Cups take centre stage in Munster this weekend as the leagues take a back seat for a couple of weeks. These competitions got lost in the calendar last year after an inexplicable decision to move them to the end of the season where the final actually clashed with the Junior Cup final. St […]

Connacht Previews

Connemara OLBC

Connacht Junior League Division 1a (Sunday 2:30): Monivea v Connemara (Kick off 3pm) The game of the season so far in Connacht as the top two clash at the Castle Grounds. It has been quite a while since we’ve had two Junior clubs at the forefront in the Connacht Junior League title stakes, you’d have […]

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