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Podcast: Towns Cup Verdict

The Final is here and this is our preview show. Host Rob Murphy and regular guest Dave Mahon preview Sunday’s decider in Tullow where Ashbourne go for their first title against a Kilkenny side looking for their sixth and first in 12 years. We’ll record a post game podcast immediately after the game on Sunday […]

Wanderers Return

Wanderers celebrate

Wanderers completed their journey back to senior rugby on their home patch last Saturday 51-7 victory over Galway side OLBC. The margin of victory underlined their superiority on the day and a run of 16 wins from 17 outings in the campaign for promotion should explain the rest. Their sole defeat coming on the last […]


Kilkenny Podcast

Our Towns Cup special comes from Foulkestown, home of Kilkenny RFC who are in their first final since 2002 this weekend as they take on Ashbourne in Tullow this coming Sunday. KnockOn.ie’s Rob Murphy sat down with Kilkenny head coach Steve Ashmore, captain Joe Manuel and No.8 David O’Connor just days before the club’s big […]

PODCAST: Ashbourne RFC

Ashbourne Longford

The first of our Towns Cup Final podcasts features Ashbourne RFC. Host Rob Murphy is joined by player and coach Jeff Mahon, captain Rory Gleeson and back row man Mark Rooney to look ahead to this Sunday’s Provincial Towns Cup final against Kilkenny at Black Gates, home of Tullow RFC. Jeff played on the last […]

Towns 2nds Cup


Provincial Towns Seconds Cup – semi Finals Ashbourne v Tullow, (at Clondalkin RFC), Sunday 3pm. This means a lot to both clubs, Ashbourne seem fiercely determined to back up the progress made at senior level with some success at J2 after falling just shot in league action. They’ll bring a great crowd and a strong […]

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 […]

Old Wesley Win – Highlights

Old Wesley

Leinster Division 2a/2b Cup Old Wesley 31 Tullamore 26 A strong all round effort helped Old Wesley win the Division 2a/2b Leinster Cup at Donnybrook last weekend holding off a firm challenge from a free flowing and attacking Tullamore side. Both sides have had strong campaigns in their respective divisions without challenging for promotion. Old […]

Clogher in the Hunt

Clogher Valley RFC

Ulster Bank League Round Robin Qualifier Clogher Valley 27 OLBC 11 Clogher Valley Scorers: Eugen McKenna and Alistair Trenier 1 try each; Paul Armstrong, 1 try, 3 cons, 2 pens. OLBC Scorers: Ciran Coyle 1 try; Dave Dooley 2 pens. Clogher Valley are still very much alive in the race for All Ireland League rugby […]

Kanturk 29, Wanderers 30

Kanturk Wanderers

Ulster Bank League Round Robin Qualifier Kanturk 29Wanderers 30 Kanturk Scorers: Peter Earlie, John O’Sullivan and Keelan Buckley 1 try each. Mark Healy 1 try, 3 cons, 1 pen. Wanderers Scorers: Caibh Doherty, Adam Mark Duhig and Nicholas McNamara 1 try each; Ciaran Wade 3 cons, 3 pens. There are three chapters to this tale […]

UBL Round Robin Previews

Wanderers Clogher Valley

The All Ireland League Round Robin qualifiers are back on the agenda this Saturday as round 2 continues in the counties of Tyrone and Cork. Fivemiletown hosts the meeting of Ulster champions Clogher Valley and Connacht’s OLBC while Kanturk will be a sea of green when the Munster league winning home side host Wanderers. After […]

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