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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 […]

Newcastle West v OLBC

Newcastle West

All Ireland Junior Cup – Round 1 Newcastle West v OLBC, Newcastle West (Saturday 2:30) Scene Set A new dawn in Newcastle West as they embark on their first ever All Ireland Cup campaign. The visitors are Galway city side OLBC and they’ll receive a great welcome in the Limerick town but might find the […]

Connemara v St Mary’s

Connemara OLBC

All Ireland Junior Cup Connemara v St Mary’s, Monastery Field, Clifden (Saturday 2:30) For a few hours on Saturday, rugby aficionados in the west coast town of Clifden will feel like all is right in the world again. A chilly morning in the picturesque town, winter on the way and a whole host of rugby […]

Clonmel v Bangor

Stephen Pyke scores one of his two tries in Clonmel's 51-14 win over Kinsale on Sunday

All Ireland Junior Cup – Round 1 Clonmel v Bangor, Ardgaoithe, Clonmel (Saturday 2:30) Scene set This is exactly the kind of novel and fascinating fixture that makes this competition so compelling. Two rising forces in two very different provinces. Bangor, the former AIL club finally back at the top table and making their debut […]

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 […]

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