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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 […]

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 […]

Enniscorthy v Portadown

ail junior cup final 2014

All Ireland Junior Cup – Round 1 Enniscorthy v Portadown, Ross Road (Saturday 2:30) Scene Set A rematch of last year’s semi final. This game will have a little less fanfare and feel a little bit more like a run of the mill Cup clash because these two sides know the competition inside out and […]

Clogher Valley v Clondalkin

Clogher Valley

All Ireland Junior Cup – Round 1 Clogher Valley v Clondalkin, The Cran (Saturday 2:30) Scene Set It’s hard to imagine any team with a more driven mission to win this competition than Clogher Valley after coming within centimetres of glory last season. They are back on the trail again this weekend starting at home […]

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 […]

CIYMS v Ballinasloe

Connacht Junior League Division 1A Ballinasloe RFC V OLBC RFC. 1/9/2013. Ballinasloe. Ballinasloe's Conor Loughrey get the pass away. © Jonathan Curran/ Sporting Occasions

All Ireland Junior Cup – Round 1 CIYMS v Ballinasloe, Belmont Park, (Saturday 2:30) Scene Set This is a big day for the east Galway club as they make their debut in the competition and they’ll want to do it justice but they face a CIYMS side that have been ruthless at home so far […]

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 […]

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 […]

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