Ulster Articles

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 […]

Ulster Previews

Clogher Valley v Dromore

Millar McCall Wylie Junior Cup Round 2: Saturday (2:30) Clogher Valley v Ballymena 2nds After a difficult few weeks, Clogher got back on track with a barnstorming home win last weekend scoring five tries in a 38-5 win over Dromore. Matt Armstrong and Phil McVitty each scored a brace of tries in a seven try […]

Ulster Qualifying League Stats

Bangor Portadown

The weekend’s action in Ulster had plenty of drama, from try scoring open displays by Ballyclare, CIYMS and Clogher Valley to an upset win from Bangor and an encouraging display from Cooke in the derby. Game by Game stats CIYMS 56, Ballymoney 12 CIYMS Scorers: Matt Armstrong and Phi McVitty 2 tries each; Jason Gilliland, […]

Ulster Update

Ulster Qualifying League 1 There were some surprise performances on Saturday in Ulster with Bangor underlining their recent resurgence by producing the result of the day winning away at Bangor. The Shawsbridge derby was also a surprisingly even affair as Cooke pushed unbeaten Instonians all the way before losing 26-20. In the days other three […]

Ulster Previews

Portadown Bangor

Ulster Qualifying 1: kick off 2.30pm Portadown v Bangor This looks like being the game of the weekend in Ulster as these two sides are very much coming into the weekend with a full head of steam. Home advantage and some pretty impressive recent victories including a one point win at Clogher Valley gives Port […]

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