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All Ireland Junior Cup Draw

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

The draw for the first round of the Ulster Bank All Ireland Junior Cup is out and it should get Junior Rugby enthusiasts talking even at this early stage in the season. Reigning champions Enniscorthy will begin the defence of their title against the side they beat in last year’s semi final, Portadown. Last year’s […]

UBL Restructuring in Detail


The new Ulster Bank All Ireland League structures have finally being released by the IRFU with plans unveiled to change the league structure into five divisions of ten next season. We’ll have some opinion on it all int he coming days but to start with, here’s a quick guide to what has changed and how […]

Instonians Start Well


Ulster Qualyfing League – Column It is very early stages of course but after just two rounds of an 18 round campaign, Instonians already look like the team to beat in the Qualyfing League and a serious force on the Junior landscape. The reigning champions Clogher Valley are right there with them after Saturday’s action. […]

Ulster Previews


Ulster Qualyfing League 1 Round 2 All you need to know The game of the weekend should be in Upritchard Park as two old foes from the Ulster Senior leagues and early AIL days clash with hosts Bangor needing to bounce back and Instonians looking to keep the pressure on but there are a few […]

Ballyclare Start Well

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Ulster Qualifying League Round 1 – Thoughts and Observations. The Ulster Qualyfing league season has begun with four games taking place on Saturday. Here’s our take on the results which saw Instonians, Ballyclare, Clogher Valley and Dromore all make an early season statement with impressive performances. Results Bangor 6, Ballyclare 16 Ballymoney 0, Clogher Valley […]

Ulster Junior Season Preview

Clogher Valley

Ulster Qualifying League Season Preview A guide to the ten teams who will look to be crowned Ulster Qualifying League Champions in the 2014/15 season. The League kicks off on Saturday with some facinating encounters instore. None more so than the clash of just relegated Instonians and always contending Portadown. Caption: Clogher Valley celebrated a […]

The New Season on KnockOn.ie


Hi folks, Rob Murphy here, creator and editor of KnockOn.ie. The new season is upon us and KnockOn.ie will be looking to keep track of all the big stories and events in club rugby across the country over the next ten months. The first port of call though is to update you on what has […]

Club Rankings 11th -15th

Ashbourne Roscrea

Ireland’s Top 30 Provincial League Clubs (11-15) Part 3 of our top 30 rankings, teams ranked 11th to 15th. Rankings are based on performances in Round Robin Qualifiers, provincial leagues, All Ireland Cup and provincial cup competitions. The relative strength of each of the four leagues was judged on results in qualifiers and the All […]

Club Rankings 6th to10th

Enniscorthy Coolmine

Ireland’s Top 30 Provincial League Clubs (6th to 10th) In part two of our Top 30 club series we focus on the teams ranked six to ten. We’ll be ranking the top 30 provincial clubs between now and the end of next week and we’ll also have a piece on ten clubs outside the top […]

Club Rankings Top 5

Wanderers celebrate

Ireland’s Top 30 Provincial League Clubs Over the next few days we’ll be listing our top 30 provincial league clubs from 2013/14. The series starts with the top five clubs and will continute tomorrow with clubs ranked six through ten, writes Rob Murphy. The initial focus of the rankings is on provincial league performances and […]

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