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Clonmel and Dundalk Win

Clonmel
 

Munster champions Clonmel top the pile after round one of the Ulster Bank All Ireland League Round Robin qualifiers but it was Dundalk who made the most significant move on the opening day with a four point victory away to Instonians. That result in Shaw’s Bridge sets the Leinster champions on a good path heading […]

Round Robin Qualifiers Preview

Instonians
 

Ulster Bank All Ireland League Round Robin Qualifiers The first round of this year’s Ulster Bank All Ireland League Round Robin qualifiers kicks off on Saturday and there’s a bigger challenge than ever for the four provincial league winners vying for promotion to the All Ireland League. In recent years, topping the table brought automatic […]

Round Robin Qualifer Fixtures

 

The dates have been confirmed for this season’s Ulster Bank All Ireland League Round Robin Qualifiers as the provincial league champions from the four province meet in a bid to gain promotion to the AIL. This season there is a change to the promotion format with no automatic promotion for the round robin winner and […]

Instonians are Champions

Instonians
 

After a remarkably consistent season, Instonians secured the Kukri Ulster Qualifying League title on Wednesday evening in Dromore with a round still to play. The 19-13 win away to the top four contenders completes a season where the Belfast city side have won 16 from a possible 17 games in what was just their first […]

Clogher Valley Close Gap

Clogher Valley
 

Clogher Valley have closed the gap at the top of the Ulster Qualifying League table to a single point, thanks to Wednesday’s bonus point 27-8 victory over Bangor at the Cran. Crucially however, leaders Instonians have a game in hand and that all important point to spare after they defeated Donaghadee 27-7 last Saturday one […]

Ulster Update

Ballyclare Cooke
 

Ulster Qualifying League 1 The result of the day on Saturday came in Ballyclare where the home side boosted their All Ireland Cup qualification hopes with a huge home win against league leaders Intonians. It was a first league defeat of the season for the Belfast side who lost for the first time in all […]

Irish Under 18 Club Side

 

On Saturday afternoon in Ashbourne the Irish under 18 club side will take to the field as they host Italy in the first of three games this season. The excellent facilities at Milmount House will play host to some of the club scenes best players with Leinster players very much to the fore in the […]

Club Rankings – January

Dundalk
 

The KnockOn.ie Provincial Club Rankings for January 2015 1. Dundalk Top of the pile for the first time this season. There is a hairs breath between our top two sides at the moment, but the Louth men edge ahead on the basis of an unbeaten two months since our last rankings combined with a never […]

Dundalk 55, Bangor 5

All Ireland Junior Cup final action between Dundalk and Bagor. Pic: Roger Corbett, Bangor RFC website photograpaher.
 

Ulster Bank All Ireland Junior Cup Final
 Dundalk 55 
Bangor 5 Dundalk Scorers: Christopher Scully, Owen McNally, Jonathan Williams, John Smyth, Ultan Murphy, Tiernan Gonnelly, James McConnon and Stephen Murphy 1 try each. Ultan Murphy 6 cons, 1 pen. 
 Bangor Scorers: David Charles 1 try. By Rob Murphy at Portadown RFC A truly astonishing […]

Fa’atau on Dundalk’s Triumph

Dundalk Bangor
 

After Saturday’s storming display in the All Ireland Junior Cup final where Dundalk won 55-5 against Bangor, we spoke to their player coach Ene Fa’atau who is in his eighth season at the county Louth club and inspiring a new generation. <iframe width=”100%” height=”450″ scrolling=”no” frameborder=”no” src=”https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/189166068&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;visual=true”></iframe> Caption: Early first half action in the All […]

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