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Dundalk 27 CIYMS 25


Ulster Bank All Ireland Junior Cup Dundalk 27 CIYMS 25 Rob Murphy at Mill Road There are some outstanding rugby players involved in this years All Ireland Junior Cup and they are contributing to an absolutely fascinating competition that has been delivering one thrilling match after another since it started in October. Yet nothing can […]

Top Two Clash in Ulster


Ulster Qualifying 1 A huge day in the title race in Ulster today as Instonians and Clogher Valley take to the field in Belfast with six points between them in the standings and another clash to come later in the season. If the Tyrone side can recover from last weekend’s All Ireland Cup disappointment and […]

Bangor 9, Clogher Valley 6


Ulster Bank All Ireland Junior Cup – Semi Final Bangor 9 Clogher Valley 6 Bangor Scorers: Mark Widdowson 3 pens. Clogher Valley Scorers: Philip Holme 1 pen, 1 drop goal. Having had a couple of days to reflect on events in Upritchard Park last Saturday, the feeling that Bangor’s was a performance to rank with […]

High Drama in Cup

Action from the All Ireland Cup Semi final between CIYMS and Dundalk, Pic: Andy Gray Photography

Ulster Bank All Ireland Junior Cup Semi Finals Bangor are through to the Ulster Bank All Ireland Junior Cup semi final but CIYMS and Dundalk will have to do it all over again after a day of big crowds, tension, drama and total commitment in the competition. Semi Final Results Bangor 9, Clogher Valley 6 […]

Bangor v Clogher Valley Preview

Action from Bangor 15-12 victory over Clogher Valley in October in UQ1. Pic: Roger Corbett, Bangor RFC website.

All Ireland Junior Cup Semi Final Bangor v Clogher Valley, Upritchard Park, Saturday 2:30 This could turn out to be the biggest attended club rugby match of the weekend, even the month, on Saturday. The locals come out in force when Bangor are on the rise and the men from the seaside town are on […]

CIYMS v Dundalk Preview


All Ireland Junior Cup Semi Final CIYMS v Dundalk, Belmont, Saturday 2:30 The brains behind the best of Ulster club rugby will preach caution at the moment but they will acknowledge the progress all the same. The provincial league clubs in Ulster are making huge strides forward this season occupying three of the four semi […]

All Ireland Cup Semi Finals

Bangor and Enniscorthy

Scene Set The Ulster Bank All Ireland Junior Cup semi finals take centre stage this weekend with both ties taking place in Ulster on Saturday afternoon at Circular Road Belfast and Upritchard Park Bangor. The all Ulster affair takes place on the east coast as Bangor host Clogher Valley in a rematch of their league […]

Ulster Round Up


Ulster Qualifying League 1 Clogher Valley 27, Ballyclare 0 Clogher Valley Scorers: Stott 2 tries; Ryan Wilson and Primrose 1 try each; Holme 1 pen, 2 con. Be under no doubt  at this stage, the Valley are hitting form at just the right time. Having easily dispatched Connemara in the All Ireland cup on their […]

Ulster Previews

CIYMS Bangor

Qualifying 1 Game of the day is at the Cran where an ever improving Clogher Valley host a Ballyclare side still reeling from their Junior Cup semi final loss. It could be a close one and should be extremely well contested. Watch out for the clash in Belfast between two All Ireland Cup semi finalists […]

Top 20 Clubs – November


KnockOn.ie’s All Ireland Provincial Club Rankings Each month here at KnockOn.ie we sit down, trawl through the results and league tables and draw up a list of the best Junior Clubs in the country to spark debate and illuminate the standings. Next month, to mark the new year, we’ll briefly extend  this list to the […]

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