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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 […]

Ulster Weekend Stats

Pic from Portadown facebook. Taken by M Wickham.

Ulster Qualifying 1 In brief: Instonians are the powerhouse for now at least and the clear favourites for the title after they neatly negotiated the tricky challenge of a home local tussle with CIYMS on Saturday to pull further clear. To add to their advantage, the reigning champions Clogher Valley lost for the second time […]

Ulster Round Up

Bangor

Kukri Ulster Qualifying 1 There was drama and upsets in Ulster on Saturday but in the end, the picture looked a lot clearer in terms of the title race. Instonians are in a commanding position after win number four came at Shawsbridge against fellow Belfast city side CIYMS. The 20-6 scoreline was by far the […]

Ulster Previews

CIYMS Bangor

Kukri Ulster Qualifying League 1 (All Saturday 2:30) Instonians v CIYMS The club match of the weekend anywhere in the country? Possibly and certainly in regards to the four provincial leagues. This one is of enormous importance in the battle for the Ulster Qualifying League as the two unbeaten sides match up in round four. […]

Ulster Round up.

The Junior Cup is up and running in Ulster and the title holders are into round two after a weekend light on upsets. Ballynahinch seconds began the defence of their crown with a win awat to Lisburn on Saturday while last year’s runners up Ballyclare are also through to round two after a win at […]

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