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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 […]

Podcast: Junior Inter-Pro

junior interprovincial ulster v leinster

The 2014 Junior Inter-Provincial series produced some exciting rugby and a dramatic final day as Leinster ended a four year wait for honours. Their coach, Dave Mahon sat down with Rob Murphy to review the series in full. They look back at a campaign where Ulster just couldn’t buy a break, Munster picked up two […]

Inter-Pro Previews

Ulster Munster

Junior Inter Provincial Series Round 3 Ulster v Leinster, Dromore, Saturday 2:30 This is almost a winner takes all contest in Dromore on Saturday, it would take an Ulster win and Munster beating Connacht by a landslide margin for it not to be at this stage. That makes the planning simple for both coaches, bonus […]

Munster Nip Win

Ulster Munster

While Leinster are top of the pile in the Junior Inter-provincial standings Ulster and to a lesser extent Munster remain in contention for the title after last weekend’s action. The rain and wind descended on Youghal RFC for the game at the weekend and turned it into a war of attrition as the pictures demonstrated […]

Leinster Top Table

junior interprovincial connacht v leinster

Junior Inter-Provincial Round 2 Leinster are top of the table after a second successive win on Saturday, Munster edged out Ulster setting up a final day of games where three sides can take the title. In Ballinasloe Connacht 0 Leinster 28 Leinster Scorers: Killian Everard, Chris Gilchrist, Ben Swindlehurst and Conor McCormack 1 try each; […]

Munster v Ulster Preview

leinster jr v munster jr

Junior Inter-provincial Series Munster v Ulster, Youghal RFC, 2:30 The title holders are still very much in the hunt to retain their crown despite an opening day defeat but they’ll need the win here and a favour from Ulster next week. The losing bonus point garnered in the second half against Leinster might yet prove […]

The Inter-Pro Coach

leinster jr v munster jr

There may not be a tougher coaching job in Junior rugby than the one currently being tackled by Ambrose Conboy, Dave Mahon, John O’Neill and Alasdair McKee. The four Junior Inter-provincial coaches and their management team have the uneviable role of selecting a team from their respective Junior leagues that both reflects the form and […]

Ulster & Leinster Win

leinster jr v munster jr

Junior Inter-Provincial Series The opening Round of action in the Junior Inter-Provincial Championship saw Ulster make the most noise and put themselves in the clear position of favourites on Saturday after an nine try trouncing of a lacklustre Connacht. Reigning champions Munster also lost despite a second half fight back of sorts. They trailed 13-0 […]

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