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All Ireland Junior Cup Final – Scene Set

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Ulster Bank All Ireland Junior Cup Final Bangor v Dundalk, Chambers Park, Portadown RFC, Saturday 2:30 This Saturday’s All Ireland Junior Cup final should be a tremendous occasions as two clubs from the north west play in the decider for the very first time. From Ulster, Bangor arrive after sleighing some of the competition favourites […]

Ulster Towns Cup Results

Bangor Armagh

Saturday’s Towns Cup action in Ulster had one or two notable results. Armagh 2s win over All Ireland finalists Bangor was the stand out score. The visitors obviously with one eye on next week but still a surprise. Portadown could be a real challenger this season and they dismissed a strong Dromore yesterday. The main […]

Ulster Round up

Bangor Instonians

Ulster Qualifying 1 Another week, another close shave but still no one can topple the seemingly unbeatable INstonians. they were pushed all the way by All Ireland Junior Cup finalists Bangor at the weekend on their own soil but didn’t falter in the end, winning it with a last gasp three pointer. It was a […]

Cup News from Ulster


There were upsets galore in the Powerade Ulster Towns Cup on Saturday with Junior Cup finalists Omagh losing in Armagh and Carrickfergus edging out Ballyclare in extra time very much the stand out results while Instonians continued their remarkable run of form in the McCrea Cup. Some contenders for the Towns Cup crown are emerging […]

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 […]

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