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2020-21 Club Rugby Men Donaghadee RFC Lisburn RFC Ulster Championship D2

Club Men: Lisburn 11 Donaghadee 13 URC D2

Lisburn and Donaghadee had a bit of a scrappy match in the Ulster Rugby Championship D2 on Saturday afternoon at Eglantine Road. Tempers boiling over has been a feature of quite a few matches, post lockdown, but this one was too scrappy with the constant niggling spoiling what could have been an entertaining game. It’s […]

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2020-21 Ulster Championship D1 Ulster Championship D2

Club Men: Ulster Rugby Championship Preview Week 2

The Ulster Rugby Championship looks to complete it’s second round this weekend. You can follow our coverage of the championship on our competition pages. Ulster Rugby Championship D1 Ulster Rugby Championship D2 We’ll get our Championship D3 page up and running in the next couple of weeks. Ulster Rugby Championship D1 The D1 fixtures for […]

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2020-21 Ards RFC Club Rugby Men Randalstown RFC Ulster Championship D2

Club Men: Randalstown 31 Ards 15 URC D2

Randalstown opened up their league challenge with a bonus point win against Ards at Neillsbrook Park on Saturday afternoon. However, the visitors will be wondering how they didn’t get more out of the game. It was an ideal afternoon for an open game and both sides obliged. Randalstown set the tome with an early score […]

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2020-21 Club Rugby Men Ulster Championship D1 Ulster Championship D2 Ulster Championship D3

Club Men: Ulster Rugby Championship Preview.

The Ulster Rugby Championship returns this weekend with a full set of fixtures across the three divisions. We have set up a competition page for Division 1 here and we’ll get Division 2 and Division 3 sorted in the coming weeks. However, up to the end of December we will be concentrating primarily on D1 […]

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2020-21 Academy RFC Club Rugby Men Cooke RFC Friendly Ulster Championship D1 Ulster Championship D2

Club Men: Cooke 22 Academy 12 Preseason

We ended up at Shaws Bridge for the second week running due to a late Covid cancellation but having got there I’m pleased to report that the Cooke and Academy players have realised that you have to run at towards the camera when you are going to score if you want to get those pictures […]

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2020-21 Ballyclare RFC Ballymoney RFC Club Rugby Men Friendly Ulster Championship D1 Ulster Championship D2

Club Men: Ballyclare 80 Ballymoney 0 Preseason

Rugby made a welcome return to The Cloughan at Ballyclare on Saturday 19th September with a pre-season hit out against Ballymoney RFC. The game was played over 4 x 20 minute quarters. Ballyclare started strongly and were on the scoreboard early when out-half Matthew McDowell cut through a space in the Ballymoney defence to score […]

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2020-21 Academy RFC Club Rugby Men Friendly Instonians RFC Ulster Championship D1 Ulster Championship D2

Club Men: Instonians 12 Academy 12 Preseason

It got decidedly more chilly at Shaws Bridge as the day progressed but neither of these two teams would have noticed as the temperature rose on the pitch. This was a full blooded friendly and Academy started as if they had missed close contact over the last few months, setting about their hosts with unrestrained […]

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2020-21 Club Rugby Men Friendly Holywood RFC Larne RFC Ulster Championship D2 Ulster Championship D3

Club Men: Holywood 0 Larne 64 Friendly

A dominant second half from Larne saw them pull clear of Holywood at Kerr Park as both sides took their first steps on their return to rugby. Larne coach Alasdair McKee took his team to his old stomping ground at Holywood RFC for their first pre-season friendly post lockdown. Despite the one sided scoreline it […]

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2020-21 Club Rugby Men Friendly Grosvenor RFC Lisburn RFC Ulster Ulster Championship D1 Ulster Championship D2

Club Men: Lisburn 5 Grosvenor 43 Friendly

Report and pictures courtesy of Bob Given Photography Grosvenor defeat Lisburn 43 – 5 in a Pre Season Friendly at Blaris. Covid19 Guidelines were meticulously followed in yesterday’s Pre Season Friendly between Lisburn and Grosvenor at Blaris. The game was split into 4 quarters, with unlimited running substitutes to give both sides the opportunity to rotate […]

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2018-19 Academy RFC Club Rugby Men Limavady RFC Ulster Championship D2

Club Men: Academy 13 Limavady 16 (URC D2)

Our Saturday afternoon adventure continued with a quick halftime dash from The Cloughan to Roughfort Road to catch the second half of the Ulster Rugby Championship D2 table topper between Academy and Limavady. All went according to plan until we got parked up at Academy’s grounds where we found that the match was being played […]

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2018-19 Academy RFC Club Rugby Men Larne RFC Ulster Championship D2

Club Men: Academy 45 Larne 0

Academy continue their push for promotion from Division 2 of the Ulster Rugby Championship with a convincing win against an out of sorts Larne at Roughfort Road on Saturday afternoon. Four first half tries and three conversions saw Academy wrap up the game with a 26 – 0 lead going into the break. David Kenny, […]

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2018-19 Club Rugby Men Larne RFC Ulster Championship D2 University of Ulster Coleraine RFC

Club: UUC 15 Larne 20

Larne RFC recorded their first win in the Ulster Rugby Championship this season with a 15 – 20 victory away to Ulster University Coleraine on Saturday afternoon. It was definitely a game of two halves as Larne raced to a 17 – 0 lead thanks to tries from Ryan McAllister, Ryan Garrett and Jacob Swan, […]

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2018-19 Club Rugby Men Ulster Championship D1 Ulster Championship D2 Ulster Championship D3

Club: Kukri Ulster Rugby Championship Update

The Kukri Ulster Championship has been underway for a couple of weeks but it has still to settle down. I think this would be a much better competition without that Conference interference, but what do I know! In Division 1, newly promoted Grosvenor have made the best of starts with bonus point wins against CIYMS […]

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2017-18 Ards RFC Ballymoney RFC Club Rugby Men Ulster Championship D2

Club Men: Kukri Ulster Rugby Div 2 Wrap

There were a couple of important fixtures in the Kukri Ulster Rugby Championship Division 2 over the weekend with Ballymoney looking to put pressure on Randalstown for the promotion play off place and UUC looking to get clear of the relegation play offs. UUC benefited the most over the weekend with their bonus point win […]

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2017-18 CIYMS RFC Club Rugby Men Coleraine RFC Cooke RFC Instonians RFC Ulster Championship D1 Ulster Championship D2 Ulster Championship D3

Club Men: Kukri Ulster Rugby Championship Wrap

Kukri Ulster Rugby Championship Division 1 Kukri Ulster Rugby Championship Division 2 Kukri Ulster Rugby Championship Division 3 Match Galleries Instonians 45 Cooke 7 CIYMS 28 Coleraine 20 Kukri Ulster Rugby Championship Division 1 It was a massive weekend in Kukri Ulster Rugby Championship Division 1 with Instonians claiming the Championship after a bonus point […]

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2017-18 Academy RFC Club Rugby Men Limavady RFC Ulster Championship D2

Club: Limavady 20 Academy 15

I’m afraid our Kukri Ulster Rugby Championship coverage has taken a bit of a hammering due to our Six Nations coverage  but we did manage to get out to one Championship Div 2 game this weekend. Normal service will be resumed after next weekend. Limavady, who’s rich vein of form came to a brutal halt […]

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2017-18 Club Rugby Men Ulster Championship D1 Ulster Championship D2

Kukri Ulster Rugby Championship Preview – 17th Feb 2018

Another great preview from Paul McIntyre of Back of the Stand on the Kukri Championship. Big game at Ballyclare this weekend!  Kukri Ulster Rugby Championship Division 1 All eyes will be on the big clash at Doagh this weekend as leaders Instonians go to second placed Ballyclare. An away win will see Inst taking a […]

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2017-18 Club Rugby Men Limavady RFC Lisburn RFC Ulster Championship D2

Club: Lisburn 19 Limavady 27

Limavady made it four wins win a row with a 19 – 27  victory over Lisburn in the Kukri Ulster Rugby Championship Division 2 match on Saturday afternoon. After a slow start from both sides the game sprang into life at the start of the second quarter with an unconverted try from Limavady’s Peter Wilson. […]

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2017-18 Academy RFC Club Rugby Men Ulster Championship D2 University of Ulster Coleraine RFC

Club: UUC 18 Academy 0

The University of Ulster Coleraine, Rugby Club recorded a much needed win on Saturday afternoon against Academy Rugby club in the Kukri Ulster Rugby Championship Division 2 match. It wasn’t the most exciting matches but UUC were good value for their 18 – 0 win with tries from Chris Allen and Adam Johnston. The result […]

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2017-18 Club Rugby Men Ulster Championship D1 Ulster Championship D2 Ulster Championship D3

Kukri Ulster Rugby Championship Preview – 10th Feb 2018

Another great preview from Paul McIntyre of Back of the Stand of all three Divisions in the Kukri Championship. Don’t think he’s bigging Larne up enough though! #MHALL  😕  Kukri Ulster Rugby Championship Division 1 With Ballyclare in Towns Cup action this weekend, Instonians have the opportunity to extend their lead at the top of […]

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2017-18 Club Rugby Men Larne RFC Limavady RFC Ulster Championship D2

Club: Limavady 15 Larne 13

Limavady continued on their end of season resurgence with a narrow 15 – 13 victory over Larne in the Kukri Ulster Rugby Championship Division 2 match at the John Hunter Grounds. Larne enjoyed the better of the first quarter but only had a try from Anton White for their efforts. However Limavady came into the […]

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2017-18 Club Rugby Men Ulster Championship D1 Ulster Championship D2 Ulster Championship D3

Kukri Ulster Rugby Championship Preview – 27th Jan 18

The popular Kukri Ulster Rugby Championship preview from Paul McIntyre of Back of the Stand. Kukri Ulster Rugby Championship Division 1 Ballyclare’s failure to pick up a bonus point last week at Cooke has seen them slip one point behind Instonians at the top of the table, but the Doagh Road side did remarkably well […]

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2017-18 Ballymoney RFC Club Rugby Men Limavady RFC Ulster Championship D2

Club: Limavady 32 Ballymoney 15

Limavady’s topsy turvy season continued apace with an unexpected win against Ballymoney in this Kukri Ulster Rugby Championship Division 2 match. The tone of the match was set with Limavady running in three first half tries from Daniel Irvine, Matthew Haslett and Sam Mackey, in response to an early Ballymoney penalty, taking the score to […]

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2017-18 Club Rugby Men Ulster Championship D1 Ulster Championship D2 Ulster Championship D3

Kukri Ulster Rugby Championship Preview – 20th Jan 18

Bit of a change this week with the Kukri Ulster Rugby Championship preview from Paul McIntyre of Back of the Stand. Mind you the way games are being cancelled we’ll probably be able to save this for weeks to come!  Ulster Rugby Championship D1 Despite being pushed all the way by Coleraine and CIYMS, Instonians […]