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2019-20 City of Derry RFC Club Rugby Women Queen's University Belfast RFC Ulster Junior Cup

Junior Cup. City of Derry 10 Queen’s University 0

A composed display from City of Derry against Queen’s University in the Women’s Junior Cup semi final, on Sunday afternoon at Judges Road, sees the Derry girls progress to the Junior Cup Final at Ravenhill at the start of April.  The game was played in difficult conditions switching from bright sunlight to torrential hail and […]

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2019-20 Belfast Harlequins RFC Carrickfergus RFC Club Rugby Women Ulster Junior Cup

Junior Cup. Belfast Harlequins 0 Carrickfergus 7

Carrickfergus completed a smash and grab raid at Deramore Park, coming away with a place in the Deloitte Junior Cup semi finals after a 0 – 7 win against Belfast Harlequins on a blustery Sunday afternoon.  Kirsten Todd breaks from deep to outstrip the Quins defence. Kirsten Todd was the game’s only scorer with the […]

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2019-20 Club Rugby Women Co Cavan RFC Queen's University Belfast RFC Ulster Junior Cup

Junior Cup. Queen’s University 12 Co Cavan 10

[pullquote]Report and pictures courtesy of Bob Given Photography [/pullquote] In the aftermath of Storm Denis the elements played an important role in Sunday’s Deloitte Junior Cup match between Queen’s University and Co Cavan. Intense sunshine alternated with rain, but always a strong, cold wind blew diagonally across the pitch. Playing with the wind Cavan were first […]

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2019-20 City of Armagh RFC Club Rugby Men Enniskillen RFC Ulster Junior Cup

Junior Cup Final. City of Armagh II 17 Enniskillen 18

[pullquote]Report, video and gallery by Richard Owens[/pullquote] I have had the privilege of photographing both these teams en route to the final and I think with the exception of Dromore these are the two sides that deserve their spot at Ravenhill tonight. Enniskillen’s powerful scrum has been a potent weapon in dispatching opposition and Armagh […]

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2019-20 Carrickfergus RFC Club Rugby Women Lisburn RFC Ulster Junior Cup

Deloitte Junior Cup. Carrickfergus 12 Lisburn 0

Carrick Women entertained Lisburn Women in a Deloitte Junior Cup match at the Tom Sims Memorial Park on Sunday afternoon with the home side coming out on top 12 – 0 in a bruising encounter.  It was a game where both teams put a lot of work into defence which kept chances to a minimum. […]

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2019-20 Belfast Harlequins RFC Club Rugby Women Dungannon RFC Ulster Junior Cup

Deloitte Junior Cup. Belfast Harlequins 19 Dungannon 17.

[pullquote]Report and pictures Bob Given Photography [/pullquote] Belfast Harlequins Women hosted Dungannon Women in the Deloitte Junior Cup at Deramore Park on Sunday afternoon. The 1st half was a stop/start affair with neither team able to dominate and because of a plethora of injury stoppages it lasted 55 minutes. Dungannon on the charge in the […]

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2019-20 Ballyclare RFC Club Rugby Men Enniskillen RFC Ulster Junior Cup

Ulster Junior Cup – Ballyclare 3 Eniskillen 23

[pullquote]Report and pictures Richard Owens[/pullquote] Cup semi finals usually produce furious competition and this match delivered. Having watched Enniskillen put CIYMS and Instonians to the sword I had a hunch they might come out on top despite being the away team. Sun warming the soft pitch Ballyclare began well, catching their own kick off and […]

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2019-20 Banbridge RFC Club Rugby Men Larne RFC Ulster Junior Cup

Club Men: Larne overpower Banbridge in Junior Cup

Larne produced a hard fought 21 – 24 win against Banbridge II’s at Rifle Park in the opening round of the Ulster Junior Cup, their powerful scrum being to hot to handle for the hosts. Banbridge started well and had Larne trapped in their own half for much of the first quarter but the hosts […]

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2019-20 Ards RFC City of Armagh RFC Club Rugby Men Ulster Junior Cup

Club Men: Ards 5 City of Armagh II 52 (Junior Cup)

Report and pictures by Richard Owens You can read a mismatch on paper and sometimes be surprised at the result and on seeing this Junior Cup clash between Ards, mid table in the Kukri Ulster Championship Division 2 and Armagh, league leaders in the SONI Ulster Rugby Premiership Division 2, I was hoping for some […]

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2018-19 City of Derry RFC Club Rugby Women Malone RFC Ulster Junior Cup

Club Women: Malone lift the Junior Cup

Malone RFC Women completed a League and Cup double on Saturday afternoon by lifting the Ulster Junior Cup, at Ravenhill Stadium, after a hard fought match against City of Derry RFC Women. It took awhile for the game to warm up.  City of Derry just about edged a nervy first quarter and they took a […]

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2018-19 City of Derry RFC Club Rugby Women Malone RFC Ulster Junior Cup

Club Women: Junior Cup Final Preview

City of Derry Women play Malone Women in the Junior Cup Final at Ravenhill on Saturday afternoon, kick off 12:30. Having defeated all before them in the league this season, Malone Women go into the final as hot favourites, but a resurgent of City of Derry are able to call on some experienced players, including […]

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2018-19 Club Rugby Women Cooke RFC Queen's University Belfast RFC Ulster Junior Cup

Club Women: Cooke II 5 Queens University 47 (Junior Shield)

The Showpiece Final for the Women’s Club Super Sunday at Carrick Rugby Club wasn’t the tense thriller I was hoping for as a rampant Queen’s University put an understrength Cooke 2nd XV to the sword in a dominant first half performance that saw the students run in six tries. Queen’s started the match determined to […]

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2018-19 Carrickfergus RFC Club Rugby Women Dungannon RFC Ulster Junior Cup

Club Women: Carrickfergus 5 Dungannon 12 (Rejenerate Cup)

Dungannon Women pipped Carrickfergus Women to claim the Rejenerate Cup in the Super Sunday finals at Carrick Rugby Club. The sides battled out a tight first half with Carrick applying the early pressure before Dungannon built their way into the game. Dungannon got their breakthrough towards the end of the first quarter with Anne Garvey […]

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2018-19 Belfast Harlequins RFC Club Rugby Women North Down Women Ulster Junior Cup

Club Women: Belfast Harlequins 54 North Down 5 (Rejenerate Shield)

Belfast Harlequins Women lifted the Rejenerate Shield on Sunday afternoon with a resounding win against, the newly formed, North Down Women at Carrickfergus Rugby Club. North Down, an amalgam of Bangor, Ards and Donaghadee clubs can be proud of their efforts, despite the one sided scoreline. The team kept working and a second half try […]

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2018-19 Belfast Harlequins RFC Carrickfergus RFC Club Rugby Women Cooke RFC Dungannon RFC North Down Women Queen's University Belfast RFC Ulster Junior Cup

Club Women: Super Sunday Preview.

Ulster Women junior clubs have put together a Super Sunday of matches tomorrow afternoon at Carrick RFC. The afternoon features three matches as follows; Ulster Women Junior Cup Competitions 13:00 Carrickfergus – Dungannon Rejenerate Cup Final 13:00 Belfast Harlequins – North Down Rejenerate Shield Final 15:00 Cooke II – Queen’s University Ulster Junior Shield Final […]

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2018-19 Ballynahinch RFC City of Derry RFC Club Rugby Women Ulster Junior Cup

Club Women: City of Derry 8 Ballynahinch 3 (Junior Cup SF)

It was a weekend for big reversals as City of Derry Women reversed a 0 – 48 defeat in the league against Ballynahinch last weekend to an 8 – 3 win in the Ulster Women’s Junior Cup semi final at Judges Road on Sunday afternoon. This time round the Derry team were able to call […]

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2018-19 Ballynahinch RFC Club Rugby Women Queen's University Belfast RFC Ulster Junior Cup

Club Women: Ballynahinch 27 Queens University 10

Queens University Women travelled to Ballymacarn Park on Sunday afternoon for the Ulster Women’s Junior Cup Quarter Final match against Ballynahinch Women. The students appeared determined to entertain and even with the strong wind behind them they opted for running the ball at every opportunity. Their youthful exuberance certainly caused plenty of problems for Ballynahinch […]

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2018-19 Ballynahinch RFC Club Rugby Men Dromore RFC Ulster Junior Cup

Junior Cup: Dromore 22 Ballynahinch II 19

Dromore lift the Millar McCall Wylie Junior Cup for the first time since 1939 with a 22-19 win over arch-rivals Ballynahinch at Kingspan Stadium last night. Tries from Tom Lyttle and Ben Heath, combined with a penalty try secured the win for the Co Down side as they held off a Hinch fight back in […]

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2018-19 Ballynahinch RFC Club Rugby Men Grosvenor RFC Ulster Junior Cup

Club Men: Grosvenor 26 Ballynahinch 30 (Junior Cup)

Grosvenor entertained Ballynahinch II in the semi final of the Millar McCall Wylie Junior Cup at Gibson Park on Saturday afternoon. It beats me that people will spend hundreds of pounds for a nothing match down in Dublin when there are little gems like this game on their doorstep most Saturday afternoons. There may not […]

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2018-19 Club Rugby Men Ulster Junior Cup

Club Men: Junior Cup Semi Final Preview.

The Millar McCall Wylie Ulster Junior Cup semi finals take place this Saturday with both matches kicking off at 2:30 pm. Grosvenor v Ballynahinch II (Gibson Park) It’ll be a busy day at Gibson Park with Malone 1st XV entertaining Naas in AIL !B and Grosvenor hosting Ballynahinch in this Junior Cup Semi Final. Grosvenor […]

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2018-19 Club Rugby Men Ulster Junior Cup

Club Men: AIL Junior Cup Quarter Final Preview

The AIL Junior Cup quarter finals take place this weekend and there are two Ulster Clubs still involved with Ballyclare RFC hosting Wicklow RFC at the Cloughan and CIYMS RFC make the long trip to Tipperary to play Clonmel RFC. It’s been a while since an Ulster Club has won this competition, City of Derry […]

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2018-19 Club Rugby Men Ulster Junior Cup

Club Men: Ulster Junior Cup Wrap & Semi Final Draw.

The Millar McCall Wylie Ulster Junior Cup quarter finals took place this weekend with eight sides competing for progression to the semi finals on or before Saturday 24th November. I’d predicted wins for Malone II, Ballynahinch II, Larne and Dromore in my preview with only my beloved Larne letting me down, and rather spectacularly at that!  🙄 The […]

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2018-19 Club Rugby Men Lisburn RFC Malone RFC Ulster Junior Cup

Club Men: Malone II 19 Lisburn 14 (Junior Cup)

Malone II’s progressed to the Junior Cup semi finals with a hard fought win against Lisburn at Gibson Park on Saturday afternoon. Malone’s points came from tries by Shane Kelly, Gary Crawford and Andy Crawford with Bruce Duff converting two. Lisburn pushed the all the way with a Wilirua Lil Tee try and three penalties from Richard […]

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2018-19 Club Rugby Men Grosvenor RFC Larne RFC Ulster Junior Cup

Club Men: Larne 5 Grosvenor 52 (Junior Cup)

The mighty Larne took a bit of a beating from Grosvenor on Saturday afternoon in this Junior Cup quarter final match at the Glynn. Larne were missing a couple of key players and Grosvenor had a few back from the last time we covered them and that made all the difference as the visitors romped […]