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2020-21 Club Rugby Women Queen's University Belfast RFC

HSL supports Queen’s Rugby to boost breast cancer awareness

Joining the elite athletes of Queen’s University Belfast women’s rugby club to round out Breast Cancer Awareness Month, leading supplier of specialist diagnostic equipment Hospital Services Limited (HSL) has announced a sponsorship which will…Continue readingHSL supports Queen’s Rugby to boost breast cancer awareness

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2020-21 Club Rugby Men Community Series Malone RFC Rainey Old Boys RFC

Club Men: Rainey Old Boys 17 Malone 10 Community Series U1

On Saturday Rainey entertained Malone in a Community Series Ulster Conference 1 game at Hattricks Park, Magherafelt. For over 30 minutes defences dominated proceedings, before a Jules Storey try after 34 minutes, converted by…Continue readingClub Men: Rainey Old Boys 17 Malone 10 Community Series U1

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2020-21 Club Rugby Men Community Series Dungannon RFC Omagh Academicals RFC

Club Men: Omagh Academicals 10 Dungannon 13 Community Series U2

Omagh Academicals entertained their “near neighbours” Dungannon in an Ulster Conference 2 match in the Community Series on Saturday afternoon. There was no score in the first quarter which Dungannon just about edged. However…Continue readingClub Men: Omagh Academicals 10 Dungannon 13 Community Series U2

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2020-21 Ballynahinch RFC Club Rugby Men Community Series Queen's University Belfast RFC

Club Men: Ballynahinch 17 Queen’s University 20 Community Series U1.

It was a much changed Ballynahinch side that took the pitch for an Community Series Ulster Conference 1 game against Queens at Ballymacarn Park. Report and images by Bob Given. For the first 30…Continue readingClub Men: Ballynahinch 17 Queen’s University 20 Community Series U1.

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2020-21 Club Rugby Women Community Series Old Belvedere RFC (W) Wicklow RFC

Club Women: Old Belvedere 48 Wicklow 3 Community Series LW.

Old Belvedere Women welcomed AIL newcomers Wicklow to the Ollie Campbell Park on Saturday evening for community Series match in the Leinster Conference. Wicklow produced a determined first half performance making the D4 Dutchess’…Continue readingClub Women: Old Belvedere 48 Wicklow 3 Community Series LW.

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2020-21 Club Rugby Men Community Series Old Belvedere RFC (M) Old Wesley RFC

Club Men: Old Wesley 30 Old Belvedere 18 Community Series L1

Old Wesley entertained near neighbours Old Belvedere on Saturday afternoon at Donnybrook with the home staging a second half revival to take the game. Wesley started strongly and they controlled much of the territory…Continue readingClub Men: Old Wesley 30 Old Belvedere 18 Community Series L1

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2020-21 Ballymena RFC Bangor RFC Club Rugby Men Community Series

Club Men: Bangor 41 Ballymena 34 Community Series U2

Saturday 10th October 2020 saw Ballymena Rugby Football club travel to Upritchard Park, Bangor to take on Bangor Rugby Football Club in the Community Series. Bangor opened the scoring early with a try inside…Continue readingClub Men: Bangor 41 Ballymena 34 Community Series U2

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2020-21 Club Rugby Women Community Series Wicklow RFC

Club Women: Wicklow Women Get Ready To Return to Rugby

We made our first visit to Ashtown Lane, home of Wicklow RFC, a few week’s to catch up with one of this season’s new teams in the Women’s All Ireland League. Wicklow’s debut in…Continue readingClub Women: Wicklow Women Get Ready To Return to Rugby

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2020-21 Club Rugby Women Community Series Cooke RFC Malone RFC

Club Women: Malone 0 Cooke 26 Community Series U1

Malone Women met Cooke Women on a rainy Sunday lunchtime in the first round of the Women’s Community Series games. From kick off Cooke took it to Malone with a series of forward drive…Continue readingClub Women: Malone 0 Cooke 26 Community Series U1

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2020-21 Ballincollig RFC Club Rugby Women Community Series Kerry RFC

Club Women: Kerry 24 Ballincollig 5 Community Series M1

I made the 11 hour round trip to Abbeyfeale RFC to cover this historic clash between , newly formed, Kerry RFC and, AIL newcomers, Ballincollig RFC in their first round Community Series match in…Continue readingClub Women: Kerry 24 Ballincollig 5 Community Series M1

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2020-21 Club Rugby Women Co Cavan RFC Dungannon RFC Friendly

Club Women: Dungannon 5 Co Cavan 21 Friendly

Dungannon Women entertained Cavan Women in an early season friendly on Saturday evening at Stevenson Park. The game gave Cavan a useful hit out ahead of their debut in the Women’s Community Series this…Continue readingClub Women: Dungannon 5 Co Cavan 21 Friendly

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2020-21 Ballyclare RFC Club Rugby Men Larne RFC U18 Club Rugby

Club Men: Ballyclare 0 Larne 26 U18 Friendly

Larne came out on top against Ballyclare in an U18 hit out at The Cloughan on Saturday morning. It as a well contested game from both sides but Larne were just that bit sharper…Continue readingClub Men: Ballyclare 0 Larne 26 U18 Friendly

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2020-21 Club Rugby Men Grosvenor RFC Instonians RFC Ulster Championship D1

Club Men: Instonians 6 Grosvenor 37 URC D1

Grosvenor visited Shaw’s Bridge to play near neighbours Grosvenor in a Kukri Rugby Championship Division One game on Saturday afternoon. Instonians took the lead with a Matthew Keane penalty goal but Grosvenor responded with…Continue readingClub Men: Instonians 6 Grosvenor 37 URC D1

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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,…Continue readingClub Men: Lisburn 11 Donaghadee 13 URC D2

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2020-21 Ballynahinch RFC City of Armagh RFC Club Rugby Men Community Series

Club Men: Ballynahinch 21 Armagh 22 Community Series

Ballynahinch entertained Armagh in a Round 2 game in the Ulster Section of the Community Series at very gloomy and damp Ballymacarn. Both packs sounded each other out in the opening minutes before Armagh…Continue readingClub Men: Ballynahinch 21 Armagh 22 Community Series

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2020-21 Bangor RFC Club Rugby Men Instonians RFC U16 Club Rugby

Club Men: Instonians 7 Bangor 19 U16 Friendly

The enlarged squads of Instonians U16’s and Bangor U16’s met on Saturday morning for a ‘hit out’ at Shaw’s Bridge. The game was played over three 20 minute periods to allow coaches to rotate…Continue readingClub Men: Instonians 7 Bangor 19 U16 Friendly

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2020-21 Banbridge RFC Club Rugby Men Friendly Instonians RFC

Club Men: Instonians U14 entertain Banbridge U14 for a squad hitout.

On Wednesday night the enlarged squads of Instonians U14s and Banbridge U14s met under lights at Shaw’s Bridge. Four 15 minute games were played, A’s played A’s in the first quarter, Bs played Bs…Continue readingClub Men: Instonians U14 entertain Banbridge U14 for a squad hitout.

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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.…Continue readingClub Men: Randalstown 31 Ards 15 URC D2

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2020-21 CIYMS RFC Dromore RFC Ulster Championship D1

Club Men: CIYMS 22 Dromore 30 URC D1

Report and pictures by Richard Owens New season, new coaching team and some new faces amongst the ranks, CI would be hoping to show Dromore who put 40 points on them during their last…Continue readingClub Men: CIYMS 22 Dromore 30 URC D1

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2020-21 Ballynahinch RFC Club Rugby Men Community Series Malone RFC

Club Men: Malone 17 Ballynahinch 29 Conference 1

Ballynahinch will be delighted to leave Gibson Park, with a win over a very dogged Malone team, in the first round of games in Ulster Conference 1 of the Community Series. Both teams sounded…Continue readingClub Men: Malone 17 Ballynahinch 29 Conference 1

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2020-21 Carrickfergus RFC Club Rugby Men Instonians RFC U18 Club Rugby

Club Men: Instonians 5 Carrickfergus 24 U18 League East

Instonians entertained Carrick at Shaws Bridge on Saturday morning in the opening round of the U18 League East. The home side kicked off in sunny conditions and the kept Carrick pinned in their own…Continue readingClub Men: Instonians 5 Carrickfergus 24 U18 League East

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2020-21 Belfast Metropolitan College Club Rugby Men Malone RFC U18 Club Rugby

Club Men: Belfast Met 26 Malone 45 U18 League East

On a very sunny and warm Saturday morning Belfast Met met Malone U18 in an U18 League East match at the Castlereagh Campus. Report and images by Bob Given. Hot on the heels of…Continue readingClub Men: Belfast Met 26 Malone 45 U18 League East

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2020-21 City of Derry RFC Club Rugby Women Community Series Cooke RFC

Club Women: Cooke v City of Derry Pt 2.

Cooke and City of Derry women’s sides came together last weekend for the second part of the Beth Cregan Challenge Cup as they continue their preparation for the Community Series. The teams were divided…Continue readingClub Women: Cooke v City of Derry Pt 2.

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2020-21 Ballyclare RFC Club Rugby Men Friendly Larne RFC

Club Men: Larne U21 19 Ballyclare U21 46

Larne RFC christened their new floodlights last night with the first leg of back to back U21 matches last night. The second leg takes place at The Cloughan next Wednesday. It’s a testament to…Continue readingClub Men: Larne U21 19 Ballyclare U21 46