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 the first 5 minutes when A Smyth pushed he way over for a try close to the posts. It was easy […]

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

Club Men: Ballymena 10 City of Armagh 43 Preseason

We caught up with two of Ulster’s senior sides at Eaton Park Last night as Ballymena entertained City of Armagh in a preseason friendly. This was another physical encounter with both sides happy to get plenty of contact under their belts before the Community Series starts next weekend. Ballymena were certainly up for this one […]

2019-20 All Ireland League 2A Ballymena RFC Club Rugby Men Queen's University Belfast RFC

Energia AIL 2A. Queens University 33 Ballymena 26

Queen’s continued their winning start to the New Year with a hard fought 33 – 26 win against Ballymena in the Energia AIL 2A at The Dub Sports Arena on Saturday afternoon.  I arrived at The Dub just in time to see the Queen’s scrum half Matthew Keane go over in the corner for the […]

2018-19 Ballyclare RFC Ballymena RFC Club Rugby Dungannon RFC Garryowen FC Portadown RFC Wicklow RFC

Club: Fantastic Fun at Wooden Spoon Tag Festival

Ballyclare Rugby Club held the held the Wooden Spoon International Tag Rugby Festival at the Cloughan on Saturday with over 900 players, coaches and support staff taking part in a fun filled day.  The following teams took part in over 160 matches in the U15 and Adult competitions.  Ballymena Bears, Newforge Taggers, Bantry Bay West […]

2018-19 All Ireland League 1B Ballymena RFC Club Rugby Men Malone RFC

Club Men: Ballynahinch promoted and Malone make playoffs

Ballynahinch claimed the AIL 1B title yesterday, and promotion into AIL 1A, with a comprehensive 41 – 15 win against St Mary’s College. The Ballymacarn outfit brought their form at exactly the right time recording six straight wins to claim promotion. The result also enabled Malone to leapfrog St Mary’s into a play of spot […]

2018-19 All Ireland League 1B Ballymena RFC Banbridge RFC Club Rugby Men

Club Men: Ballymena 27 Banbridge 31 (AIL 1B)

A Conor Field hat trick secured a vital win for Banbridge against Ballymena in this entertaining AIL1B match at Eaton Park on Saturday afternoon. We’ve missed a couple of rounds of this competition, as we caught up with the provincial leagues and cups. However, we certainly picked a cracker of a game for us to […]

2018-19 Ballymena RFC City of Armagh RFC Club Rugby Men Ulster Senior Cup

Club Men: City of Armagh 9 Ballymena 7 (Ulster Senior Cup Final)

City of Armagh continued their recent upward trajectory by winning the Ulster Senior Cup against Ballymena at a stormy Ravenhill last night. Out half Cormac Fox scored all the points for the Armagh team in their 9 – 7 win, landing three penalties. Ballymena’s scores came from a Jonny McMullan try, converted by Tim Small. The remnants […]

2018-19 Ballymena RFC Ballynahinch RFC Club Rugby Men Ulster Senior Cup

Club Men: Ballymena 22 Ballynahinch 20 (Senior Cup Semi Final)

A rejuvenated Ballymena held of Ballynahinch at Eaton Park to progress to the Senior Cup Final next month where they will face City of Armagh, who beat Rainey OB 31 – 15. Ballymena were quick out of the blocks, with out half Tim Small pulling the strings, as they piled the pressure on the visitors. […]

2018-19 All Ireland League 1B Ballymena RFC Banbridge RFC Club Rugby Men

Club Men: Banbridge 38 Ballymena 8 (AIL 1B)

Banbridge roared to the top of AIL 1B with a bonus point win against Ballymena at Rifle Park on Saturday afternoon. The home side had the upper hand for the bulk of the match though it was the visitor’s who initially set the pace as they enjoyed territory and possession for the opening ten minutes. […]

2018-19 All Ireland League 1B Ballymena RFC Club Rugby Men St Mary's College RFC

Club Men: Ballymena 40 St Mary’s College 22 (AIL 1B)

Ballymena got their All Ireland League campaign up and running with a convincing 40 – 222 win against St Mary’s College, Dublin, at Eaton Park on Saturday afternoon. Ballymena’s Tim Small kept the scoreboard ticking over nicely throughout the afternoon with a try, four conversions and four penalties, giving a personal haul of 25 points. […]

2017-18 Ballymena RFC Club Rugby Men Enniskillen RFC McCambley Cup

McCambley Cup: Ballymena IV 44 Enniskillen III 13

An afternoon of cup finals kicked off at Ravenhill on Saturday with Ballymena IVs taking on Enniskillen III’s for the McCambley Cup. In possibly the best rugby of the afternoon the two teams played an entertaining first half scoring two tries each and only separated by the odd penalty as the teams turned round with […]

2017-18 Ballymena RFC City of Armagh RFC Club Rugby Men Ulster Senior Cup

Senior Cup: City of Armagh 17 Ballymana 13 (Final)

City of Armagh claimed the Ulster Senior Cup for the first time in their history with a 17 – 13 win against Ballymena last night at the Kingspan Stadium. [pullquote]Armagh had to do it the hard way, scoring two late tries to overturn a 13 – 3 deficit.[/pullquote] The Orchard county side enjoyed the best […]

2017-18 Ballymena RFC Ballynahinch RFC Club Rugby Men Ulster Senior Cup

Senior Cup: Ballymena 13 Ballynahinch 6

Ballymena proved all the pundits wrong with a battling win over Ballynahinch in the semi final of the Senior Cup on Saturday afternoon. Ballymena now face City of Armagh in the Senior Cup final on Tuesday 19th December at Ravenhill. The match was a tense affair throughout with the score tied at 6 all as […]

2016-17 Ballymena RFC Ballymoney RFC Club Rugby Men McCambley Cup

McCambley Cup Final: Ballymena 4 XV 16 Ballymoney 4 XV 14

Ballymena won the McCambley Cup final with an extra time 16 – 14 win against Ballymoney on Saturday afternoon at Ravenhill. Ballymoney opened the scoring with two penalties from Cormac McCartney for a 0 – 6 lead before Davy O’Hara replied with a penalty and a drop goal to take the score to 6 all at […]

2013-14 Ballymena RFC Forster Cup Instonians RFC Reworked Posts

Forster Cup: Ballymena V 54 Instonians III 0

Ballymena V’s retained the Forster Cup with a resounding 54-0 win over Instonians III. The Eaton Park team remain undefeated in Junior 6 and claim clubhouse bragging rights having avenged the semi-final defeat of their IV’s by Instonians III’s in the semi final of this competition! Additional notes added 16th June 2020. Ballymena V’s went […]

Ballymena RFC Club Rugby Men Dungannon RFC

Pre Season Friendly: Dungannon 31 Ballymena 12

Dungannon ran out comfortable winners in this pre-season friendly match at Stevenson Park on Tuesday night. The game was played in four quarters with both sides giving their full squads plenty of game time. Dungannon dominated the opening quarter with two tries from impressive scrum half Jason Bloomfield. He scored his first with an outrageous […]