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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 opened the scoring with a Cormac Fox penalty goal on 12 minutes. Greg Hutley equalised for Ballynahinch minutes later. Ballynahinch made […]

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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 […]

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2019-20 Ballynahinch RFC City of Armagh RFC Club Rugby Men Ulster Senior Cup

Senior Cup. City of Armagh 38 Ballynahinch 34

[pullquote]Report and pictures courtesy of Bob Given Photography[/pullquote] On a chilly Friday evening at the Kingspan Stadium, defending champions, City of Armagh, met Ballynahinch in the Senior Cup Final.  It was a match which ebbed and flowed, with the lead changing hands on a number of occasions. The game was minutes old, when following a […]

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2019-20 All Ireland League 1B City of Armagh RFC Club Rugby Men Old Wesley RFC

Energia AIL 1B. Old Wesley 14 City of Armagh 12

Scrum superiority was ultimately to prove the difference as Old Wesley ran out winners 14-12 over City of Armagh at a blustery Energia Park this afternoon. Thanks to JC Sports Photography for the report and images. The home side started well but the visitors grew into the game and had a decent share of territory and […]

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2019-20 All Ireland League 1B City of Armagh RFC Club Rugby Men Malone RFC

Energia AIL 1B. Malone 7 City of Armagh 22

[pullquote]Report and pictures by Richard Owens. [/pullquote] Malone kick off and each team tests each other’s mettle, trying to settle into their patterns and impose their game plans but it’s Armagh who establish the better start. The tempo is rapid, the ball recycled immediately from the breakdown. Fitness and tactical use of the bench will be […]

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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 All Ireland League 1B City of Armagh RFC Club Rugby Men St Mary's College RFC

AIL 1B: City of Armagh continue with winning start.

City of Armagh continued their winning run in the AIL 1B with a hard fought 14 – 20 win against St Mary’s College at Templeville Road, Dublin, yesterday. Armagh’s scores came from tries by Andrew Willis, and Neil Faloon with Cormac Fox converting both to add to two penalties. Armagh pretty much dominated the opening […]

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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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2019-20 City of Armagh RFC Club Rugby

Taranto renew principal sponsorship deal with City of Armagh RFC

City of Armagh RFC is delighted to announce that principal club sponsor, Taranto, has extended their sponsorship deal for a further three years. The Tandragee based company are concrete and piling specialists with clients across the UK and Ireland. At a reception hosted by the rugby club, Taranto Director, Niall Woods spoke about the club’s […]

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2018-19 Ballynahinch RFC City of Armagh RFC Club Rugby Men RB Fleming Cup

Club Men: U16 RB Fleming Cup

City of Armagh U16 completed a league and cup double after beating Ballynahinch U16 in the RB Fleming Cup final at Ravenhill on Saturday.  I must admit the Orchard County side won this game with some style, scoring four tries without reply in their 29 – 0 win.  Armagh took control from the off and […]

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2018-19 All Ireland Cup City of Armagh RFC Club Rugby Men Garryowen FC

Club Men: City of Armagh 21 Garryowen 45 (Bateman Cup)

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2018-19 All Ireland League 1B City of Armagh RFC Club Rugby Men Malone RFC

Club Men: Malone 16 City of Armagh 7

Armagh were the visitors to Gibson Park for this vital AIL Division 1B League game for both teams. Despite almost constant Armagh pressure it was Malone, playing with the wind, who took the lead, following a Mark O’Connor penalty goal. They extended their lead minutes later with another O’Connor penalty goal and following their one […]

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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 […]

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2018-19 City of Armagh RFC Club Rugby Men Queen's University Belfast RFC Ulster Premiership

Club Men: Queen’s University 19 City of Armagh 33 (URP D1)

Queen’s and Armagh completed their Ulster Rugby Premiership fixtures on Saturday afternoon with Armagh recording their first win in the competition, beating their hosts 19 – 23 at the Queen’s Arena. Armagh’s tries came from Josh McKinley, Andrew Willis, Chris Colvin and two from Ollie Millar with Cormac Fox converted four out of the five. Queen’s […]

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2018-19 All Ireland League 1B Banbridge RFC City of Armagh RFC Club Rugby Men

Club Men: Banbridge 14 City of Armagh 15

City of Armagh move up to second place in AIL 1B following this win against their near neighbours at Rifle Park on Saturday afternoon.  It was miserable weather for my early match in Strabane and it wasn’t much different for this one which kicked off under a steady downpour, but substantially less wind.  Armagh enjoyed […]

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2018-19 All Ireland League 1B Ballynahinch RFC City of Armagh RFC Club Rugby Men

Club Men: Ballynahinch 3 City of Armagh 3 (AIL1B)

Ballynahinch and City of Armagh battled out a 3 – 3 draw at Ballymacarn Park on a wet Saturday afternoon in the second week of the All Ireland League 1B. It was a game low on thrills but with plenty of spills as both sides found the incessant rain a hindrance to open play. Neither side […]

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2018-19 All Ireland League 1B City of Armagh RFC Club Rugby Men Old Wesley RFC

Club Men: City of Armagh 17 Old Wesley 22 (AIL 1B)

We kick off our AIL 1B coverage with pictures from City of Armagh’s game against Old Wesley at the Palace Grounds on Saturday afternoon. Armagh will be disappointed that they let this one slip as there were long periods where they played the better rugby. However, Old Wesley were more clinical and they will be […]

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2017-18 All Ireland Cup City of Armagh RFC Club Rugby Men Cork Constitution FC

Bateman Cup: City of Armagh 13 Cork Constitution 20

A strong performance from City of Armagh was not enough to prevent Cork Constitution reaching the final of the Bateman Cup for the sixth year in a row. The Division 1A side squeezed through 13-20 in an exciting encounter at The Palace Grounds. Cork Con exerted early pressure and opened the scoring after twelve minutes […]

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2017-18 City of Armagh RFC Club Rugby Men Rainey Old Boys RFC Towns Cup

Towns Cup: City of Armagh II 47 Rainey Old Boys II 17

City of Armagh II entertained Rainey Old Boys II in the Towns Cup on Saturday afternoon at a cold by sunny Palace Grounds. The home side came out on top by 47 – 17 with Kyle Faloon scoring a hat-trick with Paul O’Hagan, Misi Bogotini and Crummie also crossing. Boyd converted five and Cousins converted […]

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2017-18 Ballynahinch RFC City of Armagh RFC Club Rugby Men Ulster Junior Cup

Junior Cup: Ballynahinch II 23 City of Armagh II 8

The Red n’ Black army from the Palace Grounds descended on the Kingspan Stadium for the second time this week. On Tuesday last their 1st XV claimed the Senior Cup for the first time ever, but wasn’t to be for their second string as cup holders Ballynahinch II’s put in a polished display which saw […]

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2017-18 Ballynahinch RFC City of Armagh RFC Club Rugby Men Ulster Junior Cup

Junior Cup Preview: City of Armagh II v Ballynahinch II

It’s City of Armagh Day on the FRU as Paul McIntyre of Back of the Stand looks ahead to tomorrow’s Junior Cup Final. Will Armagh complete the Senior/Junior double? Two Senior sides clash in this years Millar McCall Wylie Junior Cup Final as the second strings of Ballynahinch and Armagh go head to head at […]

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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 […]

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2017-18 Ballymoney RFC City of Armagh RFC Club Rugby Men Ulster Junior Cup

Junior Cup: Ballymoney 7 City of Armagh II 17

City of Armagh completed an impressive double with their seconds beating Ballymoney 7 – 17 to give the club their second pre Christmas trip to a Ravenhill Final, their firsts having qualified for the Senior Cup Final last weekend. It was a closely contest match at Kilraughts Road with a last minute penalty pushing the game decisively […]

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2017-18 Ballymoney RFC Ballynahinch RFC City of Armagh RFC Club Rugby Men Malone RFC Ulster Junior Cup

Club: Ulster Junior Cup Semi-Finals Preview

Paul McIntyre from Back of the Stand looks ahead to this weekend’s Ulster Junior Cup Semi Finals. Ballymoney v City of Armagh 2nds Kilraughts Road 2.30pm Referee Mr Christopher Lough Ballymoney fly the flag for the Rugby championship clubs on Saturday as they go into their semi-final against Armagh 2nds as the last junior club […]