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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 visit at Belmont that they will be a side to be reckoned with this year. That’s exactly what happened, a fast, […]

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2019-20 Ballyclare RFC Club Rugby Men Dromore RFC Towns Cup

Towns Cup. Ballyclare 22 Dromore 12.

[pullquote]Report and images courtesy of Richard Owens. [/pullquote] This semi final clash between the top two teams in Championship Division 1, both well ahead of their nearest rivals, would offer a tasty chance for league and cup double. I’ve seen both teams play exciting rugby mixing their set pieces with fast open running so I was […]

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2019-20 Carrickfergus RFC Club Rugby Men Dromore RFC Towns Cup

Towns Cup. Carrickfergus 0 Dromore 27.

Dromore progressed to a Towns Cup semi final against Ballyclare next weekend following a 0 – 27 win at Carrick on a cold, wet and windy Saturday afternoon.  Given the conditions, this was always going to be an attritional game and Carrick’s chances weren’t helped when they lost a player to a red card in […]

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2019-20 Ballymoney RFC Club Rugby Men Dromore RFC Towns Cup

Towns Cup. Dromore 38 Ballymoney 5

[pullquote]Report and pictures from Richard Owens. [/pullquote] Perched on top on Barban hill, hunkered down sheltering from the muscular wind I anticipated this game was going to be decided by who’s control of the conditions was better. Dromore fielded the kickoff and kept the ball in hand playing their way up the pitch before Josh Pentland […]

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2019-20 CIYMS RFC Club Rugby Men Dromore RFC Ulster Championship D1

Ulster Club Rugby. CIYMS 3 Dromore 11

[pullquote]Report, images and video credit – Richard Owens[/pullquote] Dromore put CI to the sword in handsome fashion when the east Belfast lads were on their home patch earlier this season and since then their respective fortunes have been migrating in opposite directions, Dromore upwards to league leaders and CI hovering just above the basement. Gareth […]

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2019-20 Club Rugby Men Dromore RFC Instonians RFC Ulster Championship D1

Championship D1 Instonians 19 Dromore 21

As the light began to fade at our Energia AIL Women’s match at Shawsbridge, I hopped over the hoardings to cover the second half of this Ulster Rugby Championship game under the floodlights.  I’d been chatting about this game at my schools match in Ballyclare that morning and the general consensus was a win for […]

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2019-20 All Ireland Junior Cup Club Rugby Men Dromore RFC Grosvenor RFC

Energia Junior Cup: Dromore 47 Grosvenor 7

Dromore progressed to the semi finals of the Energia All Ireland Junior Cup with a comfortable win against Grosvenor at Barban Hill on Saturday afternoon.  Dromore were keen to make amends for a one point loss to City of Armagh II’s in last weekend’s Ulster Junior Cup match and they set about a depleted Grosvenor […]

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2018-19 Ballymoney RFC Club Rugby Men Dromore RFC McCambley Cup

Club Men: Ballymoney IV 11 Dromore III 8 (McCambley Cup Final)

Ballymoney Rugby Club picked up the first trophy of the afternoon with an 11 – 8 win against Dromore as the junior sides enjoyed their supper Saturday at a sunny Ravenhill. Dromore started the game well and landed an early penalty from the boot of Nathan Connery. However two penalties and a try put Ballymoney […]

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2018-19 Ballyclare RFC Club Rugby Men Dromore RFC Ulster Championship D1

Club Men: Ballyclare 13 Dromore 17 (URC D1)

Dromore spoiled the party at The Cloughan on Saturday afternoon with the visitors dogging out a 13 – 17 win against title favourites Ballyclare in an Ulster Rugby Championship Division 1 match. In the round of last league matches for the season, the defeat for Ballyclare allowed Instonians to leapfrog the East Antrim side and […]

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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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Club Rugby Men Dromore RFC Enniskillen RFC Ulster Junior Cup

Junior Cup: Dromore 29 Enniskillen 15

Our match pick for the opening round was the encounter between Dromore and Enniskillen on Saturday afternoon. The home side came out on top 29 – 15 thanks to tries from Andrew Gilmore, Brian McClearn, Adam McDonald and Johnny Simpson with two conversions from Lee Steenson. Enniskillen responded in the second half with tries from […]

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2018-19 Club Rugby Men Dromore RFC Instonians RFC Ulster Championship D1

Club Rugby: Dromore 16 Instonians 5

Dromore defeated Instonians 16-5 on the opening weekend of the Kukri Ulster Rugby Championship Division 1. Instonians signalled their intent from the off and controlled the majority of possession in the first half. Matthew Kilpatrick went close to scoring but a forward pass saw the play pulled back while Michael Melville was held up over […]

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2017-18 Club Rugby Men Dromore RFC Instonians RFC Ulster Championship D1

Club: Instonians 26 Dromore 10

Top of the table Instonians secured a valuable 28 – 10 bonus point win against fourth place Dromore in the Kukri Ulster Rugby Championship Division 1 match. Instonians’ Sean Shuttleworth scored the opening try after a series of line out steals and with Frazer Wright landing the conversion the home side led 7 – 0 after […]

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2017-18 Club Rugby Men Cooke RFC Dromore RFC Ulster Championship D1

Club: Cooke 14 Dromore 8

Cooke scored a much needed win at Shaws Bridge against Dromore on Saturday afternoon to blow open the race for All-Ireland Cup spots. An away win for the in form County Down side could’ve seen them open up a nine point gap between themselves and their South Belfast hosts, but a spirited defensive display in […]