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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 Callum Smyth broke the deadlock. Rainey replied before the break with a penalty goal by Scott Mclean to leave Malone leading […]

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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 and after 5 minutes were rewarded with a Hannah Harris try, converted Amanda Morton, to lead 7-0. Cooke were relentless and […]

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

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 each out in the first quarter, before Aaron Cairns ran in an unconverted try from deep to give Ballynahinch a 5 […]

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

Club Men: Belfast Met 26 Malone 45 U18 League East

Report and images by Bob Given. On a very sunny and warm Saturday morning Belfast Met met Malone U18 in an U18 League East match at the Castlereagh Campus. Hot on the heels of their resounding victory last week over Banbridge, Malone hit the ground running, with ruthless determination. By half time they had wracked […]

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2020-21 Banbridge RFC Club Rugby Men Malone RFC U18 Club Rugby

Club Men: Malone U18 40 Banbridge U18 7 Preseason

On a sunny morning at Orangefield Playing Fields Malone U18 entertained Banbridge U18. Banbridge kicked off and went on to the attack but Malone countered from deep to leave Sam Green with a free run up the wing before he dotted down for the first try, after 4 minutes, converted by Conor Henry. A period […]

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

Club Men: Malone 19 Queen’s University 40 Preseason

Malone and Queen’s University enjoyed a preseason hit out as part of their preparations for the Ulster Conference of the Community Series. It was the students who enjoyed the best of this on with new signing Graham Curtis bagging a brace on his debut. Impressive youngster Luke Pollock also crossed for two with Jonny Hunter […]

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2020-21 Club Rugby Men Friendly Malone RFC Queen's University Belfast RFC

Club Men: Malone II 17 QUB Freshers 14 Preseason

Malone II’s and Queen’s Freshers had a hit out at Gibson Park, early Saturday afternoon, ahead of their senior sides. The home sides muscular set of forwards made the difference with two penalty tries and an Ethan Bryce penalty giving them the edge. The students replied through Andrew Walker and Simon McMaster with James Humphreys […]

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2019-20 Club Rugby Men Malone RFC McCrea Cup Queen's University Belfast RFC

McCrea Cup. Malone II 29 Queen’s University II 26

Malone snatched a dramatic late win in this McCrea Cup semi final, against Queen’s, at Gibson Park with the home team taking the lead for the first time with the last kick of the game.  Malone enjoyed the buk of territory and possession in the first half but it was Queen’s who capitalised with the […]

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2019-20 All Ireland League Women Club Rugby Women Malone RFC Old Belvedere RFC

Energia AIL Women. Malone 17 Old Belvedere 21

Old Belvedere women went one step further than their men with a 17 – 21 win against Malone women at Gibson Park on a cold and dank Saturday evening.  Malone started the game strongly with Shirelle Wilson leading the way as they kept Old Belvedere pinned in their own half for the bulk of the […]

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2019-20 All Ireland League 1B Club Rugby Men Malone RFC Old Belvedere RFC

Energia AIL 1B: Malone 21 Old Belvedere 16

Malone scored three tries as they defeated Old Belvedere 21-16 but were unable to deny the visitors a losing bonus point through a penalty late on. Two penalties from the boot of Jack Milligan gave Malone a 6-0 lead and they were controlling all the possession in the Belvo half. Chris Henry’s men were worth […]

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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 Carrickfergus RFC Club Rugby Women Malone RFC Ulster Championship

Deloitte Championship. Carrickfergus 21 Malone II 0

[pullquote]Picture credit – Davie Hayes Photography[/pullquote] Carrickfergus Women moved to the top of the Deloitte Championship with a 21 – 0 win against Malone II’s on Sunday afternoon at the Tom Simms Memorial Park.  Despite Malone being buoyed by their 1st XV’s win against Galwegians Women in the Energia AIL, the night before, the visitors found […]

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2019-20 All Ireland League Women Club Rugby Women Galwegians RFC Malone RFC

Energia Women’s AIL. Malone 31 Galwegians 17

One of the great advantages of what we do is that at the end of a long day and you are soaked, wind blown and freezing, is that you get to record a match like this and your own little piece of history. When Malone women go on to win the AIL in the next […]

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2019-20 Club Rugby Men Malone RFC Rainey Old Boys RFC Ulster Premiership

SONI Premiership. Malone 87 Rainey OB 5

[pullquote]Report and pictures by Bob Given Photography.[/pullquote] Malone completed a 13 try demolition of Rainey Old Boys at Gibson Park on Saturday afternoon. Rainey had won the SONI Ulster Rugby Premiership Division 1 the week before and opted to field their entire 2nd XV. Malone took the lead after 2 minutes, through a Ben McHaughey […]

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2019-20 All Ireland Cup Club Rugby Women Malone RFC UL Bohemian RFC

Energia AI Cup Malone 0 UL Bohemian 48

UL Bohemian returned to Limerick on Saturday evening with an Energia All Ireland Cup Semi Final in the bag after a comprehensive 0 – 48 win at Gibson Park against Malone.  Malone continued to add to their experience in their journey of discovery through senior rugby and they were competitive for large parts of this […]

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2019-20 All Ireland League 1B Club Rugby Men Malone RFC Old Wesley RFC

Energia AIL 1B Malone 17 Old Wesley 5

[pullquote]Report and pictures by Richard Owens[/pullquote] Seven from seven for Old Wesley was a daunting statistic for Chris Henry’s squad to ponder and a slightly diluted Malone squad would need to produce a huge performance to break this impressive record. Yet again the weather would dictate this contest as the strong wind would forced both […]

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2019-20 All Ireland League Women Blackrock College RFC Club Rugby Women Malone RFC

Energia AIL Women Malone 0 Blackrock College 36

Blackrock College got back to winning ways with six try win against Malone at Gibson Park on Saturday evening.  Malone weren’t as far off the pace as the score line suggests, the home side suffering from a bit of hesitance at key stages, particularly in attack and this young side are still on an upward […]

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2019-20 All Ireland League 1B Club Rugby Men Malone RFC Old Belvedere RFC

Energia AIL 1B: Old Belvedere 26 Malone 21.

[pullquote]Report and pictures by JC Sports Photography[/pullquote] It was an eventful afternoon at Ollie Campbell Park as Malone almost turned around a 21-7 halftime deficit and ended by securing a losing bonus point in a dramatic finish to their AIL 1B encounter with Old Belvedere. Belvo were on the scoreboard within 5 minutes as they […]

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2019-20 All Ireland League 1B Club Rugby Men Malone RFC St Mary's College RFC

Energia AIL 1B: Malone 8 St Mary’s College 13.

I travelled to Gibson Park on Saturday afternoon to cover a double header of Malone v St Mary’s in the AIL and Grosvenor v Ballyclare in the Junior Cup. Unfortunately, with only one pitch playable at Gibson Park, the Grosvenor v Ballyclare game was postponed and the incessant rain and cold meant I didn’t get […]

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2019-20 All Ireland League Women Club Rugby Women Malone RFC Railway Union RFC

Club Women: Malone 19 Railway Union 37 (Energia AIL)

Malone welcomed, league champions, Railway Union to Gibson Park on Saturday afternoon for a women’s Energia AIL match. The visitors had to dig deep to overcome the young home side but they eventually showed their pedigree to return to Dublin with all the points. Railway applied the early pressure with wing Cliodhna O’Connor prominent before […]

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2019-20 All Ireland League Women Club Rugby Women Cooke RFC Malone RFC

Club Women: Cooke edge Ulster’s AIL clash

Cooke Women edged the first meeting, at this level, in four seasons between two Ulster women’s club sides, with a 12 – 7  win against newly promoted Malone Women in their Energia AIL fixture at Shawsbridge. This will hopefully become a classic rivalry in years to come, but the first meeting at this level was […]

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2019-20 All Ireland League Women Club Rugby Women Malone RFC UL Bohemian RFC

Club Women: Malone 0 UL Bohemian 62 (Energia AIL)

[pullquote]Report and photos by  Bob Given Photography[/pullquote] Malone Women hosted UL Bohemians in their first AIL League game at Gibson Park, on Saturday evening. It proved to be a torrid time for the Belfast women. They conceded 12 tries and one conversion from a very well drilled ‘Bohs’, who were relentless in their quest for […]

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2019-20 Club Rugby Men Malone RFC Queen's University Belfast RFC Ulster Premiership

Club Men: Queens 32 Malone 13, SONI Premiership D1

[pullquote]Report and video by Alex McIlwaine[/pullquote] Queen’s University and Malone met in the SONI Ulster Rugby Premiership on Saturday in the last round before the start of their AIL campaigns next weekend. Malone began their game strongly putting Queen’s under pressure to give away a penalty, Rory Campbell converting to give Malone a 3-0 lead […]

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2019-20 Club Rugby Men Dungannon RFC Malone RFC Ulster Senior Cup

Club Men: Dungannon 30 Malone 20 (Ulster Senior Cup)

Malone enjoyed superior possession but didn’t come away with the win from Stevenson Park. The reason – an inability to finish off their attacks in the red zone and the dogged, organised and committed defence of the home team. Richard Owens reports The red socks kicked off and piled on pressure with fast recycled ball. […]