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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 […]

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

Energia AIL 2A Queen’s University 20 Rainey OB 17.

Queen’s University entertained Rainey OB on Saturday afternoon with both sides looking for a win to keep their promotion challenge on track.   Queen’s started brightly with a bustling run from Stuart McIlwaine through the Rainey midfield setting the tone, Rainey heeding the warning to work hard throughout the game on controlling territory and possession.  Rainey […]

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

Club Men: Queen’s University 15 Cashel 17 (Energia AIL 2A)

Queens winning start to Energia AIL 2A is over after they were downed by Tipperary side Cashel at The Dub yesterday afternoon. Andrew McGrath and Ethan McIlroy grabbed the tries for Derek Suffern’s men however two penalty tries and a Luke Duffy penalty sealed the game for the visiting side, much to the visitors delight.  […]

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All Ireland League 2A Clonakilty RFC Club Rugby Men Queen's University Belfast RFC

AIL 2: Queens University 44 Clonakilty 25

It’s been a while since I covered a club game but this nine try fiesta at the Dub on Saturday afternoon certainly whetted my appetite for more. Queen’s University overturned a first half deficit with five second half tries to win this AIL 2 game 44 – 25. Clonakilty were first on the scoreboard early on with […]

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All Ireland League 2A Belfast Harlequins RFC Club Rugby Men Thomond RFC

AIL 2: Belfast Harlequins 31 Thomond 7

Belfast Harlequins, bolstered by the return of Provincial players, defeated a determined Thomond side by 31 – 7 at Deramore Park in this opening fixture in the AIL 2. Ireland U20 Captain, Niall Annett, crossed late in the second half to secure the bonus point for the home side. Thomond started the game well, keeping […]