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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 Ards RFC Ballyclare RFC Club Rugby Men Towns Cup

Towns Cup. Ballyclare 39 Ards 8

It took Ballyclare a while to get into this game, with Ards putting up strong resistance in the first half hour, but a four try burst towards the end of the first half pushed the game firmly in their favour.  Ards enjoyed the better of the first quarter and racked up a penalty from Paul […]

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

Towns Cup. Carrickfergus 50 Limavady 5.

[pullquote]Report and pictures Bob Given Photography[/pullquote] Carrick played a weakened Limavady side in the Towns’ Cup yesterday at Woodlawn. Their front row was weakened by injury and bereavement and consequently Limavady struggled in the set pieces. The game was 14 minutes old when Limavady conceded a penalty try, after a series of 5 metre scrum penalties. […]

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2018-19 Ballyclare RFC Club Rugby Men Enniskillen RFC Towns Cup

Club Men: Ballyclare 0 Enniskillen 19

Enniskillen RFC secured the Towns Cup, in their third appearance in the Ravenhill showpiece final in recent years, with a 19 – 0 win against Ballyclare on Easter Monday afternoon. The match starkly demonstrated the pain and the pleasure of a big match final as the pre match underdogs worked over their much fancied rivals […]

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2018-19 Club Rugby Men Towns Cup

Club Men: Towns Cup Preview

Ballyclare will be looking to retain the Towns Cup on Easter Monday when they play Enniskillen in the Final at Ravenhill, kick off 14:30. The White Hares will be favourites to lift the Cup for the second season in succession having beaten Enniskillen twice in their Championship head to heads, Ballyclare scoring 54 points to […]

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Ballyclare RFC Ballynahinch RFC Club Rugby Men Towns Cup

Club Men: Ballynahinch II 14 Ballyclare 31 Towns Cup

A scintillating first half from Ballyclare, against Ballynahinch II at Ballymacarn Park, sees the Co. Antrim side progress to the next round of the Towns Cup. As a Larne man it pains me to write this, but Ballyclare were simply magnificent in the first half of this match, outdoing their opponents in almost every facet […]

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Ballyclare RFC Club Rugby Men Portadown RFC Towns Cup

Towns Cup: Ballyclare 27 Portadown 6

Much as it pains a Larne man to report, Ballyclare were just to strong for Portadown in the Towns Cup Final yesterday afternoon at a cold, wet and windy Ravenhill with the White Hares recording a comfortable 27 – 6 win in difficult conditions. Ballyclare out half Robert Smith expertly orchestrated events behind a powerful […]

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Club Rugby Men Towns Cup

Club: Towns Cup Preview.

It’s a big weekend in local rugby as the Towns Cup Quarter Finals take place on Saturday afternoon and it pitches Championship 1 against Championship 2 teams in three of the fixtures. After the big crowd at the league match between Ballyclare and Instonians last weekend lets hope a few more folk get out and […]

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Club Rugby Men Limavady RFC Lurgan RFC Towns Cup

Towns Cup: Limavady 45 Lurgan 5

Paul McIntyre of Back of the Stand reports on the Towns Cup match between Limavady and Lurgan. Number 8 Daniel Irvine was the star of the show at the John Hunter Memorial Grounds as Limavady ran in seven tries against Championship 3 leaders Lurgan. The all action forward helped himself to four tries as the […]

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Club Rugby Men Towns Cup

Towns Cup Round 2 Preview

Paul McIntyre of Back of the Stand has a look at the Second Round of the River Rock Towns Cup as the Championship 1 sides join the fray. The eight Championship 1 sides join the eight winners from Round 1 for the Second Round of this year’s Towns Cup. Carrick will hope to put their […]

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Ballymoney RFC Club Rugby Men Larne RFC Towns Cup

Towns Cup: Ballymoney 35 Larne 13.

Ballymoney overcame a blistering start from Larne to run out 35 – 13 winners in their Towns Cup match at Kilraughts Road on Saturday afternoon. Larne were quick out of the blocks with an early penalty by Philip Andrews who was soon stepping up to knock over the conversion of an intercept try by Aaron McBride […]

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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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Banbridge RFC Club Rugby Men Limavady RFC Towns Cup

Towns Cup: Limavady 34 Banbridge II 26

Limavady came out on top by 34 – 26 against Banbridge II in this Towns Cup/Kukri Ulster Championship Division 2 match on Saturday afternoon. Both teams scored four tries with Limavady securing the win through the accuracy of their goal kicker. GALLERY BELOW

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Club Rugby Men Towns Cup

Towns Cup Round One Preview

Paul McIntyre of Back of the Stand has a look at the opening round of the River Rock Towns Cup. It’s the first round of the River Rock Towns Cup this weekend. The blue ribbon cup event for Junior sides kicking off again on it’s traditional date of the first Saturday of January with all […]

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Larne RFC Lurgan RFC Reworked Posts Towns Cup

Club: Larne Overcome Lurgan in Towns Cup

Larne RFC held on to secure a 22 – 17 win against a determined Lurgan in the Towns Cup at the Glynn on Saturday afternoon. Ryan McAlister scored two first half tries for the home side with Ryan Garrett adding a third in the second half. Philip Andrews chipped in with two conversions and a […]

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Ballymoney RFC Clogher Valley RFC Club Rugby Men Towns Cup

Powerade Towns Cup: Ballymoney 15 Clogher Valley 14

Ballymoney won their first ever Powerade Towns Cup in an exciting finish at Ravenhill on Easter Monday. Clogher Valley certainly looked firm favourites after only conceding one try against a gusting wind in the first half and when the Valley scored early in the second half it looked all over for the Co. Antrim side. […]