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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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2019-20 All Ireland League 1B Club Rugby Men

Energia AIL 1B. Week 12 Wrap.

After getting a full house of predictions in AIL 1A it’s back down to earth with a 60% hit rate in 1B and wouldn’t you know it, it was two Ulster clubs, Banbridge and City of Armagh that let us down. Highfield were able to take full advantage of their win at Armagh with shannon…

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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 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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2018-19 All Ireland League 1B Ballymena RFC Club Rugby Men Malone RFC

Club Men: Ballynahinch promoted and Malone make playoffs

Ballynahinch claimed the AIL 1B title yesterday, and promotion into AIL 1A, with a comprehensive 41 – 15 win against St Mary’s College. The Ballymacarn outfit brought their form at exactly the right time recording six straight wins to claim promotion. The result also enabled Malone to leapfrog St Mary’s into a play of spot…

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2018-19 Club Rugby Men Malone RFC Naas RFC Ulster Championship D1

Club Men: Malone 36 Naas 20 (AIL1B)

Malone leapfrogged Naas to go top of the All Ireland League 1B following a bonus point win against the Leinster side on Saturday afternoon at Gibson Park. The Belfast side scored five tries in their 36 – 20 win, securing the bonus point in a first half blitz as Nathan Brown, Ben McCaughey, Rory Campbell…

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2018-19 All Ireland League 1B Club Rugby Men Malone RFC Old Belvedere RFC

Club Men: Malone 39 Old Belvedere 8

Strong first half for Malone saw them come away with all the points against Old Belvedere in this AIL 1B match  at Gibson Park on Saturday afternoon. Malone took an early lead through a Ben McCaughey try in the opening ten minutes. Old Belvedere responded with a pen from Steve Crosbie bringing the score to 5-3.…

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2016-17 Ulster Academy

B&I CUP: Ulster A 19 Jersey Reds 6

Ulster ‘A’ (9) 19 TRY: Sam Windsor. CON: Johnny McPhillips. PEN: Johnny McPhillips (4). Jersey Reds PEN: Sam Katz (2) Don”t have much time for a write up this week, but this was a good win for Ulster A nonetheless and it is good to see that they now appear to be taking this competition seriously. Sam Windsor…

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2016-17 Ulster Academy

Academy: Munster 21 Ulster 18

Munster Academy (0) 21 TRY: Colm Hogan (2), Gavin Coombes. CON: Conor Fitzgerald. Ulster Academy (18) 18 TRY: Aaron Cairns, Adam McBurney. PEN: Johnny McPhillips (2). CON: Johnny McPhillips. Ulster Academy raced to an 0 – 18 lead at halftime against their Munster counterparts. Unfortunately another second half capitulation saw them concede 21 unanswered points…

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2016-17 Ulster Academy

Academy: Teams up for Munster v Ulster Inter-provincial.

Teams have been announced for the Munster v Ulster  Academy inter-provincial on Friday evening at Thomond Park, Limerick. Kick off 7:00pm.  Ulster will  be looking for a big improvement on their 20 – 41 defeat by Leinster at Shaws Bridge last weekend, particularly after a fairly poor second half from the Ulster youngsters.  Unsurprisingly Ulster…

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2016-17 Ulster Academy

Academy: Ulster 20 Leinster 46

Ulster Academy went down by two tries to seven against Leinster Academy at Shaws Bridge sports complex on Friday afternoon. Ulster battled to a 20 -19 lead at the break but a second half capitulation by the Ulster youngsters saw the visitors score 27 unanswered points as they cruised to victory.

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2016-17 Ulster Academy

Academy: Teams up for Ulster v Leinster Inter-provinvcial

The teams have been announced for the first official Inter-provincial of the season with Ulster and Leinster Academies going head to head tomorrow (Friday) afternoon at Shaws Bridge, kick off 5:30 pm.  The fixture replaces the Under 20’s inter-pros as part of an IRFU attempt to bridge the gap between age grade and pro rugby by spending as…