It was a much changed Ballynahinch side that took the pitch for an Community Series Ulster Conference 1 game against Queens at Ballymacarn Park. Report and images by Bob Given. For the first 30…Continue readingClub Men: Ballynahinch 17 Queen’s University 20 Community Series U1.
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…Continue readingClub Men: Malone 17 Ballynahinch 29 Conference 1
[pullquote]Report and pictures courtesy of Bob Given Photography[/pullquote] On a chilly Friday evening at the Kingspan Stadium, defending champions, City of Armagh, met Ballynahinch in the Senior Cup Final. It was a match which…Continue readingSenior Cup. City of Armagh 38 Ballynahinch 34
Hinch, rooted to the bottom of AIL 1A, have only scored 8 points less but have haemorrhaged 70 points more than Clontarf who were sitting 4th before today’s match. Could this porous defence be…Continue readingEnergia AIL 1A. Ballynahinch 11 Clontarf 10
With the Energia AIL 1A being parked until 11th January, we have a look at who has been doing what in the first half of the season. in this competition. [pullquote]It’s good news for…Continue readingEnergia AIL 1A. Who’s been doing what?
It’s not the first game this season where Ballynahinch will be kicking themselves after a narrow defeat at Ballymacarn Park! [pullquote]Report and pictures from Richard Owens.[/pullquote] In the bowels of winter, the biting wind…Continue readingEnergia AIL 1A Ballynahinch 24 Young Munster 26
Ballynahinch’s difficult start to their Energia AIL 1A campaign continued on Saturday with a 20 – 23 loss to University College Dublin at Ballymacarn Park. I’d been looking forward to this game all week…Continue readingClub Men: Ballynahinch 20 UCD 23 (AIL 1A)
It was a busy week in the AIL with all five of the senior men’s leagues kicking off for the first time this season. It was not a spectacular weekend for Ulster clubs. Over…Continue readingClub Men: Energia AIL 1 Week 1 Wrap
Our first full season of covering AIL1B hasn’t quite come to an end as there are a series of play off matches still to come but the regular season ended at the weekend. It’s…Continue readingClub Men: AIL 1B end of Season Wrap
With a plethora of Junior Club Finals and Women’s AIL Cup Finals our coverage of the AIL 1B hasn’t been what we would have hoped. It’s been a couple of rounds since we had…Continue readingClub Men: AIL1B Week 18 Preview.
A rejuvenated Ballymena held of Ballynahinch at Eaton Park to progress to the Senior Cup Final next month where they will face City of Armagh, who beat Rainey OB 31 – 15. Ballymena were…Continue readingClub Men: Ballymena 22 Ballynahinch 20 (Senior Cup Semi Final)
A second half fightback saw Ballynahinch clinch the SONI Ulster Premiership at Ballymacarn Park. Second half tries from Keith Dickson and Ryan Wilson saw the hosts overturn a 13-6 deficit at the break. Richard…Continue readingClub Men: Ballynahinch 21 Malone 13 (UR Premiership D1)
Ballynahinch moved back up to fourth spot in AIL 1B following this win against Malone at Ballymacarn Park on a wet and windy Saturday afternoon. This was another game heavily influenced by the prevailing…Continue readingClub Men: Ballynahinch 11 Malone 7 (AIL 1B)
Old Wesley and Ballynahinch went head to head at Donnybrook on Saturday afternoon in the AIL 1B with Hinch returning north with a win in the bag. It was a cagey game dominated by…Continue readingClub Men: Old Wesley 16 Ballynahinch 27
Grosvenor entertained Ballynahinch II in the semi final of the Millar McCall Wylie Junior Cup at Gibson Park on Saturday afternoon. It beats me that people will spend hundreds of pounds for a nothing…Continue readingClub Men: Grosvenor 26 Ballynahinch 30 (Junior Cup)
Ulster missed out on the chance to consolidate a top four finish after a disappointing performance against the Dragons last Sunday afternoon, eventually going down 26 – 22 in a scrappy match. It was…Continue readingPRO12: Every time ref!
Ulster finished of their preseason with a rare 7 – 10 win against Leinster at Tallaght Stadium on Saturday afternoon. An early try by Jarred Payne, converted by Ian Humphreys, and a first half…Continue readingFriendly: Leinster 7 Ulster 10
Stuart Olding will play his first game for Ulster in ten months after being selecting in the starting XV to face Leinster at Tallaght Stadium tomorrow (kick off 16:00). The former little mop topped…Continue readingFriendly: Teams up for Leinster v Ulster
The new regime at Ulster didn’t exactly kick off in style, sartorial or otherwise, as a purple clad Ulster went down by a point to Exeter Chiefs at the newly named Kingspan Stadium. Despite…Continue readingFriendly: Ulster 21 Exeter Chiefs 22
The Ravens stuttering form in the British and Irish Cup continued with the Ulster second string suffering a 41 – 22 defeat at Millbrae on Saturday afternoon. Stuart McCloskey, Conor Joyce and Adam Liddell…Continue readingRavens: Ulster Undone by Fresh Ayr!
Paddy Wallace will captain the Ravens tomorrow afternoon as they take on Ayr in Pool 6 of the British and Irish Cup (kick off 14:30). Wallace, who has scored 439 points in a record…Continue readingRavens: Wallace Returns for Ayr Battle!
Ulster Elite Performance Development Manager, Allen Clarke, has named his Ravens team to face Connacht Eagles in Galway tomorrow afternoon (Sportsground, 3pm kick off). Hooker, Niall Annett, will captain the side, with Kyle McCall…Continue readingRavens: Strong Ulster side named for Connacht Clash
A bonus point 34-7 triumph over Cardiff in the British and Irish Cup will see the Ulster Ravens go head to head with Bristol in the next stage of the competition for a quarter-final…Continue readingRavens: Cardiff 7 Ulster 34
Head Coach Allen Clarke has made four changes to the Ulster Ravens team to face Cardiff RFC in the British & Irish Cup on Saturday (Cardiff Arms Park, 2.30pm kick off). Three of those…Continue readingRavens: Team Announced for Cardiff Away.