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

Club Men: Ballynahinch 17 Queen’s University 20 Community Series U1.

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.

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

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…Continue readingClub Men: Malone 17 Ballynahinch 29 Conference 1

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2019-20 Ballynahinch RFC City of Armagh RFC Club Rugby Men Ulster Senior Cup

Senior Cup. City of Armagh 38 Ballynahinch 34

[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

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2019-20 All Ireland League 1A Ballynahinch RFC Clontarf RFC Club Rugby Men

Energia AIL 1A. Ballynahinch 11 Clontarf 10

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

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2019-20 All Ireland League 1A Club Rugby Men

Energia AIL 1A. Who’s been doing what?

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?

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2019-20 All Ireland League 1A Ballynahinch RFC Club Rugby Men Young Munster FC

Energia AIL 1A Ballynahinch 24 Young Munster 26

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

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2019-20 All Ireland League 1A Club Rugby Men

Club Men: Ballynahinch 20 UCD 23 (AIL 1A)

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)

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2019-20 All Ireland League 1A All Ireland League 1B Club Rugby Men

Club Men: Energia AIL 1 Week 1 Wrap

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

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2018-19 All Ireland League 1B Club Rugby Men

Club Men: AIL 1B end of Season 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

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2018-19 All Ireland League 1B Club Rugby Men

Club Men: AIL1B Week 18 Preview.

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.

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2018-19 Ballymena RFC Ballynahinch RFC Club Rugby Men Ulster Senior Cup

Club Men: Ballymena 22 Ballynahinch 20 (Senior Cup Semi Final)

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)

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

Club Men: Ballynahinch 21 Malone 13 (UR Premiership D1)

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)

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

Club Men: Ballynahinch 11 Malone 7 (AIL 1B)

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)

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2018-19 All Ireland League 1B Ballynahinch RFC Club Rugby Men Old Wesley RFC

Club Men: Old Wesley 16 Ballynahinch 27

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

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2018-19 Ballynahinch RFC Club Rugby Men Grosvenor RFC Ulster Junior Cup

Club Men: Grosvenor 26 Ballynahinch 30 (Junior Cup)

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)

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2014-15 PRO14 Ulster Ulster Rugby

PRO12: Every time ref!

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!

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2014-15 Friendly Ulster Ulster Rugby

Friendly: Leinster 7 Ulster 10

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

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2014-15 Friendly Ulster Ulster Rugby

Friendly: Teams up for Leinster v Ulster

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

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2014-15 Friendly Ulster Ulster Rugby

Friendly: Ulster 21 Exeter Chiefs 22

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

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2013-14 Ulster Ulster Academy Ulster Rugby

Ravens: Ulster Undone by Fresh Ayr!

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!

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2013-14 Ulster Ulster Academy Ulster Rugby

Ravens: Wallace Returns for Ayr Battle!

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!

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Ulster Ulster Academy Ulster Rugby

Ravens: Strong Ulster side named for Connacht Clash

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

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Ulster Ulster Academy Ulster Rugby

Ravens: Cardiff 7 Ulster 34

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

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Ulster Ulster Academy Ulster Rugby

Ravens: Team Announced for Cardiff Away.

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.