Club Rugby Preview 30/03/19

Club Rugby Preview 30/03/19

By Gary Sherrard
28th March
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You would have to say Ballynahinch are the best placed Ulster team to win Div 1B this season with Malone and City of Armagh contending for a playoff place. Queens University along with Rainey OB in Division 2A and 2B are well placed to make the playoffs with Omagh needing two wins to make the playoffs again this season. What alarms me is the number of Ulster teams involved in relegation battles. Ballymena are already relegated from DIV 1B with Banbridge fighting to keep their place in this Division. In Division 2B both Ulster teams Dungannon and Belfast Harlequins have much work to do to keep their place in this Division. The situation is equally alarming in Division 2C with both City of Derry and Bangor in urgent need of league points to keep their place in the All Ireland League.


It was a mixed bag of results for the Ulster teams in this Division. Ballynahinch are the best placed Ulster team after defeating Old Belvedere 34 – 27 at Ballymacarn Park to sit in 2nd place – level on points with leaders Old Wesley with former Ulster and Jersey winger Ross Adair scoring three of their four tries along with winger Richard Reaney contributing 14 points from six kicks. Malone bounced back from a three match losing run to defeat City of Armagh 16 – 7 with their winger Mark O’Connor contributing 11 points in the Ulster derby at Gibson Park to sit in 3rd place five points behind the top two teams with City of Armagh dropping down to 5th place – one point behind 4th place Naas. With the relegation of Ballymena confirmed after their 74 – 15 at St Mary’s College all eyes are on who will finish in 9th place and go through the Playoffs to keep their place in Div 1B. With five points separating St Mary’s College, Old Belvedere, Banbridge and Buccaneers in 6th – 9th place the remaining games involving these teams will ultimately decide who finishes in the Playoff place. Banbridge have lost 4/5 games and suffered a heavy 42 – 21 defeat at home to Naas on Saturday. They find themselves in 8th place two points ahead of Buccaneers with games to play against Buccaneers and Old Belvedere. With the remaining rounds in the AIL to be played on the 6th and 13th April we will experience plenty of drama in these games before team placings are finalised.


Queens University continue their remarkable run of form in the second half to their season - extending their unbeaten run to five games with an eleven try runaway 73 – 7 win away to struggling Galwegians in Galway at the weekend. They remain in 4th place eight points ahead of 5th place UL Bohemians knowing one more win from their two remaining games with guarantee the students a place in the Playoffs.


Rainey OB backed up their win at Galway Corinthians with an impressive 35 – 19 win over 2nd place Greystones at Hatrick Park. They have opened up a six point advantage over 4th place Sligo knowing one more win will guarantee them a place in the playoffs in all probability away to 2nd place Greystones. Out half Andy Magrath illustrated his importance to the team contributing 15 points. The availability of experienced players Timmy Barker, Damien McMurray and Paddy McGowan could prove vital to the ambitions of the team to secure promotion to Div 2A this season. The crucial relegation match at Deramore Park was decided in favour of Belfast Harlequins with number 8 Ben Alexander scoring his teams second try in their 10 – 8 win over Dungannon. Both Ulster teams find themselves in 8th and 9th place with Belfast Harlequins four points ahead of 10th place Sunday’s Well. Belfast Harlequins travel to Cork in Round 17 to play Sunday’s Well in what will be a must win game for both teams followed by Galway Corinthians at home in Round 18 who also find themselves in danger of being relegated. Nervous times for Quins Head coach Nicky Wells and his players. Dungannon Head coach Andy Hughes and his players will be disappointed they lost a game they should have won – failing to turn scoring opportunities into points in a dominant second half performance. They have Sligo at home and Skerries away in their remaining fixtures. A lot of work needs done by both these Ulster teams if they are to avoid finishing in the bottom two places.


Omagh have had to rely on their home form since Xmas to keep them in contention for a top four finish after defeating Thomond 24 – 10 . They trail 4th place Malahide by three points with the two teams meeting in Round 17. Can Omagh make the playoffs for the second season running. They have two Cup Finals coming up with leaders Ballina at home in Round 18 to complete their league programme.

Bangor came up just short against 2nd place Midleton at Upritchard Park losing out to a last minute drop goal to lose 22 – 20. They find themselves in 8th place level on points with 9th place Tullamore and one point behind 7th place City of Derry who are level on points with 6th place Seapoint. Bangor make the journey to Thomond in Round 17 knowing a win can safeguard their place in this Division with Malahide at home in Round 18. City of Derry will find points difficult to come by from their two games at home to Bruff and away to Tullamore in Round 18. With Seapoint playing Thomond and Tullamore playing City of Derry could it be these two matches that decide the teams that will finish in 9th and 10th place. Hopefully both Bangor and City of Derry have the playing resources to hold on to their place in the All Ireland League.



Congratulations to Instonians 1st xv on retaining the league title they won in 2017/18. John Andress and his players came through a very competitive game against Cooke to win 30 – 18. On the Final whistle they learned league favourites Ballyclare were defeated 17 – 13 at home by 3rd place Dromore. Instonians will now go forward as the Ulster representatives in the Round Robin tournament when they play Leinster winners Enniscorthy at Shawsbridge this weekend followed by games away to Connemara and home to Clonmel. Saturday was not only about deciding the league winners with 9th place in the league to be decided at Chambers Park between Portadown and CIYMS. The Belfast side had built a comfortable 13 – 0 lead only for a Stuart Lamb inspired performance in the second half turning around the deficit for the Portadown team to win 28 – 23. The defeat has consigned CIYMS to a playoff match on the 6th of April against the team who finish in 2nd place in Div 2. Two points separate Limavady, Clogher Valley and Academy at the top with the final games in Div 2 taking place this weekend. It was a nervy time for Cooke and Enniskillen who were closely monitoring the progress of events at Chambers Park. Enniskillen came back from trailing 22 – 14 at halftime against Grosvenor to win 35 – 27 and finish in 6th place with their out half John Maguire contributing 15 points. Carrickfergus proved too strong for Coleraine at Toms Simms Memorial Park winning 45 – 5 with their inform scrum half Conor Cambridge scoring three of his teams six tries to finish in 5th place. They await the outcome of the Round Robin tournament to see if they will compete in the AIL Junior Cup next season.

Grosvenor and Cooke complete the one outstanding league match in this league when they play at Gibson Park on Thursday night 28th March 2019 with a 7.30PM KO.


Clogher Valley proved too strong for promotion contenders Randalstown at Nelisbrook on Tuesday night winning 29 – 10 with their out half Paul Armstrong scoring 17 points. This means that only two points separate the top three teams Limavady, Clogher Valley and Academy going into their final league games this weekend. Clogher Valley meet Limavady at the Cran in Fivemiletown knowing nothing less than a bonus point win will guarantee them the league title. Academy will be targeting the maximum five points when they travel to Ballymoney. A draw between Clogher Valley and Limavady could see the league title going to Academy. Like last Saturday in Division One there is plenty of drama to unfold before the final league placings are decided. Ards are targeting a 5th place finish after defeating Ballymoney 26 – 17 at Hamilton Park. They travel to UUC followed by their final game against Randalstown at Hamilton Park on Wednesday 3rd April 2019 with a 7.30PM KO.

Lisburn will play Monaghan in the Div 2/Div 3 Playoff on Saturday 20th April for a place in Div 2 next season.


Donaghadee will take another step closer to the league title when they host Strabane at Donaldson Park this week. They have a seven point advantage over 2nd place Monaghan who have played one game more with two league games remaining.

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In the first semi - final at Chambers Park on Tuesday 26th March Holders City of Armagh defeated Banbridge 68 – 5. The second semi final will be played on Wednesday the 27th March between Enniskillen and Rainey OB with the Final to be staged on Wednesday 10.4.19 with a 7.45 PM KO.




Dublin University 37 Cork Constitution 13

Garryowen 12 Clontarf 29

Lansdowne 57 UCD 31

Shannon 12 Terenure College 18

UCC 13 Young Munster 10


Old Wesley 29 Buccaneers 13

Ballynahinch 34 Old Belvedere 27

Ballynahinch team: 1. Ben Cullen, 2. Conor Piper, 3. Jonny Blair, 4. John Donnan, 5. Matthew Robinson, 6. Keith Dickson, 7. Ollie Loughead, 8. Conall Boomer, 9. Rhys O’Donnell, 10. Ryan Wilson, 11. Aaron Cairns (Capt), 12. Rory Butler, 13. Robin Harte, 14. Richard Reaney, 15. Ross Adair, 16. David Cooper, 17. Jerry Cronin, 18. Tom Martin, 19. George Pringle, 20. Connor Pringle.

Points scorers: Ross Adair 3 x tries, Jerry Cronin 1 x try, Richard Reaney 4 x cons and 2 x pens.

Banbridge 21 Naas 42

Banbridge team: 1. Michael Cromie (Capt), 2. Peter Cromie, 3. Stuart Cromie, 4. Chris Allen, 5. Robin Sinton, 6. Dale Carson, 7. Ethan Harbinson, 8. Stephen Irvine, 9. Ian Porter, 10. Josh Cromie, 11. John Porter, 12. Johnny Little, 13. Andrew Morrison, 14. Conor Field, 15. Adam Ervine, 16. Jonathan Weir, 17. Ross Haughey, 18. Matthew Laird, 19. Aaron Kennedy, 20. Ben Carson.

Points scorers: Stephen Irvine, John Porter, Peter Cromie 1 x try each, Ian Porter 3 x cons.

Malone 16 City of Armagh 7

Malone team: 1. Ben Halliday, 2. Danny Kerr, 3. Ricky Greenwood, 4. James McAllister, 5. Matthew Dalton, 6. Dave Cave, 7. Ross Todd (Capt), 8. Ryan Clarke, 9. Shane Kelly, 10.Callum Smith, 11. Mark O’Connor, 12. Nathan Brown, 13. Josh Pentland, 14. Rory Campbell, 15. Andy Bryans, 16. Lee Barlow, 17. Stuart Doddington, 18. Josh Davidson, 19. Connor Spence, 20. Jack McMurtry.

Points scorers: Ryan Clarke 1 x try, Mark O’Connor 1 x try and 2 x pens

City of Armagh team: 1. Paul Mullen, 2. Jonny Morton, 3. Philip Fletcher, 4. Peter Starrett, 5. Josh McKinley, 6. James Hanna, 7. Nigel Simpson, 8. Neil Faloon, 9. Harry Doyle, 10. Jonny Pollock, 11. Shea O’Brien, 12. Chris Cousens, 13. Chris Colvin (Capt), 14. Evin Crummie, 15. Tim McNeice, 16. Andrew Smyth, 17. Daryl Morton, 18. James Morton, 19.Cormac Fox, 20.Andrew Willis.

Points scorers: Tim McNeice 1 x try, Andrew Willis 1 x con.

St Mary’s College 74 Ballymena 15

Ballymena team: 1. Josh Bill, 2. Jonny Spence, 3. Chris Cundell, 4. Connor White, 5. Connor Smyth, 6. Jacque Bolger, 7. Matthew Dick, 8. Phil Campbell, 9. Glenn Baillie, 10. Tim Small, 11. Sam Millar, 12. Darrell Montgomery, 13. Paddy James, 14. Eoin Ritson, 15. Rodger McBurney, 16. Nacho Clandero Crespo, 17. Andrew Ferguson, 18. James Taggart, 19. Ian Caldwell, 20. Jack Lewis.

Points scorers: Darrell Montgomery, Connor White 1 x try each, Tim Small 1 x pen and 1 x con.


Blackrock College 14 Navan RFC 39

Nenagh Ormond 10 UL Bohemians 5

Highfield 27 Cashel RFC 24

Old Crescent 14 Dolphin 15

Galwegians 7 Queens University 73

Queens University team: 1. Brian Cunningham, 2. Alexander Clarke, 3. Martin Millar, 4. Ali Burke, 5. James Longwell, 6. James Catterson, 7. David Whitten (Capt), 8. David Swann, 9. Matthew Keane, 10. Robbie Johnston, 11. Mark Keane, 12. Rory Bell, 13. Conor McKee, 14. Jonny Hunter, 15. Michael Orr, 16. Andrew McGrath, 17. Andrew Weir, 18. Curtis Pollock, 19. Richie McMaster, 20. Mark Gordon.

Points scorers: David Whitten, Mark Keane, Rory Bell, Matthew Keane 2 x tries each, Conor McKee, James Catterson, Mark Gordon 1 x try each, Robbie Johnston 9 x cons (18 x points)


Skerries 29 Wanderers 26

Sligo 11 MU Barnhall 22

Sunday’s Well 55 Galway Corinthians 13

Belfast Harlequins 10 Dungannon 8

Belfast Harlequins team: 1. Toby Mannus (Capt), 2. Mark McGrath, 3. James Harrison, 4. Troy Webber, 5. Callum Leckey, 6. Jaz Andress, 7. Jona Siri, 8. Ben Alexander, 9. Connor Young, 10. Timmy Emerson, 11. Peter Dunlop, 12. Mark Kettyle, 13. Kyle Adams, 14. James McConnell, 15. Mark Glover, 16. Matthew Borne, 17. Charlie Sargaison, 18. Thomas Gallagher, 19. David Devine, 20. Jordan McIIwrath.

Points scorers: Peter Dunlop, Ben Alexander 1 x try each.

Dungannon team: 1. Ross Stewart, 2. Malcolm Allister, 3. James Gamble, 4. Stephen Todd, 5. Guilhem Lopez, 6. Alex Gormley, 7. Mark Riddell (Capt), 8. James McMahon, 9. John Russell, 10. John Buckley, 11. Jordan McIIwaine, 12. Lucca Avelli, 13. Mervyn Brown, 14. Matthew Montgomery, 15. Andrew McGregor, 16. Daniel Maxwell, 17. Glenn Sinnamon, 18. Peter Doran, 19. Caolan Mulgrew, 20. Conor Milnes.

Points scorers: Jordan McIIwaine 1 x try, Lucca Avelli 1 x pen.

Rainey OB 35 Greystones 19

Rainey OB team: 1.Jack McIntosh, 2. Brad Roberts, 3. Kieran Donaghy, 4. Mattie Millar, 5. John McCusker, 6. Timmy Barker, 7. Paul Pritchard (Capt), 8. Paddy Magowan, 9. Jason Bloomfield, 10, Andy Magrath, 11. Lorcan Quinn, 12. Damien McMurray, 13. Conor Fitzsimons, 14. Oisin Quinn, 15. Michael O’Neill, 16. Fintan Quinn, 17. George Fritz, 18. Michael Caithness, 19. Scott McLean, 20. Caolan Moran.

Points scorers: Paddy McGowan, Jason Bloomfield, Kieran Donaghy, Damien McMurray 1 x try each, Andy Magrath 1 x try and 5 x cons (15 x points).


Bruff 31 Tullamore 5

Malahide 38 Ballina 17

Bangor 20 Midleton 22

Bangor team: 1. Charlie Clegg, 2. Andrew Shaw, 3. James Leary, 4. James Carson, 5. David Caughey, 6. Mikey Weir, 7. Ethan Murray, 8. David Bradford (Capt), 9. Ally Lockhart, 10. Liam Preston, 11. David Charles, 12. Desi Fusco, 13. Mark Widdowson, 14. Nathan Graham, 15. Phil Broderick, 16. Andrew Jackson, 17. Phil Whyte, 18. Michael Ferguson, 19. Richard Corbett, 20. Jez Cramousan.

Points scorers: Dave Caughey, David Bradford 1 x try each, Liam Preston 2 x cons and 2 x pens.

Omagh 24 Thomond 10

Omagh team: 1. Richard Hemphill, 2. Phil Ewing, 3. Peter Todd, 4. James Sproule, 5. Kaine Holden, 6. Mervyn Edgar, 7. Adam Longwell, 8. Martin Clyde, 9. Stewart McCain (Capt), 10. Scott Elliott, 11. Matthew Eccles, 12. Luke Hanson, 13. Scott Barr, 14. Ryan Mitchell, 15. Ali Beckett, 16. Richard Smyth, 17. Nathan Kilfedder, 18. Jonny Sproule, 19. Peter Scott, 20. Neil Brown.

Points s corers: Ali Beckett, Stewart McCain, Ryan Mitchell, Adam Longwell 1 x try each, Scott Elliott 2 x cons.

Seapoint 33 City of Derry 13

City of Derry team: 1. Jimmy Hamilton, 2. David Ferguson, 3. Sam Duffy, 4. Gareth Doherty, 5. Adam Bratton, 6. Conor McMenamin, 7. Chris Lamberton, 8. Stephen Corr, 9. Rory Maginty, 10. Alex McDonnell, 11. Thomas Cole, 12. David Graham 13. David Lapsley, 14. Simon Logue, 15. Keelan Coyle, 16. Ben Pollin, 17. Craig Huey, 18. Tiernan Thorton, 19. James Perry, 20. Denis Posternik.

Points scorers: David Graham 1 x try, Alex McDonnell 2 x pens and 1 x con.



Ballyclare 13 Dromore 17

Ballyclare team; 1. Dean Jones, 2. Matthew Coulter, 3. Al Boyd, 4. Ryan Tweed, 5. Grant Bartley (Capt), 6. Aaron Playfair, 7. Gary Weatherup, 8. Dave Clarke, 9. Andy Eastop, 10. Robbie Reid, 11. Michael Kirk, 12. Joel McBride, 13. Willie Stewart, 14. Owen Kirk, 15. Gary Clotworthy, 16. Jack Black, 17. Niall Lawther.

Points scorers: Joel McBride, Niall Lawther 1 x try each, Gary Clotworthy 1 x pen.

Dromore team: 1. Mark Hylands, 2. Fraser Mulholland, 3. Rory Pepper, 4. Jonny Maguire, 5. Ross Bingham, 6. Adam MacGregor, 7. Peter Elliott, 8. Ben Heath, 9. Lee Steenson, 10. David Lyttle, 11. Aaron Stewart, 12. Graeme McCandless, 13. Andrew Rutledge, 14. Brian McClearn, 15. Adam McDonald, 16. Andrew Black, 17. Dylan Cobb.

Points scorers: Adam McDonald 1 x try, Lee Steenson 4 x pens.

Carrickfergus 45 Coleraine 5

Carrickfergus team: 1. Adam Gibney, 2. Alan Whitley, 3. Paul Greenaway, 4. Chris Rodgers, 5. Ryan Gibson, 6. Ryan McGonigle (Capt), 7. Jack Millar, 8. Nathan Greenwood, 9. Conor Cambridge, 10. Adam White, 11. David Moore, 12. Reece Berry, 13. Johnny Sheriff, 14. Fionn McCormick, 15. David Carse, 16. Ross Crymble, 17. Gareth McKeown.

Points scorers: Conor Cambridge 3 x tries, 1 x Penalty try + con, Johnny Sheriff 1 x try, Fionn McCormick 1 x try, 1 x pen and 5 x cons (18 x points)

Coleraine team: 1. Chris Breadon, 2. Andy McKee, 3. Aidy Nevin, 4. Fergal Wiseman, 5. Josh Christie, 6. Daniel McGinley, 7. Bernard Mullan, 8. Simon McLean, 9. Matthew Leighton, 10. Bruce Kirkpatrick, 11. Jonny Lowe, 12. Alistair Corbett, 13. Gavin Piennar, 14. Brandon Baillie, 15. Brian Cochrane, 16. John McClean, 17. Jake King.

Points scorers; Jonny Lowe 1 x try.

Cooke 18 Instonians 30

Cooke team: 1. Jonathan McClune , 2. Curtis Montgomery, 3. Ian Moxen, 4. Russell Hunter, 5. Jonathan Walsh, 6. Luke Tarry, 7. Matthew Elliott, 8. Jason Lyons, 9. Ryan Flavelle, 10. Andrew Hanna, 11. Andrew Nelson, 12. Kyle Mitchell (Capt), 13. Jonathan Backus, 14. Phil Wood, 15. Alex Gourley, 16. Josh Harper, 17. Alan Gourley.

Points scorers: Kyle Mitchell 2 x tries, Andrew Hanna 2 x pens and 1 x con.

Instonians team; 1. Conor Gallagher, 2. Cameron Barr, 3. Alan Whitten, 4. Tom Matthews, 5. John Andress, 6. Mark Mairs, 7. Massimo Kiri Kiri, 8. James Martin, 9. Paul Marshall, 10. Richard McCarthy, 11. Ross O’Donnell, 12. David Scott (Capt), 13. Wayne Kelly, 14. Donal Moloney, 15. Colm Cregan, 16. Erin Wagner, 17. David McGovern.

Points scorers: Cameron Barr 2 x tries, Colm Cregan, James Martin, 1 x try each, 1 x penalty try + con, David Scott 1 x pen.

Enniskillen 35 Grosvenor 27

Enniskillen team: 1. Gavin Warrington, 2. Steven Fox, 3. Gareth Beatty, 4. Gary Thornton, 5. David Buchanan, 6. Jamie Kelly, 7. James Carleton, 8. Ricky Lee, 9. James Ferguson, 10. John Maguire, 11. Jarlath Maguire, 12. Gareth McCoy, 13. Mark O’Shea, 14. Matthew Dane, 15. Conor Hoy, 16. Alan Ferguson, 17. Mark Phillips.

Points scorers: James Ferguson 2 x tries, Gavin Warrington, Ricky Lee 1 x try each, John Maguire 1 x try and 5 x cons (15 x points)

Grosvenor team: 1. Mark Cartmill, 2. Stuart Smyth, 3. Mark Rainey, 4. James Bowman, 5. Daniel Bowden, 6. Ben Davies, 7. Jeff Mealiff, 8. Matthew Cahoon, 9. Allen McCluggage, 10. Peter Davison, 11. David Egner, 12. Ben Coard, 13. Jos McConkey, 14. Jonny Farquhar, 15. Matthew Fitzsimons, 16. Neil Adams, 17. Dean Swift.

Points scorers: David Egner 2 x tries, Jonny Farquhar, Dean Swift 1 x try each, Allen McCluggage 2 x cons and 1 x pen

Portadown 28 CIYMS 23

Portadown team: 1. Mark Henderson, 2. Rab Reid, 3. Matt Davison, 4. Matt Stevens, 5. Danny Alexander, 6. Gary Hall (Capt), 7. Jordan Taylor, 8. James Wright, 9. Brian Forrestal, 10. Brett Flack, 11. Jack Orr, 12. Mark Adamson, 13. Tom Ceasar, 14. Matty Neill, 15. Luke Ashton, 16. Mark Neilly, 17. Stuart Lamb.

Points scorers: Rab Reid, Jack Orr, Brett Flack, Jordan Taylor 1 x try each, Mark Adamson 4 x cons

CIYMS team: 1. Aaron Kirkpatrick, 2. Scott McNarry, 3. Gavin Woods, 4. Cory Tipping, 5. Timmy Acheson, 6. Scott Dowle, 7. Jason Gilliland, 8. Shane Moffatt, 9. Cameron Stewart, 10. Paddy Beverland, 11. Rob Haldane, 12. Matthew Kilgore, 13. Nathan Burns, 14. Matty Butler, 15. Johnny Haldane. 16. J Harrison, 17. Josh Jordan.

Points scorers: Rob Haldane 1 x try, Matthew Kilgore 1 x try, 2 x cons and 3 x pens (18 x points)


City of Armagh seconds 48 Omagh seconds 21

City of Armagh team: 1. Neil Lutton, 2. Jack Treanor, 3. John Clarke, 4. Josh Kennedy, 5. Willy Martin, 6. Gareth McNeice, 7. Stuart Hooks, 8. Ollie Millar, 9. Gerard Treanor, 10. Nathan Rogers, 11. Matthew Reaney, 12. Matthew Steenson, 13. John Faloon, 14. Stuart Lester, 15. Kyle Faloon, 16. Willy Faloon, 17. Andrew Morton.

Points scorers: Jack Treanor 2 x tries, Matthew Reaney, Willy Faloon, Stuart Lester, Matthew Steenson, 1 x try each, Kyle Faloon 1 x try, 5 x cons and 1 x pen (18 x points)

Omagh team: 1. Kyle Alexander, 2. Ethan McKeown, 3. Mark Smyth, 4. P Rainey, 5. Richard Harpur, 6. Michael Gibson, 7. Freddie McDowell, 8. Dean Porter (Capt), 9. Eoin Murnaghan, 10. Kyle Beattie, 11. Richard Elkin, 12. Stephen MacLaine, 13. Dean Kane, 14. Taine Lagan, 15. Oscar Nelson.

Points scorers: Dean Porter, Kyle Beattie 1 x try each, Eoin Murnaghan 3 x pens and 1 x con

Malone seconds 8 Ballynahinch seconds 38

Malone team: 1. Austen Blackburn, 2. Connor Kelly, 3. Seif El Deen, 4. Andrew Baillie, 5. Charlie Shannon, 6. Zak Devine, 7. Tom Dullage, 8. Max Porter (Capt), 9. Callum Jeffrey, 10. David McMaster, 11. Chris Halliday, 12. Matthew Hamilton, 13. Andy McConnell, 14. Chris Tait, 15. Jordan Wilson, 16. Jonny Caskey, 17. Richard Bartley.

Points scorers: David McMaster 1 x try and 1 x pen.

Ballynahinch team:

Points scorers:



Ards 26 Ballymoney 17

Ards team: 1. Andrew Foster (Capt), 2. Tom Arthur Donnan, 3. Matty Kane, 4. Ross Torney, 5. Matty Bell, 6. Robert Hull, 7. Ryan Thompson, 8. Danny Patton, 9. Adam Currie, 10. Paul Cox, 11. Adam Faloon, 12. Graeme Taylor, 13. David Armstrong, 14. Matty Walker, 16.Mark Banford, 17. Paddy Bond.

Points scorers: Paddy Bond, Aaron May, Matty Kane, Tom Arthur Donnan 1 x try each, Paul Cox 3 x cons.

Ballymoney team:

Points scorers:

Limavady 52 Larne 17

Limavady team: 1. Clive Scott, 2. Bryn Davies, 3. John McCollum, 4. John Purcell, 5. Luke Montgomery, 6. Stuart Simpson, 7. Ben Riley, 8. Daniel Irvine, 9. Peter Wilson, 10. Gavin Martin, 11. Stuart roddy, 12. Jody McMurray (Capt), 13. Jamie ‘Mo’Millar, 14. Mark Woods, 15. Matthew Haslett, 16. Michael Rice, 17. Luke Faulkner.

Points scorers: Jamie ‘Mo’ Millar, Mark Woods 2 x tries each, Daniel Irvine, Bryn Davies, Jody Mcmurray, Matthew Haslett 1 x try each, Peter Wilson 6 x cons.

Larne team: 1. Andrew Hyndman, 2. Chris Rea, 3. Micah Stevenson, 4. Matt Crampsey, 5. Barry Petticrew, 6. Ryan McAllister, 7, Jonny Cole, 8. Eddie Hunter, 9. Ryan Garrett, 10. BJ McFaul, 11. Ty Mackiness, 12. Aaron McBride, 13. Jonny Ogilby, 14. Liam Slaughter, 15. Anton White, 16. Derek Lough, 17. Vincent McCorry.

Points scorers: Barry Petticrew, Aaron McBride 1 x try each, Ryan Garrett 1 x con and 1 x pen.

Lisburn 0 Randalstown 26

Lisburn team:

Randalstown team: 1. Scott Stevenson, 2. Marty O’Neill, 3. Gary Hume, 4. Scott McClenaghan, 5. Dean McCroary, 6. Kyle Henderson, 7. Ian Hume, 8. David Smith (Capt), 9. Tommy Holland, 10. Martin Connolly, 11. Chris Donnelly, 12. Ryan O’Dea, 13. Jordan Foster, 14. Eoin Letters, 15. Michael Smith, 16. Simon Adams. 17. Jonny Fullerton.

Points scorers: Chris Donnelly, Scott McClenaghan 1 x try each, 1 x penalty try + con, Martin Connolly 1 x try and 3 x cons.

Lurgan 20 Academy 38

Lurgan team: 1. Graham Currie, 2. Lee Allen, 3. Josh Lyness, 4. Matthew McConaghy, 5. Richard Shilliday, 6. Ben McCallister, 7. Lewis Lawson, 8. Dean Wilson (Capt), 9.Chris Jenks, 10. Dylan Gill, 11. Richard Hull, 12. Jack Wilson, 13. Ben McIIwaine, 14. Ryan Mooney, 15. Stephen Nolan, 16. Ryan Emerson, 17 n/k.

Points scorers: Lee Allen, Josh Lyness 1 x try each, Stephen Nolan 2 x pens and 2 x cons.

Academy team: 1.Adam Martin, 2. Peter Jackson, 3. Troy Wilson, 4. Andrew Magee, 5. Kyle Gregg, 6. Jamie Watts, 7. Stewart Martin, 8. Richard Henderson (Capt), 9. David Kenny, 10. Chris Cooper, 11. Andy Eggleton, 12. Callum Lyle, 13. Mark Wylie, 14. Robbie Jamison, 15. Simon Beattie, 16. Curtis Scott, 17. Stuart Henderson.

Points scorers: Callum Lyle, Stuart Henderson, Kyle Gregg, David Kenny, Richard Henderson 1 x try each, Chris Cooper 5 x cons and 1 x pen. (13 x points)

Randalstown 10 Clogher Valley 29. Played Tuesday 26.3.19. KO 7.30PM

Randalstown team: 1.Scott Stevenson, 2. Marty O’Neill, 3.Gary Hume, 4. Dean McCroary, 5. David Millar, 6. Kyle Hetherington, 7. Scott McClenaghan, 8. David Smith (Capt), 9. Tommy Holland, 10. Marty Connolly, 11. Eoin Letters, 12. Ryan O’Dea, 13. Jordan Foster, 14. Dan McGlade, 15. Michael Smith, 16. A Watt, 17. Jonny Fullerton.

Points scorers: Jordan Foster 1 x try, Martin Connolly 1 x con and 1 x pen.

Clogher Valley team: 1. Philip Hopper, 2. Kyle Cobane, 3. Michael Treanor, 4. Eugene McKenna, 5. David Sharkey, 6. Mark McKenna, 7. Aaron Dunwoody, 8. Ryan Wilson, 9. Neil Trotter, 10. Paul Armstrong, 11. Fleming Agnew, 12. Rodney Bennett, 13. Reece Smyton, 14. Josh Coulter, 15. Ewan Haire, 16. Josh Fegan, 17. Philip Moore.

Points scorers: Ryan Wilson 1 x try, 1 x penalty try + con, Paul Armstrong 2 x tries. 1 x pen and 2 x cons (17 x points)



BHSFP 23 Holywood 54

Newry 20 PSNI 17

Ophir 10 Donaghadee 76

Virginia 71 Civil Service 0



Clonmel (Munster) v Connemara (Connacht)

Instonians (Ulster) v Enniscorthy (Leinster)


Ballynahinch seconds (2) v Omagh seconds (3)

City of Armagh seconds (1) v Malone seconds (6)



Ballymoney (5) v Academy (3)

Clogher Valley (2) v Limavady (1)

Lisburn (9) v Larne (8)

Lurgan (7) v Randalstown (4)

UUC (10) v Ards (6)


Cavan (11) v Virginia (5)

Civil Service (9) v BHSFP (10)

Donaghadee (1) v Strabane (8)

Holywood (3) v Newry (6)

Ophir (12) v Letterkenny (7)

PSNI (4) v Monaghan (2)

Very much the business end of the season with promotion and relegation issues to be decided.

Please continue to support you local Community Rugby Club.

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