Ballynahinch RFC Club Notes by James Kirk for 23rd September 2023
Young Munster are the visitors this weekend in the Bateman Cup semi-final which acts as a curtain raiser for the AIL campaign starting at champions Terenure on October 7th.
The first XV had a well earned week off following their Ulster Premiership triumph and some fringe players turned out for the seconds as they hammered QUB 47-7.
uthalf Dominic Clapcott impressed on his first start for the club and Adam Craig will be pleased to have plenty of backline options heading into the AIL season despite a lengthy injury list.
The 3rds and 4ths both had excellent home wins to maintain their unbeaten starts to the season. The 3rds won a close contest with Carrick 2s by 24 points to 20 while the 4ths had a big 59-27 win over Instonians 3s.
Pre-match lunches are back.
To book a place for the Bateman Cup semi-final on September 30th contact James Shaw on 07740308051.
Youth Training continues on Mondays at 7pm for boys and Wednesdays at 7pm for girls. All players U12/U14/U16/U18 welcome and no experience necessary. Contact Clifton Quinn for details on 07501228045.
Mini rugby continues on Saturday mornings from 9.30-11am. Boys and girls from P1 – Yr8 are all welcome, with training run for each age group in their school year. Mini rugby news is posted weekly on the club Facebook page:
For more details contact David Martin – Mini Convenor on 07837944892 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
QUB 2 7 Ballynahinch 2 47 (2nd XV League)
Ballynahinch 3 24 Carrick 2 20 (Provincial Prem 1)
Ballynahinch 4 59 Instonians 3 27 (Regional East 1)
Ballynahinch vs Young Munster (Bateman Cup)
Belfast Harlequins vs Ballynahinch (Womens Premiership) Sunday 2pm
Ballynahinch 5 vs Dromore 3 (Regional South 1)