Ballynahinch RFC Notes For 23rd September 2023

Ballynahinch RFC Club Notes by James Kirk for 23rd September 2023

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.

Claytan Milligan is tackled during the Ulster Senior League final clash last week between Ballynahinch and City of Armagh at Ballymacarn Park. Ballynahinch. (Photo by John Dickson / Dickson Digital ©)

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

Results 23/09/2023

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)

Fixtures 30/09/2023

Ballynahinch vs Young Munster (Bateman Cup)

Belfast Harlequins vs Ballynahinch (Womens Premiership) Sunday 2pm

Ballynahinch 5 vs Dromore 3 (Regional South 1)