Ballynahinch RFC Roundup For 7 October 2016

Ballynahinch RFC 2nds enjoyed a win over Instonians played at Shaw’s Bridge and Ballynahinch RFC 1st XV Match against Old Wesley RFC in the UBL, played in Donnybrook Stadium.

Brendan Warne wins the ball for the Evergreens against Portadown 4’s.
Brendan Warne wins the ball for the Evergreens against Portadown 4’s.

The All Ireland Ulster Bank League continued away at Donnybrook for a much depleted Ballynahinch RFC on Saturday as the County Down side took on the south Dubliners and even without their usual Ulster players, still managed an outstanding performance and secured a valuable 2 points to leave the Ballymacarn side in fifth place in Division 1B.

Hinch 2s travelled to play Instonians RFC in the Conference League and after an excellent on-pitch performance, the visitors came away the victors 48-14.

Ballynahinch 3’s hosted Dungannon 2s and after a free-flowing game of rugby, bested the Tyrone men 26-10.

Hitch 4’s played Instonians 2s at Ballymacarn and again put the Belfast visitors to the sword.

Hitch 5’s  and 6’s were free.

The Evergreens took on old rivals Portadown 4’s and in another entertaining and free running match, bested the Mid-Ulster men 43-25.

Hinch Youth teams had a friendly matches against Portadown Youth.

Ben McMullan watches his Hinch 3's scrum put huge pressure on Dungannon 2's.
Ben McMullan watches his Hinch 3’s scrum put huge pressure on Dungannon 2’s.

A P6 (U-10’s) team from Hinch RFC Mini Section travelled to Ballyclare to play in an Aviva Mini Festival – photo below – with Coaches Michael (Buck) Rodgers and Chris (Zoom) Armstrong.
PHOTO MANDATORY CREDIT – Jonny Beattie (Instonians v Hinch 2’s)

Club Notes:

Mini Rugby has started again at Ballynahinch RFC and is held each Saturday morning from 9.30-11am. Ballynahinch RFC caters for boys and girls who have started in P1 up to Yr8 (U12s), with training running for each age group in school years – P1 to P7 + Yr8s. David Black is the Mini Convenor and is contactable on – 07760919094.

Details about Mini Rugby are posted weekly on the Club Facebook page:

or via the Club website –

Mini rugby starts again at Ballynahinch.

Ballynahinch RFC is now running a fundraising Lotto. 1st Prize is now an incredible £4500 (increasing by £50 if not won) for getting 4 numbers correct and there is a shared £100 prize for getting 3 numbers. Please support the Club in its fundraising activities by supporting this enterprise. Tickets are available online at:

This weekend sees Ballynahinch RFC 1st XV host Rainey Old Boys in the First Trust Senior Cup round match.

Pre-match lunch places for home matches are available and can be booked through Mervyn Boyd on – 07794744716 – details also available on the Hinch website –

Fixtures Saturday 15th October

Ballynahinch v Rainey OB (Senior Cup)
Ballynahinch 2 v Clogher Valley
Ballyclare 2 v Ballynahinch 3 (Crawford Cup)
Ballynahinch 4 v Carrick 2 (Crawford Cup)
Coleraine 2 v Ballynahinch 5 (Crawford Cup)
Ballynahinch 6 v Inishowen (Forster Cup)
Evergreens Free

Carrick U18 v Ballynahinch U18
Carrick U16 v Ballynahinch U16
Carrick U14 v Ballynahinch U14

Fixtures Sunday 16th October

Hinch Ladies v Malone

Results Saturday 8th October
Old Wesley 35 Ballynahinch 32 (2 bonus points)
Instonians 14 Ballynahinch 2’s 48
Ballynahinch 3’s 26 Dungannon 2’s 10
Ballynahinch 4’s 31 Instonians 2’s 7
Evergreens 43 Portadown 4’s 25