The Crawford Cup proved to be a headache for selectors and captains last weekend with three teams involved and therefore as many as fifty players becoming cup tied for the next round writes James Kirk.
The fourths relinquished their hold on the cup at the first defence with a heavy loss at Dromore while the fifths game against a strong-looking Instonians 2nds fell victim to the weather. It was left to Andy Simpson and his thirds to carry the flag for Ballynahinch and they booked a slot in the draw for the next round with a 40-0 victory over Queens thirds at home.
Ballynahinch Women travelled to Dungannon on Sunday and despite a more cohesive performance, they went down to a 29-12 defeat.
The annual Wine & Cheese will take place on Friday 15 November. For tickets contact Clem Bassett.
The Christmas family lunch is booked in for Sunday 8 December with all the usual fun and a visit from Santa. For tickets contact Nadine Kirk.
Youth Training continues at 7.30pm on Wednesdays. All players welcome at U12 U14 and U16 levels. No experience necessary. The U14’s and U16s host Rainey this weekend hoping to continue their excellent start to the League programme.
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 :
www.facebook.com/ballynahinchrfcofficial. For more details contact Clifton Quinn – Mini Convenor on 07501228045.
Places are filling fast for the AIL pre-match lunches. The next fixture is 7 December vs Young Munster. For details contact Andrew Wilson on 07860505601 or email him at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Results for 9 November 2019.
Ballynahinch 43 Lansdowne 5 (Energia AIL 1A)
Ballynahinch 3 40 Queens 3 0 (Crawford Cup)
Dromore 2 29 Ballynahinch 4 3 (Crawford Cup)
Dungannon Women 29 Ballynahinch Women 12
Dublin University vs Ballynahinch (Energia AIL)
Ballynahinch 2 vs Instonians (Conference)
Ballynahinch 5 vs Randalstown 2 (Provincial 3)
Newry 2 vs Ballynahinch 6 (Regional South)
Ballynahinch U14 vs Rainey U14
Ballynahinch U16 vs Rainey U16