The weather had a huge impact on matches across the board on Saturday with many matches postponed due to waterlogged pitches. Only Carrickfergus (whose pitches were unplayable last week) were able to defy the odds and get the River Rock Towns Cup Quarter Final played at Tom Simms Park in shocking conditions.
Ballynahinch RFC 1st XV had an unplanned rest weekend, as Naas RFC had to postpone the UBL match due to waterlogged pitches.
Ballynahinch 2’s River Rock Towns Cup Quarter Final match against Carrick RFC took place after last weeks match was postponed due to allegedly waterlogged pitches. A strong Hinch 2’s travelled and dispatched the seasiders by 24-7.
Ballynahinch 3’s travelled to Omagh and in ever worsening conditions, managed to hold off the Omagh attack for the majority of the game, only conceding in the dying moments 24-15.
Ballynahinch 4’s played a mid-week fixture under floodlights taking on visitors Dungannon 2s. The Ballymacarn side won the day (night!) in difficult conditions 34-19.
Ballynahinch 5’s were free.
Ballynahinch 6’s – match postponed due to waterlogged pitches
Evergreens were free.
Hitch U-16’s Cup match was postponed due to waterlogged pitches.
Mini Rugby continues 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 (U-12’s), with training running for each age group in school years – P1 to P7 + Yr8’s. David Black is the Mini Convenor and is contactable on – 07760919094.
Details about Mini Rugby are posted weekly on the Club Facebook page:
Ballynahinch RFC is running a fundraising Lotto. 1st Prize is now an huge £5,550 (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.
This week sees Ballynahinch RFC 1st XV host Old Wesley RFC in the next round of the UBL. The Pre-Match lunch is fully booked, but come along and support the Hinch men as they aim for a play-off place in Division 1B of the Ulster Bank league.
Fixtures Wednesday 8th March
Ballynahinch 4’s v Ballynahinch 3’s – Crawford Cup Semi-Final – 7.30pm Kick-off
Saturday 11th March
Ballynahinch v Old Wesley – UBL
Armagh 2’s v Ballynahinch 2’s
Ballynahinch 5’s Free
Ballynahinch 6’s Free
Evergreens v Ballymoney 4’s
Sunday 12th March
Ballynahinch Ladies v Cavan Ladies – Rosie Stewart Cup
Wednesday 1st March
Ballynahinch 4’s 32 Dungannon 2’s 19
Saturday 4th March
Naas v Ballynahinch – Postponed – waterlogged pitches
Carrick 7 Ballynahinch 2’s 24 – Towns Cup
Omaha 2’s 24 Ballynahinch 3’s 15
Dungannon 4’s 19 Ballynahinch 6 34
Ballynahinch 7 v Omagh 4 – Postponed – Waterlogged pitches
Dungannon U’16 v Ballynahinch U-16 (U-16 Cup) – Postponed – Waterlogged pitches
Nutty Krust – Rainey OB U-18-s 11 – 5 Ballynahinch U-18’s