Ballynahinch RFC Rugby Round-up Fof 14 October 2017
Ballynahinch RFC 1st XV travelled to Bangor in the First Trust Senior Cup QF, winning 33-7
Ballynahinch 2’s hosted Ballyclare in the Conference League, winning 19-9
Ballynahinch 3’s hosted Ballymoney 2s in the Crawford Cup, winning 43-0
Ballynahinch 4’s hosted Larne 2s in the Crawford Cup, winning 66-5
Ballynahinch 5’s hosted Enniskillen 2s in the Crawford Cup, winning 13-7
Ballynahinch 6’s hosted Ophir in the Forster Cup, winning 19-15
Ballynahinch 7’s free.
Ballynahinch fielded six teams on Saturday, with 5 of them in Cup fixtures, and managed to achieve a clean sweep of victories. Given the list of unavailable players this represents a terrific achievement, especially the lower sides. Well done to all who pulled on a Hinch jersey.
The 2’s continued their unbeaten run with a hard fought win over Ballyclare, the only team to beat them last season. A close game ended in a 19-9 victory with the impressive Rhys O’Donnell scoring twice to go with an inevitable Ferris try.
The 3’s are also unbeaten and started their defence of the Crawford Cup with an easy 43-0 victory over Ballymoney 2s. Their tries were scored by Carson, Nugent, McAuley, Hyndman and a Dick McKelvey treble.
There will be 3 Hinch teams in the next round of the Crawford Cup as the 4s and 5s joined the holders in the pot. They had contrasting victories with the 4’s running out easy winners over Larne 2’s by 66 points to 5 while the 5’s had to tough it out 13-7 over Enniskillen 2’s. Larne had no answer to the Ballynahinch backs and the home side scored through Irvine, Gillespie, Turner and Keers, with the McMullan brothers sharing another 4 between them.
Hinch 6s are through to the next round of the Forster Cup after a sensational win over Ophir. Callum Foreman with 2 and Stuart Armstrong were the try scorers.
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 Black – Mini Convenor on 07760919094.
Ballynahinch RFC are running an annual fundraiser in the form of a Car Draw. Tickets are priced at £20 with the main draw taking place in the clubhouse on Saturday 23 December at 6.30pm. Early bird ticket purchasers will also be entered into a Front Runners Draw on Saturday 4 November at 5.30pm.
The next home UBL fixture is 4 November vs Naas. For pre-match lunch places contact James Shaw on 07740308051.
Fixtures Saturday 21st October
Ballynahinch 1’s Free
Ballynahinch 2’s vs Enniskillen (Junior Cup QF)
Harlequins 2’s vs Ballynahinch 3’s (Provincial League)
Coleraine 2’s vs Ballynahinch 4’s (Provincial League)
Ballynahinch 5’s vs Harlequins 3’s (Provincial League)
Ballynahinch 6’s Free
Armagh 4’s vs Evergreens (Regional League)
Results Saturday 14th October
Bangor 7 Ballynahinch 33
Ballynahinch 2’s 19 Ballyclare 9
Ballynahinch 3’s 43 Ballymoney 2’s 0
Ballynahinch 4’s 66 Larne 2’s 5
Ballynahinch 5’s 13 Enniskillen 2’s 7
Ballynahinch 6’s 19 Ophir 15.