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Ulster Bank All-Ireland Junior Cup Draw

Ulster Bank All-Ireland Junior Cup Draw

The draw for the quarter-finals of the Ulster Bank All-Ireland Junior Cup has been made with cup holders Enniscorthy drawn away to a Bangor team that ended Clonmel’s two-year unbeaten home record.

The quarter-final draw was made this morning at the IRFU Committee meeting and there are some interesting match-ups in prospect.

Bangor’s reward for their last-gasp win over Clonmel is a home clash with defending champions Enniscorthy who beat another Ulster club, Portadown, in the opening round thanks to four tries from flying winger Ivan Jacob.

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Clogher Valley, with their pack in fine form, have been drawn at home again having overcome Clondalkin in the first round. They face Connemara in the last-eight – the Co. Galway club are enjoying a good run of results at present and pipped St. Mary’s 29-27 last Saturday.

Newcastle West will entertain Dundalk at the quarter-final stage. They were two of the big scorers in the first round with try hat-tricks from James and Stephen Kelly helping Newcastle West thump OLBC 64-12, while Leinster League leaders Dundalk had six different try scorers in their 51-8 dismissal of Cobh Pirates.

Meanwhile, Dublin challengers Coolmine will host CIYMS in another fascinating quarter-final tie. The Belfast visitors, captained by Gavin Woods, are brimming with confidence after seeing off Ballinasloe 37-10 in their cup opener.

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Kick-off 2.30pm unless stated –

Clogher Valley v Connemara, the Cran
Bangor v Enniscorthy, Upritchard Park
Newcastle West v Dundalk, Cullinagh
Coolmine v CIYMS, Ashbrook