The two Ulster Bank All-Ireland Junior Cup semi-finals, which were postponed over the weekend, will now take place at 2.30pm next Saturday (December 19).
Heavy rain forced the postponement of both semi-finals – Enniscorthy v Bangor and Instonians v Clogher Valley – with the pitches at Ross Road and Shaw’s Bridge ruled unplayable.
The All-Ireland League Committee, at a meeting this afternoon, rescheduled the games for next Saturday afternoon, kicking off at 2.30pm.
It is a particularly busy week for Bangor and Instonians with the clubs meeting in tomorrow night’s Millar McCall Wylie Ulster Junior Cup decider at Kingspan Stadium (kick-off 7.30pm). Inst are the defending champions.
ULSTER BANK ALL-IRELAND JUNIOR CUP SEMI-FINALS: Saturday, December 19
Kick-off 2.30pm unless stated –
ENNISCORTHY v BANGOR, Ross Road
INSTONIANS v CLOGHER VALLEY, Shaw’s Bridge
The two semi-final winners will advance to the final which will take place on Saturday, February 6. The Ulster Bank-sponsored competition has been a springboard to further success for several previous winners and finalists – the likes of Armagh, Tullamore, Rainey Old Boys, City of Derry and Dundalk have all gone on to gain promotion to the Ulster Bank League.
PREVIOUS CHAMPIONS –
2015 – Dundalk
2014 – Enniscorthy
2013 – Tullamore
2012 – Tullamore
2011 – Crosshaven
2010 – City of Derry
2009 – Tullamore
2008 – Navan
2007 – Seapoint
2006 – Rainey Old Boys