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Draw Made For Ulster Bank Junior Cup Quarter-Finals

Draw Made For Ulster Bank Junior Cup Quarter-Finals

The three Leinster clubs who progressed from yesterday’s first round will have home advantage in the Ulster Bank All-Ireland Junior Cup quarter-finals on Saturday, November 12.

The draw for the quarter-final matches took place last night following an eventful opening day of the 2016/17 competition where six of the eight first round games were won by visiting teams.

Defending champions Enniscorthy cruised into the last-eight with a 74-0 win over Ja Naughton’s NUIG side, and Ballyclare, who came away from Limerick’s Richmond with a 29-16 victory, will travel to ‘Scorthy next time out.

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Bandon caused a big shock at Shaw’s Bridge where they edged out hosts and last season’s runners-up Instonians (30-26). Their reward in the next round is a home clash with Ashbourne who repeated their 2015 triumph over Westport in Carrowholly, winning 28-10.

It was a day to forget for Connacht’s four Junior Cup representatives who all lost, including Connacht League Division 1A leaders Ballina who went down 22-11 to Portadown. Helped by tries either side of half-time from Jonny Holden and Aaron Morton, the Ports won through to set up a mouth-watering Ulster derby with Clogher Valley at Chambers Park.

Clogher, who are without a win after six rounds of Ulster Championship Division 1, showed their cup pedigree with a 27-6 success at Monivea – all four of their tries were scored by unstoppable number 8 Ryan Wilson.

Clonmel’s All-Ireland Junior Cup struggles continued with a 45-5 humbling at the hands of De La Salle Palmerston. ‘Salmo’s reward for that impressive performance is a home tie with Limerick’s Galbally who, together with Bandon, are flying the flag for Munster. Galbally won the battle of the Junior Cup debutants, prevailing 16-13 in Gorey thanks to Jack O’Mullane’s last-minute penalty.

The four teams that come through the quarter-final will contest the semi-finals on Saturday, December 10, with this season’s final scheduled for Saturday, January 28.

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Kick-off 2.30pm unless stated –

Ashbourne v Bandon, Milltown House
Enniscorthy v Ballyclare, Ross Road
De La Salle Palmerston v Galbally, Kirwan Park
Portadown v Clogher Valley, Chambers Park

(i) If clubs are tied at full-time, extra-time of 10 minutes each way will be played
(ii) If still tied, the club which has scored most tries will be the winner
(iii) If still tied, the away team will be declared the winner
Rolling substitutions will apply in this competition and each club may tog out up to five replacements


2016 – Enniscorthy
2015 – Dundalk
2014 – Enniscorthy
2013 – Tullamore
2012 – Tullamore
2011 – Crosshaven
2010 – City of Derry
2009 – Tullamore
2008 – Navan
2007 – Seapoint
2006 – Rainey Old Boys