Ballymena vs City Of Derry

Ballymena worked hard to overcome a spirited Derry side, who were hit with an early Rodger McBurney try, converted by Jonny McMullan, who stepped up again to convert a Mark Foster try who broke from the back of the scrum to run thirty metres and score at the posts. McMullan crowned an excellent first half […]

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Ballymena vs

Ballymena secured sixth place in Division 1B after this hard fought victory over Shannon at Eaton Park. The home side took an early lead after two minutes with a Rodger McBurney try, converted by McMaster. Josh McIlroy increased the Ballymena lead to 10 points with a long range penalty, but Shannon outhalf McKenna reduced the […]

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Ballymena vs

BALLYMENA 24 UCC 26, Eaton Park Scorers: Ballymena: Tries: Mark Best, Chris Cundell, David Whann; Cons: Ritchie McMaster 3; Drop: Glenn Baillie UCC: Tries: Paul Kiernan 2, Kevin Slater, Charlie O’Regan; Cons: Kevin O’Keeffe 3 HT: Ballymena 14 UCC 12 BALLYMENA: Rodger McBurney; Jonny Rossborough, Mark Best, Glenn Baillie, Matthew Norris; Ritchie McMaster, John Creighton; […]

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Ballymena vs UL Bohemian

BALLYMENA 23 UL BOHEMIANS 30, Eaton Park Scorers: Ballymena: Tries: David Shanahan, Penalty try; Cons: Brett Herron 2; Pens: Brett Herron 3 UL Bohemians: Tries: Harry Fleming, Robbie Bourke, Colin Ryan; Cons: Rick McKenna 2, Robbie Bourke; Pens: Rick McKenna 3 HT: Ballymena 13 UL Bohemians 10 BALLYMENA: Rodger McBurney; Matthew Norris, Mark Best, Martin […]

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Ballymena vs

On a windy day at Eaton Park, the 1st XV fought their way home to a 14 points to 13 victory after taking a 9 point to 0 lead into the halftime break with Ritchie McMaster kicking 3 penalty goals. With the team playing into a strong gale in the 2nd half , they spent […]

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Ballymena vs

Ballynahinch went into the half time break with a 10-0 lead thanks to a Blane McIlroy penalty and a penalty try. Early in the second half they built on that lead with a Simpson try and  a second by centre Morrow. Ballymena were then awarded a penalty try and a late flourish saw Glenn Baillie […]

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Ballymena vs Buccaneers

The 1st XV lost narrowly to Buccaneers 18 points to 13. Leading 13-3 at half time a victory over league leaders looked possible, but a second half resurgence by Buccs and a bizarre referee ruling at the end of the game consigned the home side to a scarcely deserved defeat. James Gallagher was named as […]

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Ballymena vs

Old Wesley exerted the early pressure and were rewarded with a McLaughlin penalty to open up a three point lead. The same player converted a try by No. 8 Mark Rowley who found a gap in in the home defence to run in thirty metres for his score, giving Old Wesley a ten point lead […]

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Ballymena vs Dolphin

With a team shorn of all its Ulster contingent, Ballymena took the field at Eaton park expecting a hard tussle with Cork based opponents, Dolphin, and the first half soon showed that the visitors were up for the task, dominating possession and territory. The almost continuous pressure they exerted in this first period brought them […]

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Ballymena vs

Naas have come up through the leagues and are playing their first seen in Division 1B, but soon showed that they were in no way overawed by their more illustrious opponents, making Ballymena fight every inch of the way for what Andy Graham called a hard fought win. Th first half largely belonged to Ballymena, […]

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