It’s the final full week in the Kukri Ulster Rugby Championship Division 3 and there are a couple of matches that should keep the discerning rugby spectator entertained.

Top of the bill we have a repeat of last weekend’s Gordon West Cup as beaten finalists Donaghadee entertain Champions Lurgan, the match having double the spice as it will also decide who get’s the automatic promotion place into Division 2.

Dee trail Lurgan by three points at the top of the table and I’m sure nothing would give the home team more pleasure than to pip them to the automatic promotion place in this one.

The Lurgan fans had been partying hard before, during and after last week’s victory with sales of Buckfast hitting unprecedented peaks. How much of the “Lurgan Champaign” made it to the team changing rooms may well decide the outcome of this one!

The rest of the teams are playing for pride in this league but it’s a good spread of fixtures with the likes of Virginia v Newry, Strabane v Cavan and even Monaghan v Letterkenny all likely to be competitive despite there being a few points and positions between some of the teams.

However the other main clash of the afternoon is likely to decide the “Belfast Lough” bragging rights as Hollywood entertain BHSFP with only a point between the two teams.

Kukri Ulster Rugby Championship Division 3 Fixtures

 Civil Service  v  Donegal Town
 Donaghadee  v  Lurgan
 Holywood  v  BHSFP
 Monaghan  v  Letterkenny
 Strabane  v  Cavan
 Virginia  v  Newry

All matches kick off 2:30 pm, Saturday 14th April.

League Table KUKRI Ulster Rugby Championship Division 3

Lurgan 21 20 0 1 99
Donaghadee 21 20 0 1 96
Strabane 20 13 1 6 67
Monaghan 20 12 2 6 66
Virginia 20 13 0 7 60
Cavan 19 9 0 10 45
Newry 20 7 0 13 33
Holywood 20 6 0 14 32
B.H.S FP 19 6 0 13 31
Letterkenny 17 5 1 11 28
Civil Service 21 5 0 16 23
Donegal Town 18 0 0 18 -25


  1. Looks like buckfast didn’t decide the outcome ? it was always about the rugby!!!