We kick off our AIL 1B coverage with pictures from City of Armagh’s game against Old Wesley at the Palace Grounds on Saturday afternoon.

Armagh will be disappointed that they let this one slip as there were long periods where they played the better rugby. However, Old Wesley were more clinical and they will be delighted to return to Dublin with four points in the bag, Armagh picking up a losing bonus.

Both sides scored three tries with Armagh’s Andrew Smyth, Timmy McNeice and Gerard Trainor all crossing. Cormac Fox added one conversion.

Old Wesley responded through a Paul Harte brace with Tom Kiersey also crossing. Rory Stynes made the difference with two conversions and a penalty.

Pictures below by Vicky Irwin. 


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Ageing hooker who played rugby in England, Wales and Scotland before returning home to see out my twilight years with Larne RFC's Mighty 5th XV. I've a special interest in Irish Women's Rugby and enjoy covering Ireland U20's and Ulster Schools in an attempt to "discover" the stars of the future!