As the Ulster Club scene approaches the end of the season we thought it would be appropriate to remind everyone who won what in the main cup competitions that we covered throughout our busiest season to date.
Before we get to the winners we’d like to take this opportunity to highlight our favourite games in those competitions. Our favourite four were as follows.
Congratulations to all involved in the above games. Each for their own reasons were classics and are worth another look. They all were a far cry from the overly structured PRO14 games served up by the overpumped professionals and all the better for that. They were easily the best games I saw this season.
As for this season’s winners you can review thier successes below, just click on the appropriate tab below and you can view a few fun facts on the teams involved together with links to the matches we covered.
- This was Dromore’s third appearance in the final. They won the competition in 1939 beating Coleraine 3 – 0 and lost in their other appearance 33 – 18 against Ballymena II in 2005.
- Hinch were making their eleventh appearance the final having won nine and lost two. This was their third successive appearance having won this competition in the previous two seasons.
|Dromore||29 – 15||Enniskillen||R1||Bye||Bye|
|Dromore||48 – 29||Ballyclare||R2||Cooke||16 – 32||Ballynahinch II|
|Dromore||48 – 22||Poradown||QF||Limavady||32 – 39||Ballynahinch II|
|Dromore||15 – 7||Malone II||SF||Grosvenor||26 – 30||Ballynahinch II|
- City of Armagh have a 100% win record in the Ulster Senior Cup beating the same opponents 17 – 13 last season in their only other final appearance.
- This was Ballymena’s 25th appearance in the final. They have 14 wins, thier last win was in 2013 against Rainey Old Boys.
|City of Armagh||50 – 14||Bangor||R1||Dungannon||18 – 22||Ballymena|
|City of Armagh||40 – 3||Omagh||QF||Ballymena||33 – 27||Malone|
|City of Armagh||31 – 5||Rainey OB||SF||Ballymena||22 – 20||Ballynahinch|
- This was Ballyclare IV’s second successive appearance in the Forster Cup Final after losing by a point to Dungannon III last season.
|Malone IV||7 – 45||Ballyclare IV||R1||Academy II||W/O||Ballynahinch VI|
|Bangor III||12 – 36||Ballyclare IV||R2||Academy II||12 – 8||Queens III|
|Ballyclare IV||47 – 60||Randalstown III||QF||Academy II||16 – 10||Ards II|
|Ballyclare IV||41 – 17||Cooke II||SF||Dungannon IV||0 – 5||Academy II|
- This was Ballymoney IV’s second appearance in the McCambley Cup Final in three years. They lost their previous final 14 -16 against Ballymena IV.
|Ballymoney IV||29 – 0||Inishowen||R1||Strabane II||5 – 41||Dromore III|
|Ballymoney IV||W/O||Donegal Town II||R2||Dromore III||24 – 8||Larne III|
|Ballymoney IV||34 – 3||Banbridge V||QF||Ballymena IV||17 – 2||Dromore III|
|Ballymoney IV||16 – 8||Enniskillen III||SC||Dromore III||25 – 10||Rainey OB|
- Donaghadee were hot favourites in their second successive Gordon West Final after finishing their league campaign with a 100% win record.
|PSNI||8 – 62||Monaghan||R1||Virginia||12 – 45||Monaghan|
|BHS FP||0 – 25||Monaghan||QF||Newry||12 – 26||Donaghadee|
|Monaghan||45 – 0||Hollywood||SF||Donaghadee||53 – 7||Cavan|
- Queens II established their credentials with a 24 – 20 win against defending champions Malone II in the Quarter Finals
- Grosvenor’s 71 point Quarter Final win against Instonians is believed to be a a record for the competition.
|Instonians||0 – 71||Grosvenor||QF||Queens II||24 – 20||Malone II|
|Cooke||20 – 39||Grosvenor||SF||Queens II||18 – 10||Academy|
- Enniskillen claimed the Towns Cup in their third final appearance in four years. This was their third Towns Cup success having previously won it in 1934 and 1937.
- Ballyclare have won the Town’s Cup eight times, including last season’s success. Their first win was in 1976.
|Dungannon II||5 – 22||Enniskillen||R2||Ballynahinch II||14 – 31||Ballyclare|
|Enniskillen||21 -3||Ballymena II||QF||Ballyclare||31 – 17||Randalstown|
|Clogher Valley||17 – 21||Enniskillen||SF||Ballyclare||20 – 15||City of Derry II|
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