The draw for the 2009/2010 AIB Cup took place on Saturday 5th September in the clubhouse of 2008/09 Cup winners Ballynahinch RFC…

The knock out cup competition brings together all 48 AIB League clubs from the four provinces.

The first round of the draw includes the 32 clubs from Divisions Two and Three of the AIB League. The winners of these ties will then go forward to the second round to play the 16 clubs from Divisions 1A and 1B of the AIB League.

The first round of the competition will be played on the weekend 26/27 September and the second round will be played on the weekend 17/18 November.

Round three of the AIB Cup takes place on November 7/8, the Quarter finals on November 21/22 with the Semi Finals set for December 19/20.

Holders Ballynahinch have been drawn at home in the second round against Cork Constitution in a repeat of last season’s final.

AIB Cup First Round Draw

Match A: Sunday’s Well V Malone
Match B: Rainey Old Boys V Old Crescent
Match C: Navan V Instonians
Match D: Bective Rangers V Old Wesley
Match E: Midleton V UCD
Match F: Nenagh Ormond V Portadown
Match G: Co. Carlow V Queens
Match H: Clonakilty V Bruff
Match I: DLSP V Greystones
Match J: Highfield V Thomond
Match K: Terenure V Connemara
Match L: Lansdowne V Ards
Match M: Barnhall V Suttonians
Match N: Dublin University V Banbridge
Match O: Corinthians V Wanderers
Match P: Belfast Harlequins V Naas

AIB Cup Second Round Draw:

Match 1: St. Marys V Clonakilty/Bruff
Match 2: Young Munster V Terenure/Connemara
Match 3: UL Bohemians V Belfast Harlequins/Naas
Match 4: Dungannon V Co. Carlow/Queens
Match 5: Navan/Instonians V Garryowen
Match 6: Bective/Old Wesley V Ballymena
Match 7: Ballynahinch V Cork Constitution
Match 8: Lansdowne/Ards V Nenagh Ormond/Portadown
Match 9: Highfield/Thomond V Midleton/UCD
Match 10: Sunday’s Well/Malone V Blackrock
Match 11: Rainey OB/Old Crescent V Clontarf
Match 12: UCC V Corinthians/Wanderers
Match 13: Old Belvedere V DLSP/Greystones
Match 14: Galwegians V Dublin University/Banbridge
Match 15: Shannon V Buccaneers
Match 16: Dolphin V Barnhall/Suttonians

The winners from round two will be entered into further open draws for round three, the quarter finals and semi finals.

The final will be played on January 30th 2010. The draw for the AIB Junior Cup will be made at a later date.