Draws announced for All-Ireland Junior Cup…
September 5, 2013 12:00 am client
The draw for the 2013/2014 Ulster Bank All-Ireland Junior Cup was made yesterday in the IRFU offices on Lansdowne Road. The competition has been a showcase for some of the best Junior Rugby clubs in recent years and this season promises to be as good as ever….
The draw was made at the IRFU Domestic Game Committee meeting and with the caveat that teams from the same province cannot meet in the first round.
Last season’s beaten finalists Enniscorthy will be hoping to make up for their disappointment by claiming the trophy at the second time of asking. They kick off their campaign with a home tie against CIYMS.
Monivea, who reached the final in 2011 and 2012, will also have ambitions to finally get their hands on the coveted trophy but they face a difficult first round game against Portadown.
Wanderers, who will be hoping to bring All-Ireland Junior Cup rugby to the back pitch at Aviva Stadium for the first time, face a trip to Kerry to play Tralee.
The first round of matches take place on October 19th.
Ulster Bank All-Ireland Junior Cup – 1st Round Draw
Donaghadee v Dundalk
Skibereen v Ballina
Coolmine v Westport
Clogher Valley v Kanturk
Tralee v Wanderers
Monivea v Portadown
Enniscorthy v CIYMS
OLBC v Kilfeacle
2013 – Tullamore
2012 – Tullamore
2011 – Crosshaven
2010 – City of Derry
2009 – Tullamore
2008 – Navan
2007 – Seapoint
2006 – Rainey Old Boys