Preview: Provincial Towns Seconds Cup Final
April 17, 2015 12:00 am client
Enniscorthy meet Tullow in the Bank of Ireland Provincial Towns 2nds Cup Final at Co Carlow Football Club’s grounds in Oak Park on Saturday 18th April at 6:00 pm…
THE 47th PROVINCIAL TOWNS 2nd XV CUP FINAL 2015
ENNISCORTHY V TULLOW
Venue – CO. CARLOW RUGBY CLUB – OAK PARK
Saturday, 18th April, Kick-Off 6pm.
The Provincial Towns 2nd XV Cup was first staged in 1969 when Arklow were the inaugural winners. To date the Cup has been won by 23 clubs with the leader board headed by Kilkenny with
7 victories. This year’s Final features Enniscorthy and Tullow, two rival clubs from the South East Area.
TULLOW won the Cup in 1976 (beating Cavan) and were beaten finalists in 2007 (to Portlaoise) and in 2012 (to Newbridge). This year’s Cup campaign consisted of wins over Wicklow (13-6), Athboy (31-16) and a semi-final victory over Kilkenny (20-6).
ENNISCORTHY have appeared in the Cup final on 2 previous occasions with victories in 1988 (over North Kildare) and 1994 (over Carlow). The path to this year’s final saw Enniscorthy defeat Clane (11-10), draw with Dundalk (19-19) before winning the replay (35-8) and a semi-final victory over Clondalkin (27-20). Enniscorthy will be attempting to bring off the Cup Double as their first XV Team are also finalists in the Provincial Towns Cup against Kilkenny, a game that will be played in Cill Dara Rugby Club on Sunday 26th April.