Banbridge’s fixtures for the new rugby season have been finalised this past week.
As usual the Ulster League kicks the season off with a home game against Malone. Action in All-Ireland League 2A will resume on September 28 at Cashel with Banbridge seeking to improve on last year’s third-placed finish.
Before all of that, though, the locals will warm up with a friendly away to Belfast Harlequins on August 24.
Meanwhile pre-season training contimues every Tuesday and Thursday on the pitch for 7pm. All new players are more than welcome to attend.
August: 24 - AWAY - Belfast Harlequins (friendly); 29 - HOME - Malone (Ulster League)
September: 4 - AWAY - Instonians (Ulster League); 18 - HOME - Ballynahinch (Ulster League); 21 - HOME - Armagh (Ulster League); 28 - AWAY - Cashel (AIL).
October: 5 - HOME - Queens (AIL); 12 - AWAY - Rainey (Ulster League); 26 - AWAY - Seapoint (AIL).
November: 2 - HOME - UCC (AIL); 23 - AWAY - Ballymena (AIL); 30 - HOME - Galwegians (AIL).
December: 7 - HOME -Rainey (AIL); 14 - HOME - Queens (Ulster League); 21 - AWAY - City of Derry (Ulster League); 28 - AWAY - Belfast Harlequins (Ulster League)
January: 11 - AWAY - Barnhall (AIL); 25 - HOME - City of Derry (AIL)
February: 1 - AWAY - Bruff (AIL); 6 - HOME - Dungannon (Ulster League); 15 - AWAY - Highfield (AIL); 22 - HOME - Ards (Ulster League).
March: 1 - HOME - Old Crescent (AIL); 8 - AWAY - Ballymena (Ulster League); 15 - AWAY - Bective Rangers (AIL); 22 - AWAY - Old Wesley (AIL); 12 - HOME - Naas (AIL)
- Ulster Rugby’s Centra Junior Camps, for boys and girls aged 6-12, will once again be played at Rifle Park, offering children the opportunity to try rugby for the first time or develop their existing skills in a fun and safe environment.
The Banbridge Camp will run from August 5-9.