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Draws Made For Women’s All Ireland Cup And All Ireland Junior Cup

23rd November 2021 By The Editor

Draws Made For Women’s All Ireland Cup And All Ireland Junior Cup

Ballincollig RFC will take on Wicklow in the quarter-final of the Women's All Ireland Cup

The draw has been confirmed for the quarter-finals of the 2021/22 Women’s All-Ireland Cup and the semi-finals of the All-Ireland Junior Cup.

The draw has been confirmed for the quarter-finals of the 2021/22 Women’s All-Ireland Cup and the semi-finals of the All-Ireland Junior Cup.

In the Women’s All-Ireland Cup, the Round of 16 game between Old Belvedere and UL Bohemian was postponed, leaving nine teams still in contention for the cup competition. Cooke await the winners of that encounter.

Blackrock College v Railway Union catches the eye as one of the ties of the round.

‘Rock knocked Railway out of the 2016 competition and went on to reach the final in 2017 and 2019. Railway Union lifted the trophy in 2018.

Galwegians came through a tough test against non-league opposition when they beat Kerry in Tralee at the weekend. They’ll face a similar challenge in the last eight with a trip to Belfast to take on Queen’s University.

Wicklow and Ballincollig were both non-league sides the last time this competition was played and showcased their development with wins against Co. Cavan and OLBC respectively. Their reward is a pairing together in the quarter-final brackets.

Games will be played on the weekend of January 8th, 2022, with fixture details to be confirmed.

The All-Ireland Plate will be contest by the four teams knocked out of the cup quarter-finals.

2021/22 Women’s All-Ireland Cup – Quarter-Finals

Wicklow v Ballincollig

Queen’s University v Galwegians

Railway Union v Blackrock College

Old Belvedere/UL Bohemian v Cooke

The All-Ireland Shield is for teams that lost in the Cup’s Round of 16. It commences with quarter-finals.

Kerry receive a bye first up and will visit the winners of Malone v Tipperary in the semi-finals. The team that loses the cup game between Old Belvedere and UL Bohemian also has a bye and will have home advantage against the winners of Co. Cavan v OLBC.

Quarter-final games will be played on the weekend of January 8th, 2022, with fixture details to be confirmed.

2021/22 Women’s All-Ireland Shield – Quarter-Finals

Co. Cavan v OLBC

BYE v Kerry

Malone v Tipperary

Old Belvedere/UL Bohemian v BYE

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The draw for the All-Ireland Junior Cup semi-finals has been made, with new champions set to be crowned in the New Year.

Clogher Valley will host Newcastle West, while Ballyclare have home advantage against Connemara in the last-four. Both games are down for decision on Saturday, December 18.

It will be just the second time in 16 years of competition that a Leinster club does not feature in the penultimate round.

The Connemara Blacks ousted current champions Kilfeacle & District, winning their quarter-final 17-11 in Clifden thanks to tries from David O’Reilly, John O’Brien and Fionn Heffernan.

Having won in Limerick and Galway during this season’s opening two rounds, Henry O’Toole’s westerners travel to Ballyclare for next month’s semi-final.

For their part, Ballyclare have yet to leave the province after a home victory over Gorey in the first round, while they were pushed all the way in an 18-17 quarter-final success at Enniskillen.

Newcastle West are on the road to Clogher for their semi-final showdown. Away status will be nothing new to the Limerick men after hard-earned triumphs at both Tuam and Mallow to secure their semi-final berth.

James Kelly and captain Alan O’Riordan were their try scorers as they overcame a resilient Mallow team. It was 21-15 in the end, with Charlie O’Doherty kicking 11 points.

Clogher Valley demonstrated their cup credentials with a win in Ashbourne in the first round, before accounting for 2020 runners-up Dromore on Saturday.

They are back at the Cran for their semi-final fixture as the only club left in this season’s competition to have contested a final themselves.

Players like captain Paul Armstrong, Kyle Cobane and David Sharkey are survivors from that 10-9 defeat to Enniscorthy in the 2014 decider. They were on the team sheet for Saturday’s 23-6 victory over Dromore, with the impressive Armstrong scoring 18 points.

All-Ireland Junior Cup Semi-Finals

Saturday, December 18 –

Clogher Valley v Newcastle West, the Cran, 2pm

Ballyclare v Connemara, the Cloughan, 2pm

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