Ballymena II XV did not let themselves down, they played good rugby and are a very good side. Ballynahinch II Xv where quite simply awesome, and thoroughly deserved the victory at Ballymacarn Park on Sat 11th December.
Ballymena arrived at 12 and within half an hour where running through their game plan on the training pitches. Professional and disciplined many of these players will surely progress to the ranks of the senior squad. Ballymena have a young squad running through the I & II XV and this must surely bode well for thier future.
Ballynahinch II are now in the final of the junior cup! Facing Armagh that promises to be one of the games of the season.
Throughout this game Hinch turned over ball, produced sustained attacks running through many phases, setting up the scoring opportunities and taking them. Intelligent play and superb skills produced some brilliant socres and very well executed pattern and rugby skills bringing victory.
A superb game to watch.
We managed to get 102 pictures on the link above. Below are videos – highlights from the game & interviews with Ballynahinch II XV Coach Charlie McAleese, Ballymena Coach Gareth Shaw comments on the AIL II XV competitions this season, referee David coaey comments on refereeing such an important game.