This afternoon our first XV take on Banbridge RFC at Rifle Park in the Provincial Town’s Cup
The Ulster Provincial Towns Cup is a rugby union competition organized by the Ulster branch of the Irish Rugby Football Union.
It is confined to teams outside of Belfast. Since the resumption of play after World War II, where a town is represented by a senior club, their second team is the one that competes.
The Final is traditionally played on Easter Monday at Ravenhill / Kingspan.
The most successful club is Dungannon with 20 wins (19 outright wins and 1 shared win). The trophy is currently held by Ballyclare RFC.
The Club have a proud history in the Provincial Towns Cup.
Lurgan Rugby have won it on no fewer than on 6 occasions.
Additionally, they were beaten in four Provincial Towns Cup Finals.
Provincial Town’s Cup Winners
1922 Lurgan 6-0 Larne
1925 Lurgan 11-4 Larne
1926 Lurgan 17-8 Donaghadee
1952 Lurgan 11-3 Armagh
1955 Lurgan 3-0 Strabane
1958 Lurgan 11-3 Donaghadee
Provincial Town’s Cup Finalists
1928 Ballymena 3-0 Lurgan
1950 Dungannon 5-3 Lurgan
1956 Bangor 11-6 Lurgan
1959 Portadown 11-0 Lurgan
The Management Committee and all of our club members wish the first XV the best of luck for this afternoon.
May the winner be rugby.