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Hinch in seventh heaven in quest to add Towns' Cup to silverware collection


By Ronnie Ingram

Junior Cup holders Ballynahinch II won 45-15 against Donaghadee - who were reduced to 14 and then 13 players - in the RiverRock Towns' Cup.

Hinch scored seven tries through Aaron Ferris (2), Conor McPhilips (2), Conor Pyper, Stuart Evans and Rhys O'Donnell. Centre Justin Rea goaled five.

"Donaghadee have only been defeated once in their league and they gave us a difficult first half," stated manager Ian Dornan.

Donaghadee scored tries through Ryan Campbell and Adam Johnston. Mark Cooper had a conversion and a penalty.

Results: Ards 36 Omagh II 7, Ballymoney 35 Larne 13, Armagh II 47 Rainey II 17, Donaghadee 15 Ballynahinch II 45, Lisburn 21 Lurgan 24, Limavady 34 Banbridge II 26, Strabane 50 City of Derry II 0, Dungannon II v Ballymena II postponed. Byes: Coleraine, Enniskillen, Clogher Valley, Dromore, Randalstown, Carrickfergus, Ballyclare, Portadown

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