Ballymena

Ballymena

Updated on 09/11/2019


The club fields 5 adult teams and an under-20 team. In youth rugby there are under-18, under-16 and under-14 teams. Trail Blazers In 1970, Ballymena blazed a trail in Irish rugby by appointing a principal coach, adopting a squad system and setting up a club coaching scheme, and the stage was set for the golden decade that was to follow, during which Ballymena were arguably the foremost club in Ulster and Ireland. They contributed many players to the Ulster Provincial side and to the Irish International team during this period, which came to a climax in 1980 with a major Club tour to Canada.