Both Longford Mens teams face trips to Wexford in the cup   22/01/2018

The draw for the 2018 Bank of Ireland Provincial Towns Cup was held in Naas RFC at 5pm last Sunday (January 21).

Longford were interested in how all the first round fixtures panned out having been one of three sides who received a bye. The draw threw up Enniscorthy, the Towns Cup champions in 2015, who won out over Midland Warriors at Mullingar RFC.  The matches will take place on Sunday February 11th.

Longford Development XV also face a trip to Wexford to face Gorey in the Provincial Seconds Towns Cup on Sunday February 4th (both 15:00 KO's)

Holders Tullow made it through to the 2nd Round of the 2018 Bank of Ireland Provincial Towns Cup after a hard-fought win over Naas RFC in Kildare. Their reward is a home tie against Wexford Wanderers who were convincing winners over Balbriggan in the opening round.

The 2016 Towns Cup champions, Wicklow, recorded a big win over Mullingar. They will face the winner of the postponed tie between Dundalk and North Kildare in the 2nd Round. New Ross, Gorey, Clondalkin and Cill Dara all booked their place in the 2nd Round draw with home wins.

The draw for the 2nd round of the Bank of Ireland Provincial Towns Cup are:

Wicklow v Dundalk or North Kildare

Ashbourne v Kilkenny or Boyne

Portlaoise or Navan v Skerries or Newbridge

Cill Dara v Portarlington

Gorey v Tullamore or Athy

Enniscorthy v Longford

Clondalkin v New Ross

Tullow v Wexford Wanderers

2nd round games to be played on Sunday 11th February at 3:00 pm.

Home ties are confirmed for Cill Dara, Enniscorthy, Clondalkin and Tullow while the remaining four home teams will be decided after the outcome of the five 1st round games which were postponed today. Those 1st round refixtures are as follows:

Sunday 28th January at 2:30 pm

Dundalk v North Kildare

Portlaoise v Navan

Skerries v North Kildare

Tullamore v Athy

Saturday 3rd February at 2:00 pm

Kilkenny v Boyne

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