Offaly teams in preparation following Towns Cup draw

It's Dublin and Kildare opposition for Edenderry and Tullamore

Offaly teams in preparation following Towns Cup draw

Tom Daly, Brendan O'Neill and Robert McDermott from Edenderry RFC, Offaly, pictured at the Towns Cup draw.

The 2018 Bank of Ireland Provincial Towns Cup 1st Round draw took place on Saturday afternoon at Bank of Ireland, Ballsbridge, with Leinster players Adam Byrne, Tom Daly and Offaly's own Peter Dooley on hand to pick the teams out of the hat.

The ties will be played on Sunday, January 21, and all games will kick-off at 2.30pm. Both Edenderry and Tullamore avoided last season's champions Tullow, but will face tough first round tests. 

The following teams have received byes to the 2nd Round: Ashbourne RFC, Longford RFC, Portarlington RFC.

Edenderry will once again face Clondalkin, the team that defeated them in the first round last season on a 26-23 scoreline, while Tullamore will face Athy. 

Bank of Ireland Provincial Towns Cup – 1st Round Draw

Clondalkin RFC v Edenderry RFC
Midland Warriors RFC v Enniscorthy RFC
Tullamore RFC 2nd XV v Athy RFC
Cill Dara RFC v Roscrea RFC
New Ross RFC v Arklow RFC
Wicklow RFC v Mullingar RFC
Dundalk RFC v North Kildare RFC
Wexford Wanderers RFC v Balbriggan RFC
Naas RFC 2nd XV v Tullow RFC
Portlaoise RFC v Navan RFC 2nd XV
Kilkenny RFC v Boyne RFC
Skerries RFC 2nd XV v Newbridge RFC
Gorey RFC v County Carlow RFC

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