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# ail - Yesterday’s News

'It was clear from early doors that he would be the standout player'
# Pride Of Skerries
# Pride Of Skerries

'It was clear from early doors that he would be the standout player'

21 hours ago 17,275 Views 3 Comments

Ireland call-up Ciarán Frawley was part of a talented Skerries team before advancing into pro rugby.

# ail - Monday 18 October, 2021

Leinster will look to 'A' games and AIL during 'different' international window
# Spreading The Load
# Spreading The Load

Leinster will look to 'A' games and AIL during 'different' international window

Mon 7:00 AM 8,888 Views 4 Comments

The United Rugby Championship will break for a month following this weekend’s fixtures.

# ail - Sunday 10 October, 2021

Cusack's kicking key as Young Munster survive flurry of yellow cards to hand champs Cork Con another defeat
# AIL
# AIL

Cusack's kicking key as Young Munster survive flurry of yellow cards to hand champs Cork Con another defeat

Oct 10th 2021, 10:34 AM 7,060 Views 0 Comments

Garryowen, meanwhile, pushed a point clear at the top of the table.

# ail - Saturday 9 October, 2021

'We have a perfect storm... The game is changing and we need to change with it'
# Foundation
# Foundation

'We have a perfect storm... The game is changing and we need to change with it'

Oct 9th 2021, 10:00 AM 12,615 Views 0 Comments

As Irish women’s rugby rebuilds, the AIL and inter-pros will play a key role.

# ail - Friday 8 October, 2021

Munster derby for defending champions Cork Con and the rest of this weekend's AIL previews
# Club Rugby
# Club Rugby

Munster derby for defending champions Cork Con and the rest of this weekend's AIL previews

Oct 8th 2021, 5:50 PM 6,342 Views 3 Comments

Dave Mervyn looks ahead to all the action from the men’s Division 1A and 1B.

# ail - Thursday 7 October, 2021

Rugby Weekly: Connacht silence Jake, Leinster's blip, hail the AIL
# Podcast
# Podcast

Rugby Weekly: Connacht silence Jake, Leinster's blip, hail the AIL

Oct 7th 2021, 1:36 PM 1,765 Views 0 Comments

The latest episode of The42 Rugby Weekly is out now.

# ail - Saturday 2 October, 2021

Kiernan comes back to haunt boyhood club in dramatic Lansdowne win over Cork Con
# Wrap
# Wrap

Kiernan comes back to haunt boyhood club in dramatic Lansdowne win over Cork Con

Oct 2nd 2021, 7:43 PM 8,326 Views 3 Comments

Lansdowne launched their Energia Men’s All-Ireland League campaign with a 16-11 win.

# ail - Thursday 30 September, 2021

The AIL is finally back after a long, long wait
# Club Rugby
# Club Rugby

The AIL is finally back after a long, long wait

Sep 30th 2021, 8:00 PM 6,141 Views 1 Comment

Cork Con will be aiming to pick up where they left off in Division 1A.

# ail - Thursday 23 September, 2021

'We're a high-performing team - we like challenges and we like to be pushed'
# AIL
# AIL

'We're a high-performing team - we like challenges and we like to be pushed'

Sep 23rd 2021, 8:00 PM 5,294 Views 0 Comments

Railway Union are bidding for another title as the Women’s AIL kicks off this weekend.

# ail - Sunday 27 June, 2021

'It's not 15 guys who will get us to the AIL, it's going to be 100'
# Grassroots
# Grassroots

'It's not 15 guys who will get us to the AIL, it's going to be 100'

Jun 27th 2021, 6:30 AM 12,768 Views 3 Comments

Junior club Coolmine RFC have big plans to achieve senior status by 2025.

# ail - Thursday 17 June, 2021

'I would love to see young and experienced players go back into a boosted AIL'
# Domestic
# Domestic

'I would love to see young and experienced players go back into a boosted AIL'

Jun 17th 2021, 7:30 PM 11,870 Views 12 Comments

The latest episode of The42 Rugby Weekly included discussion of domestic rugby’s place in the pyramid.

# ail - Friday 19 February, 2021

The Unnatural: Ireland's rugby clubs feel the pinch and look to brighter days ahead
# The42 Reads
# The42 Reads

The Unnatural: Ireland's rugby clubs feel the pinch and look to brighter days ahead

Feb 19th 2021, 8:00 AM 10,730 Views 4 Comments

Gates chained, finances drained, but rugby clubs across the island are sitting tight for whatever a return to sport will look like.

# ail - Thursday 15 October, 2020

IRFU suspend club competition across four provinces

IRFU suspend club competition across four provinces

Oct 15th 2020, 4:22 PM 9,698 Views 3 Comments

Rising Covid-19 numbers have brought a return to tightened restrictions for contact sport.

# ail - Saturday 3 October, 2020

'A top-level AIL game is a better product than your run-of-the-mill Pro14 game'
# The Club Scene
# The Club Scene

'A top-level AIL game is a better product than your run-of-the-mill Pro14 game'

Updated Oct 3rd 2020, 12:28 PM 41,716 Views 30 Comments

The Club Scene Podcast has picked up a loyal and engaged following since its launch in 2018.

# ail - Monday 28 September, 2020

Cashel shock Shannon as new provincial Community Series kicks-off
# Club Rugby
# Club Rugby

Cashel shock Shannon as new provincial Community Series kicks-off

Sep 28th 2020, 12:10 AM 11,019 Views 3 Comments

Elsewhere, Craig Ronaldson enjoyed a try-scoring debut for Naas as they toppled Terenure 19-12.

# ail - Saturday 26 September, 2020

The Luxembourg international joining the AIL after a year with Stade Français
# Bienvenue
# Bienvenue

The Luxembourg international joining the AIL after a year with Stade Français

Sep 26th 2020, 7:00 AM 30,621 Views 10 Comments

20-year-old Tony Drennan has signed with Queen’s University and still has professional rugby ambitions.

# ail - Thursday 24 September, 2020

'The club game is absolutely the foundation on which the pro game is built'
# Community
# Community

'The club game is absolutely the foundation on which the pro game is built'

Sep 24th 2020, 7:00 PM 8,970 Views 4 Comments

The new provincial Energia Community Series kicks off around the country this weekend.

# ail - Thursday 27 August, 2020

Italy international McKinley joins coaching team at AIL club Rainey Old Boys
# Rugby Brain
# Rugby Brain

Italy international McKinley joins coaching team at AIL club Rainey Old Boys

Aug 27th 2020, 8:54 AM 8,720 Views 3 Comments

The 30-year-old left Italian club Benetton over the summer.

# ail - Thursday 9 July, 2020

IRFU confirms shortened All-Ireland League will start in January 2021
# Plans
# Plans

IRFU confirms shortened All-Ireland League will start in January 2021

Jul 9th 2020, 4:44 PM 3,856 Views 4 Comments

The first half of the season will involve a new provincial Community Series.

# ail - Thursday 11 June, 2020

Modified club rugby season to kick off in September
# Competition Stage
# Competition Stage

Modified club rugby season to kick off in September

Jun 11th 2020, 1:17 PM 5,805 Views 2 Comments

‘A specific date will not be issued until further clarity is available and will remain subject to change.’

# ail - Saturday 16 May, 2020

'From the kick-off, they decided to start a schemozzle. That suited us'
# AIL Legends
# AIL Legends

'From the kick-off, they decided to start a schemozzle. That suited us'

Updated May 16th 2020, 12:20 PM 32,248 Views 27 Comments

Ger Earls was a key part of Young Munster’s AIL success in 1993 after joining from Thomond.

# ail - Saturday 9 May, 2020

Cork Con and Blackrock stars land the top gongs as AIL award winners announced
# Domestic Rugby
# Domestic Rugby

Cork Con and Blackrock stars land the top gongs as AIL award winners announced

May 9th 2020, 10:17 AM 6,903 Views 2 Comments

Brian Hayes and Hannah O’Connor took the Player of the Year awards.

# ail - Wednesday 29 April, 2020

U20s star Jack Crowley's score among nominations for AIL try of the season
# Stunning Rugby
# Stunning Rugby

U20s star Jack Crowley's score among nominations for AIL try of the season

Apr 29th 2020, 1:46 PM 7,750 Views 0 Comments

There were some stunning efforts on the men’s and women’s leagues this season.

# ail - Monday 27 April, 2020

Getting FAI and IFA on board the next step as All-Island League format is unveiled
# AIL
# AIL

Getting FAI and IFA on board the next step as All-Island League format is unveiled

Apr 27th 2020, 12:20 PM 5,291 Views 2 Comments

A cross-border, ‘split season’ is favoured by clubs.

Ex-Munster lock Hayes finishes joint-top try scorer in AIL's Division 1A
# Prolific
# Prolific

Ex-Munster lock Hayes finishes joint-top try scorer in AIL's Division 1A

Apr 27th 2020, 11:50 AM 12,540 Views 3 Comments

Clontarf’s Sean Kearns was top points scorer after his return from Australia.

# ail - Tuesday 31 March, 2020

'They can look back with pride... their effort wasn't null and void'
# Unbeaten
# Unbeaten

'They can look back with pride... their effort wasn't null and void'

Mar 31st 2020, 3:31 PM 7,655 Views 7 Comments

Defending champions Cork Con ended an unbeaten season with 14 wins from 14 in the AIL.

# ail - Tuesday 24 March, 2020

IRFU make €500,000 available to clubs in light of coronavirus disruption
# Support
# Support

IRFU make €500,000 available to clubs in light of coronavirus disruption

Mar 24th 2020, 7:18 PM 3,874 Views 29 Comments

The union also confirmed they will put in place a moratorium on all club loan repayments for four months.

# ail - Saturday 21 March, 2020

'I learned in Munster and Toulon that it's all about attitude and culture'
# AIL
# AIL

'I learned in Munster and Toulon that it's all about attitude and culture'

Mar 21st 2020, 8:45 AM 18,401 Views 5 Comments

Former professional prop Tim Ryan has overseen Highfield RFC’s rise in the AIL in recent years.

# ail - Sunday 1 March, 2020

Railway Union close gap on UL Bohemians with resounding 62-0 win
# AIL
# AIL

Railway Union close gap on UL Bohemians with resounding 62-0 win

Mar 1st 2020, 6:03 PM 3,264 Views 0 Comments

We review the latest action from the Energia Women’s All-Ireland League.

# ail - Saturday 29 February, 2020

Table-toppers Cork Con whitewash Dublin University as Young Munster win Limerick derby
# Wrap
# Wrap

Table-toppers Cork Con whitewash Dublin University as Young Munster win Limerick derby

Feb 29th 2020, 11:09 PM 8,920 Views 3 Comments

Elsewhere, UCD edged out Clontarf as Storm Jorge made its presence felt around the AIL.

# ail - Friday 21 February, 2020

Must-win clash at the bottom among highlights of AIL weekend
# AIL
# AIL

Must-win clash at the bottom among highlights of AIL weekend

Feb 21st 2020, 6:11 PM 6,818 Views 0 Comments

Elsewhere, table-toppers Cork Con face UCC.

# ail - Saturday 8 February, 2020

Ireland Club XV retain Dalriada Cup for the first time since 2012
# AIL
# AIL

Ireland Club XV retain Dalriada Cup for the first time since 2012

Feb 8th 2020, 8:30 AM 7,022 Views 0 Comments

Colm Hogan, Michael Melia, and Sam Coghlan Murray scored tries in Donnybrook.

# ail - Monday 3 February, 2020

AIL influence serves Ireland U20s well as McNamara looks for more
# U20 RUGBY
# U20 RUGBY

AIL influence serves Ireland U20s well as McNamara looks for more

Feb 3rd 2020, 6:45 AM 6,041 Views 2 Comments

“Without it, the 20s would be in serious strife”

# ail - Friday 13 December, 2019

'That's the part of rugby that people don't see' - Cronin fit again with Munster
# Tough Times
# Tough Times

'That's the part of rugby that people don't see' - Cronin fit again with Munster

Dec 13th 2019, 7:00 AM 8,315 Views 10 Comments

The Highfield RFC man struggled with injury last season but is relishing being back in the red jersey.

# ail - Friday 15 November, 2019

Cork and Dublin derbies to shape the top of the table in Division 1A
# AIL Preview
# AIL Preview

Cork and Dublin derbies to shape the top of the table in Division 1A

Nov 15th 2019, 7:49 PM 6,952 Views 2 Comments

It’s fourth versus first on Leeside and third versus second in the capital this weekend.

# ail - Saturday 19 October, 2019

Two tries from Poland help UCC stay top of the table, while Cork Con outgun Lansdowne
# Roundup
# Roundup

Two tries from Poland help UCC stay top of the table, while Cork Con outgun Lansdowne

Oct 19th 2019, 8:23 PM 7,165 Views 6 Comments

Catch up on all of Saturday’s action from the All-Ireland League.

# ail - Friday 18 October, 2019

Friday night Dublin derby tops the bill in this weekend's All-Ireland League action
# AIL Preview
# AIL Preview

Friday night Dublin derby tops the bill in this weekend's All-Ireland League action

Oct 18th 2019, 7:20 PM 4,639 Views 5 Comments

Your Division 1A and 1B previews are right here.

# ail - Saturday 5 October, 2019

Reigning champions Cork Con edge Munster derby and new boys run Terenure close as AIL kicks off in style
# We Go Again
# We Go Again

Reigning champions Cork Con edge Munster derby and new boys run Terenure close as AIL kicks off in style

Oct 5th 2019, 9:11 PM 9,062 Views 2 Comments

Elsewhere, Lansdowne beat UCD as the 2019/20 Energia All-Ireland League got underway this weekend.

# ail - Thursday 19 September, 2019

Cork Con lock Mintern determined to test himself in professional rugby
# Domestic Rugby
# Domestic Rugby

Cork Con lock Mintern determined to test himself in professional rugby

Sep 19th 2019, 9:35 AM 9,651 Views 2 Comments

The former Ireland U20 will complete his studies at CIT next year and then see how far rugby can take him.

# ail - Thursday 1 August, 2019

Prolific former Ireland U20 wing Sullivan earns trial with Connacht
# AIL
# AIL

Prolific former Ireland U20 wing Sullivan earns trial with Connacht

Aug 1st 2019, 6:39 PM 12,041 Views 3 Comments

The 21-year-old scored 15 tries for Lansdowne in Division 1A of the AIL last season.

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