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Table-topping Clontarf host Munsters and the rest of the weekend's AIL previews
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# Previews

Table-topping Clontarf host Munsters and the rest of the weekend's AIL previews

Feb 18th 2022, 6:54 PM 6,166 Views 6 Comments

Dave Mervyn looks ahead to all of the weekend’s action in the Energia Men’s All-Ireland League.

Lansdowne call on Leinster stars plus the rest of this weekend's AIL previews
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Lansdowne call on Leinster stars plus the rest of this weekend's AIL previews

Jan 14th 2022, 7:53 PM 9,855 Views 1 Comment

Dave Mervyn looks ahead to the latest round of fixtures.

# club-rugby - Last year 2021

Derbies in Dublin, Cork and Limerick plus the rest of this weekend's AIL previews
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# Club Rugby

Derbies in Dublin, Cork and Limerick plus the rest of this weekend's AIL previews

Dec 3rd 2021, 5:34 PM 4,747 Views 0 Comments

Dave Mervyn looks ahead to the latest round of fixtures.

'Innocent days and the craic was mighty': Celebrating 30 years of the All-Ireland League
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# Energia AIL

'Innocent days and the craic was mighty': Celebrating 30 years of the All-Ireland League

Nov 18th 2021, 4:11 PM 5,102 Views 0 Comments

Cork Constitution’s John O’Mahony, father of Munster captain Peter, features in a new documentary produced by the AIL’s title sponsors, Energia.

Lansdowne host Young Munster at the Aviva Stadium and this weekend's AIL previews
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# Club Rugby

Lansdowne host Young Munster at the Aviva Stadium and this weekend's AIL previews

Oct 29th 2021, 6:12 PM 5,247 Views 3 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 23rd 2021, 8:30 AM 22,529 Views 3 Comments

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

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

Oct 8th 2021, 5:50 PM 6,451 Views 3 Comments

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

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

The AIL is finally back after a long, long wait

Sep 30th 2021, 8:00 PM 6,274 Views 2 Comments

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

'It's not 15 guys who will get us to the AIL, it's going to be 100'
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# 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 13,291 Views 3 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 17th 2021, 7:30 PM 12,002 Views 12 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 19th 2021, 8:00 AM 10,820 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.

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IRFU suspend club competition across four provinces

IRFU suspend club competition across four provinces

Oct 15th 2020, 4:22 PM 9,736 Views 3 Comments

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

'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 42,058 Views 29 Comments

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

Cashel shock Shannon as new provincial Community Series kicks-off
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Cashel shock Shannon as new provincial Community Series kicks-off

Sep 28th 2020, 12:10 AM 11,078 Views 3 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 26th 2020, 7:00 AM 30,823 Views 10 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 24th 2020, 7:00 PM 9,024 Views 4 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 9th 2020, 4:44 PM 3,913 Views 4 Comments

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

Covid-19 safety officer among IRFU recommendations in return to club rugby roadmap
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# Movement

Covid-19 safety officer among IRFU recommendations in return to club rugby roadmap

Jun 1st 2020, 1:22 PM 4,192 Views 0 Comments

There are four stages on the roadmap.

Carbery's club, Athy RFC, won't be shutting down after securing insurance
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# Grassroots

Carbery's club, Athy RFC, won't be shutting down after securing insurance

Updated Dec 6th 2019, 2:50 PM 14,732 Views 26 Comments

The Kildare-based club had faced possible closure next week.

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

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

Oct 18th 2019, 7:20 PM 4,685 Views 5 Comments

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

Munster derby the headline act on opening weekend of All-Ireland League season
# AIL Preview
# AIL Preview

Munster derby the headline act on opening weekend of All-Ireland League season

Oct 4th 2019, 5:37 PM 7,021 Views 11 Comments

The 2019/20 Energia All-Ireland League gets underway this weekend.

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

Prolific former Ireland U20 wing Sullivan earns trial with Connacht

Aug 1st 2019, 6:39 PM 12,116 Views 3 Comments

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

AIL players link up with Leinster as Cullen boosts pre-season squad
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AIL players link up with Leinster as Cullen boosts pre-season squad

Jul 18th 2019, 2:44 PM 12,018 Views 5 Comments

Tony Ryan, Rowan Osborne and David Aspil have been training with Leo Cullen’s squad.

Cronin brothers star as Garryowen power to Bateman Cup glory
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Cronin brothers star as Garryowen power to Bateman Cup glory

Apr 20th 2019, 3:53 PM 8,804 Views 0 Comments

Ireland U20 out-half Ben Healy kicked 13 points as the Limerick side defeated City of Armagh.

Key clashes at the top and bottom as AIL season enters final weekend
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# Domestic Matters

Key clashes at the top and bottom as AIL season enters final weekend

Apr 12th 2019, 5:01 PM 4,482 Views 6 Comments

Here is what on the line in Division 1A this weekend.

Relegation-threatened Limerick clubs set for crucial Friday night derby
# AIL Preview
# AIL Preview

Relegation-threatened Limerick clubs set for crucial Friday night derby

Apr 5th 2019, 4:23 PM 7,284 Views 3 Comments

Another big weekend of AIL action kicks off with the clash of Young Munster and Shannon at Tom Clifford Park.

Six-try Railway halt Blackrock's winning run, Maz' attack earns bonus point for Belvo
# Women's Rugby
# Women's Rugby

Six-try Railway halt Blackrock's winning run, Maz' attack earns bonus point for Belvo

Feb 24th 2019, 9:35 PM 6,242 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what you may have missed in the 12th round of women’s AIL fixtures this weekend.

Cork Con's Kenneally named as Ireland Club team captain for Scotland test
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# Club Scene

Cork Con's Kenneally named as Ireland Club team captain for Scotland test

Jan 29th 2019, 1:27 PM 6,356 Views 5 Comments

Head coach Morgan Lennon has named his team for Friday’s series opener in Edinburgh.

Garryowen looking to keep good form up for visit of UCC and this weekend's AIL previews
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# Club Rugby

Garryowen looking to keep good form up for visit of UCC and this weekend's AIL previews

Updated Jan 18th 2019, 7:36 PM 5,578 Views 3 Comments

There are 10 matches between Division 1A and 1B as league action returns on Saturday.

Garryowen dump Bateman Cup holders Lansdowne out in dramatic fashion
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Garryowen dump Bateman Cup holders Lansdowne out in dramatic fashion

Jan 12th 2019, 6:41 PM 7,726 Views 0 Comments

Liam Cronin was the hero as the Limerick club booked their place in the decider against City of Armagh.

All-Ireland Cup semi-finals take centre stage this weekend
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All-Ireland Cup semi-finals take centre stage this weekend

Jan 11th 2019, 12:43 PM 4,855 Views 0 Comments

Lansdowne are bound for Dooradoyle to meet top-flight rivals Garryowen, while City of Armagh face fellow Division 1B side Buccaneers.

Dublin derby for champions Lansdowne and this weekend's AIL previews
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Dublin derby for champions Lansdowne and this weekend's AIL previews

Dec 14th 2018, 4:19 PM 5,790 Views 1 Comment

Division 1A leaders Cork Constitution are away to Terenure College on Saturday.

Tight at the top! Old Belvedere complete back-to-back wins over AIL leaders
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Tight at the top! Old Belvedere complete back-to-back wins over AIL leaders

Dec 9th 2018, 7:18 PM 4,140 Views 0 Comments

Blackrock also recorded a big win in the Women’s AIL this weekend.

Recent Leinster debutants set for return to AIL club action over the weekend
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# Domestic Matters

Recent Leinster debutants set for return to AIL club action over the weekend

Dec 7th 2018, 5:39 PM 8,869 Views 3 Comments

Patrick Patterson and Jack Kelly among a host of provincial players due to line out in club colours.

Clontarf and Cork Con continue their All-Ireland League winning streaks
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Clontarf and Cork Con continue their All-Ireland League winning streaks

Nov 24th 2018, 9:48 PM 6,574 Views 3 Comments

Here are the weekend’s results from Division 1A and 1B.

Limerick derby the highlight fixture of the All-Ireland League weekend
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Limerick derby the highlight fixture of the All-Ireland League weekend

Nov 23rd 2018, 5:08 PM 5,444 Views 0 Comments

There are a number of interesting ties in Division 1A on Friday and Saturday.

Clontarf stay top as Shannon, Lansdowne and Dublin University record big wins
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# Ail Wrap

Clontarf stay top as Shannon, Lansdowne and Dublin University record big wins

Nov 4th 2018, 6:00 AM 5,509 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what happened in the AIL this weekend.

Clontarf head to Shannon for first time in 6 years and all your AIL 1A previews
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# Clubbing

Clontarf head to Shannon for first time in 6 years and all your AIL 1A previews

Oct 26th 2018, 8:13 PM 3,892 Views 0 Comments

Kick off your long weekend with some hard-fought AIL action.

'We felt it was a really strong case to align the professional and the club game'
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# AIL

'We felt it was a really strong case to align the professional and the club game'

Oct 25th 2018, 4:30 PM 6,132 Views 4 Comments

The IRFU had hoped to restructure the All-Ireland League into two top divisions.

AIL season takes shape as IRFU unveil men and women's fixture list
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AIL season takes shape as IRFU unveil men and women's fixture list

Jul 31st 2018, 12:03 PM 4,603 Views 0 Comments

The new club season will get under way on 28 September with the men’s division 1 kicking off a week later.

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