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# cork-con - Sunday 4 April, 2021

How the AIL's inaugural season created a superstar and the modern Munster
# The 42 Reads
# The 42 Reads

How the AIL's inaugural season created a superstar and the modern Munster

Apr 4th 2021, 9:26 AM 33,345 Views 24 Comments

Three decades on from Cork Con’s triumph in the first AIL, Garry Doyle reflects on the impact that season had on Irish rugby.

# cork-con - Sunday 23 August, 2020

'I play rugby because I love the game, not just because my brothers play'
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

'I play rugby because I love the game, not just because my brothers play'

Aug 23rd 2020, 8:00 AM 42,135 Views 2 Comments

20-year-old hooker Billy Scannell is heading into his second season with Biarritz in France.

# cork-con - Thursday 9 April, 2020

The former Munster centre now helping to fight Covid-19 as a doctor in Cork
# New Career
# New Career

The former Munster centre now helping to fight Covid-19 as a doctor in Cork

Apr 9th 2020, 7:30 PM 22,870 Views 9 Comments

Tom Gleeson had to retire from rugby in 2012 due to injury.

# cork-con - Sunday 5 April, 2020

McHenry making step up with Munster after benefiting from AIL exposure
# Prospects
# Prospects

McHenry making step up with Munster after benefiting from AIL exposure

Apr 5th 2020, 9:46 AM 10,116 Views 4 Comments

The 22-year-old centre has been excellent for Cork Con.

# cork-con - 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 7,627 Views 7 Comments

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

# cork-con - 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 8,886 Views 3 Comments

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

# cork-con - Saturday 1 February, 2020

'I'd look at Tadhg Beirne and think, 'There's someone I'd love to replicate''
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

'I'd look at Tadhg Beirne and think, 'There's someone I'd love to replicate''

Feb 1st 2020, 8:30 AM 12,232 Views 8 Comments

Former Munster scrum-half John Poland is now with the New England Free Jacks in the US.

# cork-con - 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 9,012 Views 2 Comments

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

# cork-con - 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 9,643 Views 2 Comments

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

# cork-con - Sunday 5 May, 2019

Cork Con seal second AIL title in three years with Aviva victory over Clontarf
# Conquering
# Conquering

Cork Con seal second AIL title in three years with Aviva victory over Clontarf

May 5th 2019, 6:13 PM 9,566 Views 16 Comments

Rob Jermyn was the star performer in an entertaining clash at Lansdowne Road.

Clontarf and Con set for mouthwatering AIL final shoot-out
# AIL Final
# AIL Final

Clontarf and Con set for mouthwatering AIL final shoot-out

May 5th 2019, 7:15 AM 4,933 Views 0 Comments

It’s a replay of the 2016 final, but who will be this year’s Joey Carbery?

# cork-con - Saturday 4 May, 2019

AIL top two set for battle as Cork Con and Clontarf meet in Division 1A final
# AIL
# AIL

AIL top two set for battle as Cork Con and Clontarf meet in Division 1A final

May 4th 2019, 2:06 PM 5,736 Views 2 Comments

We look ahead to tomorrow’s showpiece at the Aviva Stadium.

'With Con it’s like coming home': Solid foundations allow Cork club to change and grow
# Cork Con
# Cork Con

'With Con it’s like coming home': Solid foundations allow Cork club to change and grow

May 4th 2019, 7:45 AM 3,975 Views 1 Comment

Coach Paul Barr describes the ‘gamble’ the club took this season by tearing up the playbook.

# cork-con - Thursday 2 May, 2019

Cork Con bullish approaching AIL final with revamped style and 'Stockdale 2.0' in Sean French
# White Heat
# White Heat

Cork Con bullish approaching AIL final with revamped style and 'Stockdale 2.0' in Sean French

May 2nd 2019, 6:55 AM 6,273 Views 1 Comment

Entering their fourth consecutive final, the Cork club look in rude attacking health.

# cork-con - Saturday 20 April, 2019

'I'm not leaving this place until I win something. I need to win something'
# Munster Man
# Munster Man

'I'm not leaving this place until I win something. I need to win something'

Apr 20th 2019, 8:00 AM 38,347 Views 41 Comments

33-year-old Billy Holland has shown resilience over the course his lifelong love affair with Munster.

# cork-con - Sunday 14 April, 2019

Shannon suffer relegation to Division 1B after final day defeat to Cork Con
# AIL
# AIL

Shannon suffer relegation to Division 1B after final day defeat to Cork Con

Apr 14th 2019, 12:08 AM 11,351 Views 16 Comments

Meanwhile, Dublin University rounded off an unforgettable regular season with a 39-22 bonus-point triumph over Garryowen.

# cork-con - Friday 1 March, 2019

Table-toppers Cork Con look to bounce back against Garryowen, while Lansdowne welcome back Leinster duo
# AIL
# AIL

Table-toppers Cork Con look to bounce back against Garryowen, while Lansdowne welcome back Leinster duo

Mar 1st 2019, 4:25 PM 5,059 Views 2 Comments

Meanwhile, Clontarf face UCD at the Belfield Bowl.

# cork-con - Tuesday 22 January, 2019

Lineout steals and offloads - Billy Holland steps up as Munster's impact sub
# Unsung
# Unsung

Lineout steals and offloads - Billy Holland steps up as Munster's impact sub

Jan 22nd 2019, 6:30 AM 7,125 Views 9 Comments

The 33-year-old has been a consistent and reliable performer for Munster for years.

# cork-con - Saturday 1 December, 2018

Cork Con edge Clontarf in top-of-the-table clash and the rest of the day's AIL action
# AIL
# AIL

Cork Con edge Clontarf in top-of-the-table clash and the rest of the day's AIL action

Dec 1st 2018, 9:19 PM 9,404 Views 0 Comments

All the weekend’s results from Divisions 1 and 2.

# cork-con - Saturday 1 September, 2018

Cork Con man Quinlan takes pro rugby shot in the south of France
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

Cork Con man Quinlan takes pro rugby shot in the south of France

Sep 1st 2018, 7:15 AM 13,058 Views 3 Comments

The 23-year-old out-half has joined Fédérale 1 side Narbonne.

# cork-con - Saturday 9 December, 2017

Unbeaten Lansdowne top of the table at Christmas while Young Munster earn big win
# Round-Up
# Round-Up

Unbeaten Lansdowne top of the table at Christmas while Young Munster earn big win

Dec 9th 2017, 8:49 PM 7,511 Views 2 Comments

Reports from all five of this week’s AIL Division 1A fixtures in the Ulster Bank League.

# cork-con - Friday 22 September, 2017

Champs Con travel to in-form Terenure and all your UBL previews
# Clubbin'
# Clubbin'

Champs Con travel to in-form Terenure and all your UBL previews

Sep 22nd 2017, 4:11 PM 3,795 Views 1 Comment

Here’s what to expect in Division 1A and 1B of the UBL this weekend.

# cork-con - Sunday 7 May, 2017

Barnstorming Brian Hayes helps Cork Con take UBL title from Clontarf
# Winning Habit
# Winning Habit

Barnstorming Brian Hayes helps Cork Con take UBL title from Clontarf

May 7th 2017, 4:28 PM 11,380 Views 10 Comments

The reigning champions scored three tries, two with a man in the sin-bin, but the penalty count smothered their hopes.

Living a life immersed in fitness while edging Clontarf towards further club glory
# It's How Royce Rolls
# It's How Royce Rolls

Living a life immersed in fitness while edging Clontarf towards further club glory

May 7th 2017, 8:00 AM 6,511 Views 0 Comments

Clontarf’s Royce Burke-Flynn spoke to The42 about club rugby and splitting his day job between Crossfit and personal training.

Cork Con hungry for revenge over holders Clontarf in today's UBL final
# Repeat
# Repeat

Cork Con hungry for revenge over holders Clontarf in today's UBL final

May 7th 2017, 6:30 AM 2,316 Views 1 Comment

The Leesiders were beaten in last year’s decider at the Aviva Stadium.

# cork-con - Friday 5 May, 2017

'We were shocked he didn’t make it' - Ex-Munster man Quinlan shines for Con
# Fair Balls
# Fair Balls

'We were shocked he didn’t make it' - Ex-Munster man Quinlan shines for Con

May 5th 2017, 7:00 AM 14,489 Views 12 Comments

The 22-year-old out-half was part of the province’s academy for a year.

# cork-con - Monday 1 May, 2017

Carbery days long gone, so Tullamore man Joyce calmly takes the reins for 'Tarf
# Starter For 10
# Starter For 10

Carbery days long gone, so Tullamore man Joyce calmly takes the reins for 'Tarf

May 1st 2017, 2:30 PM 11,042 Views 0 Comments

The out-half suffered more painful blows than being left out of a starting line-up last year.

# cork-con - Sunday 30 April, 2017

'In pro rugby, you're in a bit of a bubble. It's nice to come out of it for a while'
# Grassroots
# Grassroots

'In pro rugby, you're in a bit of a bubble. It's nice to come out of it for a while'

Apr 30th 2017, 9:30 AM 13,601 Views 1 Comment

Jason Harris-Wright will look to help Clontarf to AIL glory before joining Pat Lam at Bristol.

# cork-con - Friday 11 November, 2016

'They’re off winning Grand Slams and you’re off in f***ing Rotherham'
# Debut
# Debut

'They’re off winning Grand Slams and you’re off in f***ing Rotherham'

Nov 11th 2016, 8:00 AM 49,378 Views 15 Comments

At the age of 31, Billy Holland will win his first Ireland cap against Canada tomorrow.

# cork-con - Friday 30 September, 2016

Lansdowne look for 3rd win on the trot, Cookies welcome 'Tarf and all your UBL previews
# Clubbing
# Clubbing

Lansdowne look for 3rd win on the trot, Cookies welcome 'Tarf and all your UBL previews

Sep 30th 2016, 11:11 AM 3,591 Views 7 Comments

Meanwhile, Shannon, Dolphin and UCC will hope to claim their first wins of the season in division 1b.

# cork-con - Saturday 30 July, 2016

From Munster to Nice: Scrum-half Foley excited by new French adventure
# Jouez
# Jouez

From Munster to Nice: Scrum-half Foley excited by new French adventure

Jul 30th 2016, 9:00 AM 12,916 Views 4 Comments

The 21-year-old Crosshaven man has signed for the Fédérale 2 club.

# cork-con - Thursday 23 June, 2016

Munster centre Daly destined for academy after World Championship final
# Cork Man
# Cork Man

Munster centre Daly destined for academy after World Championship final

Jun 23rd 2016, 11:12 AM 7,469 Views 0 Comments

The Cork Con midfielder has shone for Nigel Carolan’s side in Manchester.

# cork-con - Friday 13 May, 2016

Analysis: Clontarf and Cork Con show attacking quality of Irish club rugby
# AIL
# AIL

Analysis: Clontarf and Cork Con show attacking quality of Irish club rugby

May 13th 2016, 10:56 AM 10,611 Views 4 Comments

Last weekend’s clash at the Aviva Stadium was full of attacking excitment.

# cork-con - Sunday 8 May, 2016

Classy Carbery guides 'Tarf to UBL victory over Cork Con
# Going Gets 'tarf
# Going Gets 'tarf

Classy Carbery guides 'Tarf to UBL victory over Cork Con

May 8th 2016, 4:21 PM 9,764 Views 19 Comments

The Leinster academy out-half had a hand in everything the Dublin club did well at the Aviva Stadium.

# cork-con - Saturday 7 May, 2016

Clontarf look for second title in Ulster Bank League final against Cork Con
# Homegrown Heroes
# Homegrown Heroes

Clontarf look for second title in Ulster Bank League final against Cork Con

May 7th 2016, 7:00 AM 5,033 Views 4 Comments

Andy Wood’s men are back in the final against Brian Hickey’s side.

# cork-con - Thursday 5 May, 2016

Clontarf playmaker Carbery showing Leinster quality in Ulster Bank League
# Talent
# Talent

Clontarf playmaker Carbery showing Leinster quality in Ulster Bank League

May 5th 2016, 6:30 AM 9,880 Views 9 Comments

The 20-year-old is hoping for further playing opportunities under Leo Cullen next season.

# cork-con - Saturday 23 April, 2016

Cork Con power to late win to set up UBL final date with Clontarf
# Div 1 Semis
# Div 1 Semis

Cork Con power to late win to set up UBL final date with Clontarf

Apr 23rd 2016, 6:45 PM 8,956 Views 2 Comments

‘Tarf moved a step closer to claiming a second title in three years with victory over UCD.

# cork-con - Sunday 5 October, 2014

Terenure trounce Dolphin, Con win again and an epic derby in Connacht: Here's your UBL match reports
# Round-Up
# Round-Up

Terenure trounce Dolphin, Con win again and an epic derby in Connacht: Here's your UBL match reports

Oct 5th 2014, 1:07 PM 4,818 Views 2 Comments

All that and much more grassroots rugby besides.

# cork-con - Friday 29 August, 2014

Walsh banking on balance as Munster's attack moves in new direction
# Game Plan
# Game Plan

Walsh banking on balance as Munster's attack moves in new direction

Aug 29th 2014, 8:30 AM 5,187 Views 7 Comments

After two years of ‘Penneyball’, Brian Walsh is looking for more variety from the southern province.

# cork-con - Thursday 17 July, 2014

Ex-Munster fullback Scanlon stepping into leader's role at Rotherham
# Career Move
# Career Move

Ex-Munster fullback Scanlon stepping into leader's role at Rotherham

Jul 17th 2014, 7:30 AM 6,997 Views 8 Comments

The 25-year-old is excelling in the Championship, where he has five Irish teammates this season.

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