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Wicklow's spirited recovery continues with win in battle of promoted clubs as Railway Union run riot
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Wicklow's spirited recovery continues with win in battle of promoted clubs as Railway Union run riot

Nov 7th 2021, 3:19 PM 3,813 Views 0 Comments

Ireland-capped centre Nikki Caughey scored two tries and kicked 12 points for Railway, and sits top of the scoring charts.

Lansdowne host Young Munster at the Aviva Stadium and this weekend's AIL previews
# Club Rugby
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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 5,165 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'
# Pride Of Skerries
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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 21,971 Views 3 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 18th 2021, 7:00 AM 8,927 Views 4 Comments

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

Cusack's kicking key as Young Munster survive flurry of yellow cards to hand champs Cork Con another defeat
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# 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 7,109 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 9th 2021, 10:00 AM 12,664 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 8th 2021, 5:50 PM 6,363 Views 3 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 7th 2021, 1:36 PM 1,775 Views 0 Comments

The latest episode of The42 Rugby Weekly is out now.

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

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

Oct 2nd 2021, 7:43 PM 8,366 Views 3 Comments

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

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

The AIL is finally back after a long, long wait

Sep 30th 2021, 8:00 PM 6,186 Views 2 Comments

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

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

Sep 23rd 2021, 8:00 PM 5,313 Views 0 Comments

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

'It's not 15 guys who will get us to the AIL, it's going to be 100'
# Grassroots
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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 12,847 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'
# Domestic
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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 11,881 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 10,742 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

Oct 15th 2020, 4:22 PM 9,702 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
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# 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 41,756 Views 30 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
# Club Rugby
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# Club Rugby

Cashel shock Shannon as new provincial Community Series kicks-off

Sep 28th 2020, 12:10 AM 11,025 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 30,643 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'
# Community
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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 8,974 Views 4 Comments

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

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

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

Aug 27th 2020, 8:54 AM 8,731 Views 3 Comments

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

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 3,863 Views 4 Comments

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

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

Modified club rugby season to kick off in September

Jun 11th 2020, 1:17 PM 5,809 Views 2 Comments

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

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

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

Updated May 16th 2020, 12:20 PM 32,465 Views 27 Comments

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

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

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

May 9th 2020, 10:17 AM 6,907 Views 2 Comments

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

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

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

Apr 29th 2020, 1:46 PM 7,757 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Apr 27th 2020, 11:50 AM 12,542 Views 3 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 31st 2020, 3:31 PM 7,659 Views 7 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 21st 2020, 8:45 AM 18,434 Views 5 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 29th 2020, 11:09 PM 8,930 Views 3 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 8th 2020, 8:30 AM 7,025 Views 0 Comments

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

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

AIL influence serves Ireland U20s well as McNamara looks for more

Feb 3rd 2020, 6:45 AM 6,043 Views 2 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 13th 2019, 7:00 AM 8,320 Views 10 Comments

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

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

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

Nov 15th 2019, 7:49 PM 6,965 Views 2 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 19th 2019, 8:23 PM 7,172 Views 6 Comments

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

Friday night Dublin derby tops the bill in this weekend's All-Ireland League action
# AIL Preview
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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 4,642 Views 5 Comments

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

Reigning champions Cork Con edge Munster derby and new boys run Terenure close as AIL kicks off in style
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# 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 9,074 Views 2 Comments

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

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