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'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 12,496 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 11,817 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 10,697 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 9,691 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 41,662 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
# Club Rugby
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# Club Rugby

Cashel shock Shannon as new provincial Community Series kicks-off

Sep 28th 2020, 12:10 AM 11,004 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
# Bienvenue
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# Bienvenue

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

Sep 26th 2020, 7:00 AM 30,586 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 8,967 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 8,701 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
# Plans
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# Plans

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

Jul 9th 2020, 4:44 PM 3,832 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
# Competition Stage
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# Competition Stage

Modified club rugby season to kick off in September

Jun 11th 2020, 1:17 PM 5,797 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 31,869 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 6,896 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 7,741 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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# AIL

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

Apr 27th 2020, 12:20 PM 5,273 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 12,528 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'
# Unbeaten
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# Unbeaten

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

Mar 31st 2020, 3:31 PM 7,636 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
# Support
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# Support

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

Mar 24th 2020, 7:18 PM 3,873 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'
# AIL
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# AIL

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

Mar 21st 2020, 8:45 AM 18,321 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
# AIL
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# AIL

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

Mar 1st 2020, 6:03 PM 3,256 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
# Wrap
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# Wrap

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

Feb 29th 2020, 11:09 PM 8,893 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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# AIL

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

Feb 21st 2020, 6:11 PM 6,811 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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# AIL

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

Feb 8th 2020, 8:30 AM 7,019 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
# U20 RUGBY
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# U20 RUGBY

AIL influence serves Ireland U20s well as McNamara looks for more

Feb 3rd 2020, 6:45 AM 6,037 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
# Tough Times
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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 8,310 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
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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 6,941 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 7,143 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 4,637 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
# We Go Again
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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 9,020 Views 2 Comments

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

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

Cork Con lock Mintern determined to test himself in professional rugby

Sep 19th 2019, 9:35 AM 9,644 Views 2 Comments

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

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

Prolific former Ireland U20 wing Sullivan earns trial with Connacht

Aug 1st 2019, 6:39 PM 12,037 Views 3 Comments

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

Friday nights and double-headers feature strongly in next season's AIL fixture list
# Domestic Matters
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# Domestic Matters

Friday nights and double-headers feature strongly in next season's AIL fixture list

Jul 22nd 2019, 5:03 PM 5,439 Views 0 Comments

The new campaign gets underway on 4 October.

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

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

Jul 18th 2019, 2:44 PM 11,857 Views 5 Comments

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

Two November Tests and extended inter-pros in Ireland Women's 13-month plan
# World Cup Target
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# World Cup Target

Two November Tests and extended inter-pros in Ireland Women's 13-month plan

Jul 16th 2019, 5:27 PM 3,448 Views 7 Comments

The plan aims to have Ireland in ideal shape for the World Cup Qualifiers in September 2020.

'People need to leave their egos behind and actually say this is a competition that has a place'
# Problem Child
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# Problem Child

'People need to leave their egos behind and actually say this is a competition that has a place'

May 10th 2019, 6:07 PM 12,567 Views 19 Comments

AIL rugby is too entertaining to be sold so short.

Flavin, Breen and Taylor among big winners at AIL awards
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# Club Scene

Flavin, Breen and Taylor among big winners at AIL awards

May 7th 2019, 8:45 PM 4,588 Views 0 Comments

The votes for the try of the season were also tallied for this evening’s awards at the Aviva..

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

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

May 4th 2019, 2:06 PM 5,738 Views 2 Comments

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

With Connacht calling, Lloyd is intent on balancing rugby with medicine
# On Call
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# On Call

With Connacht calling, Lloyd is intent on balancing rugby with medicine

May 3rd 2019, 6:15 AM 7,706 Views 4 Comments

The scrum-half took a year out of his studies with RCSI when taking up an offer from Ulster. But this time around, he is determined to do it all.

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

Stunning try from Ireland U20 French sets Con on their way to decider with Clontarf
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Stunning try from Ireland U20 French sets Con on their way to decider with Clontarf

Apr 28th 2019, 8:34 PM 12,833 Views 3 Comments

Cork Con saw off Trinity at Temple Hill on Sunday, while UCC took a step closer to Division 1A safety.

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