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From The42 Carbery's club, Athy RFC, won't be shutting down after securing insurance Grassroots

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

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

From The42 Friday night Dublin derby tops the bill in this weekend's All-Ireland League action AIL Preview

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

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

From The42 Munster derby the headline act on opening weekend of All-Ireland League season AIL Preview

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

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

From The42 Prolific former Ireland U20 wing Sullivan earns trial with Connacht AIL

Prolific former Ireland U20 wing Sullivan earns trial with Connacht

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

From The42 AIL players link up with Leinster as Cullen boosts pre-season squad Club Rugby

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

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

From The42 Cronin brothers star as Garryowen power to Bateman Cup glory Club Rugby

Cronin brothers star as Garryowen power to Bateman Cup glory

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

From The42 Key clashes at the top and bottom as AIL season enters final weekend Domestic Matters

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

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

From The42 Relegation-threatened Limerick clubs set for crucial Friday night derby AIL Preview

Relegation-threatened Limerick clubs set for crucial Friday night derby

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

From The42 Six-try Railway halt Blackrock's winning run, Maz' attack earns bonus point for Belvo Women's Rugby

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

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

From The42 Cork Con's Kenneally named as Ireland Club team captain for Scotland test Club Scene

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

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

From The42 Garryowen looking to keep good form up for visit of UCC and this weekend's AIL previews Club Rugby

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

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

From The42 Garryowen dump Bateman Cup holders Lansdowne out in dramatic fashion Club Rugby

Garryowen dump Bateman Cup holders Lansdowne out in dramatic fashion

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

From The42 All-Ireland Cup semi-finals take centre stage this weekend Club Rugby

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

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

From The42 Dublin derby for champions Lansdowne and this weekend's AIL previews Club Rugby

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

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

From The42 Tight at the top! Old Belvedere complete back-to-back wins over AIL leaders Club Rugby

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

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

From The42 Recent Leinster debutants set for return to AIL club action over the weekend Domestic Matters

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

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

From The42 Clontarf and Cork Con continue their All-Ireland League winning streaks Club Rugby

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

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

From The42 Limerick derby the highlight fixture of the All-Ireland League weekend Club Rugby

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

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

From The42 Clontarf stay top as Shannon, Lansdowne and Dublin University record big wins Ail Wrap

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

Here’s what happened in the AIL this weekend.

From The42 Clontarf head to Shannon for first time in 6 years and all your AIL 1A previews Clubbing

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

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

From The42 'We felt it was a really strong case to align the professional and the club game' AIL

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

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

From The42 AIL season takes shape as IRFU unveil men and women's fixture list Club Rugby

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

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

From The42 Unbeaten leaders Lansdowne host UCD and the rest of your UBL previews Tee-ups

Unbeaten leaders Lansdowne host UCD and the rest of your UBL previews

In Division 1B, it’s first against second at Thomond Park.

From The42 Here's what happened in the Ulster Bank League today AIL Round-up

Here's what happened in the Ulster Bank League today

Reports from all of today’s Division 1A games, plus scores from Division 1B.

From The42 'In pro rugby, you're in a bit of a bubble. It's nice to come out of it for a while' Grassroots

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

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

From The42 'Unheard of': Royal County rugby on verge of coronation as Navan challenge on two fronts On The Up

'Unheard of': Royal County rugby on verge of coronation as Navan challenge on two fronts

The influence of director of rugby Alan Kingsley and some energetic U20s is pushing Navan torwads their first promotion since reaching the UBL.

From The42 Clontarf and Cork Constitution close gap on Lansdowne and all the weekend's UBL action Catch Up

Clontarf and Cork Constitution close gap on Lansdowne and all the weekend's UBL action

Wins for both Clontarf and Cork Con and a loss for Lansdowne tightened the gap at the top to four points.

From The42 Trinity first up for Eddie O'Sullivan and more previews on a big weekend of UBL rugby Clubbing

Trinity first up for Eddie O'Sullivan and more previews on a big weekend of UBL rugby

The former Ireland coach will hope to have an instant impact on Old Belvedere tonight.

From The42 Professional power has put the squeeze on Ireland's once-vibrant club rugby scene Stuck In The Middle

Professional power has put the squeeze on Ireland's once-vibrant club rugby scene

“The top of the game is very strong, but the bit in the middle, the clubs, are struggling badly.”

From The42 Young Munster welcome leaders Lansdowne as UBL swings back into action Clubbing

Young Munster welcome leaders Lansdowne as UBL swings back into action

Meanwhile, Tom Hayes will take the reins as Shannon boss for the first time tomorrow.

From The42 'It's definitely not a route I'd recommend. It's quite tough' The Back Door

'It's definitely not a route I'd recommend. It's quite tough'

Clive Ross had to take the hard way, but is now loving playing with Ulster.

From The42 7s interest on the rise as Kilkenny-hosted event continues to grow 7s Boom

7s interest on the rise as Kilkenny-hosted event continues to grow

Marble City Sevens founder James Blanchfield tells us about the growth of the tournament.

From The42 Joe Schmidt hands out awards to Ireland's club rugby stars UBL

Joe Schmidt hands out awards to Ireland's club rugby stars

Clontarf centre Matt D’Arcy was named Ulster Bank Player of the year in Division 1A.

From The42 Munster legend Leamy's Clonmel miss out on magnificent double Club Rugby

Munster legend Leamy's Clonmel miss out on magnificent double

Shannon were crowned Junior Cup champions as the Tipp club relinquished their crown.

From The42 Lansdowne land second title with thrilling UBL final win over Clontarf Fine Margins

Lansdowne land second title with thrilling UBL final win over Clontarf

Scott Deasy played a central role in an absorbing final at the Aviva Stadium.

From The42 Clontarf aiming for 'massive feat' with back-to-back AIL titles Club Rugby

Clontarf aiming for 'massive feat' with back-to-back AIL titles

Andy Wood’s men take on Lansdowne in the Ulster Bank League Division 1A final this weekend.

From The42 Doyle leads the march as Garryowen bounce straight back to top flight Club Rugby

Doyle leads the march as Garryowen bounce straight back to top flight

The former Munster centre/out-half was appointed head coach at the start of the season.

From The42 The Ulster Bank League semi-finals features one big surprise after a dramatic final day Club Rugby

The Ulster Bank League semi-finals features one big surprise after a dramatic final day

Young Munster elbowed their way into the playoff picture right at the end.

From The42 Terenure and Clontarf back to winning ways as Galwegians soar in 1B Club Rugby

Terenure and Clontarf back to winning ways as Galwegians soar in 1B

Get all the results and scorers from yesterday’s Ulster Bank League Division 1A and 1B action.

From The42 Here are your Division 1A and 1B Ulster Bank League previews Club Rugby

Here are your Division 1A and 1B Ulster Bank League previews

You can watch the Clontarf v UCD clash live from the comfort of your couch this evening, before a busy Saturday of AIL action.

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