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Cork Con Power Past Clontarf To Clinch Division 1A AIL Title

Cork Constitution celebrated their second AIL Division 1A title in three years following an impressive 28-13 final victory over Clontarf at the Aviva Stadium. Man-of-the-match Rob Jermyn had a day to remember, scoring a superb solo try, saving one at the other end and supplying the assist for replacement Duncan Williams’ crucial 58th-minute score. Out-half Aidan Moynihan tagged on three …

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Pivotal Limerick Derby Highlight Of AIL Weekend

AIL Division 1A: Saturday, January 26 Kick-off 2.30pm unless stated  SHANNON (5th) v GARRYOWEN (4th), Thomond Park main pitch, tonight, 8pm Shannon have completed a hard-earned double over UCD since being edged out by Garryowen in a nail-biting finish at Dooradoyle in early December. Winning this eagerly-awaited rematch would give a huge boost to their play-off ambitions. They will be …

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Previews For This Weekend’s AIL Division 1A Fixtures

AIL DIVISION 1A: Saturday, December 15 Kick-off 2.30pm unless stated – DUBLIN UNIVERSITY (4th) v LANSDOWNE (2nd), College Park The big tests continue to come thick and fast for Dublin University who, just a week on from claiming the scalp of Clontarf, host defending champions Lansdowne tomorrow. These are two of the division’s form teams with ten wins between them …

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Limerick Derby The Highlight Of AIL Action This Weekend

AIL: Saturday, December 8 Kick-off 2.30pm unless stated – DIVISION 1A: GARRYOWEN (5th) v SHANNON (6th), Dooradoyle, tonight, 8 pm Contrasting fortunes for these great Limerick rivals in the last two rounds, with Garryowen, in fifth, claiming wins over Young Munster and Terenure College while sixth-placed Shannon have gone down to Dublin University and Lansdowne, conceding 63 points in the …

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Top Of The Table Battle Takes Centre Stage In Saturday’s AIL Action

AIL: Kick-off 2.30pm unless stated – AIL DIVISION 1A: CLONTARF (1st) v CORK CONSTITUTION (2nd), Castle Avenue The battle to be ‘Christmas number 1’ in Division 1A intensifies tomorrow with second-placed Cork Constitution visiting unbeaten leaders Clontarf. Con’s four try-scoring bonus points so far have them just a single point behind ‘Tarf. Munster Academy back Shane Daly is expected to …

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AIL Returns After Break For Another Packed Weekend

AIL: Saturday, November 24 Kick-off 2.30pm unless stated – AIL DIVISION 1A: AIL 1A – LANSDOWNE (4th) v TERENURE COLLEGE (10th), Aviva Stadium back pitch, tonight, 7.30pm The Lansdowne juggernaut was gathering some speed before the break in fixtures, with captain Eamonn Mills’ two-try salvo at Young Munster making it three wins on the trot. Last season they did the …

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AIL Roundup: Con Triumph In Munster Derby While Clontarf Remain Top

Clontarf maintained their impressive run in the AIL this week as they made it five wins in a row with victory over UCD. Meanwhile, a bonus-point win over UCC saw Shannon move into third place behind Cork Constitution who had a comfortable win over Munster rivals, Garryowen. _____ CORK CONSTITUTION 27 GARRYOWEN 3, Temple Hill Scorers for Cork Constitution: Tries: …

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Lansdowne AIL

Final Repeat As Lansdowne Welcome Cork Con In AIL

We’re now three games into the new AIL season in Division 1A and 1B. Round four takes place this weekend and there’s no shortage of interesting ties as Shannon host Clontarf at Thomond Park while Cork Con travel to Dublin to take on Lansdowne in a repeat of last year’s final.  AIL: DIVISION 1A: Saturday, October 27 Kick-off 2.30pm unless stated …

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AIL Roundup: Lansdowne Get First Win As Con And Clontarf Lead The Way

Cork Con and Clontarf are leading the way at the top of Division 1A of the AIL after securing their third consecutive victories at the weekend.  Lansdowne finally got their title defence off to a winning start as they defeated UCD in Belfield on Friday night while new boys Shannon continue to surprise after thrashing Terenure at Lakelands Park. Below …

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Clontarf And Garryowen The Highlight Of Packed AIL Weekend

With two games now under the belt of sides competing in Division 1A and 1B of this season’s AIL, pressure is beginning to mount on some clubs, especially champions Lansdowne who have yet to taste victory.  Mike Ruddock’s side will hope to get their first win of the season when they make a short trip across the capital to take …

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Lansdowne AIL

AIL Roundup: Champs Lansdowne Under Pressure After Winless Start

The new AIL Division 1A season may be only two weeks’ old, but already Lansdowne’s title defence is coming under serious pressure with Mike Ruddock’s men suffering back-to-back defeats. Cork Constitution, Clontarf and Garryowen are two-from-two at the top of the table, with the latter inflicting a 17-14 loss on Lansdowne at a wet and greasy Dooradoyle. Tireless number 8 …

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Clontarf And Lansdowne Do Battle As Top-Flight AIL Returns

Division 1A and 1B of the AIL get underway this weekend and the clash between defending champions Lansdowne and Clontarf is undoubtedly the fixture of the opening round.  Limerick club, Shannon, make their long-awaited return to the top flight of the AIL and they will take on old rivals Cork Con in what should be a hotly contested Munster derby. …

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