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Clontarf And Lansdowne Do Battle As Top-Flight AIL Returns

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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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Three Handicap Bets For Round One Of The Champions Cup

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year” No, this writer isn’t getting ready for Christmas this early. It’s only mid-November, but it is the beginning of the Champions Cup (Heineken Cup in old money), and so many other sporting competitions are also coming to the boil. Heading into the first tranche of fixtures – and without the benefit of settled …

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Four Potential Targets for the NFL at the RWC

The NFL is abuzz with the unearthing of Jarryd Hayne. The former Parramatta Eels rugby league star has broken new ground by successfully transitioning from rugby of any hue to earning a spot on an NFL team when he signed as a running back for the San Francisco 49ers. Building on this, reports suggest the NFL  are taking rugby more …

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AIL GOTW In Pictures – St. Mary’s 13-9 Old Belvedere

This week’s AIL Game of the Week is St. Mary’s vs Old Belvedere. Kevin Hegarty was there to capture all the action It was an emotional game for Mary’s as it was number 10 Gavin Dunne aka ‘The Kid’s’ last game after six years with the club. The boys went down in the beginning and the battle was intense. The opening score of the …

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AIL GOTW In Pictures: St. Mary’s 17 – 25 UCD

Last Saturday St. Mary’s faced-up to UCD in the AIL. Kevin Hegarty was there to capture all the action from our ‘Game of the Week’.    The first points of the game came courtesy of a Ross Byrne penalty for UCD after 11 minutes. this was swiftly followed by a Shane Grannell try to put UCD eight points up inside the 15 …

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The Numbers Game for Limerick’s AIL Clubs

Raffale Rocca speaks to former Munster scrum half Mike Prendergast on the worrying struggles of Limerick’s AIL clubs.   2008 marked Ireland’s decent into recession. It also marked the last time a Limerick club won the All Ireland League (AIL). Shannon were crowned the 08/09 champions after a pulsating tie with Clontarf at Thomond Park. It was Shannon’s ninth title …

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AIL GOTW In Pictures: Dolphin 18 – 27 St. Mary’s

Last Saturday’s AIL action saw a great win for St. Mary’s in Musgrave Park, Cork. Nick Timoney was the standout player for Mary’s and even managed a try in the final few minutes. St Mary’s started the game off as they meant to go on with a penalty from Gavin Dunne to make it 3-0 early on. This was followed by two …

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AIL GOTW In Photos: Ballynahinch 33-13 St. Mary’s

This week’s GOTW from the AIL was Ballynahinch vs St. Mary’s, a game in which the Dublin side were on the end of a heavy defeat. Ray Crotty got the opening try of the game for Mary’s in the first half. In the beginning of the second half Robert Sweeney got their second try off a set play from a …

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AIL GOTW In Photos: Cork Con Defeat St. Mary’s

Cork Constitution got the better of St. Mary’s in the capital over the weekend on a scoreline of 15-26. Kevin Hegarty is here with the best snaps from the action. Cork Con started the better and went ahead early on through a James Murphy try that was easily converted by Darragh Lyons. St Mary’s didn’t have to wait too long …

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Ulster Bank League GOTW In Photos: Mary’s vs Terenure

St. Mary’s College and Terenure College clashed at Templeville Road over the weekend. Here are the top snaps from the clash. Terenure came out on top on a scoreline of 14-20 in the ‘Battle of 6W’. An opening try from Stuart O’Flanagan put Mary’s ahead, but Terenure came storming back. Tries from Shane Donovan and Harry Moore were the biggest talking points …

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