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RTÉ To Present Live Coverage Of Women’s AIL Final

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RTÉ will show live coverage of the women’s All-Ireland League final for the first time in its history later this year.  The news was confirmed today after the IRFU announced that both the men’s and women’s AIL finals will take place at Energia Park in Donnybrook. The women’s final will take place on Sunday, April 26 with the men’s final …

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AIL Plays Pivotal Role In U20s Development – Noel McNamara

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Noel McNamara believes the AIL plays a vital and crucial role in the development of young players in this country.  The Ireland U20 head coach was speaking in the aftermath of Ireland’s excellent 38-26 victory over Scotland at Musgrave Park in Cork on Friday night and he highlighted how almost every single one of this year’s squad have been playing …

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Former Wales Coach Mike Ruddock Joins Ospreys Short-Term

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Former Wales coach Mike Ruddock has been appointed by the Ospreys on a short-term basis to review the club’s rugby operation.  Although head coach Allen Clarke is still technically employed by the club, coaches Matt Sherratt and Carl Hogg were in charge of the Ospreys’ 13-18 loss to the Cheetahs at the weekend. Ruddock, who led Wales to a Grand …

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AIL Roundup As Garryowen Up To Third After Away Win Over Terenure

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Rob Jermyn weighed in with a 25-minute first-half hat-trick as Cork Constitution ran out convincing 35-19 bonus point winners over Ballynahinch. The flame-haired winger showed off his finishing skills with a neatly-taken trio of converted tries, helping Con to extend their lead at the top of Energia All-Ireland League Division 1A to five points. Garryowen moved up to third place …

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Everything You Need To Know Ahead Of Brand New AIL Season

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The 2019/20 Energia AIL season kicks off this weekend and there are no shortage of mouth-watering encounters to whet the appetite of Irish club rugby fans.  The first game takes place on Friday night in Division 2A with a Limerick derby under lights as UL Bohemian and Old Crescent go head-to-head in UL’s north campus. On Saturday, the remaining fixtures …

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

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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

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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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Limerick Derby The Highlight Of AIL Action This Weekend

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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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Cork Con Go Top Of AIL As They Edge Clontarf In Top Of The Table Battle

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AIL DIVISION 1A: CLONTARF 13 CORK CON 16 Cork Constitution are the new leaders of All-Ireland League Division 1A after ending Clontarf’s six-match winning streak with a stirring 16-13 comeback victory at Castle Avenue this afternoon. Armed with a 13-3 advantage inside the final quarter, ‘Tarf looked set to preserve their 100% record this season, but the boot of Aidan …

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

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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 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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Final Repeat As Lansdowne Welcome Cork Con In AIL

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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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Clontarf And Garryowen The Highlight Of Packed AIL Weekend

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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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Women’s AIL Roundup: Champions UL Bohs & Old Belvo Gain Ground

Reigning champions UL Bohemians and Old Belvedere gained ground in the Women’s All-Ireland League over the weekend, while Belfast club Cooke secured their first win by defeating St. Mary’s 20-0 in Templeogue. ______ UL BOHEMIANS 41 GALWEGIANS 14, Annacotty UL Bohemians ran in seven tries in their first home game of the season to hand Galwegians a heavy 27-point defeat …

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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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