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Thursday 30 March 2023 Dublin: 13°C


This week
26th March 2023 - 30th March 2023
# Wrap
AIL leaders Clontarf overcome Ballynahinch despite suffering two yellow cards
Catch up on all the results from men’s All-Ireland Leagues.
Last month
March 2023
# Wrap
Donnellan bags another brace as leaders Clontarf inflict 30-point defeat on Shannon
Catch up on all the results from men’s All-Ireland leagues.
This year
# Rugby Results
Ballynahinch rally to inflict back-to-back defeats on Terenure as Clontarf take charge
Catch up on all the results from the men’s All-Ireland Leagues.
Terenure celebrate double victory as Cork Con overcome Dublin University
Here’s your round-up of men’s All-Ireland League results.
Cork Con and Dublin University share the spoils after thrilling 10-try clash
Here’s your All-Ireland League and Junior Cup round-up.
Last year
# success
Wicklow Rugby Club lift first national trophy after famous AIL Conference final win
Naoise O’Reilly’s nimbly-taken try on the hour-mark guided Wicklow to glory against Galwegians yesterday.
# Weather
Women's AIL final postponed as Leinster's departure from Dublin delayed
The IRFU says that ‘current weather conditions’ have forced the game to be called off.
# Decider
'It would be great to see club rugby at the heart of what will happen'
Railway Union and Blackrock will meet in the Women’s AIL final on Friday.
# Wrap
In-form Young Munster hand heavy defeat to Shannon
Elsewhere, Clontarf’s mastery of the lineout maul was the difference in their late 29-22 win over Cork Constitution at Temple Hill.
# women's AIL wrap
A fascinating coaching duel between ex-team-mates and an unbeaten record on the line
A preview of this weekend’s Women’s All-Ireland League action.
# Wrap
Sean O'Brien picks up injury as AIL debut for Naas ends in defeat
The former Leinster flanker returned to club rugby action today.
# the tullow tank
Seán O’Brien signs for AIL club Naas after being denied Tullow return
The 35-year-old wasn’t allowed to play junior rugby so soon after retirement from the pro game.
# Wrap
Shannon endure baptism of fire against Terenure while Clontarf edge out UCD
Catch up on all the results from the Energia All-Ireland League.
# Cork Con
'I said I wouldn't be a coach, but that was based on having a 10-year career ahead'
Jonny Holland and Denis Fogarty are part of an all-ex-Munster coaching team in Cork Con.
# Wrap
Ex-Ireland star Peat helps Railway Union to victory as Galwegians and Suttonians play out draw
Railway Union came away with a bonus-point win over UL Bohemians to get their title defence off to a winning start.
# Clontarf Legend
'I don't know how Paul O'Connell knew who I was. He just said, 'Howiya, Matt?''
Clontarf captain Matt D’Arcy had a stint in the pro game with Munster.
Former Connacht head coach Michael Bradley takes over at UCC
The vastly-experienced Cork native will be joined by fellow ex-Ireland internationals Ken O’Connell and Paul McCarthy, plus former Munster out-half Scott Deasy.
Women's AIL reduced to 9 teams just 2 days out from start of season
Malone RFC have pulled out at the last minute.
# Future
Contracts, Celtic Cup, the club game - women's rugby still in flux
The women’s game in Ireland remains in need of greater alignment.
Ex-Ireland boss Eddie O'Sullivan to become head coach of AIL's Buccaneers
The 63-year-old will replace Kolo Kiripati at the Athlone club.
# Gongs
Clontarf's Daly and Railway Union's Doyle land AIL player of the year awards
Clontarf Rugby Club’s Daly was awarded Men’s Division 1A Player of the Year.
Clontarf survive frantic Terenure finish to claim AIL crown
The eagerly-awaited Dublin derby drew an attendance of 5,788, a record crowd for an AIL final at the Aviva Stadium.
# AIL Final
'The atmosphere at our games is like something you'd get at a pro game'
Ex-Munster and Leicester back row Jordan Coghlan has loved his AIL return with Terenure.
# Playoffs
Jake Flannery scores 20 points as Shannon secure promotion to AIL Division 1A
It was a drama-filled day of action in the AIL promotion and relegation playoffs.
# Preview
Dublin rivals Clontarf and Terenure ready for battle in AIL Division 1 final
The two sides meet at the Aviva Stadium on Sunday for the league’s showpiece event.
Here's the state of play as reigning champions Cork Con look to extend semi-final run
It is set to be a dramatic day of action in the Energia All-Ireland League.
Cork Con beat Young Munster to move back into top four and set up dramatic final day
A round-up of this weekend’s Energia All-Ireland League action.
Lansdowne seal semi-final spot with victory over UCC
Mark McHugh’s men had the bonus point tucked away by half-time.
# Winning
Railway Union wrap up first-ever league and cup double in style
The Dublin side won today’s Energia AIL Women’s Cup final, while Blackrock College triumphed in the plate decider.
# women's AIL wrap
UL Bohemians overcome Wicklow to set up heavyweight All-Ireland Cup final
Bohs will take on the back-to-back league winners in two weeks’ time.
# Champions
Railway Union defend their AIL title in thrilling final against Blackrock
Earlier, Suttonians beat Galwegians in the Conference decider at Energia Park.
# Super Saturday
Blackrock College and Railway Union braced for AIL title showdown
The All-Ireland League Women’s season culminates tomorrow with three TG4-televised play-off matches at Energia Park.
# Irish Rugby
Galwegians book AIL Conference final spot while Old Belvedere secure first league win of 2022
The Conference decider and the overall league final will both televised live on TG4 next week.
# new chapter
'Rugby can be great but it can end tomorrow. There's injury and it can be ruthless'
Former Connacht out-half Conor Dean is now one of the youngest rugby agents in the game.
McCall’s double helps Ballynahinch break their duck
Former Ulster prop scored two tries as the Co. Down team defeated UCC.
# Previews
Table-topping Clontarf host Munsters and the rest of the weekend's AIL previews
Dave Mervyn looks ahead to all of the weekend’s action in the Energia Men’s All-Ireland League.
# Round-Up
Irish internationals to the fore as Blackrock and Railway book AIL final spots
The TG4-televised decider takes place on 26 February.
# History
AIL Women's final to be aired live on television for the first time
The division and conference finals will be live as part of a unique double-header on Saturday, February 26th.
# Wrap
Trinity boost top four hopes with brilliant win at Young Munster
Dave Mervyn rounds up all the day’s action in the All-Ireland League.
# Grassroots
Clontarf look to roar on, Ireland U20 call-ups and all this weekend's AIL previews
Dave Mervyn looks ahead to the latest round of fixtures.