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#AIL

# ail - Saturday 22 January, 2022

'They would go to war when they were down against the Limerick clubs' From The42

'They would go to war when they were down against the Limerick clubs'

Sat 10:00 AM 27,544 Views 5 Comments

St Mary’s became the first club from outside Munster to win the AIL in 2000.

# ail - Friday 21 January, 2022

Ireland star Dorothy Wall returns for Blackrock, and the rest of the weekend's Women's AIL previews
# Back In Action
From The42
# Back In Action

Ireland star Dorothy Wall returns for Blackrock, and the rest of the weekend's Women's AIL previews

Jan 21st 2022, 8:09 PM 2,652 Views 0 Comments

Dave Mervyn looks ahead to the weekend’s action in the Women’s AIL.

Exeter-linked Jack Dunne in action against leaders Clontarf, and the rest of the weekend's AIL previews
# Weekend Ahead
From The42
# Weekend Ahead

Exeter-linked Jack Dunne in action against leaders Clontarf, and the rest of the weekend's AIL previews

Jan 21st 2022, 5:47 PM 7,492 Views 0 Comments

Second-placed Lansdowne travel to the UCD Bowl.

# ail - Friday 14 January, 2022

Lansdowne call on Leinster stars plus the rest of this weekend's AIL previews
# Club Rugby
From The42
# Club Rugby

Lansdowne call on Leinster stars plus the rest of this weekend's AIL previews

Jan 14th 2022, 7:53 PM 9,675 Views 1 Comment

Dave Mervyn looks ahead to the latest round of fixtures.

# ail - Sunday 12 December, 2021

Aoife Doyle impresses as Railway secure emphatic derby win in women's AIL
# AIL
From The42
# AIL

Aoife Doyle impresses as Railway secure emphatic derby win in women's AIL

Dec 12th 2021, 7:10 PM 4,701 Views 1 Comment

A round-up of the weekend’s action in the women’s AIL.

# ail - Saturday 11 December, 2021

Young Munster climb to third while leaders Clontarf cruise past Garryowen
# AIL
From The42
# AIL

Young Munster climb to third while leaders Clontarf cruise past Garryowen

Dec 11th 2021, 9:39 PM 7,064 Views 3 Comments

A round-up of all today’s AIL rugby.

# ail - Friday 10 December, 2021

Munster sides impacted by Champions Cup call-ups for weekend's AIL action
# Preview
From The42
# Preview

Munster sides impacted by Champions Cup call-ups for weekend's AIL action

Dec 10th 2021, 7:03 PM 7,355 Views 0 Comments

There’s another packed programme of Energia Men’s All-Ireland League fixtures on the agenda.

# ail - Friday 3 December, 2021

Derbies in Dublin, Cork and Limerick plus the rest of this weekend's AIL previews
# Club Rugby
From The42
# Club Rugby

Derbies in Dublin, Cork and Limerick plus the rest of this weekend's AIL previews

Dec 3rd 2021, 5:34 PM 4,689 Views 0 Comments

Dave Mervyn looks ahead to the latest round of fixtures.

# ail - Sunday 7 November, 2021

Wicklow's spirited recovery continues with win in battle of promoted clubs as Railway Union run riot
# Women's Ail
From The42
# Women's Ail

Wicklow's spirited recovery continues with win in battle of promoted clubs as Railway Union run riot

Nov 7th 2021, 3:19 PM 3,841 Views 0 Comments

Ireland-capped centre Nikki Caughey scored two tries and kicked 12 points for Railway, and sits top of the scoring charts.

# ail - Friday 29 October, 2021

Lansdowne host Young Munster at the Aviva Stadium and this weekend's AIL previews
# Club Rugby
From The42
# Club Rugby

Lansdowne host Young Munster at the Aviva Stadium and this weekend's AIL previews

Oct 29th 2021, 6:12 PM 5,184 Views 3 Comments

Dave Mervyn looks ahead to the action from the men’s Division 1A and 1B.

# ail - Saturday 23 October, 2021

'It was clear from early doors that he would be the standout player'
# Pride Of Skerries
From The42
# Pride Of Skerries

'It was clear from early doors that he would be the standout player'

Oct 23rd 2021, 8:30 AM 22,055 Views 3 Comments

Ireland call-up Ciarán Frawley was part of a talented Skerries team before advancing into pro rugby.

# ail - Monday 18 October, 2021

Leinster will look to 'A' games and AIL during 'different' international window
# Spreading The Load
From The42
# Spreading The Load

Leinster will look to 'A' games and AIL during 'different' international window

Oct 18th 2021, 7:00 AM 8,938 Views 4 Comments

The United Rugby Championship will break for a month following this weekend’s fixtures.

# ail - Sunday 10 October, 2021

Cusack's kicking key as Young Munster survive flurry of yellow cards to hand champs Cork Con another defeat
# AIL
From The42
# AIL

Cusack's kicking key as Young Munster survive flurry of yellow cards to hand champs Cork Con another defeat

Oct 10th 2021, 10:34 AM 7,138 Views 0 Comments

Garryowen, meanwhile, pushed a point clear at the top of the table.

# ail - Saturday 9 October, 2021

'We have a perfect storm... The game is changing and we need to change with it'
# Foundation
From The42
# Foundation

'We have a perfect storm... The game is changing and we need to change with it'

Oct 9th 2021, 10:00 AM 12,694 Views 0 Comments

As Irish women’s rugby rebuilds, the AIL and inter-pros will play a key role.

# ail - Friday 8 October, 2021

Munster derby for defending champions Cork Con and the rest of this weekend's AIL previews
# Club Rugby
From The42
# Club Rugby

Munster derby for defending champions Cork Con and the rest of this weekend's AIL previews

Oct 8th 2021, 5:50 PM 6,382 Views 3 Comments

Dave Mervyn looks ahead to all the action from the men’s Division 1A and 1B.

# ail - Thursday 7 October, 2021

Rugby Weekly: Connacht silence Jake, Leinster's blip, hail the AIL
# Podcast
From The42
# Podcast

Rugby Weekly: Connacht silence Jake, Leinster's blip, hail the AIL

Oct 7th 2021, 1:36 PM 1,794 Views 0 Comments

The latest episode of The42 Rugby Weekly is out now.

# ail - Saturday 2 October, 2021

Kiernan comes back to haunt boyhood club in dramatic Lansdowne win over Cork Con
# Wrap
From The42
# Wrap

Kiernan comes back to haunt boyhood club in dramatic Lansdowne win over Cork Con

Oct 2nd 2021, 7:43 PM 8,395 Views 3 Comments

Lansdowne launched their Energia Men’s All-Ireland League campaign with a 16-11 win.

# ail - Thursday 30 September, 2021

The AIL is finally back after a long, long wait
# Club Rugby
From The42
# Club Rugby

The AIL is finally back after a long, long wait

Sep 30th 2021, 8:00 PM 6,197 Views 2 Comments

Cork Con will be aiming to pick up where they left off in Division 1A.

# ail - Thursday 23 September, 2021

'We're a high-performing team - we like challenges and we like to be pushed'
# AIL
From The42
# AIL

'We're a high-performing team - we like challenges and we like to be pushed'

Sep 23rd 2021, 8:00 PM 5,327 Views 0 Comments

Railway Union are bidding for another title as the Women’s AIL kicks off this weekend.

# ail - Sunday 27 June, 2021

'It's not 15 guys who will get us to the AIL, it's going to be 100'
# Grassroots
From The42
# Grassroots

'It's not 15 guys who will get us to the AIL, it's going to be 100'

Jun 27th 2021, 6:30 AM 12,989 Views 3 Comments

Junior club Coolmine RFC have big plans to achieve senior status by 2025.

# ail - Thursday 17 June, 2021

'I would love to see young and experienced players go back into a boosted AIL'
# Domestic
From The42
# Domestic

'I would love to see young and experienced players go back into a boosted AIL'

Jun 17th 2021, 7:30 PM 11,889 Views 12 Comments

The latest episode of The42 Rugby Weekly included discussion of domestic rugby’s place in the pyramid.

# ail - Friday 19 February, 2021

The Unnatural: Ireland's rugby clubs feel the pinch and look to brighter days ahead
# The42 Reads
From The42
# The42 Reads

The Unnatural: Ireland's rugby clubs feel the pinch and look to brighter days ahead

Feb 19th 2021, 8:00 AM 10,758 Views 4 Comments

Gates chained, finances drained, but rugby clubs across the island are sitting tight for whatever a return to sport will look like.

# ail - Thursday 15 October, 2020

IRFU suspend club competition across four provinces From The42

IRFU suspend club competition across four provinces

Oct 15th 2020, 4:22 PM 9,705 Views 3 Comments

Rising Covid-19 numbers have brought a return to tightened restrictions for contact sport.

# ail - Saturday 3 October, 2020

'A top-level AIL game is a better product than your run-of-the-mill Pro14 game'
# The Club Scene
From The42
# The Club Scene

'A top-level AIL game is a better product than your run-of-the-mill Pro14 game'

Updated Oct 3rd 2020, 12:28 PM 41,818 Views 30 Comments

The Club Scene Podcast has picked up a loyal and engaged following since its launch in 2018.

# ail - Monday 28 September, 2020

Cashel shock Shannon as new provincial Community Series kicks-off
# Club Rugby
From The42
# Club Rugby

Cashel shock Shannon as new provincial Community Series kicks-off

Sep 28th 2020, 12:10 AM 11,030 Views 3 Comments

Elsewhere, Craig Ronaldson enjoyed a try-scoring debut for Naas as they toppled Terenure 19-12.

# ail - Saturday 26 September, 2020

The Luxembourg international joining the AIL after a year with Stade Français
# Bienvenue
From The42
# Bienvenue

The Luxembourg international joining the AIL after a year with Stade Français

Sep 26th 2020, 7:00 AM 30,667 Views 10 Comments

20-year-old Tony Drennan has signed with Queen’s University and still has professional rugby ambitions.

# ail - Thursday 24 September, 2020

'The club game is absolutely the foundation on which the pro game is built'
# Community
From The42
# Community

'The club game is absolutely the foundation on which the pro game is built'

Sep 24th 2020, 7:00 PM 8,981 Views 4 Comments

The new provincial Energia Community Series kicks off around the country this weekend.

# ail - Thursday 27 August, 2020

Italy international McKinley joins coaching team at AIL club Rainey Old Boys
# Rugby Brain
From The42
# Rugby Brain

Italy international McKinley joins coaching team at AIL club Rainey Old Boys

Aug 27th 2020, 8:54 AM 8,748 Views 3 Comments

The 30-year-old left Italian club Benetton over the summer.

# ail - Thursday 9 July, 2020

IRFU confirms shortened All-Ireland League will start in January 2021
# Plans
From The42
# Plans

IRFU confirms shortened All-Ireland League will start in January 2021

Jul 9th 2020, 4:44 PM 3,867 Views 4 Comments

The first half of the season will involve a new provincial Community Series.

# ail - Thursday 11 June, 2020

Modified club rugby season to kick off in September
# Competition Stage
From The42
# Competition Stage

Modified club rugby season to kick off in September

Jun 11th 2020, 1:17 PM 5,811 Views 2 Comments

‘A specific date will not be issued until further clarity is available and will remain subject to change.’

# ail - Saturday 16 May, 2020

'From the kick-off, they decided to start a schemozzle. That suited us'
# AIL Legends
From The42
# AIL Legends

'From the kick-off, they decided to start a schemozzle. That suited us'

Updated May 16th 2020, 12:20 PM 33,061 Views 27 Comments

Ger Earls was a key part of Young Munster’s AIL success in 1993 after joining from Thomond.

# ail - Saturday 9 May, 2020

Cork Con and Blackrock stars land the top gongs as AIL award winners announced
# Domestic Rugby
From The42
# Domestic Rugby

Cork Con and Blackrock stars land the top gongs as AIL award winners announced

May 9th 2020, 10:17 AM 6,909 Views 2 Comments

Brian Hayes and Hannah O’Connor took the Player of the Year awards.

# ail - Wednesday 29 April, 2020

U20s star Jack Crowley's score among nominations for AIL try of the season
# Stunning Rugby
From The42
# Stunning Rugby

U20s star Jack Crowley's score among nominations for AIL try of the season

Apr 29th 2020, 1:46 PM 7,779 Views 0 Comments

There were some stunning efforts on the men’s and women’s leagues this season.

# ail - Monday 27 April, 2020

Getting FAI and IFA on board the next step as All-Island League format is unveiled
# AIL
From The42
# AIL

Getting FAI and IFA on board the next step as All-Island League format is unveiled

Apr 27th 2020, 12:20 PM 5,295 Views 2 Comments

A cross-border, ‘split season’ is favoured by clubs.

Ex-Munster lock Hayes finishes joint-top try scorer in AIL's Division 1A
# Prolific
From The42
# Prolific

Ex-Munster lock Hayes finishes joint-top try scorer in AIL's Division 1A

Apr 27th 2020, 11:50 AM 12,552 Views 3 Comments

Clontarf’s Sean Kearns was top points scorer after his return from Australia.

# ail - Tuesday 31 March, 2020

'They can look back with pride... their effort wasn't null and void'
# Unbeaten
From The42
# Unbeaten

'They can look back with pride... their effort wasn't null and void'

Mar 31st 2020, 3:31 PM 7,662 Views 7 Comments

Defending champions Cork Con ended an unbeaten season with 14 wins from 14 in the AIL.

# ail - Tuesday 24 March, 2020

IRFU make €500,000 available to clubs in light of coronavirus disruption
# Support
From The42
# Support

IRFU make €500,000 available to clubs in light of coronavirus disruption

Mar 24th 2020, 7:18 PM 3,874 Views 29 Comments

The union also confirmed they will put in place a moratorium on all club loan repayments for four months.

# ail - Saturday 21 March, 2020

'I learned in Munster and Toulon that it's all about attitude and culture'
# AIL
From The42
# AIL

'I learned in Munster and Toulon that it's all about attitude and culture'

Mar 21st 2020, 8:45 AM 18,466 Views 5 Comments

Former professional prop Tim Ryan has overseen Highfield RFC’s rise in the AIL in recent years.

# ail - Sunday 1 March, 2020

Railway Union close gap on UL Bohemians with resounding 62-0 win
# AIL
From The42
# AIL

Railway Union close gap on UL Bohemians with resounding 62-0 win

Mar 1st 2020, 6:03 PM 3,268 Views 0 Comments

We review the latest action from the Energia Women’s All-Ireland League.

# ail - Saturday 29 February, 2020

Table-toppers Cork Con whitewash Dublin University as Young Munster win Limerick derby
# Wrap
From The42
# Wrap

Table-toppers Cork Con whitewash Dublin University as Young Munster win Limerick derby

Feb 29th 2020, 11:09 PM 8,944 Views 3 Comments

Elsewhere, UCD edged out Clontarf as Storm Jorge made its presence felt around the AIL.

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