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# 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.
# club rugby
Lansdowne call on Leinster stars plus the rest of this weekend's AIL previews
Dave Mervyn looks ahead to the latest round of fixtures.
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# club rugby
Derbies in Dublin, Cork and Limerick plus the rest of this weekend's AIL previews
Dave Mervyn looks ahead to the latest round of fixtures.
# Energia AIL
'Innocent days and the craic was mighty': Celebrating 30 years of the All-Ireland League
Cork Constitution’s John O’Mahony, father of Munster captain Peter, features in a new documentary produced by the AIL’s title sponsors, Energia.
# club rugby
Lansdowne host Young Munster at the Aviva Stadium and this weekend's AIL previews
Dave Mervyn looks ahead to the action from the men’s Division 1A and 1B.
# Pride of Skerries
'It was clear from early doors that he would be the standout player'
Ireland call-up Ciarán Frawley was part of a talented Skerries team before advancing into pro rugby.
# club rugby
Munster derby for defending champions Cork Con and the rest of this weekend's AIL previews
Dave Mervyn looks ahead to all the action from the men’s Division 1A and 1B.
# club rugby
The AIL is finally back after a long, long wait
Cork Con will be aiming to pick up where they left off in Division 1A.
# Grassroots
'It's not 15 guys who will get us to the AIL, it's going to be 100'
Junior club Coolmine RFC have big plans to achieve senior status by 2025.
# Domestic
'I would love to see young and experienced players go back into a boosted AIL'
The latest episode of The42 Rugby Weekly included discussion of domestic rugby’s place in the pyramid.
# The42 Reads
The Unnatural: Ireland's rugby clubs feel the pinch and look to brighter days ahead
Gates chained, finances drained, but rugby clubs across the island are sitting tight for whatever a return to sport will look like.
IRFU suspend club competition across four provinces
Rising Covid-19 numbers have brought a return to tightened restrictions for contact sport.
# The Club Scene
'A top-level AIL game is a better product than your run-of-the-mill Pro14 game'
The Club Scene Podcast has picked up a loyal and engaged following since its launch in 2018.
# club rugby
Cashel shock Shannon as new provincial Community Series kicks-off
Elsewhere, Craig Ronaldson enjoyed a try-scoring debut for Naas as they toppled Terenure 19-12.
# Bienvenue
The Luxembourg international joining the AIL after a year with Stade Français
20-year-old Tony Drennan has signed with Queen’s University and still has professional rugby ambitions.
# community
'The club game is absolutely the foundation on which the pro game is built'
The new provincial Energia Community Series kicks off around the country this weekend.
# plans
IRFU confirms shortened All-Ireland League will start in January 2021
The first half of the season will involve a new provincial Community Series.
# movement
Covid-19 safety officer among IRFU recommendations in return to club rugby roadmap
There are four stages on the roadmap.
# Grassroots
Carbery's club, Athy RFC, won't be shutting down after securing insurance
The Kildare-based club had faced possible closure next week.
# AIL preview
Friday night Dublin derby tops the bill in this weekend's All-Ireland League action
Your Division 1A and 1B previews are right here.
# AIL preview
Munster derby the headline act on opening weekend of All-Ireland League season
The 2019/20 Energia All-Ireland League gets underway this weekend.
# AIL
Prolific former Ireland U20 wing Sullivan earns trial with Connacht
The 21-year-old scored 15 tries for Lansdowne in Division 1A of the AIL last season.
# club rugby
AIL players link up with Leinster as Cullen boosts pre-season squad
Tony Ryan, Rowan Osborne and David Aspil have been training with Leo Cullen’s squad.
# club rugby
Cronin brothers star as Garryowen power to Bateman Cup glory
Ireland U20 out-half Ben Healy kicked 13 points as the Limerick side defeated City of Armagh.
# domestic matters
Key clashes at the top and bottom as AIL season enters final weekend
Here is what on the line in Division 1A this weekend.
# AIL preview
Relegation-threatened Limerick clubs set for crucial Friday night derby
Another big weekend of AIL action kicks off with the clash of Young Munster and Shannon at Tom Clifford Park.
# Women's Rugby
Six-try Railway halt Blackrock's winning run, Maz' attack earns bonus point for Belvo
Here’s what you may have missed in the 12th round of women’s AIL fixtures this weekend.
# club scene
Cork Con's Kenneally named as Ireland Club team captain for Scotland test
Head coach Morgan Lennon has named his team for Friday’s series opener in Edinburgh.
# club rugby
Garryowen looking to keep good form up for visit of UCC and this weekend's AIL previews
There are 10 matches between Division 1A and 1B as league action returns on Saturday.
# club rugby
Garryowen dump Bateman Cup holders Lansdowne out in dramatic fashion
Liam Cronin was the hero as the Limerick club booked their place in the decider against City of Armagh.
# club rugby
All-Ireland Cup semi-finals take centre stage this weekend
Lansdowne are bound for Dooradoyle to meet top-flight rivals Garryowen, while City of Armagh face fellow Division 1B side Buccaneers.
# club rugby
Dublin derby for champions Lansdowne and this weekend's AIL previews
Division 1A leaders Cork Constitution are away to Terenure College on Saturday.
# club rugby
Tight at the top! Old Belvedere complete back-to-back wins over AIL leaders
Blackrock also recorded a big win in the Women’s AIL this weekend.
# domestic matters
Recent Leinster debutants set for return to AIL club action over the weekend
Patrick Patterson and Jack Kelly among a host of provincial players due to line out in club colours.
# club rugby
Clontarf and Cork Con continue their All-Ireland League winning streaks
Here are the weekend’s results from Division 1A and 1B.
# club rugby
Limerick derby the highlight fixture of the All-Ireland League weekend
There are a number of interesting ties in Division 1A on Friday and Saturday.
# ail wrap
Clontarf stay top as Shannon, Lansdowne and Dublin University record big wins
Here’s what happened in the AIL this weekend.
# clubbing
Clontarf head to Shannon for first time in 6 years and all your AIL 1A previews
Kick off your long weekend with some hard-fought AIL action.
# AIL
'We felt it was a really strong case to align the professional and the club game'
The IRFU had hoped to restructure the All-Ireland League into two top divisions.
# club rugby
AIL season takes shape as IRFU unveil men and women's fixture list
The new club season will get under way on 28 September with the men’s division 1 kicking off a week later.