All Ireland League Articles

Drop in Playing Numbers

DLSP Dundalk

In the Village magazine this month, former Leinster player Jim O’Callaghan’s outlined a key issue facing those involved in developing rugby around Ireland. The article Rugby Surrendered its Social Benefit, discusses the rapid decline of rugby at amateur level pointing to the American football model as the possible direction we are heading. This week,’s […]

Connacht Senior Update

Kolo Kiripati offloads to Graham Lynch

The Connacht Senior League is now two weeks old with Buccaneers storming clear at the top of the pile after two impressive early season wins. Judging form is difficult at this stage, as both Galway sides seem to be a long way off their best, yet Saturday’s 73-17 win for Buccaneers over their old foes […]

Leinster Senior Results

Pic: Old Wesley RFC facebook,

Leinster Rugby Club Results – 22nd August 2015 The Leinster Senior League Cup and Shield competitions are up and running after a near full programme of action on Saturday. In Section A, newly promoted Old Wesley are off to a good start thanks to their home win over Skerries. UCD and Clontarf meet on Monday […]

Leinster: Senior Cup & Shield


Competitive pre-season rugby kicks off in Leinster this weekend with 20 All Ireland clubs in action, most on Saturday. The competition as usual is split in two, as teams compete for either the Senior League Cup or Shield. This season 12 sides have opted for the Cup competition with the remaining eight competition for the […]

Lansdowne 18, Clontarf 17


Ulster Bank All Ireland League Final Lansdowne 18 Clontarf 17 Lansdowne Scorers Mark Roche, Joe Mc Swiney  :  Pen: Scott Deasy(2) ;  Con: Scott Deasy  ; Clontarf Scorers: Matt Darcy  :  Pen: Rob Keogh (4) ; By Aaron Clarke at the Aviva Stadium for A late Scott Deacy penalty helped to ensure the Ulster […]

DLSP 10, Dundalk 22

DLSP Dundalk

Ulster Bank All Ireland League Play Off DLSP 10 Dundalk 22 By Alan Deegan at Kirwan Park On a wintry wet afternoon in south county Dublin, Dundalk made a little bit of history on Saturday by grabbing a place in the Ulster Bank All Ireland League for the very first time. A comprehensive 12 point […]

Dundalk Promoted to AIL

DLSP Dundalk

Another year and another new Leinster club in the AIL. Dundalk maintained the remarkable run of success for clubs from the province on Saturday afternoon by defeating DLSP 22-10 in a promotion play off at Kirwan Park. In front of a huge crowd of vocal and passionate supporters, the county Louth club became the fifth […]

UBL Play off Saturday

CLontarf Terenure

UBL Division 1a Play offs LANSDOWNE 23 YOUNG MUNSTER 19, Aviva Stadium main pitch (after extra-time) Scorers: Lansdowne: Tries: Tom Daly, Tyrone Moran; Cons: Scott Deasy, Conor McKeon; Pens: Scott Deasy 2, Conor McKeon Young Munster: Try: Diarmaid McCarthy; Con: Gearoid Lyons; Pens: Gearoid Lyons 3; Drop: Willie Staunton HT: Lansdowne 13 Young Munster 6 […]

DLSP v Dundalk Preview


Ulster Bank League Round Robin Play Offs DLSP v Dundalk, Kirwan Park Brace yourselves folks, this one is likely to carry with it a roller-coaster of emotions on Saturday afternoon and some tense rugby to boot. It is hard not to feel a little sympathy towards De La Salle Palmerston and their current predicament. This […]

PODCAST: AIL Restructuring Debacle


We are not happy here at The new All Ireland League divisional structures have left us utterly perplexed and demoralised. After a year long review of the club game and meetings with all 52 AIL clubs on the island, the IRFU’s solution has left a lot to be desired. A reduction of two teams […]

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