All Ireland League Articles

Bleak Future for AIL

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  Underwhelming, uninspiring and elitist. The new plans for the All Ireland League have left us completely baffled as to how an organisation that gets so much right in terms of rugby administration can produce a document that – with the exception of the the top ten in clubs in Ireland – fails spectacularly to […]

UBL: 26 Games, 26 Predictions.

All Ireland League Division 1B Dublin University v Corinthians

Ulster Bank League Division 1a (Saturday 2:30) Ballynahinch v Old Belvedere, Ballymacarn Par The visitors toppled Cork Con with a bit to spare last week and should make it two from two here although Ballynahinch are an improved force. Away by 8. Cork Con v Lansdowne, Temple Hill The Cork side were out battled at […]

UBL Restructuring in Detail


The new Ulster Bank All Ireland League structures have finally being released by the IRFU with plans unveiled to change the league structure into five divisions of ten next season. We’ll have some opinion on it all int he coming days but to start with, here’s a quick guide to what has changed and how […]

UBL 1B: Team by Team


Here’s our first team by team guide to how the ten teams fared in Division 1b of the Ulster Bank League. Each week we’ll have extended features on different sides, this week, it’s Galwegians as they were involved in’s feature game on twitter. 1. Galwegians, 5pts The only team with a bonus point win […]

UBL 1a Season Preview

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Ulster Bank League Division 1a – Preview The new Ulster Bank League season kicks off this weekend with end of season play offs and a final set for the Aviva Stadium all on the agenda. Here’s our guide to what you need to know about the ten teams in Division 1a and a quick look […]

New AIL Structures: Pros & Cons


The Ulster Bank All Ireland League is in for some pretty radical changes in the 2015/16 season according to some reports. We await full confirmation on the exact details but in the meantime and to fill the void since Monday’s league launch we thought we’d give you: 1. Our thoughts on what is being proposed […]

The New Season on


Hi folks, Rob Murphy here, creator and editor of The new season is upon us and will be looking to keep track of all the big stories and events in club rugby across the country over the next ten months. The first port of call though is to update you on what has […]

AUDIO: Nenagh Ormond Rfc

Ulster Bank League Awards 2013/2014

The club of the season at the Munster Rugby awards for 2013/14 were Nenagh Ormond RFC after they completed an unbeaten campaign in Division 2b of the Ulster Bank League gaining promotion to the third tier for the very first time. At the Ulster Bank League awards, their outside centre Derek Corcoran picked up the […]

Con Win Bateman Cup

The men from Cork Con defended their Bateman Cup crown in fine style on Saturday beating UCD 19-6 in the decider. Report from Irish Cork Constitution 19 UCD 5 Cork Con Scorers: Darragh Lyons; Con: Gerry Hurley; Pens: Gerry Hurley 4 UCD  Scorers: Pens: James Thornton 2 Man-of-the-match Darragh Lyons and captain Gerry Hurley […]

Riordan, Player of the Season

Ulster Bank League Awards 2013/2014

At the 2013/14 Ulster Bank All Ireland League awards, Old Belvedere Full back and former Corinthian, Buccaneers, Connacht and Ireland A star Daneil Riordan picked up the player of the season award. The Anglesea Road club’ captain spoke to after receiving the award. He reviewed a season where the 2011 title winners went from […]

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