Leinster 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, KnockOn.ie’s […]

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 […]

Towns Cup to Expand?


There could be a significant change to the make-up of the Towns Cup in the 2015/16 season if an expansion proposal, currently being considered, gets the go ahead in Leinster. Junior Clubs in the Metro region have put together a plan to join the competition for the very first time. The seven clubs (listed in […]

Ulster Are Champions


A grand slam is a fine way to end a long wait for a Junior Inter-Provincial title and Ulster completed the job on Saturday with a highly impressive 20-7 victory over title holders Leinster at Ashbourne. From the very outset of the competition, Ulster have been a team on a mission under the guidances of […]

Junior Inter Pro Update


It is the final weekend of action in the Junior Inter-provincial and Ulster are on course for a long awaited title having come up just short in recent seasons. Jason Morgan’s men need just a single point from their trip to Ashbourne this weekend where they’ll face a Leinster side chasing a first win. Even […]

Leinster 6, Connacht 10

Leinster's Jonathan Williams

Junior Inter-Provincial Leinster 6 Connacht 10 By Rob Murphy at Garda RFC, Westmanstown. Leinster Scorers: Ultan Murphy 2 pens. Connacht Scorers: Coleman Maher 1 try, Shane Sweeney 1 pen, 1 con. The reigning champions were out battled at a wet and blustery Westmanstown on Saturday as Connacht upset the odds with a brilliant display, full […]

Ulster on the Verge

The long wait for a Junior Inter Provincial title in Ulster is almost over after round two of the Junior Inter Provincial series on Saturday. The men in white overwhelmed Munster 35-0 in Carrickfergus on Saturday to move five points clear of both Munster and Connacht in the league standings with a vastly superior points […]

Enniscorthy’s Seventh


There is so much to admire about the Enniscorthy story this season. The annals will show that in seven short days at the end of April, the Wexford club produced a couple of defiant late comebacks at first and second fifteen level to bring the two most coveted provincial trophies in Leinster back to Ross […]

PODCAST: Towns Cup Verdict

Declan O'Brien Enniscorthy

A Towns Cup Podcast special recorded at the full time whistle after Sunday’s final where Enniscorthy edged out Kilkenny 9-8 with a late kick from Ivan Poole proving the difference. KnockOn.ie’s Rob Murphy and Dave Mahon discuss the game and the 2015 Towns Cup competition. Pic: via Sportsfile for Leinster Branch.

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