Leinster Articles

All Ireland Junior Cup Draw

Evan Lett on the charge during February's All Ireland Junior Cup final win over Clogher Valley. Pic: Voicu Duma

The draw for the first round of the Ulster Bank All Ireland Junior Cup is out and it should get Junior Rugby enthusiasts talking even at this early stage in the season. Reigning champions Enniscorthy will begin the defence of their title against the side they beat in last year’s semi final, Portadown. Last year’s […]

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 […]

Leinster, the Big Kick Off


The Leinster Junior League kicks off in earnest this coming Saturday with plenty of uncertainty surrounding the title challenge, relegation and promotion to the AIL to keep the dressing room lights lit well after training as coaches and players make sense of it all. Here’s a quick guide to how things stand to start the […]

Leinster Wrap

The weekend action in Leinster saw the conclusion of the Leinster Shield Group stages with Greystones, Navan and Skerries all showing their prowess and securing solid victories. The Metro League’s are up and running too, well Division 1 is anyhow and the early signs are that Lansdowne and Old Belvedere are showing good strenght in […]

Leinster Regional Update

Railway Union

The Regional action is in full flow now in Leinster. Week three sees the Spencer Cup start with Garda taking on Suttonians on Friday evening and Coolmine entertaining Railway Union. Guinness and Malahide take to the field on Saturday evening. The resutls of all three games will reveal some early season formlines. In the Hosie […]

Leinster Junior Update


Here’s our round up of the regional cup action in Leinster this week where Enniscorthy and Clondalkin are making headlines. The Hosie Cup pace setters are most certainly Clondalkin at this stage, a big win over Cill Dara in round one was followed last Saturday evening with an impressive 38-3 win away to Newbridge at […]

Leinster Senior Action

The Senior action continued in Leinster this weekend two weeks ahead of the start of the new Ulster Bank League season. Once again in the Senior League Cup, the form guide was on the money. Lansdowne scored freely at Trinity, St Mary’s were far too strong for Bective and Old Belvedere looked sharp at home […]

Leinster Weekend Junior Preview

Newbridge Clondalkin

The regional league action continued on Wednesday with Mullingar from Division 2a getting the better of Longford from Division 1b 26-13 in a game that marked the start of the competitive season for both clubs. On Sunday, there is action in the Hosie Cup, South East League and the Midland Leagues. In the Hosie Cup […]

The New Season on KnockOn.ie


Hi folks, Rob Murphy here, creator and editor of KnockOn.ie. The new season is upon us and KnockOn.ie 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 […]

Leinster Junior Update

Birr Roscrea

The Junior rugby season has started in Leinster with regional league action across three districts taking place over the weekend. Every result has some sort of early season news angle to it without reading too much into it all. Clondalkin scored freely against Cill Dara in the Hosie Cup for a much larger than expected […]

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