Leinster Articles

KnockOn.ie is Closing Down


This will be the final post on KnockOn.ie. I’ve loved every second of the eight years working on this site. It began as a blog about Connacht club rugby, then, slowly, over time as a site catering for all four provinces. The idea was to create something a little different. A news hub for the […]

Sharp Decline in IRFU Funding of Amateur Rugby

Westport Monivea Cup Final

In our final feature on the decline of community rugby in Ireland, Rob Murphy and Alan Deegan have dissected the IRFU’s official financial reports to illustrate a stark reality for those involved in grassroots rugby.  – LET”S take stock. Ireland are Six Nations Champions on the double, serious World Cup contenders and matching England and […]

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 […]

All Ireland Junior Cup Draw

All Ireland Junior Cup final action between Dundalk and Bagor. Pic: Roger Corbett, Bangor RFC website photograpaher.

Ulster Bank All Ireland Junior Cup Draw The Draw for the Ulster Bank All Ireland Junior Cup has been made with the opening round games taking place on Saturday October 24 2:30. The October bank holiday weekend action promises to be fascinating with plenty of novel pairings and one or two heavyweights clashing for good […]

Information Underload

Crowd Clonmel Shannon

Less Really was More Ten years ago, the idea of being able to follow every detail of your local amateur team in your favourite sport seemed ridiculous. Five years ago, it seemed just around the corner. Today, it seems further away than ever. The vast majority of clubs in Ireland have Twitter, Facebook and web […]

Leinster Junior Update

Kilkenny Tullow

The Leinster area leagues are up and running for the last two weeks with most teams having one game under their belt. There’s a full programme of action next weekend. Here are the latest results and forthcoming fixtures. Results so Far Hosie Cup Section A September 6 Clondalkin 40, North Kildare 19 Cill Dara 0, […]

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 […]

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