Ulster Articles

PODCAST: AIL Restructuring Debacle


We are not happy here at KnockOn.ie. 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 […]

Round Robin Week 2


Ulster Bank All Ireland League Round Robin – Week 2 Dundalk v Clonmel, Mill Road, 2:30 The top two clash in county Louth in what could be the decisive fixture of the round robin this year. Only the winner of this competition will book a place in the play off and if Dundalk can win […]

Clonmel and Dundalk Win


Munster champions Clonmel top the pile after round one of the Ulster Bank All Ireland League Round Robin qualifiers but it was Dundalk who made the most significant move on the opening day with a four point victory away to Instonians. That result in Shaw’s Bridge sets the Leinster champions on a good path heading […]

Round Robin Qualifiers Preview


Ulster Bank All Ireland League Round Robin Qualifiers The first round of this year’s Ulster Bank All Ireland League Round Robin qualifiers kicks off on Saturday and there’s a bigger challenge than ever for the four provincial league winners vying for promotion to the All Ireland League. In recent years, topping the table brought automatic […]

Round Robin Qualifer Fixtures


The dates have been confirmed for this season’s Ulster Bank All Ireland League Round Robin Qualifiers as the provincial league champions from the four province meet in a bid to gain promotion to the AIL. This season there is a change to the promotion format with no automatic promotion for the round robin winner and […]

Instonians are Champions


After a remarkably consistent season, Instonians secured the Kukri Ulster Qualifying League title on Wednesday evening in Dromore with a round still to play. The 19-13 win away to the top four contenders completes a season where the Belfast city side have won 16 from a possible 17 games in what was just their first […]

Clogher Valley Close Gap

Clogher Valley

Clogher Valley have closed the gap at the top of the Ulster Qualifying League table to a single point, thanks to Wednesday’s bonus point 27-8 victory over Bangor at the Cran. Crucially however, leaders Instonians have a game in hand and that all important point to spare after they defeated Donaghadee 27-7 last Saturday one […]

Ulster Update

Ballyclare Cooke

Ulster Qualifying League 1 The result of the day on Saturday came in Ballyclare where the home side boosted their All Ireland Cup qualification hopes with a huge home win against league leaders Intonians. It was a first league defeat of the season for the Belfast side who lost for the first time in all […]

Irish Under 18 Club Side


On Saturday afternoon in Ashbourne the Irish under 18 club side will take to the field as they host Italy in the first of three games this season. The excellent facilities at Milmount House will play host to some of the club scenes best players with Leinster players very much to the fore in the […]

Club Rankings – January


The KnockOn.ie Provincial Club Rankings for January 2015 1. Dundalk Top of the pile for the first time this season. There is a hairs breath between our top two sides at the moment, but the Louth men edge ahead on the basis of an unbeaten two months since our last rankings combined with a never […]

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