Survivors of abuse are often obstreperous.
Survivors of abuse are often obstreperous.
Young Munster 35 Dolphin 0
Young Munster coasted to their first win in five All-Ireland League matches as they comfortably accounted for Dolphin at Tom Clifford Park.
Shannon 38 Blackrock College 22
Out-half Tadhg Bennett tallied up 18 points as Shannon got the New Year off to the best possible start with a bonus-point win over Blackrock College at Coonagh this afternoon.
Old Belvedere 24 Garryowen 3
Old Belvedere had to battle hard to see off a gutsy Garryowen side as they posted their fifth successive victory in All-Ireland League Division 1A.
All All-Ireland League fixtures have been postponed for this coming weekend due to the extremely dangerous travelling conditions and the state of the pitches, the IRFU confirmed today.MORE
Clontarf 27 UCC 8
Clontarf survived a second-half fightback from UCC to carve out a bonus-point 27-8 win this afternoon and return to the top of All-Ireland League Division 1B.
Dungannon 21 Lansdowne 18
Dungannon came from behind to carve out their third successive All-Ireland League win as they got the better of Lansdowne at Stevenson Park today.
Galwegians 11 Bruff 22
Bruff made it three wins on the bounce with a battling away win at a wet Crowley Park this afternoon.
Young Munster 14 Blackrock College 15
Leinster out-half Ian Madigan booted Blackrock College to a one-point win over Young Munster in today’s Division 1A clash at Tom Clifford Park.
Buccaneers 45 UCC 15
Buccaneers got back to winning ways in some style as they ran in five tries in the closing 25 minutes at Dubarry Park to hand UCC a 30-point beating.
Bruff 14 UL Bohemians 13
Former Ireland Schools international JJ Hanrahan missed a late penalty for UL Bohemians who lost narrowly to their Limerick rivals Bruff at Kilballyowen Park today.
Young Munster 0 Old Belvedere 31
There was a time when going to Tom Clifford Park posed major problems for visiting teams, but this afternoon a powerful Old Belvedere side cruised to a comfortable 31-point victory over Young Munster.
Shannon 20 Cork Constitution 26
Shannon picked up a valuable losing bonus point after a spirited second half display at Coonagh saw them cut Cork Constitution's winning margin down to six points.
The teams for this weekend's All-Ireland League fixtures have been announced.MORE
The teams for this weekend's round of AIL rugby fixtures have been announced today.MORE
Lansdowne 61 UCC 13
Wanting to pull out a big performance to honour their late clubman Moss Keane, Lansdowne secured the result of the weekend when defeating UCC 61-13 in their first game on the new back pitch at the Aviva Stadium.
Bruff 18 Buccaneers 26
Kilballyowen Park hosted its first top flight game in the All-Ireland League, but Bruff could not muster the desired result for the vocal Kilballyowen Park crowd.
Young Munster 15 St Mary's College 9
Last season's beaten finalists, St Mary's College, suffered their second defeat of the new All-Ireland League season, going down to Young Munster at Tom Clifford Park.
Galwegians 11 Clontarf 33
Clontarf maintained their position at the top of All-Ireland League Division 1B this afternoon, although the margin of their 33-11 victory at Galwegians was somewhat flattering.
Blackrock College will be able to call on the strike power of their Ireland U20s Andrew Conway and Brendan Macken in Division 1A against a Dolphin disrupted without their regular number eight James Coughlan, who has been called up by Munster.MORE
Garryowen 14 Young Munster 20
Young Munster got the better of their Limerick rivals Garryowen tonight to make a winning start to life in All-Ireland League Division 1A.
The teams for this weekend's round of All-Ireland League rugby matches have been announced.MORE
Queen's University 17 Nenagh Ormond 16
Queen's University left it very late to deliver on their tag as favourites when winger Chris Quinn ghosted over in the 79th minute for the clinching try against an unlucky Nenagh Ormond in today's AIB League Division 3 final at Anglesea Road.
Coach David O'Mahony has selected players from 12 different clubs for the Ireland Club international against England Counties in Stourbridge on Friday night.MORE
Cork Constitution will take a wait-and-see approach to whether they can use Duncan Williams this weekend.MORE
The teams for this weekend's AIB League fixtures have been announced today.MORE
Cork Constitution bring back Munster-capped tight-head Stephen Archer into their front row for the clash with Garryowen in Division One of the AIB League at Dooradoyle on Saturday.MORE
Some AIB League rugby matches have been postponed today due to unplayable pitches.MORE
Leaders St Mary’s College bring hooker Richard Sweeney, prop Kevin Carroll and lock Stephen Bradshaw in for a shot at Garryowen in Division 1A of the AIB League at Templeville Road.MORE
All rugby club fixtures in Leinster for the coming weekend (up to and including Monday January 11) have been called off, it was announced today.MORE
Buccaneers 9 Ballynahinch 13
Ballynahinch won for the first time in four AIB League games, coming away from Dubarry Park with a deserved 13-9 triumph over a disappointing Buccaneers side today.
Old Belvedere 34 Dungannon 5
Flying winger David Mongan took his try-scoring tally to eight in six league games as Old Belvedere maintained their run at the top of AIB League Division 1B today.
Ballymena 13 Galwegians 16
Ballymena suffered their fourth successive AIB League defeat as they went down to Galwegians at Eaton Park this afternoon.
St Mary’s College 25 Blackrock College 3
Second row Robin Copeland scored two tries in the final 10 minutes to put the seal on a 25-3 victory for Division 1A leaders St Mary's College over their Dublin rivals Blackrock College
Dolphin 0 UL Bohemians 3
UL Bohemians made it two wins on the trot in AIB League Division 1A as Steve Ford’s Dolphin side suffered a rare defeat at Musgrave Park this afternoon.
Shannon 8 Cork Constitution 9
Defending champions Shannon fell to their fourth defeat in AIB League Division 1A as three penalties from full-back Scott Deasy were enough for Cork Constitution to reign at Coonagh this afternoon.
Garryowen 3 Clontarf 18
Garryowen's nightmare start to life in AIB League Division 1A continued at Dooradoyle as they slumped to an 18-3 defeat at the hands of Clontarf.
Young Munster 14 UCC 10
Two of the form teams in AIB League Division 1B met at Tom Clifford Park this afternoon with Young Munster emerging as 14-10 victors over UCC.
Former Leinster and Leicester Tiger hooker Gavin Hickie will start in the middle of the front row as St Mary's College go about maintaining their 100% start to the AIB League on the road to UL-Bohemian in round five on Saturday.MORE
League leaders St Mary's College will look to take their excellent form into the AIB Senior Cup third round on the road to Garryowen this weekend.MORE
UCC 20 Dungannon 3
Tries in each half from back rowers James Ryan and Shane O’Sullivan helped UCC gain back-to-back wins in AIB League Division 1B this afternoon.
Ballynahinch 5 Young Munster 33
Young Munster put in their best performance of the league campaign to date today, running out bonus point winners over a disappointing Ballynahinch side at Ballymacarn Park this afternoon.
Clontarf 9 Blackrock College 3
Blackrock College’s 100% start to the AIB League season came to end at Castle Avenue as Martin Dufficy kicked Clontarf to a narrow win today.
Shannon 38 UL Bohemians 19
Shannon ran out comfortable winners of today's AIB League Limerick derby at Coonagh to earn their first win in Division 1A and a third bonus point to kickstart the defence of their title.
Old Belvedere 28 Ballymena 21
AIB League Division 1B leaders Old Belvedere held their nerve to run out 28-21 victors at Anglesea Road this afternoon.
Former Ireland internationals Johnny Bell and Tyrone Howe are to join Queen's University's coaching roster for the All Ireland League season 2009/2010.MORE
Ian Morgan has been made the coach of AIB League Division Two club Terenure College, it has been announced.MORE
Former club player John Andrews has agreed to become the head coach at AIL club Ballymena.MORE
Clontarf 19 Shannon 19 (after extra-time; Shannon win on ‘first try scored’ ruling)
Shannon had to dig deeper than ever to claim their ninth AIB League Division One title after an epic 100-minute battle with Clontarf at Thomond Park today.
Ballynahinch 28 UCC 21
Ballynahinch rounded off a spectacular season today when they turned in a sparkling second-half performance to beat last year's winners in the AIB League Division Two final at Dooradoyle.
UCC player Colin O'Brien is looking forward to putting the icing on the cake that has been their season in Division Two of the AIB League.MORE
Thomond Park Stadium has been announced as the venue for this year’s AIB League Division 1 playoff final on Saturday, May 9.MORE
St Mary's College 24 UCD 17
The AIB League fixture planners could not have scripted it better.
Galwegians 26 Terenure College 14
Galwegians confirmed themselves as the top-ranked Connacht club in this season's AIB League as they took a bonus point in their penultimate game of the season today.
Dungannon 22 Blackrock College 14
Dungannon scored a shock win over play-off chasing Blackrock today, with Ulster hooker Nigel Brady helping himself to two tries in this Stevenson Park encounter.
Dolphin 14 Garryowen 9
Rory Kenneally scored one of the quickest tries in AIB League history as Dolphin ended Garryowen’s 10-match unbeaten run in the competition at Musgrave Park.
Buccaneers 0 Young Munster 18
Young Munster still have a chance of staying up in Division One and performing a final-day Houdini act following this deserved win over Buccaneers at Dubarry Park today.
Ballymena 0 Clontarf 22
Clontarf are now just one point off top spot in AIB League Division One heading into the final round of matches after today’s comfortable three-try success over Ballymena at Eaton Park.
UL Bohemians 6 Shannon 12
Two superbly-taken tries by Fionn McLoughlin, son of former Ireland international Gerry McLoughlin, were the highlights of today's hard-fought but low-key Limerick derby at Annacotty.