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AIB League Kicks Off

AIB League Kicks Off

Table Top clashes are the order of the day in the AIB League this weekend. Con and Tarf face Garryowen and Shannon while unbeaten Ballynahinch face Inst. in Division Three.

…Tackled: The top two of Cork Con and ‘Tar face difficult away games to Garryowen and Shannon this weekend…

The AIB League resumes in style this weekend following the Christmas break. It will be tough at the top in Division One as the top four all play each other. Cork Con travel to Shannon, while Clontarf are away to Garryowen.

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In the trailing pack, UL Bohs, Lansdowne and Dungannon will all be hoping to make ground on the top four. All three are on the road though as UL Bohs travel to Dublin to play St. Mary’s, Dungannon are away to Belfast Harlequins and Lansdowne face the short trip to Stradbrook to face Blackrock.

AIB League Divison One

Belfast Harlequins v Dungannon
KO: 14:30

Venue:Deramore Park

Blackrock College RFC v Lansdowne
KO: 14:30


Galwegians v Dolphin
KO: 14:30

Venue:Crowley Park

Garryowen v Cork Constitution
KO: 14:30


Shannon v Clontarf
KO: 14:30

Venue:Thomond Park

St. Mary’s College v U.L. Bohemian
KO: 14:30

Venue:Templeville Road

Terenure College v Buccaneers
KO: 14:30

Venue:Lakelands Park

UCD v Ballymena
KO: 14:30


…David Walsh of Suttonians will be hoping his side can peg back Greystones and Belvo at the top of Division two…

In Division Two leaders Old Belvedere host mid table Thomond, while Greystones – two points behing but with a game in hand will be on the road to Limerick to play Old Crescent. IrishRugby.ie’s Division Two Diarist, Dave Walsh of Suttonians, takes his side to DLSP in the hopes that they can close two point gap with Greystones.

AIB League Divison Two

Barnhall v U.C.C.
KO: 14:30


Co. Carlow v Midleton
KO: 14:30

Venue:Oak Park

D.L.S.P. v Suttonians
KO: 14:00


Dublin University v Bective Rangers
KO: 14:30

Venue:College Park

Greystones v Old Crescent
KO: 14:30

Venue:Dr. Hickey Park

Highfield v Clonakilty
KO: 14:30

Venue:Woodleigh Park

Malone v Young Munster
KO: 14:30

Venue:Gibson Park

Old Belvedere v Thomond
KO: 14:30

Venue:Anglesea Road

…The scores keep coming for The ‘Hinch…

Ballynahinch are the only unbeaten side in the AIB League with six wins from six. This weekend they face the difficult trip to Shaws Bridge to face second placed Instonians. In another table top clash Wanderers in third travel to fourth placed Banbridge.

Both Nenagh Ormond and Rainey Old Boys will be hoping to take advantage and grab a place in the top four. The Tipp boys travel to Sunday’s Well while Rainey are on the road to City of Derry.

AIB League Division Three

Banbridge v Wanderers
KO: 14:30

Venue:Rifle Park

Bruff v Waterpark
KO: 14:30

Venue:Kilballyowen Park

City of Derry v Rainey OB
KO: 14:30

Venue:Judge’s Road

Connemara v Queens University
KO: 14:30

Venue:Monastery Field

Instonians v Ballynahinch
KO: 14:30

Venue:Shaws Bridge

Portadown v Corinthians
KO: 19:00

Venue:Chambers Park

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Sundays Well v Nenagh Ormond
KO: 14:30

Venue:Musgrave Park