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AIB League: Records, Records, Records

AIB League: Records, Records, Records

Records are made to be broken, though not all of them are glorious. Des Daly brings us some interesting facts and figures from the AIB League.

In the history of the AIB League Shannon have won more games (157) than anyone else – no surprise there, but did you know that Greystones have played the most games (235) in the AIB League. Fact! Old Belvedere have managed to pick up the most bonus points (68) – not a few of them this season.

There are records aplenty in the AIB League and IrishRugby.ie has the lowdown on the good and the not so good as compiled by statistician Des Daly.


Most consecutive defeats? Co. Carlow on 21 in 2005/2006.


Most drawn games? 17 for UCC.


Greystones have secured the most Try Bonus Points with 40 points, while Malone and Sunday’s Well have lost the most games with 123.


While Bruff continue remain unbeaten and with a perfect record in Division 3 this season only six clubs have notched up a 100% season. Shannon are one of the seven but the list also includes three Leinster clubs in Lansdowne, Dublin University and Suttonians; one from Connacht in Galwegians and one from Ulster in Portadown. The Ulster side also have the dubious honour of being one of eight clubs to go a season without a win as well.



TOTAL GAMES PLAYED


235 – Greystones ; 233 – Wanderers ;  228 – Instonians; 225 – Cork Constitution, Old Wesley ; 224 – Shannon, Young Munster ; 223 – Terenure C., St. Marys C., Garryowen:  ;222 – Dolphin ; 219 – Lansdowne, Malone, Sundays Well ; 217 – Ballymena ; 214 – Dungannon.


TOTAL GAMES WON


157 – Shannon ;  150 – Cork Constitution ; 143 – Garryowen ;   120 – Greystones ; 118 – St. Marys C. ; 116 – UL-Bohemian ; 115 – Clontarf ; 113 – Terenure C. , Young   Munster ; 112 – Wanderers  ; 111 – Ballymena ; 110 – Instonians,  Bective R. ; 105 – UCD


CONSECUTIVE WINS


18 – Shannon ( 2005 / 06 ) ;  16 – Greystones ( 2004 / 05 ),  Bruff ( 2007 / 08 ) ; 15 – Old Belvedere ( 2006 / 07 ) , Shannon ( 1997 / 98 ); 14 – Galwegians ( 1997 / 98 ), Wanderers ( 2006 / 07 ) ; 13 – Terenure C. ( 2005 / 06), Thomond ( 2000 / 01 )


 


TOTAL GAMES LOST


123 – Malone,  Sundays Well  ; 117 – Old   Wesley ;  116 – Wanderers  ; 112 – Instonians , City of Derry ;  110 – Waterpark , Corinthians  ; 108 – Dolphin ; 107 – Dungannon, Greystones ;  105 – Galwegians ; 104 – Terenure C. ; 103 – Lansdowne, Blackrock C.


 


CONSECUTIVE DEFEATS


21 – Co. Carlow ( 2005 / 06 ) ; 15  Portadown  ( 2006 / 07 ); 13 – Waterpark ( 2005 / 06 ) ; 12 – Instonians ( 1996 / 97 ), Waterpark ( 1996 / 97 ), QUB ( 1998 / 99 ),  Portadown ( 2004 / 05 ) ; 11 – Ballynahinch ( 1998 / 99 ), Wanderers ( 2001 / 02)


 


DRAWN GAMES


17 – UCC ;  13 – St. Marys C., Lansdowne , Dublin University, Young Munster ;  12 – Buccaneers ; 11 – Bective Rangers. ; 10 – Dolphin, Clonakilty, Old Crescent, Suttonians, Sundays Well.


 


TOP BONUS POINTS


68 – Old Belvedere ;  67 – Greystones ;  65 – Clontarf ; 64 – Blackrock C ;62 – Ballymena ; 60 – Barnhall ;  57 – B. Harlequins ;  56 – Wanderers ; 55 – City of Derry ; 53 – Galwegians


 


TRY BONUS POINTS ONLY


40 – Greystones,  Clontarf ; 38 – Cork Constitution ; 35 – B. Harlequins ; 32 – Old Belvedere, Ballymena ; 31 – UC-Dublin, Blackrock College


 


DEFEAT BONUS POINTS ONLY


36 – Old Belvedere ; 34 – Midleton, City of Derry, Corinthians ; 33 – Blackrock C ; 31 – Sundays Well, Barnhall, Malone, Shannon, Instonians ; 30 – Ballymena ; 29 – Bective R.


 


100% SUCCESS IN A SEASON


1992 / 93 Lansdowne ( Div. Two ) ;1994 / 95 Shannon ( Div. One ) :  1996 / 7 Suttonians ( Div. Four ) ;  1997 / 98 Galwegians ( Div. Two ), Portadown ( Div. Three ) ; 1999 / 2 K Dublin University ( Div. Four )


 


0% SUCCESS IN A SEASON


 1990 / 91 Corinthians ( Div. Two ) ;  1991 / 92 CIYMS ( Div. Two ) ; 1993 / 94 Ballina ( Div. Two ), UCG ( Div. Four ) ; 1996 / 97 Waterpark ( Div. Three ) ;1997 / 98 QUB (Div. Three ), Creggs ( Div. Four ) ; 2006 / 07 Portadown ( Div. Three ).