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Shannon win the All Ireland League

The All Ireland League was inaugurated in the 1990/91 season with Cork Constitution FC the first winners. The league has undergone several structural changes over the seasons but it remains the pinnacle of club rugby in Ireland.

In that first season Division 1 was made up of Ballymena, Cork Constitution, Garryowen, Instonians, Lansdowne, Malone, St. Mary’s College, Shannon and Wanderers.

Division 1 was dominated by Munster clubs for the first decade with Shannon winning four titles in a row between 1995 and 1998. St. Mary’s College were the first non Munster club to lift the trophy when they won in the 1999/00 season and were followed by Dungannon in 2000/01.

All Time Winners

Shannon (9), Cork Constitution (5), Garryowen (3), St. Mary’s College (2), Lansdowne (3), Clontarf (2), Young Munster (1), Dungannon (1), Ballymena (1), Old Belvedere (1).

In the 1997/98 season a top four playoff was introduced for the first time. The playoffs were replaced with a straight league in the 2011/12 season but re-introduced for 2014/15.

Previous Winners

1990/91 Winners: Cork Constitution Runners Up: Garryowen
1991/92 Winners: Garryowen Runners Up: Shannon
1992/93 Winners: Young Munster Runners Up: Cork Constitution
1993/94 Winners: Garryowen Runners Up: Cork Constitution
1994/95 Winners: Shannon Runners Up: Blackrock College
1995/96 Winners: Shannon Runners Up: Garryowen
1996/97 Winners: Shannon Runners Up: Lansdowne
1997/98 Winners: Shannon Runners Up: Garryowen
1998/99 Winners: Cork Constitution Runners Up: Garryowen
1999/00 Winners: St. Mary’s College Runners Up: Lansdowne

2000/01 Winners: Dungannon Runners Up: Cork Constitution
2001/02 Winners: Shannon Runners Up: Cork Constitution
2002/03 Winners: Ballymena Runners Up: Clontarf
2003/04 Winners: Shannon Runners Up: Cork Constitution
2004/05 Winners: Shannon Runners Up: Belfast Harlequins
2005/06 Winners: Shannon Runners Up: Clontarf
2006/07 Winners: Garryowen Runners Up: Cork Constitution
2007/08 Winners: Cork Constitution Runners Up: Garryowen
2008/09 Winners: Shannon Runners Up: Clontarf
2009/10 Winners: Cork Constitution Runners Up: St. Mary’s College

2010/11 Winners: Old Belvedere Runners Up: Cork Constitution
2011/12* Winners: St. Mary’s College Runners Up: Clontarf
2012/13* Winners: Lansdowne Runners Up: Garryowen
2013/14* Winners: Clontarf Runners Up: Old Belvedere
2014/15 Winners: Lansdowne Runners Up: Clontarf
2015/16 Winners: Clontarf Runners Up: Cork Constitution
2016/17 Winners: Cork Constitution Runners Up: Clontarf
2017/18 Winners: Lansdowne Runners Up: Cork Constitution