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AIL Match Reports

October 15, 2019
Lansdowne Claim Losing Bonus Point In Dooradoyle

My half-time notes should have remained unwritten: “It would be foolish to say this was over, despite the bonus point. Garryowen have shown enough to be a threat in the second half. First ten minutes will be critical.” I’ve also…

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October 8, 2019
Lansdowne 2019-20 Season Off To Excellent Start With Win Over UCD

Lansdowne got their 2019-20 season off to an excellent start on the Aviva Stadium back pitch with a comprehensive win against the students of UCD. If ever there is a good time to play Collidge, it’s on a Leinster “A”…

September 5, 2019
Lansdowne v Terenure – Video Highlights

A new feature this season! We will be publishing game highlights every week so keep an eye on the website and newsletter to ensure you don’t miss them.  

August 31, 2019
Lansdowne 1st XV v Terenure Leinster Senior Cup

This Leinster Senior Cup fixture was a very testing and competitive opening game for Lansdowne against a Terenure team a little bit further into their pre-season. There was plenty of cobwebs and lots of match rustiness in evidence but some…

April 18, 2019
Sullivan Sets New Club Record Despite Loss To Clontarf

Lansdowne lost out in the “Winner Takes Home Advantage” stakes in the final round 18 of the All Ireland League on the Aviva Stadium back pitch last Saturday. From what had been regarded before the kick off as a tight…

April 10, 2019
J1 v Old Wesley – Match Report

Lansdowne went into Sunday’s Metro Cup decider versus Old Wesley with a double to play for having beaten the same opponents in the league final only week previously. Both sides had also beaten each other at home during the regular…

April 9, 2019
Lansdowne Secure Bonus Point Win Over Garryowen

Lansdowne celebrated the Club’s inaugural President’s Charity Day in style with a seven-try blitz against Garryowen in a most entertaining match on the Aviva back pitch last Saturday. There is little doubt that the Headquarters club have made the new…

February 27, 2019
Terenure’s Fight For Survival Sees Off Lansdowne Challenge

Scott Deasy’s 100th All-Ireland League appearance was destined not to be a happy one as the AIL Title holders went down to a 35-26 loss against a battling Terenure College side at Lakelands Park last Saturday. Not for the first time…

February 19, 2019
Lansdowne Prove Too Strong For Fiesty Shannon

After six seasons in Division 1B, during which they were at one time staring down the barrel of a drop into Division 2A of the AIL, the famous Shannon Club deservedly took their place back at the top table this…

January 29, 2019
Lansdowne Lose To Leeside Students In The Mardyke

Arriving in Cork on the back of a nine-match winning streak, Lansdowne were the bookies favourites to complete the season double over the Leeside students, who were languishing second from bottom of the league. Instead, it was the College side…

January 22, 2019
Lansdowne and Dublin University Serve Up 15 Try AIL Cracker

What a cracker of a match! The elements, which had condemned the first meeting between these two sides in mid-December to a water-boarding forward slog, relented this time and conditions were nigh perfect for winter rugby. The outcome was a…

January 15, 2019
Lansdowne Fail To Progress To Bateman Cup Final

A match similar in many ways to the AIL game between the two sides last October – cold and wet, with a wind sweeping the rain in from the city end of the Dooradoyle ground. A similar outcome, too, with…

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