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AIL Match Reports

March 3, 2020
Lansdowne 1st XV Overcome Ballynahinch And Storm Jorge

A pig of a day, with storm Jorge arriving just in time to ensure this Energia AIL Division I match became an arm-wrestle, with possession of the ball sometimes proving as much of a liability as an asset. The notorious…

February 27, 2020
Young Munster Claim The Spoils With 1 Point Win

The all-important losing bonus point meant that Lansdowne remained in 4th place in the All Ireland League and one point ahead of Young Munster, the victors on the day in what was a hard-fought win. Incredibly, this was the fifth…

February 18, 2020
Lansdowne 1st XV Hold On To 4th Place With 1 Point Win Over Clontarf

You couldn’t make it up. For the fourth Energia AIL Division 1A match in a row, a fighting Lansdowne First XV came from behind to snatch a dramatic winning score when all but the most faithful of their supporters had…

January 28, 2020
Battling Lansdowne Dig Deep For Win Over Terenure

In the 5th minute of injury time, a battling Lansdowne side dug deep and snatched a vital victory against a competitive Terenure College RFC side in last Saturday’s Energia Division 1A clash. Some people reading the above opening paragraph may…

January 14, 2020
Lansdowne Overcome Cork Students In Pulsating AIL Encounter

Lansdowne got the second half of their 2020 Energia AIL campaign off to a good start with a hard-fought victory against a lively UCC side last Saturday. The score line in the reverse fixture in December in The Mardike was15…

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January 7, 2020
Lansdowne Edge City Of Armagh in Bateman Cup Thriller

The Bateman Cup final will be a Division 1A derby between Lansdowne and Cork Con as the Headquarters side edged out City of Armagh 20-17 in an open and thrilling contest New Year’s contest, even if it did encourage the appearance of some white…

December 17, 2019
Lansdowne Grab Late Winner At The Mardyke

Phew! In the 5th minute of injury time, and staring defeat in the face, a battling Lansdowne side dug deep and snatched a vital victory against a battling UCC side in last Saturday’s Energia Division 1A clash. And what a…

December 3, 2019
Much-Improved 1st XV In Friday Night Win Over Clontarf

A challenging Friday night trip across the Liffey to play Clontarf under lights was justly rewarded by a much-improved Lansdowne performance which saw them run out worthy winners by a 23-19 margin. Conditions were dry and were well-suited to attacking…

November 21, 2019
Dogged Cookies Stun Hosts

Lansdowne went down to their fourth defeat of the Energia Division 1A at home against a dogged Young Munster side whose edge up front marked the difference between two-evenly matched sides on the Aviva Stadium back pitch last Saturday. This…

October 23, 2019
Lansdowne Land Valuable Losing Bonus Point Away To Cork Con

A great second half come-back saw a battling Lansdowne side almost snatch what would have been a memorable result in Saturday’s always-engaging Energia AIL Division 1A clash between reigning Champions Cork Constitution and the visitors. Instead, the Headquarters side had…

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”…

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