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AIL Match Reports

October 18, 2022
Trinity Make It Three From Three With Win Over Lansdowne

Round 3 of the Energia-sponsored All Ireland League saw an unbeaten Trinity side travel to the Aviva to take on a Lansdowne side which showed 6 changes from the side which went down to Clontarf in the last round. Up…

October 11, 2022
Clontarf Hold Off Spirited Lansdowne Comeback

A fired-up Clontarf side duly exacted revenge for their only League defeat last season with a narrower victory than once appeared to be on the cards at Castle Avenue last Saturday afternoon. This was the latest instalment in the longstanding…

October 4, 2022
Ballynahinch Spoil Lansdowne 1st XV 150th Celebrations

The Energia-sponsored All Ireland League kicked off its thirty-second season last Saturday on the back pitch of the Avia Stadium with a fine festival of entertaining rugby served up by Lansdowne FC and our Ulster visitors, Ballynahinch RFC. The match…

April 26, 2022
Lansdowne Lose AIL Semi Final In Thrilling Encounter

Competitive sport can be cruel, with the margin between success and failure often separated by a hair’s breadth. For many Lansdowne supporters, last Saturday in Lakelands Park will go down as such an occasion. Having defended a narrow lead, 13-12,…

April 5, 2022
Lansdowne Cede Valuable Points To Terenure

Wow! This was a humdinger of a game by any standards and had the large and enthusiastic crowd well entertained in a showpiece game for the Energia-sponsored AIL Division 1A on the Aviva back pitch last Saturday. Nine tries scored…

March 30, 2022
Lansdowne Secure League Play-Offs With Win Over UCC

Lansdowne recorded a comfortable victory in the latest round of the Energia- sponsored All Ireland League with a comfortable win against a young UCC side, who had seven Under 20’s in their starting side, at a sun-dappled Lansdowne Road on…

March 10, 2022
Lansdowne Secure Important Try Bonus Point At Young Munster

The Killing Fields has never been an easy trip for Lansdowne, and so it proved once again as the home side gained some revenge for their Bateman Cup final defeat at the hands of the D4 side last month. Lansdowne…

March 2, 2022
Lansdowne Remain In 2nd Place After Loss To Clontarf

Rugby podcaster Justin Middleton produced some great statistics before last Friday’s epic AIL Division top-of-the table encounter between hosts Lansdowne and their North side visitors, Clontarf, on the Aviva Stadium back pitch. In the last 23 AIL games over the…

February 24, 2022
Lansdowne 1st XV Claim Valuable AIL Points In College Park Win

Three months to the day since Trinity sprung what was then considered a surprise win in the corresponding fixture at the Aviva Stadium, Lansdowne duly exacted revenge with a narrow victory last Saturday in College Park. We even had the…

February 17, 2022
Lansdowne 1st XV Celebrate 100 Years Of The Bateman Cup With Emphatic Win Over Young Munster

What a fantastic result for Head Coach Mark McHugh and his assistant coaches, Phil Horan, Mark Flanagan and Damien McCabe! A superbly prepared Lansdowne side took on and bested a gallant but ultimately inferior Young Munster team in this season’s…

February 2, 2022
Lansdowne 1st XV Bounce Back With Seven Try Win Over Garryowen

What a difference a week makes! Having lost to a fully locked and loaded UCD side on their previous outing, Lansdowne bounced back with a seven try demolition of Garryowen in their Energia All Ireland Division 1A clash last Saturday….

January 19, 2022
Lansdowne 1st XV Secure Back-to-Back AIL Wins Over Ballynahinch

The turning of the year saw the turning of the fixtures in the Energia Ireland-sponsored AIL as we entered in to the second phase of the League in Round 10 last Saturday in Lansdowne Road. The visitors to the Aviva…

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